The Latino Community in Chattanooga

The Latino Community in Chattanooga

It is projected that by 2020 Latinos will make up nearly 15% of Chattanooga's total population, a 500% increase over two decades. While the Latino population comes from a variety of locales in Latin America, the largest segments of the Latino community are from Mexico and Guatemala. 

Reports & Research

Below is a list of other basic information pertaining to the research and facts regarding the Latino population in the greater Chattanooga area. Click on each title to view the document or article. 

Tu Voz Community Needs Assessment OverviewTu Voz Community Needs Assessment - 2015
In 2015, La Paz conducted a Latino community needs assessment. The survey focused on local demographics within the greater Chattanooga area and the various community barriers and challenges that members of the local Latino community face. 

Addressing the Growth
A study by Marco Pérez commissioned by the Robert and Kathrina Maclellan Foundation regarding the rising Latino population in Hamilton County. 

2015 Census
This Census report populated by Sandra L. Colby and Jennifer M. Ortman was issued in March 2015. The information regarding the Hispanic and Latino influence on the greater American population currently and the projections for the future can be found starting on page 8 of the document.

A Profile of the Hispanic Population in the State of Tennessee (2012)
This document is a summary prepared by Nicholas Nagle, Randy Gustafson, and Charlynn Burd at the University of Tennessee Center for Business and Economic Research. 

Evaluation Report of the Promotores de Salud Infant Mortality Reduction Initiative (2011)
This report was conducted by the Center for Applied Social Research at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in August 2011 through funding by the Office of Children's Care Coordination, State of Tennessee. 

For More Information

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