- Author: San Antonio Business Journal
Forecasts of stronger storms and sea level rise, as well hotter and drier weather in the Southwest, and other impacts around the nation from climate change have serious implications for many communities, including those with substantial Hispanic populations, according to the Third National Climate Assessment.
The changing climate could pose health and economic hardships on areas in the southeast and southwest, particularly in Hispanic communities.
Nearly half of all U.S. Hispanics live in the country's most smog-polluted cities, the report states, breathing dirty air that can cause asthma attacks, reduce lung function, and aggravate respiratory illnesses. Climate change and...
- Author: New York Times
Hispanics are often described as driving up the nonwhite share of the population. But a new study of census forms, as reported on The Upshot, finds that more Hispanics are identifying as white.
An estimated net 1.2 million Americans of the 35 million Americans identified in 2000 as of “Hispanic, Latino or Spanish origin,” as the census form puts it, changed their race from “some other race” to “white” between the 2000 and 2010 censuses, according to research presented at an annual meeting of the Population Association of America and
- Author: Pew Research Center
Accompanying the report Hispanic Nativity Shift released by the Pew Research Center, is a statistical portrait of the nation's Hispanic population and the nation's foreign-born population. Both are based on the Census Bureau's 2012 American Community Survey and feature detailed characteristics of each population at the national level, as well as state population totals.
Key findings from the statistical portrait of U.S. Hispanics include:
Marriage and living arrangements
- Between 2000 and 2012, the percentage of Hispanics ages 18 and older who have never married increased from 29% to 37%. Meanwhile, the percentage...
- Author: LatinTimes.com
Being that Hispanics/Latinos are the largest minority group in the United States -according to Pew Research Center, there are almost 52 million Hispanics/Latinos in America- and the fastest-growing one, it should come as no surprise that U.S. culture will be impacted by Hispanics/Latinos. New data from The NPD Group has found that one of the areas the U.S. will see the biggest change over the next five years, courtesy of the rising minority population, is its food culture.
“Generation Z, Millennials, and Hispanics will be the growth drivers of this country's eating patterns over the next five years,”...
- Author: Pew Research Center
The biggest story is among Hispanics, who have made big gains in college enrollment, a measure that includes both two- and four-year schools, according to a Pew Research Center analysis. From 1996 to 2012, college enrollment among Hispanics ages 18 to 24 more than tripled (240% increase), outpacing increases among blacks (72%) and whites (12%). (The Census Bureau did not publish Asian college enrollment figures before...