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8

The number of states that have a population of one million or more Hispanic residents — Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, New Jersey, New York and Texas.

Source: 2011 Population Estimates: State Characteristics: Population by Race and Hispanic Origin 

Florida                                

The state with the highest median age, 34, for the Hispanic population.

Source: 2011 Population Estimates State Characteristics: Median Age by Race and Hispanic Origin

14.4 million                                          

The estimated population for those of Hispanic origin in California as of July 1, 2011.

Source: 2011 Population Estimates State Characteristics: Population by Sex, Race, and Hispanic Origin

More than 50%

The percent of the U.S. Hispanic population that live in California, Florida and Texas as of July 1, 2011.

Source: 2011 Population Estimates State Characteristics: Population by Race and Hispanic Origin

46.7%  

The percentage of New Mexico’s population that was Hispanic as of July 1, 2011 – the highest of any state.  

Source: 2011 Population Estimates State Characteristics: Population by Race and Hispanic Origin

147.9%

The percentage increase in the Hispanic population in South Carolina between April 1, 2000, and April 1, 2010 – the highest of any state. Alabama had the second highest increase, with 144.8 percent.

Source: The Hispanic Population: 2010 

4.7 million

The Hispanic population of Los Angeles County, California, in 2010. This is the highest of any county in the U.S.

Source: The Hispanic Population: 2010

97%

Proportion of the population of East Los Angeles, California, that was Hispanic as of 2010. This is the highest proportion for any place outside the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico with 100,000 or more total population.

Source: The Hispanic Population: 2010 

82

Number of the nation’s 3,143 counties that had Hispanic population majorities.

Source: The Hispanic Population: 2010

1 in 4

The amount of U.S. counties in which Hispanics doubled their population since 2000.

Source: The Hispanic Population: 2010

25

Number of states in which Hispanics were the largest minority group. These states were Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington and Wyoming.

Source: American FactFinder: United States DP-1

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