HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH
September 15 - October 15, 2016
 
Mes de la Herencia Hispana


Hispanic Heritage Month Theme
 
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FUN FACTS

Population

55 million

The Hispanic population of the United States as of July 1, 2014, making people of Hispanic origin the nation's largest ethnic or race minority. Hispanics constituted 17 percent of the nation's total population. In addition, there are 3.7 million residents of Puerto Rico, a U.S. territory.
Source: 2014 Population Estimates

2.1%

Percentage increase in the Hispanic population between 2013 and 2014.
Source: 2014 Population Estimates National Characteristics: Population by Sex, Race, and Hispanic origin

119 million

The projected Hispanic population of the United States in 2060. According to this projection, the Hispanic population will constitute 28.6 percent of the nation's population by that date.
Source: Population Projections 

35.3 million

The number of Hispanics counted during the 2000 Census.
Source: The Hispanic Population: 2010

22.4 million

The nation's Hispanic population during the 1990 Census.
Source: The Hispanic Population: 2000

2nd

Ranking of the size of the U.S. Hispanic population worldwide, as of 2010. Only Mexico (120 million) had a larger Hispanic population than the United States (55 million).
Source: International Data Base 

64%

The percentage of Hispanic-origin people in the United States who were of Mexican background in 2013. Another 9.5 percent were of Puerto Rican background, 3.7 percent Cuban, 3.7 percent Salvadoran, 3.3 percent Dominican and 2.4 percent Guatemalan. The remainder was of some other Central American, South American or other Hispanic or Latino origin.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2013 American Community Survey: Table B03001


States and Counties

15 million

The Hispanic population of California.  This is the largest Hispanic population of any state.  Also 2014 estimates show Los Angeles having the largest Hispanic population of any state with 4.9 million.
Source: 2014 Population Estimates

16

The number of states with at least a half-million Hispanic residents as of 2014 — Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia and Washington.  Eight states have over a million Hispanic residents.
Source: American FactFinder: United States DP-1 

47.3 

The percentage of New Mexico's population that was Hispanic in 2013, the highest of any state. Hispanics also made up at least one-fifth of the population in California and Texas, at 38 percent each, followed by Arizona (30 percent), Nevada (27 percent), Florida (22 percent) and Colorado (21 percent). New Mexico had 953,403 Hispanics.
Source: American FactFinder: United States DP-1

73.3 

Percentage of Hispanics 5 and older sho spoke Spanish at home in 2013.
Source:  US Census Bureau, 2013 American Community Survey, Table B16006


Business

Source for statements in this section: Census Bureau News Release

2.3 Million

The number of Hispanic-owned businesses in 2007, up 43.6 percent from 2002.

$350.7 billion

Receipts generated by Hispanic-owned businesses in 2007, up 58 percent from 2002.

23.7%

The percentage of businesses in New Mexico in 2007 that were Hispanic-owned, which led all states. Florida (22.4 percent) and Texas (20.7 percent) were runners-up.


Serving our Country

8.4%

The percentage of voters in the 2012 presidential election who were Hispanic. 
Source:
  The Diversifying Electorate - Voting Rates by Race and Hispanic Origin in 2012, Table 3


1.2 million

The number of Hispanics or Latinos 18 and older who are veterans of the U.S. armed forces.
Source:
U.S. Census Bureau, 2013 American Community Survey: Table B21001I

[Source: U.S. Census Bureau]

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