Hispanic Leadership Association of New Jersey, Inc.   


Strengthening Diversity and Leadership: A Partnership of Hope
There are approximately 1.9 million Hispanics in New Jersey

As the state's premier Hispanic gathering, our annual summit attracts more than 550 participants including top governments, business, labor, community, and professional leaders for a day filled with renowned speakers, essential workshops, symposium, cultural celebration, and exciting entertainment at the Gala. 

As Hispanic Americans, we have compassion and commitment to life, family, and helping our neighbors grow in the State of New Jersey. As Hispanics, we strive for a more decent future for our children and grandchildren.

Our goal is providing scholarships to our students in higher education. This Fall semester, five first-year students entering Rowan University will receive a $1,000 scholarship towards tuition. This all-day summit also provides various organizations, agencies, and company access to exposure to the Hispanic market, branding, and excellent networking. It is a unique opportunity to continue to be heard and understood by government representatives, CEOs of corporations, and non-profits so we can continue growing as a community. 

Top 10 Facts about Hispanics in New Jersey

• New Jersey’s Hispanic population is 1,555,144, or approximately 18% of the state’s total population (U.S. Census Bureau, 2010).

• From 2000 to 2010, New Jersey’s Hispanic population grew by an estimated 39% (U.S. Census Bureau, 2010).

• There are 645,000 Hispanic eligible voters in New Jersey, the seventh-largest Hispanic eligible voter population nationwide, which constitute 11% of all eligible voters in the state (Pew Hispanic Center, 2010).

• Among the Hispanic population in New Jersey, 55% are native-born while 45% are foreign-born (Pew Hispanic Center, 2010).

• The median age for Hispanics in New Jersey is 30, whereas the median age of Non-Hispanic Whites is 44 (Pew Hispanic Center, 2010).

• In New Jersey, 30% of Hispanics do not have health insurance, whereas 8% of Non-Hispanic Whites do not have health insurance (Pew Hispanic Center, 2010).

• In New Jersey, the 2011 annual average for Hispanic unemployment was 11.3% (U.S. Department of Labor, 2012).

• In New Jersey, 53% of Hispanics live in owner-occupied homes (Pew Hispanic Center, 2010).

• The median income of Hispanics 16 years of age and older is $23,500 in New Jersey, compared to $43,000 for Non-Hispanic Whites in the same age group (Pew Hispanic Center, 2010).

• Nearly 60% of Hispanics in New Jersey have received a high school diploma and some college education (Pew Hispanic Center, 2010).

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