CLACLS Report Shows NY Latino Population Changing

The Center for Latin American, Caribbean & Latino Studies (CLACLS) released its annual report on the Latino population of New York City, available for downloading at The extensive report makes use of the 2010 census to examine demographic, social, and economic changes between 1990 and 2010. It documents a fundamental transformation taking place among the city’s Latinos, who increased from 24 percent of the total population in 1990 to nearly 29 percent in 2010.

The Puerto Rican share declined in absolute and relative terms, from 49 percent of all Latinos in 1990 to 31 percent in 2010, and Dominicans increased from 20 to 25 percent of all Latinos, poised to surpass Puerto Ricans in absolute terms within the next decade. Mexicans were the fastest-growing Latino national subgroup, now 14 percent of the city’s Hispanic population.

Latinos had the lowest high school and college graduation rates of all the city’s racial/ethnic groups, and the lowest median household incomes. The report also discusses employment, health insurance coverage, and language.

Submitted on: DEC 7, 2011

Category: Center for Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies