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HABLA PLATICA: New 2020 Census Data, Opportunities & Challenges for Latinos

August 31, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm PDT

Join us for our next HABLA Platica: The New 2020 Census Data, Opportunities & Challenges for Latinos, Tuesday, August 31, 2021, 12 Noon LIVE on Zoom and/or HABLA’s Facebook Page.

Register to join us live on Zoom:

The state’s Hispanic population is now nearly as large as the non-Hispanic white population, with Texas gaining nearly 11 Hispanic residents for every additional white resident since 2010.

Texans of color accounted for 95% of the state’s population growth. The 2020 census puts the state’s population at 29,145,505 — a 16% jump from 25.1 million in 2010. Hispanic Texans were responsible for half of that increase.

Latinos fueled much of that growth, which earned Texas two new congressional seats, accounting for 50% of the population increase and moving up to neck-and-neck with non-Hispanic whites as the largest demographic group in Texas.

However, in Austin, Latinos only accounted for 20% of our city’s growth.
According to some of the new 2020 Census Data key findings for Latinos in Austin:

-the Latino population increased by 34,741 to 312,448 (12.5% increase)
-Latinos represent 20% of growth in ATX
-Latino share of overall population in ATX however, dropped by 3% to 32.5%
-Latinos make up 30% of the voting age population #LatinosATX

And Salud America also released an updated version of their Health Equity Report Card indicating that Latinos in Austin, Travis County continue to face socio-economic barriers and continue to have lower health outcomes than their White counterparts.

Join us for this important platica.

Our panelists will include:

– Dr. Lila Valencia, Demographer City of Austin
– Alec Puente, Government Relations Director, American Heart Association
– Jill Ramirez, President & CEO, Latino HealthCare Forum

our platica will be co-moderated by:
Eliza May and Paul Saldaña

HABLA PLATICA: New 2020 Census Data, Opportunities & Challenges for Latinos via @joinlcac


August 31, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm PDT
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