PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – PSTC Faculty Associates John Logan and Richard Turner report on Hispanics in the U.S. from US2010 Project.
3/20/2013: The Diversity of Hispanic Populations in the United States
Even as the Hispanic population continues to grow rapidly, the residential separation of most Hispanic groups has declined sharply in the last two decades, according to a new analysis of census data released by the US2010 Project at Brown University. The important exception – Mexicans, who are more than half of the nation’s Hispanics.
“This is a surprise, since previous studies dealing with all Hispanics as a single category have repeatedly found no change since 1990,” said John R. Logan, co‐author of the report and Professor of Sociology at Brown University. “It reminds us that Hispanics come to the U.S. from many origins, and there are real differences between Mexicans and other groups like Puerto Ricans and Central Americans. Some strong boundaries faced by these smaller groups seem to be breaking down over time.”