As of 12/4/2014
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Source: For 1960 and 1970, see Passel and Cohn’s 2008 population projections. For 1980-2000, Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. Decennial Census data. For 2005-2011 American Community Survey (IPUMS).
Nearly 52 million Hispanics lived in the U.S. in 2011, accounting for 17% of the U.S. population, up from 13% in 2000. With a median age of 27, Hispanics are the nation’s youngest major racial or ethnic group and two-thirds of all Hispanics are of Mexican origin. The share of the nation’s Hispanics who are U.S.-born has been on the rise over the past decade. Nearly a quarter of all births nationwide last year were to Hispanic women. Read more