As an “emerging settlement” location, Baltimore hosts a diverse and rapidly growing immigrant community, primarily from Central America and Mexico. Compared to the general U.S. Latino population, Baltimore Latinos are more likely to be foreign born, undocumented, have low income, low educational attainment and limited English proficiency (LEP). Many immigrant families have mixed immigration status, i.e. some members of the family are U.S. citizens and some are not.
-Latin America is the most common region of birth for the foreign-born population in Baltimore City (41%). (ACS 2017).
-From 2010 to 2020, the Hispanic/Latino population (any race) increased by 77%, from 4.2% of the City’s population to 7.8%
Source: Baltimore City 2020 Census – Results Summary
Latino Family Advisory Board (LFAB) Baltimore Latinx Representation Example:
Our LFAB, El Consejo de Familias Latinas, is composed of 15 Latino Spanish-speaking immigrant members from the community whose children are or were patients at the Bayview Children’s Medical Practice. The LFAB members are dedicated to helping promote and create better health services to improve healthcare services at the CMP, the JHBMC and throughout Johns Hopkins Medicine. The LFAB provides a one demographic representation example of the Latinx community in Baltimore.
– Members’ countries of origin:
69% from Mexico
13% from Guatemala
6% from Honduras
6% from El Salvador
6% from Peru