WASHINGTON, DC – On the eve of the Republican primary in Alabama, the Hispanic Leadership Network released its “Top 10 Facts about Hispanics in Alabama.” During Tuesday’s caucus, 1% of all eligible voters in Alabama will be Latinos. Below are some additional facts about Hispanics in the Yellowhammer State.
- Alabama’s total Hispanic population is 186,000 or 3.9% of the state population (U.S. Census Bureau, 2010).
- There are 34,000 Hispanic eligible voters in Alabama, which constitute 1% of all eligible voters in the state (Pew Hispanic Center, 2010).
- Between 2000 and 2010, Alabama’s Hispanic population grew by 145%, making it the state with the second-largest Hispanic percentage growth in the nation (U.S. Census Bureau, 2010).
- Alabama has the 33rd largest Hispanic population in the nation (U.S. Census Bureau, 2010).
- In Alabama, the number of U.S. born Hispanics is 79,583 and the number of naturalized foreign born Hispanics is 8,266 (U.S. Census Bureau, 2010).
- Alabama ranks 40th in percentage of the overall population that is Hispanic (U.S. Census Bureau, 2010).
- The average age of Hispanics in Alabama is 23.7 years (U.S. Census Bureau, 2010).
- The median annual personal earning of Hispanics in Alabama is $17,700, compared to $30,000 for Non-Hispanic Whites (Pew Hispanic Center, 2009).
- The percentage of Hispanics in Alabama who do not have health insurance is 39.4 (U.S. Census Bureau, 2010).
- In Alabama, 40% of Hispanics 17 years old and younger live in poverty (Pew Hispanic Center, 2009).
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ABOUT JENNIFER S. KORN
Jennifer S. Korn is Executive Director of the Hispanic Leadership Network. Previously, Ms. Korn served in the George W. Bush Administration as Director of Hispanic and Women’s Affairs in the White House Office of Public Liaison, as well as Director of the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs at the U.S. Department of Justice. Prior to her public service, Ms. Korn was National Hispanic Director and Southwest Coalitions Director on President Bush’s 2004 re-election campaign. As such, she developed and supervised the implementation of the strategy that resulted in President Bush receiving 44% of the Hispanic vote. Ms. Korn was born in East Los Angeles and is the first in her family to attend college. She is a military spouse.
The Hispanic Leadership Network is an advocacy action group focused on engaging the Hispanic community on center-right policies based on the principles of freedom, limited government and individual empowerment. HLN serves as a home for center-right Hispanic advocates across the country whose goal is to restore opportunity and prosperity in America.
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