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2016-2020 American Community Survey 5-year estimates are now available, including the Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) Files and Variance Replicate Estimate (VRE) Tables.

graphical representation of ethnicity of the population

We ask a question about whether a person is of Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin to create statistics about this ethnic group.

Local, state, tribal, and federal programs use these data, and they are critical factors in the basic research behind numerous policies, particularly for civil rights. Data on the Hispanic and non-Hispanic populations are used in planning and funding government programs that provide funds or services for specific groups.

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Question as it appears on the form

We ask one question about a person's Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin to better understand demographic characteristics.

Results from this question

We compile the results from this question to provide communities with important statistics about the Hispanic population and to present other estimates by Hispanic or Latino origin. You can see some of these published statistics here for the nation, states, and your community.

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Ethnicity data help communities:

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