The Center also updated the national portraits of Hispanics and the foreign-born population adding data on racial self-identification and health insurance coverage. Almost one-third of Hispanics identify with "some other race" compared with less than one percent of the non-Hispanic population. Hispanics are twice as likely as the overall population to lack health insurance coverage. Among foreign-born Hispanics, one-in-two lacks health insurance coverage.
A brief commentary on the profiles is also available on the Center's website.
Updated data on the Latino population in U.S. counties will be forthcoming shortly. County data through 2007 are currently available on the Center's website.