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U.S. Hispanic/Latino Population

Here is data from the 2000 Census and 2010 Census for the Hispanic and Latino populations in the United States.

National origin Population, 2000 Percent Population, 2010 Percent
Total Hispanic/Latino population 35,305,818 100.0% 50,477,594 100.0%
Mexican 20,640,711 58.5 31,798,258 63
Puerto Rican 3,406,178 9.6 4,623,716 9.2
Cuban 1,241,685 3.5 1,785,547 3.5
Dominican (Dominican Republic) 764,945 2.2 1,414,703 2.8
Central American (excludes
  Mexican)
1,686,937 4.8 3,998,280 7.9
 Costa Rican 68,588 0.2 126,418 0.3
 Guatemalan 372,487 1.1 1,044,209 2.1
 Honduran 217,569 0.6 633,401 1.3
 Nicaraguan 177,684 0.5 348,202 0.7
 Panamanian 91,723 0.3 165,456 0.3
 Salvadoran 655,165 1.9 1,648,968 3.3
 Other Central American 103,721 0.3% 31,626 0.1%
South American 1,353,562 3.8 2,769,434 5.5
 Argentinean 100,864 0.3 224,952 0.4
 Bolivian 42,068 0.1 99,210 0.2
 Chilean 68,849 0.2 126,810 0.3
 Colombian 470,684 1.3 908,734 1.8
 Ecuadorian 260,559 0.7 564,631 1.1
 Paraguayan 8,769 (1) 20,023 (1)
 Peruvian 233,926 0.7 531,358 1.1
 Uruguayan 18,804 0.1 56,884 0.1
 Venezuelan 91,507 0.3 215,023 0.4
 Other South American 57,532 0.2 21,809 (1)
All other Hispanic or Latino 6,211,800 17.6 3,452,403 6.8
NOTE: Hispanics may be of any race.
1. Less than 0.1%.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000; Census 2010.

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