This report provides a portrait of the changing profile of the Latino population in the Midwest. In light of the mission of the Julian Samora Research Institute, this report provides detailed information about a population which heretofore has been generally ignored. This document provides a historical context upon which we can continue to build our knowledge base regarding the socioeconomic conditions of Latinos in the region, and serves as a reference resource that provides a mechanism for the exchange of information and the development of public policy. In addition, this report could be used in classroom discussions of regional social issues and their varying impacts upon Latinos as well as Anglos and Blacks. The data contained herein provides a comprehensive picture of the Latino experience in a comparative perspective.