Hispanics by the Numbers: Population, State, Family, Business & More
For National Hispanic Heritage Month on Sept. 15-Oct. 15, 2012, here are some excellent stats from the National Institute for Latino Policy (NiLP).
Population: 52 million
The Hispanic population of the United States as of July 1, 2011, making people of Hispanic origin the nation’s largest ethnic or race minority. Hispanics constituted 16.7% of the nation’s total population. In addition, there are 3.7 million residents of Puerto Rico, a U.S. territory.
Source: 2011 Population Estimates
Projected Population: 132.8 million
The projected Hispanic population of the United States on July 1, 2050. According to this projection, Hispanics will constitute 30 percent of the nation’s population by that date.
Source: Population Projections
Number of States with 1 Million Latinos or More: 8
The number of states that have a population of 1 million or more Hispanic residents — Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, New Jersey, New York and Texas.
Source: 2011 Population Estimates State Characteristics
Number of States in which Hispanics Were Largest Minority Group: 25
These states were Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington and Wyoming.
Source: American FactFinder
Number of Hispanic-Owned U.S. Businesses: 2.3 million
The number of Hispanic-owned businesses in 2007, up 43.6 percent from 2002.
Source: Statistics for All U.S. Firms by Industry, Gender, Ethnicity, and Race for the U.S., States, Metro Areas, Counties, and Places: 2007
Number of Hispanic U.S. Family Households: 10.7 million
Percentage of Hispanic Married Couple Households: 63.1%
Percentage of Hispanic Married Couple Households with Children Under Age 18: 61.1%
Source: Families and Living Arrangements
Number of U.S. Residents Who Spoke Spanish at Home: 37 million
Those who hablan español constituted 12.8% of U.S. residents aged 5 and older. More than half of these Spanish speakers spoke English “very well.”
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
We at SaludToday hand-picked a few of the NiLP’s stats, but you can find a full list here.
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- Examining the ‘Latino Health Paradox’
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