Population of the City and Metropolitan Area
Orlando is the fourth most populous city in the State of Florida with almost 240 thousand inhabitants. It is the 79th city in population in the country. It is the county seat of Orange County.
Orange County and the Hispanic Population
Orange County, as reported by the 2010 Census Bureau, had 1,145 million inhabitants, of which 27% were Hispanic, higher than the state average of 23%.
The Hispanic Community continues to grow at very high rates. From one Census to another (2000 to 2010) the County’s total population grew by 28%, almost triple the national growth average (10%) and 10 points above the State growth, while the Hispanic Community did a 83%, 25 points above state growth and nearly double the national Hispanic growth median (43%).
The Hispanic Community and the University
Over time it is estimated that close to 5 million Hispanics have accessed college. Hispanic organizations trust through information and support with special programs that this figure will rise in the next 15 years in order to significantly reduce the gap that currently exists between the number of Hispanic students and the rest of the ethnic groups within the country.
The National Conference of State Legislatures
(NCLS) has reported that only 19% of Hispanic adults have earned college degrees, mostly compared to 42% of Whites and 26% of African Americans.
In the State of Florida, the figures are close, giving 32% of Hispanics with a college degree, narrowing the gap with whites who have 41%.
A report issued by the NCSL indicates that by 2018 it is estimated that 63% of jobs will require a university degree in order to access it.
Best Colleges for Hispanics
The Hispanic Bussines magazine has drawn up a list of the Universities that are more favorable for the Hispanic Community, to study medicine, based, among other things, on the number of Hispanics who are already pursuing careers in them, where adaptation is easier to develop studies effectively:
Health Insurance for the Hispanic Population
Taking into account that approximately 35% (1.489 million) of Hispanics in Florida did not have Health Insurance, we can see the field of action in which action can be taken to provide a greater service to this particular Community.