September 15 - October 15, 2014
Mes de la Herencia Hispana

Hispanic Heritage Month Theme

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"Hispanics: A legacy of history, a present of action and a future of success"



53 million

The Hispanic population of the United States as of July 1, 2012, 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: American FactFinder: United States factfinder2.census.gov and www.census.gov/prod/cen2010/briefs/c2010br-04.pdf


Percentage increase in the Hispanic population between 2011 and 2012.
Source: 2012 Population Estimates National Characteristics: Population by Sex, Race, and Hispanic origin <http://www.census.gov/popest/data/national/asrh/2012/index.html>

128.8 million

The projected Hispanic population of the United States in 2060. According to this projection, the Hispanic population will constitute 31 percent of the nation's population by that date.
Source: Population Projections <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/population/cb08-123.html>

35.3 million

The number of Hispanics counted during the 2000 Census.
Source: The Hispanic Population: 2010 www.census.gov/prod/cen2010/briefs/c2010br-04.pdf>

22.4 million

The nation's Hispanic population during the 1990 Census.
Source: The Hispanic Population: 2000 www.census.gov/prod/2001pubs/c2kbr01-3.pdf>


Ranking of the size of the U.S. Hispanic population worldwide, as of 2010. Only Mexico (112 million) had a larger Hispanic population than the United States (50.5 million).
Source: International Data Base 


The percentage of Hispanic-origin people in the United States who were of Mexican background in 2011. Another 9.4 percent were of Puerto Rican background, 3.6 percent Cuban, 3.8 percent Salvadoran, 3.0 percent Dominican and 2.3 percent Guatemalan. The remainder was of some other Central American, South American or other Hispanic or Latino origin.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011 American Community Survey: Table B03001 <http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?fpt=table>

States and Counties

14 million

The population of the Hispanic-origin population that lived in California in 2010, up from 11 million in 2000.
Source: American FactFinder: California DP-1 http://factfinder2.census.gov


The number of states with at least a half-million Hispanic residents — Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia and Washington.
Source: American FactFinder: United States DP-1 http://factfinder2.census.gov


The percentage of New Mexico's population that was Hispanic in 2010, 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 www.factfinder2.census.gov/


Number of states in which Hispanics were the largest minority group. 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: United States DP-1 www.factfinder2.census.gov


Source for statements in this section: Census Bureau News Release: www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/economic_census/cb10-107.html

2.3 Million

The number of Hispanic-owned businesses in 2007, up 43.7 percent from 2002.

$345.2 billion

Receipts generated by Hispanic-owned businesses in 2007, up 55.5 percent from 2002.


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

1.1 million

The number of Hispanics or Latinos 18 and older who are veterans of the U.S. armed forces.
U.S. Census Bureau, 2009 American Community Survey: Table B21001I www.census.gov/acs/www/
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