Today, Hispanics are the third fastest-growing minority group behind individuals claiming two or more races. And much of their growth in the past decade-plus has been fueled by natural U.S. births.
With immigration taking center stage this election cycle and Hispanic Heritage Month in full swing, the personal-finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2016’s States with the Most Integrated Hispanics.
They found Alabama ranks among the middle of the pack — 22nd out of 50 states and the District of Columbia — when it comes to Hispanic integration.
In their analysis, WalletHub analysts compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia to measure how well Hispanics have adapted to mainstream American society relative to where they live across 17 key metrics ranging from “Hispanics’ English proficiency” to “educational attainment” to “homeownership rate.”
How Alabama ranked in the major categories analyzed:
- Cultural & Civic Integration: 51
- Educational Integration: 5
- Economic Integration: 24
Here’s how Alabama compares to the rest of the country: