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Two Reports on Nevada's Latino Population

Posted: June 20, 2013

Brookings Mountain West is pleased to publish two research papers that illuminate the growing importance of Nevada's Hispanic population in this emerging swing state. As the Intermountain West region continues to grow and diversify its population, political, business, and community leaders need to understand the changing demographic trends that make this "America's New Swing Region." Policy analysts are increasingly turning their attention to this region, and the Brookings Institution Press published series of presentations in this topic in a 2012 volume edited by Ruy Teixeira entitled America's New Swing Region: Changing Politics and Demographics in the Mountain West. In these two papers, UNLV political science professors David F. Damore and John P. Tuman, with assistance from UNLV alumnus Maria Flor Agreda, examine Nevada's emerging Latino population. "A Political Profile of Nevada’s Latino Population" http://www.unlv.edu/sites/default/files/24/BrookingsReport-ProfileNVLati... "Immigration and the Contours of Nevada’s Latino Population" http://www.unlv.edu/sites/default/files/24/BrookingsReport-ImmigrationAn...