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Here are the Top 20 US Cities for Hispanic Entrepreneurs


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Hispanic and Latinos in America created businesses at 15 times the national rate in 2015.

Some cities in the Union have more fertile grounds for Hispanic entrepreneurs than others. Personal finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2016’s Best Cities for Hispanic Entrepreneurs. 

The analysis looked at 150 of the largest U.S. Cities based on 19 key metrics. The data ranged from income grown to share of Hispanic-owned businesses.

Here are the top 20 cities.

Top 20 Cities for Hispanic Entrepreneurs
1 Laredo, TX 11 Amarillo, TX
2 El Paso, TX 12 Plano, TX
3 Corpus Christi, TX 13 San Antonio, TX
4 Pembroke Pines, FL 14 Chesapeake, VA
5 Baton Rouge, LA 15 Miami, FL
6 Hialeah, FL 16 Irvine, CA
7 Brownsville, TX 17 Springfield, MO
8 Sioux Falls, SD 18 Grand Prairie, TX
9 Tulsa, OK 19 Mobile, AL
10 Oklahoma City, OK 20 Overland Park, KS

Comparing the Best & Worst:

  • Hialeah, Fla., has the highest percentage of Hispanic residents, 95.6 percent, which is 61 times higher than in Jackson, Miss., the city with the lowest, 1.6 percent.
  • Montgomery, Ala., has the lowest Hispanic unemployment rate, 3.88 percent, which is five times lower than in Detroit, the city with the highest, 20.86 percent.
  • Irvine, Calif., has the highest percentage of Hispanics with at least a bachelor’s degree, 53.09 percent, which is 10 times higher than in Detroit, the city with the lowest, 5.10 percent.
  • Detroit has the highest percentage of affordable housing for Hispanics, 68.23 percent, which is nine times higher than in New York, the city with the lowest, 7.43 percent.
  • Pembroke Pines, Fla., has the lowest Hispanic renter-to-owner ratio, 0.47, which is 12 times lower than in Worcester, Mass., the city with the highest, 5.54.

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Jeneba “JJ Ghatt”,is editor at Jenebapeaks.com, an online hub where she helps social media butterfly who empowers digital entrepreneurs and professionals to create great things online at her online learning platform Digital Publishing Academy.  She is an editor of tech blog Techyaya.com and founded the annual 200 Black Women to Follow On Twitter List. Read her bio, then get all of her online & digital biz startup advice and tools in one spot here!

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