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Map: Political Representation Lags Between Dominican, Puerto Rican Demographic Shifts

New York’s Hispanic community became significantly more diverse over the last decade. Yet when you take a look at Hispanic representation in the city’s political landscape, it would seem that Puerto Ricans have the job of speaking for all.

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Puerto Rico Lost Population in Last Decade

Puerto Rico lost 82,821 people in the last ten years–did they go to New York, or newer enclaves in the US?

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The New Face of Small Town America: Latinos in Allentown, PA

In his new book, journalist Edgar Sandoval aims to humanize immigrants.

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Mexicans To Be Majority of Latino New Yorkers By 2024, Study Predicts

By Diego Graglia, FI2W web editor

A taco truck in East Harlem, El Barrio.

A taco truck in East Harlem, a traditionally Puerto Rican section which has become more Mexican in recent decades. (Photo: D. Graglia)

Despite the U.S. Latino population’s diversity and widespread presence, certain Hispanic groups have traditionally been associated with specific U.S cities – Mexicans in L.A. and Chicago, Cubans in Miami, Puerto Ricans in New York.

But New York’s Hispanic face is rapidly changing. By 2024, a new study says, New York’s largest Hispanic group will be Mexicans, with Dominicans in second place. The predicted shift is due to both the migration of Puerto Ricans to other states and other parts of the metro area, and the ongoing influx of people from other parts of Latin America and the Caribbean.

Based on data from the U.S. Census Bureau, “The Latino Population of New York City, 2007” was authored by Laura Limonic, research associate at the Center for Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies at the City University of New York’s Graduate Center. [You can download it in pdf by clicking here.]

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