Hispanic Chamber plans program on Oklahoma's changing demographics

A presentation on Oklahoma's changing demographics is scheduled by the Greater Oklahoma City Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. The presentation will use U.S. Census data.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: July 7, 2012

A presentation examining U.S. Census data and the growth of the Hispanic population is scheduled for July 13 at the Metro Tech Springlake Campus.

The event will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and is organized by the Greater Oklahoma City Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Tickets are $15 for members and $20 for nonmembers. Corporate tables start at $250.

Speaker Angeles Ortega-Moore from the U.S. Census Bureau will discuss trends in Hispanic population growth and how the buying power of Hispanics has boomed in the past three decades.

The Hispanic population in the United States grew by 43 percent in the past decade, surpassing 50 million and accounting for about 1 out of 6 Americans, according to Census Bureau data. As a result of above-average population growth and improved earning power, the buying power of Hispanics exceeded $1 trillion in 2010.

For more information, contact the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce at 616-5031.

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