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Voting

7%

The percentage of Hispanic voters in the 2010 congressional elections. This is the highest percentage of Hispanics for a non-presidential election. Hispanics comprised 6 percent of voters in 2006.

Source: News Release: Census Bureau Reports Hispanic Voter Turnout Reaches Record High for Congressional Election 

Serving our Country

1.2 million                                                  

The number of Hispanics or Latinos 18 and older who are veterans of the U.S. armed forces.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2010 American Community Survey; Table B21001I

Income, Poverty and Health Insurance

$37,759

The median income of U.S. Hispanic households in 2010.

Source: Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2010; Table A

26.6%

The poverty rate among U.S. Hispanics in 2010, up from 25.3 percent in 2009.                         

Source: Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2010; Table B

30.7%

The percentage of U.S. Hispanics who lacked health insurance in 2010, which is down from 31.6 percent in 2009.

Source: Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2010; Table C

Foreign-born

47.1%

Percent of the foreign-born U.S. population that was Hispanic in 2010.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2010 American Community Survey; Table S0501

Spanish Language

37 million

The number of U.S. residents 5 years old and above who spoke Spanish at home in 2010. Those who hablan español constituted 12.8 percent of U.S. residents 5 years old and above. More than half of these Spanish speakers spoke English “very well.”

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2010 American Community Survey; Table B16001

17.3 million

The number of U.S. residents 5 years old and above who spoke Spanish at home in 1990.

Source: Language Use in the United States: 2007

75.1%

Percentage of Hispanics in the U.S. 5 years old and above who spoke Spanish at home in 2010.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2010 American Community Survey; Table B16006 

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