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Among Latinos in Knox County, 67% are employed and 33% are actively searching for a job. In contrast, among whites 93% are employed, while 7.4% are unemployed. Median household income and per capita income in Knox County tend to be lower for Latinos compared to whites. Latinos are more likely than whites to finish high school but less likely to continue into higher education. In part, this may reflect that Latinos in Knox County do not have the support systems that would enable a path to higher education. Photo: José Àvalos, the owner of Mount Vernon restaurant Fiesta Mexicana, emigrated to the United States in his youth but has returned to Mexico several times to ensure his children are connected to their Mexican heritage. Credit: Patricia Mota '16.