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U.S. Census Bureau

Hispanic Population of the United States

The statistics found herein refer only to the Hispanic population of the United States; the population of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico is not included in the data, but Puerto Ricans residing in the United States are included.

Related subject matter areas include: ancestry, citizenship, foreign born, and year-of-entry.

Fact Sheet:  Differences between the Hispanic Estimates from the American Community Survey
                       and the Annual Social and Economic Supplement to the Current Population Survey

  1. The Current Population Survey (CPS)

    The Current Population Survey is the largest monthly household survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of the Census. This survey was designed to produce results at the national level. The prepared tables herein are at the national level.

    Data Access System - Ferret - provides reformatted or user defined access to select years of CPS data.

  2. Estimates & Projections

    Estimates and projections for the Hispanic population of the United States, states and counties, are available. Population estimates for The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico are also available.

  3. Census

    2000 Census

    1990 Census

    The 1990 census provides a wealth of data on the Hispanic origin population. Users may access the 1990 census data from the Summary Tape Files using the American FactFinder.

    Summary Tape File 3 provides information on the following Hispanic Origin Population groups:

    Puerto Rican
    Central American:
    South American:

    Historical Census Statistics on Population Totals By Race, 1790 to 1990, and By Hispanic Origin, 1970 to 1990, For The United States, Regions, Divisions, and States

    Population Division Working Paper No. 56
    HTML version (97k) | PDF version [PDF 8.3M]

    Census 2000 - Information on Preparations

    The federal government made changes in the guidelines for classifying race and ethnic data. The following links provide information regarding this activity.

    1990 Census - Definition and Data Access


    Race and Hispanic Origin Population Density of the United States: 1990

  4. Census Briefs/Statistical Briefs

  5. Population Division Working Papers

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