The area’s Hispanic population is growing in Door County and as you might imagine, a locally-based resource center is trying to keep up. According to the U.S. Census, the Hispanic population grew in Door County between census counts in 2010 and 2020 from 2.4 percent of the population to 3.8 percent. That represents approximately 350 new residents from areas like Mexico, Guatemala, and Nicaragua in a 10-year span and has only grown in the years since. Imelda Delchambre from the Hispanic Resource Center of Door and Kewaunee Counties says she has definitely seen an increase in assistance requests from families as they try to get adjusted to a new country while also finding work and a home. Delchambre is proud of the clients she serves and the work ethic they show trying to give their families a new lease on happiness in a different country let alone a different state.
September 15th to October 15th is known as National Hispanic-American Heritage Month, celebrating the contributions of the 63.7 million people of Hispanic descent who call the country home, including more than 408,000 in Wisconsin. You can contact the Hispanic Resource Center of Door and Kewaunee Counties to learn more about the services they provide and how you can support their efforts.