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Hispanics in the US Fast Facts


Here’s a look at the Hispanic population in the United States, via the Census Bureau.


The Office of Management and Budget describes Hispanic or Latino ethnicity as “a person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin regardless of race.”

Hispanic people are the largest minority in the United States. Only Mexico has a larger Hispanic population than the United States.

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In 2015, the Census Bureau projected that in 2060, Hispanic people will comprise 28.6% of the total population, with 119 million Hispanic individuals residing in the United States.

In 2018, Hispanics made up 8% of the electorate, compared to 10% in 2016.

There are an estimated 60,481,746 Hispanic people in the United States, comprising 18.4% of the population.

There are more than one million Hispanic residents in ten US states – Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, Florida, Illinois, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York and Texas.

An estimated 41,757,391 US residents, or 13.5% of the population, speak Spanish at home.

An estimated 23,484,777 Spanish speakers also speak English “very well,” according to the 2019 Census survey. An additional 6,762,059 reported they speak English “well.”

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Of the 60,481,746 Hispanic people in the United States, the following is a breakdown of how they define their race:

  • White alone: 39,686,000
  • Some other race alone: 15,513,283
  • Two or more races: 3,005,564
  • Black alone: 1,393,631
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone: 610,988
  • Asian alone: 209,070
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone: 63,210

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