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Hispanic Ohio

latino hispanic festival dancers in colorful dresses
Rona Proudfoot
Alma de Mexico dancers at the Latino Fest, Lorain, OH, 2009

The U.S. Hispanic population numbers well over 60 million, representing more than 18% of the total population. In Ohio, the percentage is less, just 4%, but the number of Ohioans who identify as Hispanic has doubled since 2000 and has more than tripled in the last 50 years.

Hispanic residents also represent a strong voting block. With the midterms on the horizon, we’ll look at the competition for the Hispanic vote.


  • Aaron Zitner, Reporter & Editor, Wall Street Journal
  • Ezra Escudero, Director of Coalitions, Ohio, Americans for Prosperity
  • Joseph Mas, local attorney and Board Member Emeritus and Counsel for the Ohio Hispanic Coalition


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