Odette Yustman
EXCLUSIVE: Odette Yustman Thinks "There's No Excuse Not to Speak Spanish"
By Lee Hernandez | 03/29/2011 - 17:43

The latest Census results released last week tell us that 1 in 6 people in the U.S. is Latino, and that Latino kids number just over 17 million, or 23 percent of the 17-and-under U.S. population — a whopping 39 percent increase in ten years!

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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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Census 2010
Census 2010: 1 in 6 Americans is Latino
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 03/24/2011 - 17:00

The 2010 Census’ final population count is in, showing that we now number 50.5 million or 16 percent of the U.S. population, up 43 percent from 2000. Those numbers account for more than half of the growth of the country’s population in a decade that saw an aging white population, according to the findings, part of the Census bureau’s first set of national –level findings released Thursday. Of the 27.3 million added to the U.S. population in the last decade, 15.2 million were Hispanic. Take a look around: 1 in 6 Americans is now a Latino.

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Census 2010: New Mexico is the Most Latino State, North Dakota is the Least
Census 2010: New Mexico is the Most Latino State, North Dakota is the Least
By Mariela Rosario | 03/24/2011 - 15:30

Census results are being released today, along with the totals for the Latino population growth! The Census bureau has been sharing the results on a state-by-state basis, but today will be our first real look at what the numbers mean on a larger national scale.

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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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Were Latinos in Texas Undercounted in the Latest Census?
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 02/25/2011 - 17:28

Days after the Census Bureau released population numbers for Texas showing explosive growth driven by Latinos and other minorities, controversy—perhaps inevitably—is stirring in the state.

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Nearly a Quarter of Latinos in the U.S. Live Below Poverty Line
Nearly a Quarter of Latinos in the U.S. Live Below Poverty Line
By Mariela Rosario | 12/16/2010 - 18:00

According to new census numbers, almost 22% of all Latinos in the United States live below the poverty line. The disheartening numbers demonstrated that the rate of poverty among Latinos is almost 10% higher than the rest of the population.

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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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Watch: Rosario Dawson, Wilmer Valderrama & Ana Ortiz Star in 2010 Census PSA's
By Mariela Rosario | 03/24/2010 - 15:00

Rosario Dawson rounded up a posse of fellow Latino celebs like Ana Ortiz, Demi Lovato and Wilmer Valderrama to make a series of PSA's about the importance of filling out the 2010 United States census. Every ten years, the census is used by the government as the primary means of determining demographic and population data, which then influences how funds for everything from education to healthcare are

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Push Made to Count Latinos in 2010 Census
By Dorkys Ramos | 01/25/2010 - 18:00

With the 2010 Census around the corner, there’s a real push to encourage Latinos to participate in this year’s count since the Hispanic community is typically shy when it comes to reporting themselves to the Census Bureau fearing penalties, jail time or deportation if they’re undocumented.

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