This report examines the Hispanic population of the United States by its 14 largest origin groups. The data for this report are derived from the 2013 American Community Survey (1% IPUMS), which provides detailed geographic, demographic and economic characteristics for each group. Accompanying this report are statistical profiles of the 14 largest Hispanic origin groups—Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, Salvadorans, Cubans, Dominicans, Guatemalans, Colombians, Spaniards, Hondurans, Ecuadorians, Peruvians, Argentineans, Nicaraguans and Venezuelans. Also accompanying this report is an interactive graphic analyzing and ranking these groups on several of the characteristics featured in the profiles.
The report was written by Gustavo López, research assistant, and Eileen Patten, research analyst. The authors thank Mark Hugo Lopez, director of Hispanic research; Jeffrey Passel, senior demographer; and Claudia Deane, vice president of research, for editorial guidance. The statistical profiles were compiled by Gustavo López. Michael Keegan provided graphics support. Anna Brown, research assistant, number-checked the report. Marcia Kramer was the copy editor. Find related reports online at pewresearch.org/Hispanic.