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Oregon's Hispanic Population
U. S. Census
2010 U.S. Census information in Spanish
"The Hispanic Population: 2010" was translated and is now available

History
150 Years of Latino Contributions in Oregon 
By Commissioner Marcela Mendoza

Oregon Latinos in Elected Positions
Oregon Latino Office Holders 
The attached list contains a list of past and present Oregon Latino office holders.

Reports
2008 Annual Report
2009 Annual Report 
The Commission submits a yearly report with information on the status of the Oregon Hispanic population. The 2008 report addressed the long history of the Latino settlement in the state. In the the 2009 annual report, they focus on the situation of the second generation, children and youth of Latino descent who will contribute to the prosperity and cultural diversity of the state in the years to come. OCHA believes that when addressing their needs, they are actually investing in the future of all Oregonians.
 
 
2008 Oregon Benchmark Race & Ethnicity Report 
The Oregon Progress Board periodically assesses how well Oregon’s racially and ethnically diverse groups are doing in regard to the Oregon Benchmarks. The last report was done in 2006. The Progress Board hopes this report will provide a base of information to help readers understand issues and challenges faced by racially and ethnically diverse groups in Oregon.
 
ECONorthwest's purpose is to explore patterns in achievement growth for these groups so that policy makers can better understand the nature of the gap. This report will primarily examine differences in average reading and math scores for the two groups. It will also consider differences in demographic characteristics, student mobility, teacher characteristics at schools with high Hispanic populations, and other underlying factors that that may help explain some of the difference between the two groups.
 
This report centers the experiences of communities of color in Multnomah county, and the
disparities that exist for our people. As a result, the text centers issues of inequality, inequity and
injustice. For many people, this will be a tough read. Most of us would rather avoid this topic. While this may be an unsettling read, we believe that it offers a unique set of insights into one of the most devastating social dynamics in US history and into the present-day. It is intended to be a catalyst for action – to build far-reaching durable solutions that will provide our communities and our children the hope of a better future.

Statistics
Center for Health Statistics
The Center for Health Statistics (Vital Records) is Oregon's vital records office. Each birth, marriage, divorce, and death that occurs in Oregon is registered and filed with our office.

The Vital Records office is responsible for certifying, amending, and issuing these vital event records, compiling and analyzing data from the records, and maintaining the adult and youth risk behavior surveys.
 
 
Oregon Office of Economic Analysis
The Office of Economic Analysis (OEA) provides objective forecasts of the state's economy, revenue, population, corrections population, and Youth Authority population. These forecasts are used by the Governor, the Legislature, state agencies, and the public to achieve their goals.
 
 
This office maintains a produces a number of relevant reports, including:
 
Immigration Policy Center - "New Americans in the Beaver State: The Political and Economic Power of Immigrants, Latinos, and Asians in Oregon" 
Immigrants, Latinos, and Asians account for growing shares of the economy and electorate in Oregon. Immigrants make up nearly one-in-ten Oregonians, and one-third of them are naturalized U.S. citizens who are eligible to vote. “New Americans”—immigrants and the children of immigrants—account for 6.5% of registered voters in the state. Immigrants are not only integral to the state’s economy as workers, but also account for billions of dollars in tax revenue and consumer purchasing power. Moreover, Latinos and Asians wield $11.7 billion in consumer purchasing power, and the businesses they own had sales and receipts of $3.6 billion and employed more than 30,000 people at last count. At a time of economic recession, Oregon can ill-afford to alienate such a critical component of its labor force, tax base, and business community.

 
Oregon Economic and Community Development Department
Oregon4biz.com is a resource for public and private entities who are interested in finding out what Oregon has to offer and to get the latest business information about Oregon.
 
The site is designed and maintained by the Oregon Economic & Community Development Department. They provide economic and community development and cultural enhancement throughout the state, and administer programs that assist businesses, communities and people. Oregon's economic development system is designed to meet the state's changing economy, provide flexibility in funding statewide and regional needs, and focus on funding economic and community development services for rural and distressed communities.
 
 
Oregon Population Research Center
The Population Research Center (PRC) is an interdisciplinary public service, research, and training unit for population-related data and research for the State of Oregon.
 
 
U.S. Census Bureau
The Census Bureau serves as the leading source of quality data about the nation's people and economy. They honor privacy, protect confidentiality, share their expertise globally, and conduct their work openly. They are guided on that mission by their strong and capable workforce, their readiness to innovate, and their abiding commitment to their customers.
 
 
Pew Hispanic Center
Founded in 2001, the Pew Hispanic Center is a nonpartisan research organization that seeks to improve understanding of the U.S. Hispanic population and to chronicle Latinos' growing impact on the nation. The Center does not take positions on policy issues. It is a project of the Pew Research Center, a nonpartisan "fact tank" in Washington, DC that provides information on the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world. It is funded by The Pew Charitable Trusts, a public charity based in Philadelphia.