Who is considered Hispanic in the U.S.? The most common approach to answering these questions is straightforward: Anyone who says they are. And nobody who says they aren’t.
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The U.S. Hispanic population is diverse. These nearly 60 million individuals trace their heritage to Spanish-speaking countries in Latin America and to Spain, each with distinct demographic and economic profiles. But as migration patterns from Latin America change, the origins of U.S. Hispanics are beginning to shift.
An estimated 421,000 Hispanics of Venezuelan origin lived in the United States in 2017, according to a Pew Research Center analysis.
An estimated 2.3 million Hispanics of Salvadoran origin resided in the United States in 2017, according to a Pew Research Center analysis.
An estimated 5.6 million Hispanics of Puerto Rican origin lived in the United States (excluding Puerto Rico) in 2017, according to a Pew Research Center analysis.
An estimated 679,000 Hispanics of Peruvian origin lived in the United States in 2017, according to a Pew Research Center analysis.