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Hispanics in the United States


Almost 100% of people I’ve seen in constructions are of Hispanic origin, there is almost always a Honduran, many Mexicans and it is not surprising that most have no documents. Talking about the issue with my instructor because of being interested on this, he has left me to investigate how many Hispanic there are in the United States to follow the culture shock that has this in the construction area.


Most constructions are done with Hispanics, apart from that, the impact that has on old neighborhoods the presence of these influences in the appreciation trends by immigrant’s invasion. After searching the Internet I found Pew Hispanic a page dedicated to maintain information related to Hispanic Immigration to the United States. It struck me the migration map, although it is built in flash, shows the growth that Hispanics had in the different districts in each State in four stages: 1980, 1990, 2000 and 2007.

The site has many more data than the apparent shown in their top menu, there are statistics, immigrants’ profiles, demographic studies by state and country of origin. I recommend it.

For example, if you want to know the countries with more Hispanics in the United States, including Spain, this is the result:

No. Country Population Percentage
1 Mexico 29,189,334 64.3
2 Puerto Rico 4,114,701 9.1
3 All other hispanics 2,880,536 6.3
4 Cuba 1,608,835 3.5
5 El Salvador 1,473,482 3.2
6 Dominican Republic 1,198,849 2.6
7 Guatemala 859,815 1.9
8 Colombia 797,195 1.8
9 Honduras 527,154 1.2
10 Ecuador 523,108 1.2
11 Peru 470,519 1.0
12 Spain 353,008 0.8
13 Nicaragua 306,438 0.7
14 Argentina 194,511 0.4
15 Venezuela 174,976 0.4
16 Panama 138,203 0.3
17 Costa Rica 115,960 0.3
18 Other Central American 111,513 0.2
19 Chile 111,461 0.2
20 Bolivia 82,434 0.2
21 Others South America 77,898 0.2
22 Uruguay 48,234 0.1
23 Paraguay 20,432 0.0

Some data seem low, but are an important point of reference. It also has a map in three dimensions where are the extremes seen such as Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami and Houston.


You can also download the full statistics in an Excel file of 4MB.

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