Demographic Profile of Hispanics in Minnesota, 2011
Hispanic Population: 257,000
Hispanics as Percent of State Population: 5%
Median Age of Hispanics: 22
Median Annual Personal Earnings, Hispanics 16+: $19,000
Poverty Rate, Hispanics 17 and Younger: 31%
Home Ownership: 37%
Hispanics as Percent of All K-12 Students: 8%
Native-born Hispanics: 60%
Married, Ages 15 and Older: 40%
U.S. Hispanic Population: 55.4 million
Hispanics as Percent of U.S. Population: 17.4%
Median Age of Hispanics: 24
Minnesota Median Age: 38
Minnesota Latinos and Education
- 14% of 18-24-year-olds are dropping out of high school, a number that has decreased to record lows (from 32% in 2000), but remains higher than non-Hispanic whites (5%), blacks (8%) and Asians (4%).
- Hispanics enrolling in college has more than tripled since 1993, with 2.2. million Hispanics enrolled in 2013.
- In 2013, just 15% of Hispanics ages 25-29 have a bachelor’s degree or higher (compared to about 40% of whites, 60% of Asians and 20% of blacks).
- Almost half of Hispanic college students (46%) attend public two-year schools as opposed to 4-year schools (compared to 30% of whites, 32% of Asians and 34% of blacks).
- Hispanics much less likely to have student debt, with about 22% of young Hispanic households (those headed by someone younger than 40) have education loans. This compares to 42% of young white households and 40% of young black households. This can be attributed to young Hispanics not being as likely to go to college, and those who do are more likely to attend community colleges where tuition is lower.
Source: PEW Research Center, a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world. 2011 profile. Additional profile data and charts.