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.
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The largest wave of immigration in history from a single country to the United States has come to a standstill.
This statistical profile of the foreign-born population is based on Pew Hispanic Center tabulations of the Census Bureau’s 2010 American Community Survey.
The U.S. population in 2010 included 39.9 million foreign-born residents. This estimate, the latest available for the foreign-born population, is 1.5 million, or 4%, higher than the survey’s 38.5 million estimate in 2009.
Births have surpassed immigration as the main driver of the dynamic growth in the nation's Mexican-American population. From 2000 to 2010, the Mexican-American population grew by 7.2 million as a result of births and 4.2 million as a result of new immigrant arrivals.
While Mexican-origin Hispanics are the largest Hispanic country-of-origin group nationally, in metropolitan areas of the East Coast, other groups are bigger.
Browse detailed demographic and economic profiles of Hispanics in the United States by their countries of origin.
An estimated 31.7 million Hispanics of Mexican origin resided in the United States in 2009, according to the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey.
An estimated 4.4 million Hispanics of Puerto Rican origin resided in the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia in 2009, according to the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey.