A Changing Nevada Data and Resources

A Changing Nevada

Nevada State Demographer

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diversityThe Nevada State Demographer, based at the University of Nevada, Reno, provides annual population estimates and population projections for Nevada. Estimates and projections are also available by age, sex, race, and Hispanic origin.

American Fact Finder

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The U.S. Census Bureau provides an interactive tool that provides demographic data such as population and income for states, counties, cities, and towns.

My Congressional District

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nv-stateThe U.S. Census Bureau has a new web application that allows users to look at the demographics of the U.S. population by Congressional District.

Statistical Portrait of Hispanics in the United States, 2011

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The Pew Research Center’s Hispanic Trends Project provides a statistical profile of the Latino population based on tabulations of the Census Bureau’s 2011 American Community Survey (ACS).

Race for Results: Building a Path to Opportunity for All Children: Kids Count

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The Annie E. Casey Foundation builds on its work with the Kids Count Data Report to provide a new Race for Results Index, which is a new collection of data disaggregated by racial and ethnic groups and by state to illustrate how far we are from positioning all kids for success in school and in life.

Mapping The Nation’s Latino Population: By State, County and City

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The Pew Research Center’s Hispanic Trends Project annually produces reports, databases, and interactive maps showing the current geographic concentration of Hispanics throughout the U.S. and how that distribution has changed since 1980.

Hispanic Demographic Profiles

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The Pew Research Center’s Hispanic Trends Project provides data on the detailed characteristics of the Latino and foreign-born populations in the United States by their country of origin.

Monthly Latino Employment Report: Current and Aspiring Young Hispanic Workers

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This report by the National Council of La Raza offers an overview of current Latino youth unemployment trends and identifies employment barriers.

Monthly Latino Employment Report: The Federal Minimum Wage

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This report by the National Council of La Raza finds that the current federal minimum wage is not enough to keep a single parent with one child out of poverty.  Over the past few decades, Latinos have been more likely than Whites and Blacks to earn poverty-level wages.  The failure of wages to cover basic needs is one of the major factors contributing to rising Latino child poverty and income inequality.

Hispanics Say They Have the Worst of A Bad Economy

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A telephone survey conducted by the Pew Hispanic Center of 1,220 Hispanic adults showed that a majority of Latinos believe that the economic downturn that began in 2007 has been harder on them than on other groups in America. Large shares of Latinos stated that they or someone in their household has been out of work in the past year, that their personal finances are in “only fair” or “poor” shape; that they canceled or delayed a major purchase in the past year; or that they are underwater on their mortgage.

Latino-Owned Businesses: Start Up Fund Sources and Implications in Comparison to Other Racial/Ethnic Groups

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This study by the Julian Samora Research Institute examines the type of startup funding sources Latino business owners utilized in their first year of operation. The study found that Latinos utilized a significantly larger percentage of informal funds as compared to Whites and a smaller percentage of formal funds, and that Latino-owned businesses are at greater risk of going out of business compared to White-owned businesses regardless of startup fund type.

Blacks and Hispanics are Falling Behind Whites in Retirement Coverage

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This report by the Economic Policy Institute found that the shift from traditional defined-benefit pensions to 401(k) plans over the past two decades has left the vast majority of Americans unprepared for retirement. Hispanic and black workers have been disproportionately affected.

Hispanic Enrollment up at Nevada Colleges, Las Vegas Review Journal, October 4, 2013

Hispanic enrollment is booming in the Las Vegas region Washington Post, September 26, 2013

Ongoing joblessness: A national catastrophe for African American and Latino workers Institute, May 29, 2013

Downturn hurt Latino, African-American households harder, analysts say Las Vegas Review Journal, July 10, 2012