InHernando de Soto undertook an extensive exploration of the present United States. Census Bureau equates the two terms and defines them as referring to anyone from Spain and the Spanish-speaking countries of the Americas.
Hispanic Heritage Sites U. The number of Hispanics who speak Spanish at home is at an all-time highthough growth is slowing.
View interactive charts and detailed tables on U. This definition is consistent with the 21st-century usage by the U. Meanwhile, the Mexican foreign born share And the share that is U.
You can help by adding to it. Hispanic population is drawn from an increasingly diverse mix of countries. This section needs expansion with: Whites had the highest median age — of 43 in — followed by Asians 36 and blacks Spanish explorers were pioneers in the territory of the present-day United States.
Among Hispanics, those born in the U. The foreign-born share has declined among U. Hispanics had a median age of 28 inup from 25 in But this share has declined in recent years as fewer migrants from Mexico arrive in the U.
At the same time, a record 35 million Hispanics ages 5 and older say they are English-proficient, up from 19 million in The terms "Hispanic" and "Latino" refer to an ethnicity ; people of this group may be of any race.
Among this group, 14 million Hispanics speak only English at home inup from 7 million in The slowing of Hispanic population growth is occurring as immigration to the U. California continues to have the largest Latino population among states, but Texas is seeing a faster growth rate.
Meanwhile, the share among non-Mexican origin groups However, between andthis number grew at an annual average of 1.
Under this definition, immigrants from Spain and immigrants from Latin America are both Latino.How the U.S. Hispanic population is changing By Antonio Flores The Latino population in the United States has reached nearly 58 million in and has been the principal driver of U.S.
demographic growth, accounting for half of national population growth since Statistical portrait of Hispanics in the United States.
By Antonio Flores. Key Charts; Current Data; Trend Data; Previous Years’ Data; There were million Hispanics in the United States inaccounting for % of the total U.S. population.
Inwith a population of million, Hispanics made up just % of the total U.S. population. Aug 29, · Hispanic origin can be viewed as the heritage, nationality, lineage, or country of birth of the person or the person’s parents or ancestors before arriving in the United States.
People who identify as Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish may be any race. Technically, the first significant influx of Latino immigrants to the U.S.
occurred during the California Gold Rush, or just after most of the modern boundary between the U.S.
and Mexico was established at the end of the U.S.-Mexican War (). Sep 20, · View CNN's Fast Facts on the Hispanic population in the United States and learn more about the largest minority in the country. Hispanic/Latinos overall are the second-largest ethnic group in the United States, after non-Hispanic whites (a group which, like Hispanics and Latinos, is composed of dozens of sub-groups of differing national origin).Download