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Latino Data Project

CLACLS’ flagship program is the Latino Data Project, established in 2003 by Laird W. Bergad, founding and current CLACLS Director. Professor Bergad is a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Latin American, Puerto Rican, and Latino Studies at Lehman College and with the Ph.D. Program in History at the Graduate Center.

Under Professor Bergad’s leadership and expertise and since the launch of the Latino Data Project, CLACLS has produced more than 60 reports on Latino life in America, which are made available to the public via the CLACLS’ website.

Latest Reports


General Demographics / Community 
November 2020

Georgia On My Mind: An Estimate of Voter Participation Rates by Race/Ethnicity in the November 3, 2020 Presidential Election and the Senate Runoff Scheduled for January 5, 2021

The Georgia runoff election for two senatorial seats scheduled for January 5, 2021 may well determine the success, partial success, or failure of the Biden/Harris administration to reverse the horrific damage inflicted upon the United States by the Republican Party and its President over the past four years.

Community / Latinos / Election/ Immigration

General Demographics / Economics 
Report 87 | July 2020

Gentrification and the South Bronx: Demographic and Socioeconomic Transformations in
Bronx Community District #1

The Latino and non-Hispanic black populations in the South Bronx are still the overwhelming majority, despite increasing worry about gentrification in the area.

Community / Latinos / Mobility/ Immigration

General Demographics / Immigration 
Report 87 | March 2020

Latino Population in NYC Metro Area

Since 1960, the NYC Latino population has been moving in larger numbers to nearby counties in the metropolitan area. These patterns differ among Latino national-origin groups and as new immigrants arrive to the city. This unparalleled in-depth LDP report provides a statistical and mapping overview of the New York City metro area since 1960.

Community / Latinos / Mobility/ Immigration

General Demographics / Healthcare
Report 75 | January 2020

New LDP Report: Healthcare coverage

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.

Demographics / Latinos / Healthcare

General Demographics / Economics 
Report 86 | December 2019

Household Income Concentration in the United States

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.

Demographics / Latinos / Economics

General Demographics / Housing
Report 80 | June 2019

Gentrification in Upper Manhattan?

The third and final report of this Urban Series describes the changes in the traditional Latino neighborhoods of Washington Heights and Inwood.

Demographics / Latinos / Community

General Demographics / Housing
Report 79 | February 2019

A New Long Island: Demographic, Economic, and Social Transformations in New York City’s Historic Suburbs, 1990 – 2016

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.

Economics / Latinos / Community

Report 83| November 2018

The 2018 Mid-Term Election: Estimated Voter Participation Rates by Race and Age in Arizona, Florida, Georgia and Texas

The razor thin margins separating the Democratic and Republican candidates for senator and governor in Florida; in the Georgia governor’s race; in the senatorial election in Arizona; and the strong showing by Beto O’Rourke in the senatorial race in Texas, mask the extraordinary problems faced by the Democratic Party as it turns to the presidential election scheduled for November 2020 […]

Elections / Latinos / Voting

Report 83 | October 2018

Research Note: Have Puerto Ricans Experienced Increased Voter Registration Rates in Florida Since the November 2016 Presidential Election?

This research note analyzes the demographic change of Puerto Ricans and Hispanics in Florida combined with voter registration rates using the Florida Department of State Voter Registration Reports from July 2018. Despite both populations growing in selected counties, which in turn has increased the voter registration rates for Hispanics in the State, there is no conclusive evidence that voter registration rates among Puerto Ricans experienced a significant rise between 2016 and 2018 […]

Florida / Governor / Latinos / Voting

Report 82 | October 2018

Can Beto O’Rourke Defeat Ted Cruz in the November 2018 Texas Senatorial Race? Race, Age, Voter Registration and Participation Rates in the Lone Star State

This report studies the voter registration rates in face of the upcoming Texas Senatorial elections in November 2018 […]

Elections / Latinos / Senator / Texas / Voting 

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