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COMMUNITY TYPE

Immigration Nation

Characteristics
  • Communities with large Latino populations
  • Medium to large cities clustered in the South and Southwest
  • Households with a lower than average median income

Community Type Demographics

Ethnicity

Presidential Election Results

2004
  • 45%
  • Kerry in 2004
  • Kerry
  • 54%
  • Bush in 2004
  • Bush
2008
  • 51%
  • Obama in 2008
  • Obama
  • 48%
  • McCain in 2008
  • McCain

Representative Communities

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Community Type Comparison

Percent Hispanic Population

  • 41%
  • Emptying Nests
  • Immigration Nation
  • 7.5%
  • College Graduates
  • All Counties
Around the Nation

What Arizona Immigration Law Might Mean for Midterm Elections

The tough new immigration law in Arizona is bound to have a profound impact on communities in the Southwest. But in an election year, there may well be broader impacts in Arizona and throughout the region in counties we call "Immigration Nation."

Toyota Plant Closure Will Impact Local Economy

Toyota says it’s no longer economically feasible to continue producing a sedan and a pickup truck at the factory in Fremont, Calif, so the facility will be shut downApril 1.

After Losing Its Bookstore, Laredo Tries to Write the Next Chapter

The last bookstore in Laredo, Texas, closed its doors for good one month ago this week. This bilingual and bicultural border town in Webb County, long challenged by high illiteracy rates, is now adjusting to its new reality.

Laredo lessons: border towns’ resilience in the recession

In Laredo, Texas, the local economy’s connection to the vagaries of trade around the world could hardly be more obvious.

It is a border town where the Mexican flag is rarely far from sight, and the border checkpoints connecting Laredo to its Mexican neighbor, Nueva Laredo, are the foundation ...

'Perfect Storm' Slugs Arizona's Border Economies

Downtown businesses in Nogales, Ariz., that rely on cross-border retail traffic from Mexico say they are struggling to survive the recession. In this Immigration Nation county, these businesses are hit both by the national recession and a drop in spending from Mexican citizens.
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