Research Report State of Latinos in the District of Columbia
Jennifer Comey, Peter A. Tatian, Rosa Maria Castaneda, Michel Grosz, Lesley Freiman
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The Latino population has been steadily increasing in the District of Columbia, and the city's Latino population has many unique and important qualities that distinguish it from other racial and ethnic groups. This report describes the current state of the Latino population in the District of Columbia and paints a picture of the opportunities and challenges Latinos face today. In this report, we describe how Latinos are faring in three domains: population and demographics, housing and neighborhood change, and economics and the workforce. We use the most recent data available to compare Latinos with non-Latinos living in the District and to describe trends over time. To supplement the available data, this study also draws on qualitative findings from interviews with officials, community leaders, and service providers to determine how the national recession is affecting Latinos in the District of Columbia.
Research Areas Education Wealth and financial well-being Neighborhoods, cities, and metros Immigrants and immigration Workforce Housing
Tags Workforce development Employment and income data Housing vouchers and mobility Housing markets Immigrant communities demographics and trends Washington, DC, research initiative Federal, state, and local immigration and integration policy Community and economic development Public and assisted housing Latinx communities
Cities Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV