Hispanic Minorities in Census 2000: Who They Are, Where They Are

John Logan, State University of New York at Albany

Census 2000 counts a large increase in the Hispanic population, but fails to identify fully its national origins. Alternative estimates presented here suggest that there are now more than 1 million Dominicans and Salvadorans in the country, and more than a half million from several other origins. This study shows that the newer groups add to the diversity in Hispanics' social and economic characteristics, making it harder than ever to identify a single "Hispanic" situation. It documents the concentration of new groups in the Northeast, Florida, Texas, and California, analyzes trends in their residential segregation, and describes the formation of new ethnic enclaves in both cities and suburbs during 1990-2000.

Presented in Session 70: Census 2000: New Trends