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"Working toward educational, economic, and social equality for Hispanics in Idaho"



The Hispanic Profile Data Book for Idaho
5th Edition
February 2021

Why is the Hispanic Profile important for Idaho?

  • It is the only comprehensive source of data on the state's Hispanic population.
  • Hispanics make up 13% of Idaho's population but account 18% of K-12 public school students and 31% of employment growth in the decade following the great recession.
  • Using the most recent data from over 30 federal and state data sources, the Profile summarizes characteristics and trends in Idaho's Hispanic population. Highlights include population growth since the 90's; economic well-being since the last recession; and recent trends in school enrollment.
  • The Profile includes information for counties, economic districts, public health districts, and for the state as a whole.

Hispanics and Law Enforcement: Tools that Build Trust
July 2020

The purpose of this policy brief is to present background information on policy issues related to Idaho Hispanics in the criminal justice system.

Hispanics: An Overview
March 2019, Vol. 10, No. 1

Hispanic population growth has outpaced non-Hispanic population growth in Idaho for the last three decades.

The Hispanic Profile Data Book for Idaho

Here, we use the U.S. Census Bureau definition of Hispanic:

  • An ethnicity that refers to those who identify themselves as "Spanish," of "Hispanic origin," or "Latino".
  • Hispanics may be of any race.

Community Impact Dairy 2017

Study goal, geographic focus, and methodology

This study updates our 2009 analysis of how the dairy industry's workforce impacts communities in Idaho's south central region, commonly referred to as the Magic Valley.

Hispanics: An Overview
January 2016, Vol. 7, No. 2

Like the rest of the nation, Idaho is becoming more diverse, mainly because of its growing Hispanic population.

Hispanics: Labor Force and Economy
March 2016, Vol. 7, No. 3

Idaho's civilian labor force is becoming more diverse, mainly because of the state's growing Hispanic population. In 2014, Hispanics made up 12% of Idaho's available labor force, compared to 7% in 2000.

Hispanic & Education
May 2016, Vol. 7, No. 4

Hispanic students make up 18% of the 292,000 students enrolled in Idaho's public K-12 schools. These 51,000 students are overwhelmingly concentrated in southern Idaho.

Hispanics Health
February 2013, Vol. 4, No. 1

This report gives an overview of health status, behavior, and insurance coverage among Hispanic Idahoans.

2016 People's Review of Education in Idaho

This is the inaugural edition of this annual public opinion survey. See for yourself what Idahoans think and value most about Idaho's public education system.

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Public schools in rural communities enroll 11 million students, representing 25 percent of public school enrollment nationwide.

Redistricting: Idaho's future is being set NOW. YOUR voice counts!

The process to align the state's political boundaries to match population changes.

Hispanic Population Statistics by County

Idaho Top 10 School Districts with the highest % of Hispanic students

Work Plan

The "Idaho Summit on Educational Excellence About Hispanic Affairs" provided educators, community leaders, policy makers, and interested members of the public with a forum for networking and exchanging information about current education issues and needs within Idaho's Hispanic community and possible solutions.

Hispanic Buying Power 2018

The economic influence of Idaho's largest minority continued to increase in 2018 even as the growth of buying power overall slowed in the postrecession expansion.

Snapshot of Idaho Latino Community
January 2009

As the US Census continues to confirm a dramatic growth of Hispanic in Idaho, the demand for demographic data and information regarding this population continues to be an essential resource for understanding and serving this community.

The Hispanic Profile Data Book for Idaho

From 2000 to 2010, Idaho's Hispanic population increased by more than 74,000 (73 percent) to 175,901. The growth rate for non-Hispanics in the same decade was 17 percent (U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2010).

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