The Hispanic population living in the United States is now growing at the slowest pace on record, according to a recent report. The Pew Research Center found that the Hispanic population has a growing rate of 2.1 percent, less than half of the level recorded 50 years ago. In the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s, Hispanics grew by an annually average rate of 5 percent and were driving much of the U.S. population growth. Since 2000, Hispanics accounted for 54 percent of the growth.
From 2000 to 2007, the share of U.S. counties with at least 1,000 Hispanics grew from 27 percent to 38 percent, but since then, it has grown only 4 percent. The report also found that the only areas where the number of Hispanics decreased from 2007 to 2914 were in southern Colorado, northern New Mexico, and western Texas.
With 55 million individuals, Hispanics now account for 17.4 percent of the overall U.S. population. California is home to about 15 million people, Texas has 10.4 million people, Florida, 4.8 million, New York, 3.7 million, and about 2.2 million Hispanics are living in Illinois. In terms of percentage, New Mexico has the largest share of Hispanics, 48 percent of the state’s population. In California and Texas, 39 percent are Hispanics, in Arizona, 31 percent, and in Nevada, 28 percent.
Build your new life in the U.S.