By The Numbers

  

Latinos, nationally, played a significant role in the outcome of the 2012 election. Overall, Latinos represented 10 percent of voters with 12 million votes cast from our community. And according to multiple news reports, anywhere from 71 percent to 77 percent of those Latinos voted for President Barack Obama.

We expect that our community will have even more influence in the 2016 Iowa Caucuses and the 2016 General Election.

Important facts to know –

We are a young and growing community:

  • Our total population in Iowa is estimated at 173,594 (as of July 1, 2014). We are the largest minority population in Iowa. 
  • By 2050, it is estimated there will be 450,321 Latinos living in Iowa, which will represent 13% of the total population.
  • 52,949 Latinos are enrolled in Iowa's K-12 schools.
  • 12.1% of the Latino population is younger than 5 (2014). There are more Latino preschoolers than any other race or ethnic group in Iowa.
  • 32% of Iowa Latinos are foreign born (2014).
  • 37% of Iowa's foreign born population is from Latin America. This is about 56,732 people.
  • 41,224 of foreign-born Iowans are from Mexico.
  • Nationally, we will account for 60% of the nation's population growth between now and 2050. Half of the babies born are Latino.
  • If you are not already related to a Latino, you soon will be.

We are underinsured and underpaid:

  • 15.9% of the Iowa Latino population has no health insurance (2014). The rate for all Iowans is 6.2%.
  • 21.3% of Iowa's Latinos live in poverty (2014). The rate for all Iowans is 12.2%.
  • $45,916 is the median income of Latino families (2014). For all Iowa families, it was $67,771.

We proudly serve our country: 3,302 Iowa Latinos are veterans of the U.S. armed forces (2014).

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