ERIC Number: ED406077
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
On Many Edges: The Hispanic Population of Indiana. Heartland Center Reports.
Heartland Center, Hammond, IN.
This report uses 1990 census data to examine the demographic, social, and economic characteristics of the Hispanic population of Indiana. In addition, the report compares Indiana's Hispanic population to the state's general population and to the U.S. Hispanic population. The report aims to assist business and civic leaders, as well as church officials, to effectively address the needs of Hispanic communities. Approximately 98,788 Hispanics live in Indiana. They are primarily of Mexican or Puerto Rican origin; about half are Indiana natives and approximately 84 percent were born in the United States. Approximately 42 percent of Hispanics live outside the state's central cities. About 44 percent of Hispanics speak only English, and 80 percent speak it very well. The median age of Indiana's Hispanic population is 24.6 years, compared to 32.8 years for the state's general population. About 62.6 percent of Hispanics over age 15 are high school graduates, compared to 75.6 percent for the state; over a third of Hispanics over 24 years of age have not graduated from high school. Male Hispanics occupy considerably fewer executive, administrative, and managerial positions and professional jobs than do all males in Indiana. Hispanics' mean family income is about $6,000 lower than that of all state residents, and Hispanic families have a poverty rate (15 percent) nearly twice that of all Indiana families. About 44.9 percent of single Hispanic women live below the poverty line, compared with 29.6 percent of all single women in Indiana. Includes data tables and graphs. Appendix includes demographic data on Indiana's Hispanic population by Catholic diocese. (LP)
Descriptors: Acculturation, Age Differences, Census Figures, Demography, Educational Attainment, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment Level, Geographic Distribution, Higher Education, Hispanic American Students, Hispanic Americans, Income, Language Usage, Mexican Americans, Poverty, Puerto Ricans, Sex Differences, Socioeconomic Status
Heartland Center, 7128 Arizona Ave., Hammond, IN 46323-2223.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Lilly Endowment, Inc., Indianapolis, IN.
Authoring Institution: Heartland Center, Hammond, IN.
Identifiers - Location: Indiana