The Latino Age Wave
Latinos are the country’s fastest-growing and second-largest population group, representing 16% of the population, or about 1 in every 6 people, according to new Census data.
By 2050, about 1 in 3 people will be Latino.
Even more staggering, the Latino population ages 65 and up will increase by 224% (compared to a 65% increase in whites), creating significant challenges for programs and policies designed to support seniors. Yet, there has been little research about the societal implications of an aging Latino population for the U.S.
That’s the reason for the The Latino Age Wave study.
The study, commissioned by Hispanics in Philanthrophy to learn more about the societal implications of an aging Latino population for the U.S., highlights relevant data and trends related to aging Latinos, the national aging services assets, and needs of community-based organizations serving or having the potential to serve Latino older adults.
The report seeks to inform and inspire philanthropists, policy-makers, community leaders, and service providers, to take aggressive steps to help the nation meet the needs of a growing and diverse population of older adults.
Get the full Latino Age Wave here, it’s a great read.
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