The Montgomery County Department of Planning, Division of Research and Strategic Projects, released a report showing the growth of Hispanics in the county over the past 40 years.
The publication highlights the growth of the population, its economy, level of education and other statistics supported by the Census Bureau and American Community Survey for the year 2021.
According to the report, the Hispanic population accounts for 20.1% of the county’s population in 2021, with 211,512 people, up from only 3.9% and 22,790 people in 1980. This nine-fold increase was the fastest growth of any ethnic group in the county from 1980 to 2021. Hispanics have been the largest group among people of color since 2010.
However, this group continues to face challenges such as being less likely to own their homes, having a higher housing cost burden, earning lower incomes, and having a higher percentage of the population living below the poverty line [Montgomery Community Media].
Montgomery Parks Holiday BARKet
What better way to kick off the holiday season than with your furry friend? Join Montgomery Parks at their Holiday BARKet on Saturday November 18 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Cabin John Regional Park (7400 Tuckerman Lane, Bethesda). Capital Effect will play rock music at the amphitheater stage, owners can pose with their dogs and the Grinch, and enjoy food and beverage from a handful of local vendors.
Pet-related treats and gifts will also be available for purchase. Owners and their pets can stroll the Cabin John Trail or play at the Cabin John Regional Dog Park.
Learn more here!
Title Boxing Club in Rockville teams up with Suburban Hospital for breast cancer research, fundraising awareness
Suburban Hospital and Title Boxing Club joined forces to “Knock Out Breast Cancer” by hosting two boxing events and raising money for the hospital’s Patient Navigator Program.
Patient navigators help people with cancer by providing transportation, supplies, and education about diagnosis and treatment plans.
Dr. Pam Wright, medical director of the Suburban Hospital Breast Center, participated with patient navigators and former patients in the boxing event at the Title Boxing Club location in Rockville.
A second “Knock Out Breast Cancer” fund-raising event occurred at the Title Boxing Club in North Bethesda. [Patch]
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