Compare & Contrast Woman Hollering Creek by Sandra Cisneros

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Texas: According to 1995-96 U.S. Census Bureau statistics, 17 percent of all people living in the state subsist beneath the poverty threshold, which is defined as $16,036 for a family of four.

New Hampshire: According to the same statistics, 5.9 percent of all residents in this state live beneath the poverty line.

Texas: According to 1996 statistics, 2.5 million state residents speak Spanish, and 714,958 are defined as "linguistically isolated," meaning that they know little English.

Maine: According to the same statistics, 4,527 people in this state speak Spanish as their primary language.

Texas: The U.S. Census Bureau states that, according to 1996 statistics, nearly 25 percent of the state's residents speak Spanish.

California: The Census Bureau states that 30 percent of the state's residents speak Spanish-a total of 4 million people; 2 million of whom are identified as "linguistically isolated."

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