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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 Lynn, Nahant, and Saugus. This report is prepared for the 2010 Statewide Latino Public Policy Conference organized by UMass Boston’s Mauricio Gastón Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy. It is part of larger series that covers fourteen cities, or clusters of cities, in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Each report analyzes data from the 2008 American Community Survey (ACS) conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau. The ACS’s smallest geographic area is a Public Use Microdata Area (PUMA) consisting of a minimum census population of 100,000. In the PUMA for these cities, Lynn accounted for three-quarters of its population (75.0%) in the 2000 Census, while Nahant accounted for 3.1% and Saugus 22.0%. The great majority of the Latino population of this PUMA lived in Lynn in 2000 (98.7%), while 1.1% lived in Saugus and 0.2 % lived in Nahant. Thus, although the Latino population in the Lynn-Nahant-Saugus population will be attributed to Lynn throughout this report, the data referenced does include the smaller Latino populations in Nahant and Saugus as well.



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