By the numbers: A look at Wisconsin’s Latino population
Wisconsin's Latino population is 74 percent larger and significantly more homegrown today than it was at the beginning of the century, according to a report by University of Wisconsin-Madison demographers.
The number of Latinos residing in Wisconsin increased from 193,000 to 336,000 between 2000 and 2010, and the share of them who were born in Wisconsin rose from 40 percent to 45 percent, according to the report by UW-Madison's Applied Population Laboratory. The share born outside the U.S. dropped from 40 percent to 36 percent, while the portion born in other states remained around 20 percent.
[caption id="attachment_16526" align="alignleft" width="253"] Latino population growth by county, 2000–2010[/caption]
Ninety percent of Wisconsin's Latinos live in urban counties - 37 percent in Milwaukee County alone - compared to about 70 percent of all Wisconsin residents, the report notes. But while relatively few Latinos live in rural areas, some of the highest rates of growth are occurring far from urban centers. In Trempealeau County the Latino population rose from 240 to 1,667, a six-fold increase. In Lafayette County it went from 92 to 522, a five-fold increase.
Wednesday, October 1st, 2014