Washington D.C. – The United States Census Bureau recently released data to be used for redistricting by states and local jurisdictions. As expected, the Latino population makes up a significant increase in our national population growth.
Hector Sanchez, President, and CEO of Mi Familia Vota released the following statement in response to the Bureau’s data:
“The 2020 Census data confirms what at Mi Familia Vota already knew, America is becoming more Latino.
The recent census findings are the result of the most chaotic census process in decades, conducted during a pandemic under the administration of Donald J. Trump, who tried unsuccessfully to have unauthorized immigrants removed from the count. Some of those immigrants may have been afraid to respond to the census. There were real questions about what the Trump administration would do with the data from the Census. There are real structural barriers to participation that are on the Census and the government to find solutions.
Despite all of this Latinos stood up and were counted. We accounted for over half the nation’s population growth this past decade. With over 62 million Latinos living in the United States, we are more committed than ever to building political power in our communities. We must have a seat at the table, we will hold politicians accountable to our policy priorities.”
Fast Facts About The Census and Latinos
The Latino population was 62.1 million in 2020. The Latino population grew 23%, while the population that was not of Hispanic or Latino origin grew 4.3% since 2010.
The Latino population grew from 50.5 million (16.3% of the U.S. population) in 2010 to 62.1 million (18.7%) in 2020. The Latino population grew by 23%, while the White Non-Latino population only grew by 4.3% since 2010.
Between 2010 and 2020, the Hispanic or Latino population grew by 23%. Slightly more than half (51.1%) of the total U.S. population growth between 2010 and 2020 came from growth in the Hispanic or Latino population.
Mi Familia Vota builds Latino political power as a national civic engagement organization that unites Latino, immigrant, and allied communities to promote social and economic justice through citizenship workshops, voter registration, and voter participation. Mi Familia Vota has operations in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, and Texas.