The nation’s Hispanic student population reached several milestones in 2011, according to a Pew Hispanic Center analysis of newly available U.S. Census Bureau data.
Up to 1.7 million unauthorized immigrants ages 30 and under who arrived in the U.S. as children are eligible for a new Obama administration program that would shield them from deportation and enable them to apply for temporary but renewable work permits, according to updated estimates from the Pew Hispanic Center.
The Census wants to address the mismatch between Americans' identity and the current categories presented on their questionnaires.
Among the 50.7 million Hispanics in the United States, nearly two-thirds (65%), or 33 million, self-identify as being of Mexican origin, according to tabulations of the 2010 American Community Survey.
Browse detailed demographic and economic profiles of Hispanics in the United States by their countries of origin in 2010.
An estimated 972,000 Hispanics of Colombian origin resided in the United States in 2010.
An estimated 1.9 million Hispanics of Cuban origin resided in the United States in 2010.
An estimated 1.5 million Hispanics of Dominican origin resided in the United States in 2010.
An estimated 665,000 Hispanics of Ecuadorian origin resided in the United States in 2010.
An estimated 1.1 million Hispanics of Guatemalan origin resided in the United States in 2010.