Top Facts About Hispanics in Tomorrow’s Primaries

To mark tomorrow’s Republican primaries, the Hispanic Leadership Network released its “Top 10 Facts about Hispanics in Indiana, North Carolina, and West Virginia.”  Below are some interesting facts.

Top Facts about Hispanics in Indiana

  • Indiana has the 21st largest Hispanic population in the nation (Pew Hispanic Center, 2010).
  • Indiana’s Hispanic population is 389,707, or approximately 6% of the state’s total population (U.S. Census Bureau, 2010).
  • From 2000 to 2010, Indiana’s Hispanic population grew by an astonishing 82% (U.S. Census Bureau, 2010).
  • Hispanics accounted for 43% of the statewide population increase (U.S. Census Bureau, 2010).
  • There are 116,000 Hispanic eligible voters in Indiana, which constitute 2% of all eligible voters in the state (Pew Hispanic Center, 2010).

For more facts, please visit:  http://hispanicleadershipnetwork.org/2012/05/top-10-facts-about-hispanics-in-indiana/

Top Facts about Hispanics in North Carolina

  • North Carolina has the 11th largest Hispanic population in the nation (Pew Hispanic Center, 2010).
  • North Carolina’s Hispanic population is 800,120, or approximately 8% of the state’s total population (U.S. Census Bureau, 2010).
  • From 2000 to 2010, North Carolina’s Hispanic population grew by an astonishing 111% (U.S. Census Bureau, 2010).
  • There are 138,000 eligible Hispanic voters in North Carolina, which constitute 2% of all eligible voters in the state (Pew Hispanic Center, 2010).
  • In North Carolina, the median age of Hispanics is 24, whereas the median age of Non-Hispanic Whites is 41 (Pew Hispanic Center, 2010).

For more facts, please visit: http://hispanicleadershipnetwork.org/2012/05/top-10-facts-about-hispanics-in-north-carolina/

Top Facts about Hispanics in West Virginia

  • West Virginia’s Hispanic population is 22,268, or approximately 1% of the state’s total population (U.S. Census Bureau, 2010).
  • From 2000 to 2010, West Virginia’s Hispanic population grew by 81% (U.S. Census Bureau, 2010).
  • There are 11,000 Hispanic eligible voters in West Virginia, which constitute 1% of all eligible voters in the state (Pew Hispanic Center, 2010).
  • Among the Hispanic population in West Virginia, 80% are native-born while 20% are foreign-born (Pew Hispanic Center, 2009).
  • Nearly half of Appalachia’s 321,000 new residents since 2000 are minority, about 80,000 of them Hispanic (U.S. Census Bureau, 2006-2010 American Community Survey).

For more facts, please visit: http://hispanicleadershipnetwork.org/2012/05/top-10-facts-about-hispanics-in-west-virginia/