Latinas are a growing and influential constituency in the United States. The Latina share of the female population in the United States will increase from 16.4 percent today to 25.7 percent in 2050. Latinas are making significant strides in education, participation, health, and other areas, but there is a long way to go to fully close racial and ethnic disparities.
Source: Center For American Progress
Latinas only held 92 of the 8,218 seats of the State and the national political office are held by Latinas. This is just a 1%
Business ownership among Latina entrepreneurs has grown immensely over the past 15 years.
However, Latinas are underrepresented as business owners, especially among the Fortune 500 companies.
According to the Women's Media Center, minorities consistently comprise 12 to 13 percent of American newsrooms overall.
Hispanic women represented 40% of all Hispanic newsroom employees, down from a high of 42 percent in 2007.
Latina women make disproportionately less than their male and non-Hispanic white counterparts.
However, Latina women earn $549 per week, compared with white women’s median earnings of $718.
The level of educational attainment for Latinas has risen in the past few years.
However, only 3% of Latina women are represented in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields.
Latinas are more likely to lack health coverage among America’s uninsured women, with more than 38 % being uninsured.
Currently, Latina women experience unintended pregnancy at twice the rate experienced by white women.