ERIC Number: ED362605
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: 0
Hispanic Americans Today.
del Pinal, Jorge H., Comp.; Garcia, Jesus M., Comp.
Current Population Reports, Series P23-183 1993
Americans of Hispanic origin are one of the fastest growing segments of the nation's population. This report presents data on a wide range of topics, including the following: (1) population growth, composition, and distribution; (2) age; (3) family composition; (4) educational attainment; (5) language and nativity; (6) labor force and occupation; (7) income and poverty; (8) health insurance coverage; (9) housing; (10) business ownership; (11) voting and elected officials; (12) population of Puerto Rico; and (13) exports and imports from Latin America. Most data are presented at the national level, and selected data are shown for the 10 states with the largest Hispanic American population in 1990 and the 10 states with the largest number of Hispanic American-owned firms in 1987. The 1990 census showed that 22,354,059 persons identified themselves as being of Hispanic origin, a 53 percent increase since 1980. This growth has resulted from natural increase and substantial immigration from Mexico and Latin America, and the Census Bureau expects the Hispanic American population to continue to grow well into the next century. Data are presented in 57 figures. Three appendixes discuss the sources and accuracy of estimates, the census of population and housing data products, and sources of further assistance in using the data. A fourth appendix is a bibliography of 40 related Census documents. (SLD)
Descriptors: Age Differences, Census Figures, Educational Attainment, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Groups, Family Structure, Futures (of Society), Graphs, Higher Education, Hispanic American Students, Hispanic Americans, Housing, Immigrants, Occupations, Population Distribution, Population Growth, Population Trends, Urban Population
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of the Census (DOC), Washington, DC. Economics and Statistics Administration.
Identifiers: Census 1990; Latin America; Puerto Rico; United States