LATINOS IN GREATER CINCINNATI
For more detailed demographics, refer to OCHLA:
Hispanics in the USA
- Hispanics immigrate to escape from poverty, political instability and violence in their country of origin. They are attracted by a better standard of life, access to education and health care for their families and in general a better future for their children.
- There were 56.5 million Hispanics in the United States in 2015, accounting for 17.6% of the total U.S. population. Compare this with 1980, when Hispanics made up just 6.5% of the total U.S. population (with a population of 14.8 million)!
- Between 2000 and 2010, there were 9.6 million Latino births in the U.S., while the number of newly arrived immigrants was 6.5 million. Hispanics are the largest and fastest growing minority; at current rate, 1 in 5 people in U.S. will be Hispanic or Hispanic descendant by 2020. By 2050, 25% of U.S. will be Hispanic. (U.S. Census, 2000).
- Hispanic households account for a large portion of America’s spending power; their contributions to US economy are very important. The growing earnings of Hispanic households have made them major contributors to U.S. tax revenue.
- Hispanics, and foreign-born Hispanics in particular, play an important role sustaining America’s Medicare and Social Security programs.
- Hispanic business owners provide valuable employment opportunities to American workers. In total, businesses with majority Hispanic ownership provided almost 2.7 million jobs to U.S. workers.
Hispanics in Ohio
- Ohio’s Hispanic/Latino population has grown by 63.4% since 2000, and total about 350,000 people (3.1%, of Ohio’s total population).
- 25% of Ohio Hispanics are 18 to 64 years old (The median age is 25 years).
- The average annual personal income of Ohio Hispanics is $20,000; 36% of Ohio Hispanics younger than 17 are at or below the poverty level.
Hispanics in Greater Cincinnati
- There are around 60,000 Hispanic/Latinos in the Cincinnati region (8 counties).
- Cincinnati Hispanics are young: almost half of Cincinnati area Hispanics (20,000) are under age of 18.