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Mariachi Month - Market Value and Impact
By Jordan Wagner
4/4/2011 12:49:00 PM


  • Hispanic population in the United States is growing more than any other group
  • In 2000, there were 32.5 million Hispanics in the United States, comprising 12 percent of the population
  • Between 1990 and 2000, this population increased by 10 million, accounting for 38 percent of the overall population growth in the United States
  • Hispanics will account for 51 percent of the United States population growth between 2000 and 2050
  • By 2050, Hispanics will comprise 25 percent of the United States population and will number 98 million
  • Hispanics are currently the largest minority group in the United States
  • By 2020, more than one in five children under the age of 18 will be of Hispanic origin due to immigration and birth rates


  • Sixty-five percent of all Hispanic students live in large cities, or the "urban fringe"
  • Hispanic students comprise 25 percent or more of students in Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, and Texas
  • In 2000, the dropout rate for Hispanics was 28 percent compared to seven percent for Whites and 13 percent for African Americans; in 2005, 52 percent of Hispanic males graduated on time from high school compared to 74 percent of White males
  • In 2000, only 64 percent of Hispanic youth had completed high school compared to 92 percent of Whites and 84 percent of African Americans
  • In 2009, the high school graduation rate for Latinos was 61 percent vs. 90 percent for Asians, 81 percent for Whites, and 59 percent for African Americans


  • Funding for Title III for ELL programs is slated to increase from $20 million to $800 million in the proposed 2011 budget

Tags: Mariachi Month, Hispanic Arts Education, Arts Education, Music Education, Hispanic Music Education, Importance of Education, Importance of Music Education, Importance of Arts Education, Mariachi
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