Top Ten Facts about Hispanics in Illinois

Top Ten Facts about Hispanics in Illinois


WASHINGTON, March 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — On the eve of the Republican primary in Illinois, the Hispanic Leadership Network released its “Top 10 Facts about Hispanics in Illinois.” In Tuesday’s primary, there are 749,000 eligible Latino voters in Illinois. Below are some interesting facts about Hispanics in the Prairie State.

— There are roughly 2.3 million Hispanics in Illinois which constitute 15.8% of the state’s population (U.S. Census Bureau, 2010).

— There are 749,000 eligible Hispanic voters in Illinois (Pew Hispanic Center, 2010).

— In Illinois, 38% of Hispanics are eligible to vote. In contrast, 77% of the state’s Non-Hispanic White population is eligible to vote (Pew Hispanic Center, 2010).

— A third (33%) of Hispanic eligible voters in Illinois is 18 to 29 years old, compared to 27% of Non-Hispanic Black eligible voters and 20% of Non-Hispanic White eligible voters (Pew Hispanic Center, 2010).

— In Illinois, 28% of Hispanics do not have health insurance. In contrast, only 9% of Non-Hispanic Whites do not have health insurance (Pew Hispanic Center, 2010).

— The annual personal earning of Hispanics 16 and older is $21,600, whereas the annual personal earning of Non-Hispanic Whites is $33,000 (Pew Hispanic Center, 2009).

— The median age of Hispanics in Illinois is 26, whereas the median age of Non-Hispanic Whites is 40 (Pew Hispanic Center, 2009).

— Between 2000 and 2010, the Hispanic population grew over 35% in Illinois (U.S. Census Bureau, 2010).

— Roughly 4% of all Hispanics in the United States reside in Illinois (Pew Hispanic Center, 2010).

— In Illinois, 27% of Hispanic eligible voters have not obtained a high school diploma, compared to 20% of Non-Hispanic Black eligible voters and 9% of Non-Hispanic White eligible voters (Pew Hispanic Center, 2010).

To book an interview with HLN Executive Director Jennifer Sevilla Korn, please contact Lisette Garcia at 202-370-3454 or via e-mail at


Jennifer S. Korn is Executive Director of the Hispanic Leadership Network. Ms. Korn has eighteen years of experience as a conservative strategist. Previously, Ms. Korn served in the George W. Bush Administration as Director of Hispanic and Women’s Affairs in the White House, as well as Senior Advisor to the Attorney General at the U.S. Department of Justice. Prior to her public service, Ms. Korn was National Hispanic Director and Southwest Coalitions Director on President Bush’s 2004 re-election campaign. As such, she developed and supervised the implementation of the strategy that resulted in President Bush receiving 44% of the Hispanic vote. Ms. Korn was born in East Los Angeles and is the first in her family to attend college. She is a military spouse.


The Hispanic Leadership Network is an advocacy action group focused on engaging the Hispanic community on center-right policies based on the principles of freedom, limited government and individual empowerment. HLN serves as a home for center-right Hispanic advocates across the country whose goal is to restore opportunity and prosperity in America.

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Top Ten Facts about Hispanics in Illinois