The importance of the Hispanic community in the United States and Colorado:
The 2010 U.S. Census reports the Hispanic population has surpassed 50 million and accounted for more than half of the 27.3 million population increase in the last decade. It is 16.3% of the US population.
In the state of Colorado, 21% of the state population is Latino, over 1 million in Colorado.
607,694 Hispanics in the seven-county metro area, making up 22% of the total population.
1 of 6 people in the U.S. is Latino.
U.S. has the world’s second-largest Spanish-speaking population.
Hispanic buying power exceeded $1 trillion in 2010.
By 2015 it is forecast the buying power of the Latino population will reach $1.3 trillion.
In Colorado, Latino’s purchasing power totaled $21.9 billion, an increase of 456.8% since 1990.
It is estimated that 21.5 million Latino citizen adults will be eligible to vote in November 2012.
More than 14 million Hispanic registered voters are expected by 2012. 2 million more Hispanics register voters than 2008.
40% of new voters in the 2008 election were of Hispanic origin.
13.4% of Latinos eligible to vote but not registered in the state of Colorado.
219,233 Hispanic registered voters in Colorado.
According to the U.S. Census, there are 1.6 million Hispanic-owned businesses in the nation. They employ another 1.5 million people and boast some $220 billion in annual gross receipts.
The number of Hispanic-owned businesses in the U.S. is expected to grow 41.8% in the next six years to 4.3 million, with total revenues surging 39% to more than $539 billion.
Websites for more Statistics and Data on the Hispanic Community of Metro Denver
Denver Metro Census Information: http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/community_facts.xhtm
Small Business Friendly: http://www.bizjournals.com/denver/news/2013/12/12/colorado-ranks-high-on-list-of-states.html
Small Business Policy Index: http://www.sbecouncil.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/SBPI2013FINAL.pdf
Small Business Assistant Program: http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite/CDPHE-AP/CBON/1251596441985
Small Business Administration: http://www.sba.gov/about-offices-content/2/3104
Colorado Small Business Development Center: http://www.denversbdc.org/
Colorado Cities with Hispanic Percentages: http://zipatlas.com/us/co/city-comparison/percentage-hispanic-population.htm
Colorado Minority History in Photographs: http://digital.denverlibrary.org/cdm/photographs/
Denver Neighborhood Information: http://www.piton.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=CommunityFacts.NeighborhoodsList
Denver Specific Neighborhood Information: http://www.piton.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=CommunityFacts.Search
Denver Public School Information: http://www.piton.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=SchoolFacts.SchoolsList
Denver Public School Advanced Information: http://www.piton.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=SchoolFacts.Search
Colorado Health Report Card: http://www.coloradohealth.org/report_card.aspx
American Community Survey
PDF: CLARO Snapshot of Colorado Latinos
Denver Office of the Clerk and Recorder - Maps
Migration Policy Institute
New Policy Institute
PDF: Hispanics Rising 2010: An Overview of the Growing Power of America’s Hispanic Community
Pew Research Center
PDF: Latinos in the 2010 Elections: Colorado
United States Census Bureau