Introducing a new way to navigate by topics. Access the latest news, data, publications and more around topics of interest.
Our population statistics cover age, sex, race, Hispanic origin, migration, ancestry, language use, veterans, as well as population estimates and projections.
This section provides information on a range of educational topics, from educational attainment and school enrollment to school districts, costs and financing.
We measure the state of the nations workforce, including employment and unemployment levels, weeks and hours worked, occupations, and commuting.
Our statistics highlight trends in household and family composition, describe characteristics of the residents of housing units, and show how they are related.
Health statistics on insurance coverage, disability, fertility and other health issues are increasingly important in measuring the nation's overall well-being.
We measure the housing and construction industry, track homeownership rates, and produce statistics on the physical and financial characteristics of our homes.
The U.S. Census Bureau is the official source for U.S. export and import statistics and regulations governing the reporting of exports from the U.S.
The U.S. Census Bureau provides data for the Federal, state and local governments as well as voting, redistricting, apportionment and congressional affairs.
Search an alphabetical index of keywords and phrases to access Census Bureau statistics, publications, products, services, data, and data tools.
Geography provides the framework for Census Bureau survey design, sample selection, data collection, tabulation, and dissemination.
Geography is central to the work of the Bureau, providing the framework for survey design, sample selection, data collection, tabulation, and dissemination.
Find resources on how to use geographic data and products with statistical data, educational blog postings, and presentations.
The Geographic Support System Initiative will integrate improved address coverage, spatial feature updates, and enhanced quality assessment and measurement.
Work with interactive mapping tools from across the Census Bureau.
Find geographic data and products such as Shapefiles, KMLs, TIGERweb, boundary files, geographic relationship files, and reference and thematic maps.
Metropolitan and micropolitan areas are geographic entities used by Federal statistical agencies in collecting, tabulating, and publishing Federal statistics.
Find information about specific partnership programs and learn more about our partnerships with other organizations.
Definitions of geographic terms, why geographic areas are defined, and how the Census Bureau defines geographic areas.
We conduct research on geographic topics such as how to define geographic areas and how geography changes over time.
Visit our library of Census Bureau multimedia files. Collection formats include audio, video, mobile apps, images, and publications.
Official audio files from the Census Bureau, including "Profile America," a daily series of bite-sized statistics, placing current data in a historical context.
Infographics include information on the Census Bureau's history of data collection, our nation's veterans and the American Community Survey.
Stock photos that illustrate official Census Bureau operations and activities.
Read briefs and reports from Census Bureau experts.
Watch Census Bureau vignettes, testimonials, and video files.
Read research analyses from Census Bureau experts.
Access data through products and tools including data visualizations, mobile apps, interactive web apps and other software.
Developer portal to access services and documentation for the Census Bureau's APIs.
Explore Census Bureau data on your mobile device with interactive tools.
Find a multitude of DVDs, CDs and publications in print by topic.
These external sites provide more data.
Download extraction tools to help you get the in-depth data you need.
Learn more about our data from this collection of e-tutorials, presentations, webinars and other training materials. Sign up for training sessions.
Explore Census data with interactive visualizations covering a broad range of topics.
Learn how we serve the public as the most reliable source of data about the nation's people and economy.
Information about the U.S. Census Bureau.
Information about what we do at the U.S. Census Bureau.
Our researchers explore innovative ways to conduct surveys, increase respondent participation, reduce costs, and improve accuracy.
Our surveys provide periodic and comprehensive statistics about the nation, critical for government programs, policies, and decisionmaking.
Learn about other opportunities to collaborate with us.
Explore the rich historical background of an organization with roots almost as old as the nation.
Explore prospective positions available at the U.S. Census Bureau.
Information about the current field vacancies available at the U.S. Census Bureau Regional Offices.
Discover the latest in Census Bureau data releases, reports, and events.
The Census Bureau's Director writes on how we measure America's people, places and economy.
Find interesting and quirky statistics regarding national celebrations and major events.
Profile America is a daily, 60-second feature that uses interesting vignettes for that day to highlight information collected by the Census Bureau.
Find media toolkits, advisories, and all the latest Census news.
See what's coming up in releases and reports.
Hispanics owned 1.6 million nonfarm U.S. businesses in 2002, employing 1.5 million persons and generating $222.0 billion in business revenues. These Hispanic-owned firms accounted for 6.8 percent of all nonfarm businesses in the United States, 1.4 percent of their employment and 1.0 percent of their receipts.
The 2002 Survey of Business Owners (SBO) defines Hispanic-owned businesses as firms in which Hispanics own 51 percent or more of the stock or equity of the business. The data in this report were collected as part of the 2002 Economic Census from a large sample of all nonfarm businesses filing 2002 tax forms as individual proprietorships, partnerships, or any type of corporation, and with receipts of $1,000 or more.
Table A [xls, 20K] shows the number of firms and revenue for all U.S. businesses in 2002 by detailed Hispanic or Latino origin.
In 2002, 42.6 percent of Hispanic-owned firms operated in construction, administrative and support and waste management and remediation services and other services, such as personal services, and repair and maintenance, where they owned 9.5 percent of all such businesses in the U.S.
Retail and wholesale trade accounted for 35.9 percent of Hispanic-owned business revenue. Table B [xls, 18K] shows the industries accounting for the largest receipts for Hispanic-owned firms.
California had the most Hispanic-owned firms at 427,678 or 27.2 percent, with receipts of $57.2 billion or 25.8 percent. Texas was second with 319,340 or 20.3 percent, and with receipts of more than $42.2 billion or 19.0 percent. Florida was third in number of firms with 266,688 or 17.0 percent, and in receipts with $40.9 billion or 18.4 percent. New York accounted for 10.4 percent of all Hispanic-owned firms, and 5.6 percent of receipts.
Table C [xls, 19K] shows that 73 percent of businesses owned by Mexicans, Mexican Americans, or Chicanos were located in either California or Texas. Over 51 percent of Puerto Rican-owned firms were located in New York or Florida. Florida had the highest concentration (75 percent) of Cuban-owned businesses. Other Spanish, Hispanic, and Latino-owned firms were heavily concentrated in four states: California (22 percent), New York (19 percent), Florida (18 percent) and Texas (12 percent). Table D [xls, 20K], Table E [xls, 19K], and Table F [xls, 20K], respectively, show the twelve combined statistical areas, three counties, and eight cities with the largest number of Hispanic-owned firms and compare the firms and receipts for both counties and cities with the numbers in their corresponding states.
Hispanic-owned firms with paid employees accounted for 12.7 percent of the total number of Hispanic-owned firms and 80.9 percent of gross receipts. There were 1,508 firms with 100 employees or more which accounted for $42.0 billion in gross receipts (23.4 percent of the total receipts of Hispanic-owned employer firms).
There were 29,168 Hispanic-owned firms with receipts of $1 million or more. These firms accounted for 1.9 percent of the total number of Hispanic-owned businesses and 62.5 percent of their total receipts.
Table G [xls, 22K] provides a comparison of the 2002 and 1997 published data for Hispanic-owned firms and all U.S. firms. The table shows that when compared to all U.S. businesses, excluding publicly held corporations and firms for which Hispanic or Latino ownership is indeterminate, Hispanic-owned firms accounted for 7.0 percent of firms, 2.8 percent of employees and 2.5 percent of receipts.
The kind-of-business data for 2002 for Hispanic-owned firms are not comparable to 1997 due to the transition from the 1987 Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) system to the 2002 North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). Additional changes affecting data comparability are discussed in detail in Methodology, in the section titled "Comparability of the 2002 and 1997 SBO Data."