But change is on the way. The Salvadoran community in the U.S. is growing at a more robust rate (33%) compared to the Cuban community (17%). Due to this growth surge Salvadorans may soon replace Cubans as the #3 U.S. Hispanic group.
In Los Angeles we are experiencing this growth directly. In the summer of 2012 the city of Los Angeles declared a section of Vermont Ave as the "El Salvador Community Corridor", the first designated Salvadoran neighborhood in the city.
There are some parallels between the Salvadoran and Cuban experience in the U.S. In the 80's many Salvadorans fled the violent civil war in their country as refugees and settled in the U.S., with many arriving to the Los Angeles area.