Population

50.5 million

The Hispanic population of the United States as of April 1, 2010, making people of Hispanic origin the nation's largest ethnic or race minority. Hispanics constituted 16.3 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

43%

Percentage increase in the Hispanic population between April 1, 2000 and April 1, 2010, making Hispanics the fastest-growing minority group.
Source: The Hispanic Population: 2010 www.census.gov/prod/cen2010/briefs/c2010br-04.pdf and
www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/2010_census/cb11-cn146.html

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 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

2nd

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 www.census.gov/ipc/www/idbsum.html

63%

The percentage of Hispanic-origin people in the United States who were of Mexican background in 2010. Another 9.2 percent were of Puerto Rican background, 3.5 percent Cuban, 3.3 percent Salvadoran and 2.8 percent Dominican. The remainder was of some other Central American, South American or other Hispanic or Latino origin.
Source: The Hispanic Population: 2010 www.census.gov/prod/cen2010/briefs/c2010br-04.pdf

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

16

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

46.3

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/

25

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

Businesses

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.

23.6%

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.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2009 American Community Survey: Table B21001I www.census.gov/acs/www/