The following are stats about Latinos economic structure, population and spending empowerment in the South Side of Milwaukee and in the State of Wisconsin.
• Latinos made 59% of the total population of 85,254 in the South Side in 2012. (1)
• A city economic study reported that the South side households in the predominately Latino community located inside Postal Zip Code 53204 in Milwaukee spend more than $91 million annually in retail goods, according to the 2006 Department of City Development statistics. In one day, they spent approximately $249,315.06.
The biggest tax-generating base for the city comes solely from the South side that includes the 8th, 12th, 14th Aldermanic Districts.
In addition, businesses in the Southside where the predominantly Latino community resides in the 12th Aldermanic District have to pay a 5.6% sales tax for final sales and services, also revenues for the City of Milwaukee are generated by fees for licenses, service fees and city fines for violations as well as overnight parking violation fines.
Other beneficial revenue for the City of Milwaukee includes millions of dollars injected into the city economy through purchases of goods and services by Latinos whether having legal status or not. (2)
• In Milwaukee, over 850 Hispanic owned businesses generate more than $225 million in annual sales. It is abundantly clear that the immigration of Hispanics and undocumented immigrants to Southeastern Wisconsin is tied to a large degree to the available resources that Hispanics have in the area. (2)
• In Wisconsin, over 3,000 Hispanic owned businesses generate more than $800 million in annual sales creation of jobs and available employment resulting in population growth as well as business growth. (2)
• In 2015, undocumented immigrants paid over $80M in combine income tax and property tax in Wisconsin. (2)
• In Wisconsin, undocumented immigrants paid $21,7 million in personal income, $6.1 million in property taxes and $66.5 million in sale taxes in 2010 totaling at least $94.4M, according to the Institute for Taxation and Economic Policy study. (2)
• Latinos spent $28M in grocery store sales (1)
• Full service restaurants earned $13M (1)
• Latino music stores generated $3.4M (1)
• At least$2.8M was spent on non-English books and newspapers (1)
• An annual retail outside of the South Side by residents spent about $364M (1)
• $38M Clothing store sales and $5.1M in accessories (1)
• In 2012, the South Side Milwaukee County Supervisor 12th District had 70.1% of Hispanic population. (2)
• In the Milwaukee South Side 12th Aldermanic District, there is a 67.8% of Hispanic population from a total of 54K in total population. (2)
• In the Milwaukee South Side 8th Aldermanic District, there is a 62% of Hispanic population from a total of 54K in total population. (2)
• There are approximately 260,000 in population of Mexican origin in the state, which is 75% of the total Hispanic population in Wisconsin. (2)
• Wisconsin Hispanic population in the state grew by 74%, 336,056, an increase of 143,135 from 2000. (2)
• In 2013, the U.S. Census reported that Wisconsin had 6.34% of Hispanic population compared to 6.26% of the Afro-American population showing Latinos have become the fastest growing population in the state.
• The U.S. Census Bureau reported in March 2010, that the Wisconsin Hispanic population in the state grew by 74%, 336,056, an increase of 143,135 from 2000. Hispanics now account for 5.9 percent of Wisconsin’s total population.
The Hispanic population in Milwaukee County rose by 126,039 and the Dane County Hispanic population grew by 28,925.
The City of Milwaukee saw a increase of 40%, 103,107 in Hispanic population, and saw a loss of 6%, from 605,013 to 594,833 of population now residing in the city, according to the 2010 census. Compared to a census report in 2009, that the Hispanic population rose about 48%, 285,827 or 5.1% of the population in the state. Milwaukee County saw an increase of 39%, 114,238 or 12% of the population, Racine County saw a 35% increase, 20,262 in population. Waukesha saw a 42% increase of 13,458 in population. Ozaukee County saw a 58 % increase of 1,669 in population and in Washington County a 76% increase with 2,693 in population.
• U.S. Census officials reported, that 50.5 million Hispanics were counted in 2010, 16.3% of total U.S. population and a 43% growth since 2000.
• Undocumented immigrants paid $35B within 10 years to the Medicare Trust Fund even when they don’t qualify for benefits. (2)
• The Social Security Administration reported that in the Earning Suspense File has $1.3T in taxes in earn wages, which most of it was collected from undocumented immigrants. (The Atlantic)
• In 2014, Stephen Goss, the Chief Actuary of the Social Security Administration told Vice News that in the last decade, an estimated 11M undocumented immigrants reside in the U.S. and about 7M are unauthorized workers and 3.1M of those worked with fake or expired Social Security numbers and paid automatic payroll taxes to the federal government. In 2010, a $13B annual net contribution was made to the Social Security Trust Fund.
In the last ten years, unauthorized workers have paid an estimated $100B into the trust fund and most of the unauthorized workers will never benefit from their tax contributions later in life, according to Goss. (2)
• Hispanics including undocumented immigrants today have more than $2T economic spending power. (2)
(1) According to the 2015 revised City of Milwaukee South Side Area Plan
(2) Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA)
(3) Social Security Office of the Chief Actuary
Made possible by H. Nelson Goodson, Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA)
February 27, 2017