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 
Report 97 | May 2021

Latinos in Brooklyn: Demographic and Socioeconomic Transformations in Sunset Park/Windsor Terrace and Bushwick, 1990-2017

This report examines the key demographic and socioeconomic trends in Brooklyn, New York between 1990 and 2017. The report focuses on the two community districts that have the first- and second- largest Latino populations in the borough: Bushwick (community district 4) and Sunset Park/Windsor Terrace (community district 7).

Community / Latinos / Immigration

General Demographics / Community 
Report 98 | May 2021

Latino Voter Registration and Participation Rates in the 2020 Presidential Election

This report examines voter registration and participation rates among Latinos in every presidential election since 1992.

Community / Latinos /Election/ Immigration

General Demographics / Community 
April 2021

Employment Trends and Poverty Status: Men and Women in the New York City Metro Area between 2000 and 2017

This report examines employment trends and poverty status among men and women aged 25-54 in the New York City metropolitan area. The report assesses the characteristics of these persons, while examining trends and differences in poverty status by sex, race/ethnicity, and across the five largest Latino nationalities.

Community / Latinos / Election/ Immigration

General Demographics / Community 
March 2021

New York’s 9/11-Era Veterans: A Quantitative Study by Sex, Race, and Ethnicity 2007-2017

This study examines key socioeconomic and demographic trends among non-active duty veterans in the New York metropolitan area who served in the U.S. armed forces during the post-9/11 era. To achieve a richer understanding of the conditions former servicemen and servicewomen face as they transition into civilian life, this report looks at topics such as sex, race/ethnicity, age, employment status, income, poverty rates, and educational attainment between 2007 and 2017.

Community / Latinos / Election/ Immigration

General Demographics / Community 
April 2021

The Dominican Population of the New York Metropolitan Region, 1970-2019

This study focuses on the demographic and socioeconomic changes occurring within the Dominican population of the New York metropolitan area between 1970 and 2019. By 2019 Dominicans had become the largest Latino nationality in New York City having surpassed Puerto Ricans a decade earlier in sheer numbers.

Community / Latinos / Election/ Immigration

General Demographics / Community 
February 2021

Voting Changes between the 2016 and 2020 Presidential Elections in Counties Across the United States with Large Latino-Origin Populations

This report examines trends in votes cast between the 2016 and 2020 presidential elections in 1) the 101 counties in the United States in which Latinos comprised 50% or more of total populations; and 2) in the 35 counties in the U.S. which had the largest Latino populations.These latter counties were home to 50% of all Latinos living in the United States according to 2019 census data.

Community / Latinos / Election/ Immigration

General Demographics / Community 
May 2020

Demographic and Socioeconomic Transformations Among the Mexican-Origin Population of New York City, 1990-2017

The Mexican-origin population was the fastest growing Latino national subgroup in New York City between 1990 and 2015, increasing from about 58,000 to 377,000 people.The growth rate was so above and beyond the rates of expansion among other Latino nationalities, that it seemed as if by 2030 Mexicans would surpass Dominicans and Puerto Ricans to become the largest Latino nationality in the City. However, very quickly after 2015, Mexicans began to leave the City and population contracted to about 323,000 in 2017.

Community / Latinos / Election/ Immigration

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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