Washington, DC – On the eve of the Republican primary in Utah, the Hispanic Leadership Network released its “Top 10 Facts about Hispanics in Utah.” Below are some interesting facts about Hispanics in the Beehive State.
- Utah’s Hispanic population is 358,340, or approximately 13% of the state’s total population (U.S. Census Bureau, 2010).
- From 2000 to 2010, Utah’s Hispanic population grew by an estimated 78% (U.S. Census Bureau, 2010).
- There are 104,000 Hispanic eligible voters in Utah, which constitute 6% of all eligible voters in the state (Pew Hispanic Center, 2010).
- Among the Hispanic population in Utah, 63% are native-born while 37% are foreign-born (Pew Hispanic Center, 2010).
- The median age for Hispanics in Utah is 23, whereas the median age of Non-Hispanic Whites is 30 (Pew Hispanic Center, 2010).
- In Utah, 38% of Hispanics do not have health insurance, whereas 12% of Non-Hispanic Whites do not have health insurance (Pew Hispanic Center, 2010).
- The 2011 annual average for Latino unemployment in Utah was 8.5% (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Current Population Survey, 2011).
- In Utah, between 2008 and 2011, 20% of high schools increased their Hispanic/Latino graduation rate by 20 percentage points or more (Utah State Office of Education, 2011).
- The number of Hispanic-owned businesses grew 78% in Utah between 2002 and 2007 (U.S. Census Bureau, 2010).
- The median income of Hispanics 16 years of age and older is $20,000 in Utah, compared to $28,000 for Non-Hispanic Whites in the same age group (Pew Hispanic Center, 2010).
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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