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Tuesday May 8, 2012

Latino Information for Primary Voter States: IN, NC and WV

Latino Information for Primary Voter States: IN, NC and WV

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To mark today’s Republican primaries, the Hispanic Leadership Network released “Top 10 Facts about Hispanics in Indiana, North Carolina, and West Virginia.” 

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).

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).

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).