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1 University of Missouri-St. Louis St. Louis, Missouri Latinos in St. Louis Today Presenter: Dr. Daryl J. Hobbs March 9, 2004 Cambio de Colores 2004

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7 Hispanic Population in St. Louis Missouri Metro Area All 83 Census Tract Neighborhood Areas had Hispanic population in The number of Hispanics within each of the Neighborhood Areas ranged from a low of 26 in the Yeatman Area in St. Louis City to a high of 1,258 in the Cleveland Area of St. Louis City

8 Distribution of 2000 Hispanic Population among Census Tract Neighborhood Areas  Although in 2000 there was at least some Hispanic population in each of the 83 Census Tract Neighborhood Areas, in only 16 of those areas did Hispanic population exceed 2 percent of the area population  The greatest concentration of Hispanic population in any of the areas was in the Tower Grove Area with Hispanics accounting for 4.0 percent of the area population and the Cleveland Area with 3.9 percent Hispanic population. Both those neighborhoods are in St. Louis City.

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10 Change in Hispanic Population Among Census Tract Neighborhood Area Hispanic population increased in 72 of the 83 Census Tract Neighborhood Areas. However in only 7 of the 83 areas did Hispanic population increase by more than 400. The greatest increase, 743 (144%) occurred in the Cleveland Neighborhood Area in St. Louis City. Other significant increases occurred in the St. Charles City North Area with an increase of 579 (180 percent), St. Ann (St. Louis County) with an increase of 535 (180 percent) and O’Fallon South (St. Charles County) with an increase of 470 (156 percent).

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12 Change in St. Louis Missouri Metro Area Hispanic Population,  The Hispanic population in the five county St. Louis metro area increased from 18,835 in 1990 to 28,455 in 2000 – an increase of 51.1 percent.  The greatest numerical increase occurred in St. Louis County whose Hispanic population increased from 9,811 in 1990 to 14,577 in 2000 – a 49 percent increase.  St. Charles County Hispanic population increased by 80.9 percent during the 1990s, slightly greater than the 73.9 percent increase in Jefferson County

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17 Changes in Race of St. Louis Metro Hispanic Population The Hispanic population of St. Louis Metro reported their race in 2000 as follows: White 58 percent; Other races 25 percent; multi-race 9 percent, black 6 percent. The opportunity to report themselves as multi-racial was made available for the first time in the 2000 Census. Hispanics who reported their race as black were concentrated in a small number of Neighborhood Areas. More than 70 percent of Hispanics residing in Fairgrounds, Mill Creek, Sherman Park and Yeatman in St. Louis City reported their race as black/African American. In 54 of 83 Census Tract Neighborhoods more than 20 percent of Hispanics reported themselves as “other races”.

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27 Changes in the Age of St. Louis Metro Hispanic Population The Hispanic population of St. Louis Metro increased by 51 percent from but during the same time the Hispanic population age 18 and under increased by 211 percent. In 1990 there were 3,083 Hispanic children age 18 and under. By 2000 the children and youth population had increased to 9, children and youth age 18 and under accounted from 26 percent of the total St. Louis metro population. The total population age 18 and under increased by 5 percent during the 1990s and became 26.2 percent of total population. However among Hispanics children and youth increased from 16.4 percent of the Hispanic population in 1990 to 33.7 percent of the Hispanic population in Persons age 65 and over accounted from only 6.8 percent of St. Louis Metro Hispanic population in 1990 and declined to 5.0 percent of the Hispanic population in The Hispanic population age 65 and over increased by only 12 percent during the 1990s

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