It’s Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month, running from September 15 through October 15, celebrates the many contributions Hispanic Americans have made to American society and culture.
Many census tracts in the Rochester region have substantial percentages of the population identifying as Hispanic, both in urban and rural areas. In the RocHealthData map room, you can also see the percentages of those self-identifying as White Hispanic, Black Hispanic, and Asian Hispanic, as well as view those data by county, zip code, or congressional district.
October 12  is celebrated in many Spanish-speaking countries as Dia del la Raza (Day of the Race). This is a day of recognition and honor for the peoples, traditions, and cultures that were destroyed by European colonization.
While large, in-person celebrations are not being held, several local organizations are celebrating Hispanic heritage in safe and appropriately socially distanced ways.
Also in October…it’s not too late to be counted in the US Census. You may respond through the end of October. See local rates of response and more information here at RocHealthData.

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