September 15, 2021
During National Hispanic Heritage Month, which has been celebrated from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 since 1988, we honor the contributions of Hispanic Americans—the largest racial or ethnic minority group in America. These 12 facts offer a snapshot of Hispanic Americans as voters, workers, business owners, students, and believers, based on available data from the Pew Research Center, the Department of Education, and the U.S. Census Bureau.
That’s around 60 million Americans who identify as Hispanic or Latino. Learn more.
Texas follows with 40%. Learn more.
Puerto Rico follows, with 10% of Hispanic Americans of Puerto Rican heritage. Learn more.
This made Hispanic Americans the third-largest voting bloc, after Whites (72%) and Black Americans (11%). Learn more.
Overall, 11% of Americans lived in poverty in 2019. Learn more.
This amounts to 331,625 Hispanic-owned businesses nationwide. Learn more.
This is slightly higher than the total U.S. labor force participation rate (64%). The labor force includes people who are either working or actively looking for work. Learn more.
Overall, 6% of American children the same age lacked internet access at home. Learn more.
In comparison, 65% of all American adults identify as Christian. Learn more.
Whereas, 53% of all U.S. adults say the same. Learn more.
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Unemployment rate more than tripled in this group between February and April 2020