Analysis: Afro Latinos have higher education rates but less financial success

Researchers analyzed data from the U.S. Census’ American Community Survey from 2015 to 2019 and found that:

  • 26% of Afro Latinas had a college degree by 2019, while 17.5% of other Latinas did.
  • A higher share of Afro Latino men also had a college degree compared to other Latinos.
  • Afro Latinos had higher or about the same rates of employment and labor force participation depending on gender, but lower markers of financial success. For example, the median household income for all other Latinos was $52,100, compared to $47,400 for Afro Latinos.
  • Afro Latinos had homeownership rates of 40%, versus 54% for other Latinos.

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