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Hispanics in the US Fast Facts

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Here’s a look at the Hispanic population in the United States, via the Census Bureau.


The Office of Management and Budget describes Hispanic or Latino ethnicity as “a person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin regardless of race.”

Hispanic people are the largest minority in the United States.

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There are 62,080,044 Hispanic people in the United States, comprising 18.7% of the population.

In 2020, Hispanics made up 11% of the electorate, compared to 8% in 2018 and 10% in 2016.

An estimated 41,757,391 US residents, or 13.5% of the population, speak Spanish at home.

An estimated 23,484,777 Spanish speakers also speak English “very well,” according to the 2019 Census survey. An additional 6,762,059 reported they speak English “well.”

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Of the 62,080,044 Hispanic people in the United States, the following is a breakdown of how they define their race:

  • Some Other Race alone: 26,225,882
  • Two or More Races: 20,299,960
  • White alone: 12,579,626
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone: 1,475,436
  • Black or African American alone: 1,163,862
  • Asian alone: 267,330
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone: 67,948

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