The first LDP release of 2020 analyzes the trends in healthcare coverage in the New York Metropolitan Area and the United States between 2009 and 2015. The main result? There has been a decrease in the uninsured population in both areas of study, including among those living above and below the poverty threshold. The trends in the New York metropolitan area largely mirrored those of the country in general.
Income concentration in the U.S. has been on the rise since 1967, both within, as well as among, racial groups. Our new report tracks these trends among the four largest racial and ethnic groups in the country until 2018.
It is notable that among the wealthiest households in the country (those in the top 20%), Latino households earn almost half of what Asian households do and about two thirds of what non-Hispanic whites earn. In the poorest households (at the bottom 20%), the differences are not as stark, but still Latinos earn on average $4,000 less than Asian and Non-Hispanic White households.
The third and final report of this Urban Series describes the changes in the traditional Latino neighborhoods of Washington Heights and Inwood.
The Latino community of Washington Heights/Inwood is not being displaced in any meaningful way. While there has certainly been an increase in the number of wealthy non-Hispanic whites over the last decade, as of 2015 Latinos maintained the same proportion of the neighborhood’s total population as they did in 1990. Read the full report here and the press release here.
The second release for this Spring of the Urban Series is on Long Island. As some of the most traditional New York City suburbs, the Nassau and Suffolk counties have had important changes in the past thirty years.
The report is called “A New Long Island: Demographic, Economic and Social Transformations in New York City’s Historic Suburbs, 1990 – 2016.” The main takeaway? The Long Island suburbs have grown significantly more diverse in the early twenty-first century. Read the full report here and the press release here.
We are happy to announce the launching of a new initiative at the CLACLS. It’s called the Urban Series. During this Spring semester, we’ll be releasing three reports dealing with the Latino population in New York City and its surrounding areas, focusing on gentrification, inequality, and transitions over time.
The first one studies the changes in the traditional Latino neighborhoods of Jackson Heights and Corona, in Queens.
The findings shown in the graph above may come as a surprise to some. In short, the Latino community of Jackson Heights/Corona is not being displaced in any meaningful way. Want to learn more? Read the full report here and the press release here.
CLACLS released a new report on the 2018 Mid-Term Election results analyzing voter participation rates by race, ethnicity, and age in four key states: Arizona, Florida, Georgia, and Texas. The report highlights that if Democratic demographic constituencies – African Americans, Latinos, and young voters between 18 and 29 years of age – would have voted at even slightly higher rates, each Democratic candidate would have won by comfortable margins. Read the press release here and the full report here.
CLACLS Director, Laird W. Bergad, was interviewed on Documented about the Latino voters in Long Island. This topic is especially key for today’s Midterm elections. Read the article here.