WASHINGTON, DC – On the eve of the Republican primary in Maryland, the Hispanic Leadership Network released its “Top 10 Facts about Hispanics in Maryland.” Below are some interesting facts about Hispanics in the Old Line State.
- Maryland’s total Hispanic population is 470,632 or 8% of the state’s population (U.S. Census Bureau, 2010).
- There are 113,000 Hispanic eligible voters in Maryland, which constitute 3% of all eligible voters in the state (Pew Hispanic Center, 2010).
- Between 2000 and 2010, Maryland’s Hispanic population grew by 106% (U.S. Census Bureau, 2010).
- The Hispanic population in Maryland is the 20th largest in the nation (Pew Hispanic Center, 2010).
- Three-in-ten (30%) Hispanics in Maryland are eligible to vote. In contrast, 78% of the state’s White population is eligible to vote (Pew Hispanic Center, 2010).
- Two-in-ten (18%) of Hispanic eligible voters in Maryland have not obtained a high school diploma, compared with 9% of White eligible voters (Pew Hispanic Center, 2010).
- In Maryland, Hispanic eligible voters are younger; 26% of them are ages 18 to 29, which is the highest percentage of any of the other major racial group (Pew Hispanic Center, 2010).
- Thirty-five percent of Hispanics in Maryland do not have health insurance (Pew Hispanic Center, 2009).
- In Maryland, 16% of Hispanics 17 years old and younger live in poverty (Pew Hispanic Center, 2009).
- The median income for Hispanics 16 years of age and older is $23,000, compared with $42,000 for Non-Hispanic Whites of the same age group (Pew Hispanic Center, 2009).
To book an interview with HLN Executive Director Jennifer Sevilla Korn, please contact Lisette Garcia at (202) 370- 3454 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABOUT JENNIFER SEVILLA KORN
Jennifer Sevilla Korn is Executive Director of the Hispanic Leadership Network (HLN). She has 18 years of experience as a conservative strategist. Previously, Ms. Korn served in the George W. Bush Administration as Director of Hispanic and Women’s Affairs in the White House, as well as Senior Advisor to the Attorney General 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.
For more information about HLN, visit our website at http://hispanicleadershipnetwork.org/ and Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/HispanicLeadershipNetwork or follow us on Twitter @HispanicLN.
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