You might not rock out at SXSW Interactive quite as much as you would at SXSW Music, but there are still a lot of parties to party at and lounges to lounge in.
For the second year in a row, Social Revolución — the official Latino event at Interactive — is throwing a big fiesta this Tuesday. What for? To celebrate online Latinos influencing cultural shifts and trends. One of the organizers is Armando Rayo — known locally as the taco guy. He’s featured in this KERA radio story about creating content online that speaks to Latinos in Texas.
There are over nine million Hispanic-Americans in Texas — approximately 38% of the state’s total population. Here are a few more facts about Texas’ Hispanic-American population. After you digest this information, get on over to the fiesta in East Austin.
- Texas has the 2nd largest Hispanic population in the nation.
- Dallas County is the largest and most racially and ethnically diverse county in the North Central Texas region. The dominant group in Dallas County is the Hispanic population, which is larger both in terms of absolute number and percentages than in any other North Central Texas county.
- There are 3.8 million eligible Hispanic voters in Texas, which constitute 25% of all eligible voters in the state.
- Texas has the 3rd largest share of Hispanic-owned businesses in the nation. Nearly 21% of businesses in the state are Hispanic-owned.