Puerto Rico's Population Dropped Over Last Decade
Census Says Puerto Rico's Population Decreased Over Last Decade
By Mariela Rosario | 03/30/2011 - 19:51

From 2000 to 2010, more than twice as many Puerto Ricans left “La Isla del Encanto” than returned, according to the immigrant-focused Web site, Feet in 2 Worlds.  In 2010, there were 3,725,789 people on the island, 82,821 fewer than in 2000. This decrease in population has been attributed to the island’s economic crisis.

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White House Says "The Future of this Country is Inextricably Linked to the Future of the Latino Community"
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 03/25/2011 - 11:49

Nearly a quarter of the nation’s kids are Latino, according to census figures released Thursday. Latino kids number just over 17 million, or 23 percent of the 17-and-under U.S. population—a 39 percent increase since 2000.

With birth rates among whites and blacks down, the country’s future is looking increasingly brown. In at least one area—education—that poses a big challenge, given that half of Latino kids don’t graduate high school.

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Daddy Yankee
EXCLUSIVE: Daddy Yankee Reacts to Census Results: 'Let's Make Ourselves Count as More Than Just Numbers"
By Angie Romero | 03/24/2011 - 17:51

We had the pleasure of catching up with none other than the king of reggaeton, Daddy Yankee, earlier today during a press conference hosted by Western Union at the Trump SoHo hotel in NYC.

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CENSUS: Latino Population Growth Outpaces Estimates
CENSUS 2010: Latino Population Growth Outpaces Estimates
By Mariela Rosario | 03/15/2011 - 15:15

A new Pew Hispanic Center study of the recently released 2010 Census results shows that the growth of the Latino community in the United States outpaced all of the previous estimates. Out of the thirty-three states for which the census bureau has released a count of the Latino population, twenty-eight had more Hispanics than expected. In fact, Latinos have accounted for most of the discrepancy between 2010 Census counts and census estimates of states' total populations.

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Hispanic Birth Rate Increased 14 Percent
Hispanic Birth Rate Increased 14 Percent—Watch Out Congress
By Latina Staff | 12/07/2010 - 11:20

The Census Bureau released projections yesterday of what the 2010 census results will likely be based on demographic information and, no surprise, they are estimating a growth in the Hispanic population since 2000.

According to Bloomberg, while the U.S. population grew at a slower pace overall in the past decade, the Hispanic birth rate surged.

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