HISPANIC/LATINO PRESENCE IN THE UNITED STATES
What is Census 2010?
The U.S. Census counts every resident in the United States. It is mandated by Article I, Section 2 of the Constitution and takes place every 10 years.
Latinos/ Hispanics in 2000 vs. Latinos/Hispanics in 2010
- The Hispanic population increased from 35.3 million in 2000 when this group made up 13 percent of the total population.
- The Hispanic population increased by 15.2 million between 2000 and 2010, accounting for over half of the 27.3 million increase in the total population of the United States.2
What is the New United States of America?
- According to the 2010 Census, 308.7 million people resided in the United States on April 1, 2010, of which 50.5 million (or 16 percent) were of Hispanic or Latino origin2
Findings of the Census 2010
- Between 2000 and 2010, the Hispanic population grew by 43 percent, which was four times the growth in the total population at 10 percent
- More than half of the growth in the total population of the United States between 2000 and 2010 was due to the increase in the Hispanic population.
Where do Hispanics/Latinos live in the U.S.?
In 2010, 37.6 million, or 75 percent, of Hispanics lived in the eight states with Hispanic populations of one million or more (California, Texas, Florida, New York, Illinois, Arizona, New Jersey, and Colorado)2
In 2010, 41 percent of Hispanics lived in the West and 36 percent lived in the South. The Northeast and Midwest accounted for 14 percent and 9 percent, respectively, of the Hispanic population.2
Top states where Latino population has grown
According to the Census Bureau 2010, there has been an increasing population of Latinos in the following states:
- South Carolina
- North Carolina
- South Dakota