Latinos could start to change Trump’s rural America

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco  (2 minute read)

The disgruntled rural and small town voter has gotten a lot of attention since Trump was elected president.

They’ve become the cautionary tale, the voting segment that Democrats forgot in 2016, the Trumnpian base strategically located in rural areas and small towns in swing states, relentless in its support of Donald Trump.

But there’s a quiet story unfolding in rural America – it too is getting browner. It’s not apparent, yet, but the Latino influence in rural America is growing. I think it has to do with two things: one, that stricter border enforcement is making it harder for Latino immigrants to travel home; and two, that Latinos will go where the jobs are.

►Today’s numbers

9.3 – The percentage of Latinos in rural and small town populations in 2010.

16.3 – The percentage of Latinos in the overall U.S. population in 2010.

1.5 – The percentage of mixed race people in rural and small town populations in 2010.

46 – The percentage growth of Latinos in rural and small towns in between 200 and 2010.

1.9 million – The increase in Latino population in rural and small towns between 2000 and 2010.

50+ – The percentage of the overall growth of rural and small town populations that is attributable to Latinos.

42.7 – The percentage of Latinos in rural and small town populations in New Mexico in 2010.

36.4 – The percentage of Latinos in rural and small town populations in California in 2010.

31.8 –The percentage of Latinos in rural and small town populations in Texas in 2010.

23.5 – The percentage of Latinos in rural and small town populations in New Jersey in 2010.

18 – The percentage of Latinos in rural and small town populations in Arizona in 2010.

16.9 – The percentage of Latinos in rural and small town populations in Washington in 2010.

16.1 – The percentage of Latinos in rural and small town populations in Nevada 2010.

14.7 – The percentage of Latinos in rural and small town populations in Florida 2010.

12.4 – Th e percentage of Latinos in rural and small town populations in Idaho in 2010.

10.5 – The percentage of Latinos in rural and small town populations in Hawaii in 2010.

Source: HAC

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