Latinos in the U.S.

In September, the U.S. Census Bureau released facts about the U.S.' Latino population in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month.

Following are some numbers regarding the Latino population in the U.S.:

  • 54 million: The number of Latinos in the U.S. as of July 1, 2013
  • 1.1 million: The number of Latinos added to the U.S. population between July 1, 2012, and July 1, 2013, which is nearly half the 2.3 million people added to the U.S. population during that time
  • 128.8 million: The projected Latino population in the U.S. in 2060
  • 64: The percentage of those of Latino origin in the U.S. who are of a Mexican background
  • 8: The number of states with a population of 1 million or more Latino residents—Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, New Jersey, New York and Texas
  • 55: The percentage of the Latino population that lives in California, Florida and Texas
  • 14.7 million: The Latino population of California—the largest of any state
  • 22: Number of states in which Latinos are the largest minority group
  • 73.9: The percentage of Latinos age 5 and older who spoke Spanish at home in 2012
  • $39,005: The median income of Latino households in 2012
  • 64: The percentage of Latinos 25 and older that had at least a high school education in 2012
  • 13.8: The percentage of the Latino population 25 and older with a bachelor's degree or higher in 2012
  • 8.4: The percentage of voters in the 2012 presidential election who were Latino
  • 1.2 million: The number of Latinos 18 and older who are veterans of the U.S. armed forces

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