Sightline is working with University of Oregon Planning Professor Gerardo Sandoval to develop indicators of equity and sustainability for the Eugene-Springfield metro area, with special attention to the Latino community.

So, as part of our ongoing work on Cascadian demographics, I thought it worthwhile to see what recent Census numbers say about the distribution of Lane County’s Latino residents. (Last month, we conducted a state-by-state analysis of Latino residents in the Northwest.)

Here’s a rank-ordered view of the Lane County’s cities:

And here’s how Lane County’s demographics look when sliced by metropolitan area:


(“CCD” means “Census county division.” CCD’s are, basically, geographic areas that the US Census Bureau invents to provide information on clusters of people that don’t fall neatly along municipal or other boundaries.)

Finally, here’s a look at how Lane County’s Hispanic population breaks down.

As in most of the Northwest, the vast majority of people in Lane County who self-identify as Latino also identify themselves as having Mexican lineage.

Notes and methods: I used data from the US Census Bureau’s 2010 Census Summary File 1, “Table QT-P10:Hispanic or Latino by Type: 2010.” Data refer to residents who self-identify as “Hispanic or Latino (of any race).” In this post I’ve used the terms “Latino” and “Hispanic” interchangeably.