Economic Information Bulletin No. (EIB-8) 6 pp

December 2005

Rural Hispanics At A Glance

Rural Hispanics at a Glance provides the latest information from the 2000 Census and other Federal data sources about Hispanics living in nonmetro counties. This six-page brochure highlights growth and geographic dispersion, demographic characteristics, and the most recent indicators of social and economic conditions for this population. It emphasizes rapid Hispanic population growth, particularly in new rural destinations of the Midwest and Southeast, and it illustrates differences in age structure between Hispanics and non-Hispanic Whites. The report also provides data on important demographic, labor market, income, poverty, and social service indicators for nonmetro Hispanics. Using a visually interesting format that incorporates text bullets with charts and maps, it quickly provides information on key indicators of the rural Hispanic population to assist public officials, community organizations, private decision makers and others in their efforts to enhance the economic opportunities and quality of life for this rapidly growing population.

Keywords: Farm Structure, Employment and Wages, Agribusiness, Food processing, Rural Policy Food and Nutrition, Poverty and Economy, Rural America, Rural Income, Rural Welfare, Labor and Education, Rural Population, and Rural Migration

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