2010 U.S. Census: Hispanics in the United States
This year, the 2010 U.S. Census data showed that over the last decade the Latino population grew from 35.3 million to 50.5 million, accounting for more than half of the nation’s population growth. Latinos now make up 16% of the total U.S. population and 23% of the population under age 18.
Analysis of 2010 U.S. Census
Read these NCLR publications for an analysis of the 2010 U.S. Census and what it reveals about the Hispanic population in the United States:
- Nationwide Growth in the Latino Population is a Boon for the Country
- Toward a More Vibrant and Youthful Nation: Latino Children in the 2010 Census
- 2010 Census and the Latino Community Power Point Presentation
Mapping the Latino Population
The 2010 Census revealed that Latinos are a national presence, living in every region of the country and every type of community. To give you an idea of what the 2010 Census numbers mean for our country, NCLR has developed two interactive maps that show the growth in the overall Hispanic population and the Hispanic child and youth population.
Click on the links below to explore the interactive maps:
- Percentage of 2010 Population that is Hispanic in the United States
- Percentage of 2010 Youth Population (under Age 18) that is Hispanic in the United States
What Does Growth in the Hispanic Community Mean For Our Country?
Latinos have been a part of the United States since our country’s founding, and as one of the fastest-growing segments of the population, they will play a significant role in shaping our future. Growth in the Hispanic community is good for our country. Hispanics make up a young and vibrant group that contributes to our nation’s economy through hard work and entrepreneurship. They are active participants in our nation’s social and civic life as voters, members of the armed services, and community leaders. Through strong family ties and community service, Latinos are strengthening America.