HISPANIC AMERICAN POPULATION GROWTH CONTINUES AS THE NEW DECADE BEGINS

As stated in the February report of Pew Research Center, about a third of the nation’s 60 million Hispanics are immigrants and nearly 80 percent are US Citizens. The Southern Border States that are led by New Mexico (49.1% Hispanic), Texas (39.6%), California (39.3%) and Arizona (31.6%) are generally concentrated by the Hispanic Population. Growth patterns and interstate migrations were also the found reasons why the Latino community grew in the other US states.

In the year 2000 the Hispanic population had 10% in total in 10 states and as of July 2019, 13 states joined with them and this was to be estimated by the Census Bureau. 13 Spanish-speaking states in the United States of America are known to have an increase growth in population from the year 2000 to 2019.

The thirteenth state to be known is Wyoming, from the total percentage population of 6.4 percent in 2000 it now rose to 10.1 percent in 2019. The growth was due to the Latinos who came to Wyoming to find jobs and it was the economist Wenlin Liu told Wyoming Public Media in 2015.

The twelfth state is Maryland, the Latino’s population more than doubled from 2000 to 2019. It was a report from January that and the Pew Research Center showed that 40% of the Hispanic population was eligible to vote.

The eleventh state is Hawaii and it was known for its Polynesian population. Together with Maryland Hawaii also had doubled its Hispanic population. Pew Research Center reports that 6 in 10 Hawaii Latinos are eligible to vote, that placed The Aloha State in rank 10 nationality percentage of the Hispanic population that were allowed to vote and cast their ballot.

The population that has more than doubled since 2000, when it was at 5.2 percent is the state of Oklahoma. Greater Oklahoma City Hispanic Chamber of Commerce also reported that more than 170,000 Hispanic people live in the Oklahoma City metro area alone.

According to a 2013 University of Nebraska-Omaha study. Nebraska’s Latino population was just 5.5 percent in 2000 and as of 2019 it rose to 11.2 and it is believed that by 2050 the state of Nebraska will triple the population of Hispanics.

The eighth state is the state of Kansas. In 2000, Kansas was just seven percent Hispanic, with the numbers growing since 2000 it is now at 12.1 percent. But in Kansas, Hispanics are low in electoral power because only 43.1 percent of Latinos vote.

The seventh state is the state of Massachusetts as it births to a Hispanic population of 6.8 percent of population in 2000 to 12.3 percent in 2019. Adding to the information from Boston.com Hispanic population growth in Massachusetts was evident from year 2000 to 2019.

A 2014 Pew Research Center profile study shows that the sixth state with 91 percent of the population were Latino and this was reported from the state of Idaho from 7.9 percent in 2000 to 12.7 percent in 2019.

The fifth state was Washington and according to the state’s Office of Financial Management, Washington grew its population from 7.5 percent in 2000 to 12.9 percent in 2019. It was reported that only 42 percent of the state’s Latinos are eligible to vote in 2020.

The fourth state is Oregon, with a population that grew by more than 50 percent since 2000, when it was at eight percent. It is now at 13.3 percent in 2019. According to Pew Research Center only 2.8 percent of the state’s Hispanic population can vote, which is below the national average so far in 2020.

The third state is Utah from nine percent in 2000 to 14.2 percent in 2019. According to The Salt Lake Tribune the population grew by more than 25 percent between 2010 and 2018.

The second state is Rhode Island with a population of 8.7 percent to 2000 and to 15.9 percent 2019. The majority of the Hispanics in Rhode Island are allowed to vote.

The highest state with Latinos in its population is Connecticut, with just 9.4% Hispanic in 2000 but now found to be 16.5% in 2019. It is known that approximately 54 percent of New England state’s Hispanic population is allowed to vote.

By Andrea Ano from www.latinpost.com