Why Cincy Cinco?
Why did we decide to produce this family-oriented festival?
Census Bureau data shows that the Hispanic population is now the largest minority nationally (at 50 million).
Based on the 2010 U.S. Census data, the Hispanic population in the 15-county Tristate region more than doubled from 24,630 to 55,120 in the last 10 years and accounted for almost 25% of the area’s population growth.
With that growth comes needs, some of which are unique, like language, and which the community-at-large has not had to deal with hitherto. At the same time, this is an opportunity for many in the community-at-large to learn about a new culture and people, and what they can contribute to the community as they have in many other parts of the country.
Net, in this environment, it serves both the total community as well as the local Latino community to proactively work to find ways to successfully bring in this group into our community. This project is one such step in that process.