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Latino Growth in Metropolitan America: Changing Patterns, New Locations


The Latino population grew quickly in most of the nation’s metropolitan areas in the past 20 years, yet not all places grew the same way. To the contrary: Wide variations in the rate and location of Latino growth are generating highly distinct local experiences in different types of metropolitan areas. This paper classifies those differing growth patterns in the 100 largest metros into four distinct types: Established Latino metros, new Latino destinations, fast-growing Latino hubs, and smaller Latino places. The paper also finds that 54 percent of U.S. Hispanics now live in the suburbs.



Roberto Suro

Former Brookings Expert

Professor, USC Annenberg


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