America's Rising Hispanic Church – Part 1

Understanding the Opportunity: The Latino Community by the Numbers

Family and Children

11.6 Million
Number of Hispanic households in the United States

65.7%
Percentage of Hispanic children living with two parents

74.3%
Percentage of Hispanics 5 and older who speak Spanish in the home

—U.S. Census Bureau

Income, Poverty and Health Insurance

$38,624
Median income of Hispanic households

25.3%
Poverty rate among Hispanics in 2011, down from 26.5 in 2010

30.1%
The percentage of Hispanic families that lacked health insurance in 2011

—U.S. Census Bureau

Good News on Education

69%
of Hispanic high school graduates in 2012 immediately enrolled in college. That’s two percentage points higher than their white counterparts (67 percent). There has also been a significant improvement in the drop-out rate among Hispanic high school students14 percent in 2011 compared to 28 percent a decade earlier. Despite this progress, Hispanics do continue to lag behind whites in several key higher education measures. They are less likely to enroll in a four-year college (54 percent versus 72 percent); they are also less likely to attend college full-time or to complete a bachelor’s degree.

63.2%
Percentage of Hispanics 25 and older with at least a high school education

13.2%
Percentage with a bachelor’s degree of higher (3.7 million)

1.2 Million
Number with an advanced degree

—U.S. Census Bureau/Pew Research Center

Employment and Business

67.4%
Percentage of Hispanics 16 and older in the civilian work force

19.2%
Percentage in management, business, science and the arts

1.2 Million
Number of Hispanics 18 and older who are veterans

—U.S. Census Bureau

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