Washington, DC – On the eve of the Republican primary in South Dakota the Hispanic Leadership Network released its “Top 10 Facts about Hispanics in South Dakota.” Below are some interesting facts about Hispanics in the Mount Rushmore State.
- South Dakota’s Hispanic population is 22,119, or approximately 3% of the state’s total population (U.S. Census Bureau, 2010).
- From 2000 to 2010, South Dakota’s Hispanic population grew by an astounding 103% (U.S. Census Bureau, 2010).
- There are 9,000 Hispanic eligible voters in South Dakota, which constitute 1% of all eligible voters in the state (Pew Hispanic Center, 2010).
- Among the Hispanic population in South Dakota, 77% are native-born while 23% are foreign-born (Pew Hispanic Center, 2010).
- The median age for Hispanics in In South Dakota is 22, whereas the median age of Non-Hispanic Whites is 40 (U.S. Census Bureau, 2010).
- In South Dakota, the 2011 annual average for Hispanic unemployment was 9.5% (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Current Population Survey, 2011).
- In South Dakota, Hispanic buying power has grown by 253% over the past decade (The Selig Center for Economic Growth, 2010).
- From 2002 to 2007, the number of Hispanic-owned businesses growth in South Dakota outpaced the rest of the nation, with about a third of them in the Sioux Falls metro area (U.S. Census Bureau, 2010).
- Hispanic-owned businesses in South Dakota increased sales by 160% from 2002 to 2007 (U.S. Census Bureau, 2010).
- In South Dakota, 26% of Hispanic adults (25 to 64 years old) had earned an associates degree or higher, compared to 41% of all adults (Lumina Foundation for Education, 2012).
To book an interview with HLN Executive Director Jennifer S. Korn, please contact Lisette Garcia at (202) 370-3454 or via e-mail at email@example.com.
ABOUT JENNIFER S. KORN
Jennifer S. Korn is Executive Director of the Hispanic Leadership Network. Ms. Korn 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.
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