El Noticiero de IUPLR
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|In 2000 Suffolk
ranked 53rd among all counties in Latino population.
Its average annual rate of change for the Latino population was 3.8%.
Its 10-year percentage change for the Latino population was 46.9%.
Its change in Latino population between 1990-2000 ranked 73rd among all counties.
Its concentration of Latinos rose from 11.0% to 15.5% between 1990 and 2000.
Another fact you can look up is how the Census 2000 population count for Latinos compared to Census estimates for 1 April 2000. For Suffolk, the Census estimate was approximately 91,856 (this is an extrapolation from an estimate for 7/1/99). Since the official count was 107,031, the Census estimate was 15,175 persons less than the actual count. Thus the actual Latino population in Suffolk was 14.8% larger than the Census Bureau forecast.
The Latino tables we have prepared are listed on seven separate data worksheets located within an Excel workbook. The first data worksheet displays a table of national figures for Latinos and non-Latinos. The second worksheet displays tables of regional and state figures for Latinos. The third worksheet lists Latino population numbers by county ranked by population size. The fourth worksheet lists the same data, but here the counties are sorted by state. The fifth worksheet indicates the Latino concentration for each county for Census 2000 and Census 1990. The sixth worksheet compares Census 2000 estimates with Census 2000 population counts for each county. The seventh worksheet displays population counts for Puerto Rico by municipos. A fuller description of all the data and the sources can be found in the worksheet labeled Read Me.
The Latino data across the worksheets suggest a decade of substantial population growth and greater geographical dispersion. The total Latino population counted in Census 2000 was roughly 35,305,000. In all, Latinos grew by 12,951,759 persons, or 57.9%, over the last decade. The comparable change-percentages for the Pacific region (includes California) and the West South Central region (includes Texas) were 46.5% and 53.8%, respectively. The comparable change-percentage for the other seven regions was 70.6%. Of the12, 951,759 extra Latinos in Census 2000, just 47.7% were located in the Pacific and West South Central region. Thus relative and absolute growth of Latinos was higher in regions that traditionally had smaller Latino populations.
With the exception of Hawaii, every state experienced a double-digit percentage growth in Latinos between 1990 and 2000. Fully 22 states exhibited at least a twofold increase in their Latino populations. North Carolina experienced the largest percentage increase (394%), followed by Arkansas (337%) and Georgia (300%).
|The 2000 Census figures show that 39 counties out of the total 3,142 counties accounted for 59% of the Latino population. In 1990 the same set of counties represented 65% of the Latino population. The percentage growth rate for the top 39 counties was 49.9% between 1990 and 2000, compared to 50.1% for the rest of the counties. The top 39 counties had an annual average growth rate of 4.1% whereas the others had a comparable rate of 7.9%. So, again, the relative and absolute growth during the past decade for Latinos was higher in locales that traditionally had smaller Latino populations.|
Despite the increased dispersion of the Latino population, most Latinos still reside in the nations most populous states and counties. More than threefourths of the Latino population counted in the Census 2000 resided in California (10,966,556), Texas (6,669,666), New York (2,867,583), Florida (2,682,715), Illinois (1,530,262), Arizona (1,295,617), and New Jersey (1,117,191). Similarly, the following 62 counties account for twothirds of the Latino population counted in Census 2000:
1. Los Angeles County, CA,
2. Miami-Dade County, FL, 1,291,737
3. Harris County, TX, 1,119,751
4. Cook County, IL, 1,071,740
5. Orange County, CA, 875,579
6. Maricopa County, AZ, 763,341
7. Bexar County, TX, 757,033
8. San Diego County, CA, 750,965
9. San Bernardino County, CA, 669,387
10. Dallas County, TX, 662,729
11. Bronx County, NY, 644,705
12. Riverside County, CA, 559,575
13. Queens County, NY, 556,605
14. El Paso County, TX, 531,654
15. Hidalgo County, TX, 503,100
16. Kings County, NY, 487,878
17. New York County, NY, 417,816
18. Santa Clara County, CA, 403,401
19. Fresno County, CA, 351,636
20. Clark County, NV, 302,143
21. Tarrant County, TX, 285,290
22. Cameron County, TX, 282,736
23. Alameda County, CA, 273,910
24. Broward County, FL, 271,652
25. Kern County, CA, 254,036
26. Ventura County, CA, 251,734
27. Pima County, AZ, 247,578
28. Hudson County, NJ, 242,123
29. Bernalillo County, NM, 233,565
30. Travis County, TX, 229,048
31. Sacramento County, CA, 195,890
32. Monterey County, CA, 187,969
33. Tulare County, CA, 186,846
34. Webb County, TX, 182,070
35. Hillsborough County, FL, 179,692
36. Denver County, CO, 175,704
37. Nueces County, TX, 174,951
38. San Joaquin County, CA, 172,073
39. Orange County, FL, 168,361
40. Contra Costa County, CA, 167,776
41. San Mateo County, CA, 154,708
42. Suffolk County, NY, 149,411
43. Passaic County, NJ, 146,492
44. Westchester County, NY, 144,124
45. Stanislaus County, CA, 141,871
46. Palm Beach County, FL, 140,675
47. Santa Barbara County, CA, 136,668
48. Nassau County, NY, 133,282
49. Philadelphia County, PA, 128,928
50. Essex County, NJ, 122,347
51. Dona Ana County, NM, 110,665
52. San Francisco County, CA, 109,504
53. Suffolk County, MA, 107,031
54. Fairfax County, VA, 106,958
55. Salt Lake County, UT, 106,787
56. Fairfield County, CT, 104,835
57. Union County, NJ, 103,011
58. Imperial County, CA, 102,817
59. Adams County, CO, 102,585
60. Middlesex County, NJ, 101,940
61. Montgomery County, MD, 100,604
62. Hartford County, CT, 98,968
Institute for Latino Studies
University of Notre Dame
* The CSRC at UCLA
presents a two-day conference entitled, Folklore on the Borders:
The Legacy of Américo Paredes, 8-9 June 2001.
* The Smithsonian Center for Latino Initiatives announces a summer seminar, Interpreting Latino Cultures: Research and Museums.
* The Mexican American Studies & Research Center at the University of Arizona and the Hispanic Center of Excellence present the Fourth Annual Border Academy.
* A one-year postdoctoral fellowship is available for research on Immigration, Religion, and Civic Engagement in Miami, Florida.
* The Centro de Estudios Puertorriqueños is issuing a call for papers for the new conference, Racial (Trans)Formations: Latinos and Asians Remaking the United States.
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The CSRC presents a two-day conference entitled Folklore on the Borders: The Legacy of Américo Paredes, 89 June 2001, on the campus of UCLA. The public is cordially invited to attend. Speakers will include Guillermo Hernandez, Luis Leal, Raymund Paredes, and Hector Calderón, as well as many other distinguished scholars. There is no admission fee, and advance registration is not required. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information on this event, contact Joseph Nagy at email@example.com or call the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, (310) 825-1880. Visit their website at http://www.chicano.ucla.edu/paredes/conference.html.
The Smithsonian Center for Latino Initiatives announces a summer seminar, Interpreting Latino Cultures: Research and Museums 1829 June 2001. An application process is required. Participants will explore issues of qualitative research and interpretation of Latino cultures in museums and archival collections. For information, contact Laura Ortiz-Hobza at (201) 786-3110.
The Mexican American Studies & Research Center at the University of Arizona and the Hispanic Center of Excellence present the Fourth Annual Border Academy, 1922 July 2001. For more information about this years Border Academy, please visit the official site at: http://www.hispanichealth.arizona.edu/BordAcad.html. You can also call the Arizona Hispanic Center of Excellence at (520) 626-2160 or e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A one-year postdoctoral fellowship is available for research on Immigration, Religion, and Civic Engagement in Miami, Florida. The postdoctoral fellow will join an interdisciplinary team of researchers from the Immigration and Ethnicity Institute at Florida International University in a study of religiosity and youth, including organized Christian as well as less organized Afro-Caribbean practices and groups. The postdoctoral fellow will focus specifically on West Indian and African American youth and religion. The broader project also includes other researchers focusing on Cubans, Nicaraguans, Mexicans, and Haitians. Work will involve participant observation and interviewing. This project is one of several supported by the Pew Charitable Trusts addressing immigration and religion. Fellowship is for one year beginning September 2001. Salary, $21,000 plus benefits. The postdoctoral fellow is expected to also join the principal investigators for data analysis and publication. For further information or to send a letter of application and curriculum vitae, contact: Alex Stepick, Director, Immigration & Ethnicity Institute, Florida International University, e-mail: Stepick@email@example.com.
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