By Jesse Garza of the Journal Sentinel
The population of Latinos in metropolitan Milwaukee increased 213% between 1990 and 2014, the overwhelming majority of whom were born in the United States, according to a new study released Thursday.
And a dramatic 174.4% increase in Latinos in Milwaukee during that period has reversed the city’s overall population decline, according to the study commissioned by the Greater Milwaukee Foundation.
The study, “Latino Milwaukee: A Statistical Portrait,” provides a comprehensive statistical look at metropolitan Milwaukee’s Latino community, from population growth and language use, to employment, income, education and business ownership. The study was conducted by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Center for Economic Development.
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