16 U.S. Latino Facts

The Latino Coalition's 16 Latino Facts:

  1. The Latino population in the United States increased 346% between 1970 and 2004.
  2. The Latino Population is growing at a rate of over 3,000 per day and over 1,100,000 per year.
  3. 82% of the Latino population is concentrated in 10 states.
  4. Seven of the 10 states reporting the largest Latino population growth since 1990 are from the South.
  5. Latinos comprise at least 5% of the population in 30 states and are the largest minority in 20 states.
  6. Latinos are the largest minority in 41 of the nation’s 100 largest cities.
  7. Latinos and African Americans together comprise the majority of the population in 52 of the nation’s 100 largest cities.
  8. 9,308,000 Latinos were registered to vote on November 2004.
  9. Latinos currently hold office in 38 states.
  10. Three Latinos are serving in the Senate of the United States (Colorado, Florida and New Jersey).
  11. One Latino is currently serving as Governor (NM), though in the past, a total of five have been elected in three states.
  12. 27 Latinos currently serve in the congress of the United States.
  13. The Latino population in 75 congressional districts is currently between 100,000 – 300,000.
  14. There are 234 Latino state legislators.
  15. There are currently 5,205 Latino elected officials in the United States.
  16. A Latino is the Mayor of the second largest city in America (Los Angeles).
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