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This report provides a descriptive snapshot of selected economic, social, educational, and demographic indicators pertaining to Latinos in the cities of Chelsea, Revere, and Winthrop. It reflects a commitment by UMass Boston’s Mauricio Gastón Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy to provide periodic updates on the growing Latino population in Massachusetts.

The report on Chelsea, Revere, and Winthrop is part of a larger series that covers fourteen other cities, or clusters of cities, in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Each report analyzes data from the 2010 American Community Survey (ACS) conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau. Data are analyzed by Public Use Microdata Area (PUMA), which consists of a minimum population of 100,000 and is the smallest geographic area publically available for individual-level analysis. According to the 2010 Census, Revere accounts for 49.6% of the population of the PUMA containing these cities, while Chelsea (33.7%) and Winthrop (16.8%) account for the remainder of the population. The majority of the Latino population live in Chelsea (61.5%), while 35.5% live in Revere and 3.0% in Winthrop.

Since ACS data is collected from a sample of the population, there is some variation associated with each population estimate. In the bar graphs in this report, the ‘I’ that accompanies each bar represents the confidence interval for that estimate; we expect that another sample would generate an estimate within this interval 95% of the time.

In this series, Latinos are compared to non-Latino whites, non-Latino blacks, and Asians for selected demographic, economic, and social characteristics. The number of ethno-racial groups included in a particular analysis may vary; each ethno-racial group is included in the analysis only when the observed sample size is large enough to produce reliable population estimates. In this report, Latinos are compared to non-Latino whites due to small sample sizes for the other ethno-racial groups.

Chelsea, Revere, and Winthrop are home to an estimated 42,315 Latinos, who make up 41.6% of these cities’ population. Whites constitute the largest ethnoracial group (48.9%), while blacks account for 4.0% and Asians for 2.2%.



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