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Census 2000:
Hispanic/Latino
Diversity in America
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Where Are Hispanics Coming From?

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l Hispanic/Latinos have diverse origins. One in eight persons in America is of Hispanic/Latino origin. Yet it is a great error to assume homogeneity among Hispanics. Based upon the Census Bureau's March 2000 Current Population Survey (CPS), persons of Hispanic/Latino origin reported their origin was Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Central or South American or some other Latino origin. (Hispanics may be of any race.) Two-thirds indicated Mexico as their place of origin. While there is much that Latino culture shares in common, the diversity of origin means there is also great cultural diversity that ministry emphases must take into consideration. l
     
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Hispanic/Latino Diversity in Educational Attainment
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Hispanic/Latino Origins
Source: 2000 Current Population Survey, U.S. Census Bureau

Hispanic/Latino Origins Chart
Hispanic Origin
l Mexican l 66.1% l
  Cuban   4.0%  
  Puerto Rican   9.0%  
  Central & South American   14.5%  
  Other Hispanic   6.4%  
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Look for evidence of Hispanic/Latino cultural diversity
in your community.
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l Examine demographic reports that report the regional or national origins of the Hispanic/Latino population.
l Study the kinds of ministries currently in existence in your community. Do they reflect the cultural distinctiveness of the places of origin? Is there a significant Hispanic population of origin that is not being served?
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Consider ways to develop ministries that are sensitive to
the cultural diversity represented by the diversity of origins
present in your community.
 
 
l Gather a group of your church's leaders and share these findings with them. Ask yourselves if there is a ministry calling here for your church or denominational tradition.
 
     
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