Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month is September 15-October 15. Reuters put together a very nice compilation of facts based on Census data. I highly recommend taking a look.

I've been doing a lot of work on Latino immigration to the U.S. South, so the following are factoids that particularly interest me and may well be a surprise to some people:

The number of states with at least a half-million Hispanic residents --
Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts,
Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas,
Virginia and Washington.
Source: Population estimates

The Carolinas
The states with the highest percentage increases in Hispanic population
between July 1, 2007, and July 1, 2008. South Carolina's increase was 7.7
percent and North Carolina's was 7.4 percent.
Source: Population estimates


Defensores de Democracia 11:07 AM  

Mr Weeks, Thanks a lot, this is pure Gold for my Demographics, Statistics and Crazy Projections.

I copied this article of yours, and posted a link to your site in MILENIALS.COM that is a blog to study Young People and Minorities.

I added this comment :

States with at least a half-million Hispanic residents - States where Latinos grow faster - Mr Weeks finds a Gold Mine of Information

Mr Weeks, Professor of Political Science at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte finds a Gold Mine of Latino Information

As you can see the Sun Belt is very crucial for studying this phenomenon of Latino Population and Growth ( California, Arizona, Texas, Georgia, Florida ) , the South West also merits attention ( Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico ). Let's see what happens in the 2010 elections ....

The Other States : Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia are Atlantics.

The Carolinas have the biggest percentual increase and they are in the Middle of the Sandwich of the Atlantics and the Sun Belt Florida and Georgia.


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