Friday, February 13, 2009

Hispanics account for 20.8% of the total population...in Philly

A few days ago I did a post on some Hispanic Traveler statistics in Philly. Well I just came across another cool Hispanic stat. According to GeoScape International, approximately 4.3 million Hispanics now reside in the Philadelphia DMA. This = to about 20.8 percent of the the total population. I'd say that's a pretty big number.

But wait there's more fun stuff to learn...this number comprises of mainly Puerto Ricans (1.42 million), Dominicans (755,530) and Mexicans (536, 544) with large pockets of Colombians (wooohooo) found in Northeast Philadelphia and many surrounding towns.

Here's a Tweet response from one of my frat brothers:
Latino Philly from the 70's hmm Colombians, Chileans,Spaniards and Portguese in Olney and ER BLOQUE DE ORO was no ER CENTRO DE ORO LOL
And as if that wasn't enough, check out ZGS Communications Hispanic statistics which says 13 states have at least half a million Hispanic residents.


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