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We the People: Hispanics in the United States

Report Number CENSR-18
Roberto R. Ramirez

Abstract

This report provides a portrait of the Hispanic-origin population in the United States and discusses some of the Hispanic or Latino groups within this population at the national level.1 It is part of the Census 2000 Special Reports series that presents several demographic, social, and economic characteristics collected from Census 2000. 

Census 2000 measured 35.2 million Hispanics who accounted for 12.5 percent of the total population. This group experienced a 61 percent increase since 1990, when the Hispanic population stood at 21.9 million. During the same time period, the total population of the United States grew by 13 percent, from 248.7 million in 1990 to 281.4 million in 2000. Among Hispanic or Latino groups, Mexicans were the largest with 20.9 million, while Other Hispanics (5.5 million) and Puerto Ricans  (3.4 million) were second and third largest, respectively.

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The text of this report discusses data for the United States, including the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

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