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Monday, July 19, 2010

Census Releases "Fast Facts" for upcoming Hispanic Heritage Month

More than 1 out of 2 people added to the U.S. population between 7/08 and 7/09 were Hispanic, according to the U.S. Census in its annual facts for features about Hispanics released for the upcoming Hispanic Heritage Month. Other data includes:

-- Population estimated at 48.4 million
-- Projected population of 132.8 by 2050
-- Average age 27.4 versus 36.8 compared to population as a whole
-- 2.3 million businesses in 2007, up 43.6% from 2002
-- 35 million residents 5 and over who speak Spanish at home
-- 47% foreign born, 53% U.S. born
-- 1.1 million veterans of the U.S. military

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