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Latinx and Hispanic Communities and Heritage

Population Data

The United States Census collects data on its population every 10 years. According to the 2020 US Census data, individuals identifying as Hispanic or Latino/Latina make up 18.7% of the total US population, or just over 62 million people.

More information on how the Census uses the terms Hispanic and Latino.

The Census Bureau predicts that the Hispanic population to grow steadily to 111 million people by 2060:

us census chart showing decade by decade increase in hispanic population, projected to hit 111 million by 2060

And here is how the population is distributed in the country (lower 48 states shown):

Map of the United States with population densities of people with Hispanic heritage. The densest populations are along the southern US border with Mexico, the western states, and southern Florida.