National Hispanic Heritage Month – Facts

ECU Communications (ECU) is proud of our work to recruit census takers and other personnel for the 2020 U.S. Census. And with National Hispanic Heritage Month upon us, we’re digging into fresh some Census data to help measure the growth and influence of Hispanics. (Source: U.S. 2020 Decennial Census.)

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18.7%: The Hispanic share of the U.S. population as of April 1, 2020, making people of Hispanic origin the nation’s second largest racial or ethnic group. (The Hispanic population grew 2.4 percentage points over the decade from 16.3% in 2010). 25.7%: The share of children under the age of 18 who were of Hispanic origin as of April 1, 2020, up from 23.1% in 2010. 38.8%: The percentage of the total voting age Hispanic population that voted in the November 2020 election. 2: The number of states where the Hispanic population made up the largest racial or ethnic group as of April 1, 2020: New Mexico where the Hispanic population accounted for 47.7%, up from 46.3% in 2010. And California, where the Hispanic population was 39.4%, up from 37.6% of the state’s population a decade earlier.


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