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Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Census releases 2012 Hispanic Heritage Month "Facts for Features"

The U.S. Census released its annual Facts for Features on Hispanics for Hispanic Heritage Month.  Read it here.  Some of the highlights:

52.0 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 percent of the nation's total population. In addition, there are 3.7 million residents of Puerto Rico, a U.S. territory.
Source: 2011 Population

1.3 million

Number of Hispanics added to the nation's population between July 1, 2010, and July 1, 2011. This number is more than half of the approximately 2.3 million added to the nation's population during this period.
Source: 2011 Population Estimates
National Characteristics: Population by Sex, Race, and Hispanic origin

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

37.0 million

The number of U.S. residents 5 and older who spoke Spanish at home in 2010. Those who hablan español constituted 12.8 percent of U.S. residents 5 and older. More than half of these Spanish speakers spoke English “very well.”
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2010 American Community Survey: Table B16001

17.3 million

The number of U.S. residents 5 and older who spoke Spanish at home in 1990.
Source: Language Use in the United States: 2007

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