The New Latino South: The Context and Consequences of Rapid Population Growth

  • July 26, 2005
  • By Rakesh Kochhar, Roberto Suro, and Sonya Tafoya
This report examines the rapid growth of the Hispanic population in the South, detailing the distinctive characteristics of the Latinos moving to new settlement areas, the very successful economic development models that prompted the Hispanic influx and the consequences for local policymakers. The report provides detailed demographic and economic data on six states: Arkansas, Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.