Hispanic Community Health Study / Study of Latinos News
Welcome to Miami!
A city rich in culture and ethnic diversity, Miami has grown, and continues to grow significantly, attracting an ever-growing amount of foreign born residents. Known as the Gateway to Latin America, Miami has opened its doors and is now home to a large and diverse Latin American population made up of Cubans, Puerto Ricans, Dominicans, Mexicans, and Central and South Americans.
In the year 2000
1, the U.S Census Bureau reported over 2.2 million persons living in Miami-Dade County - the most populous county in all of Florida! Of these, 57% was of Hispanic ancestry – 50% were Cuban American, 11% South American, 9% Central American, 6% Puerto Rican, 3% Mexican American, 3% Dominican American, and 18% were classified as Other.
Make a difference and participate in this historic event that will contribute to the health and well-being of Hispanic/Latinos across the country and benefit future generations! For more information on HCHS/SOL, please go to: www.cscc.unc.edu/hchs
1. Modified Race Data Summary File. Census of Population and Housing. U.S. Census Bureau. (2002). CD-ROM HA 201.122 .C463 2002g - EDS.
2. Miami Dade County (2005). Miami-Dade County Facts, Miami-Dade County Department of Planning and Zoning; Miami, FL.