• Spaniards are believed to be the longest continuously established population in Europe.
    • According to the 2010 Census, Hispanics accounted for more than half of the growth in United States population between 2000 and 2010.  The U.S. is the fifth largest Hispanic country in the world.
    • Hispanics usually place great value on appearance as a sense of honor, dignity and pride.
    • St. Augustine, Florida, and Sante Fe, New Mexico were Hispanic cities founded before Plymouth, Massachusetts.
    • Religion plays a significant role in day-to-day life.  More than 90 percent of the Spanish-speaking world is Roman Catholic.


    The number of states with at least a half-million Hispanic residents as of 2014 — Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia and Washington.  Eight states have over a million Hispanic residents.
    Source: American FactFinder: United States DP-1 


    Percentage of Hispanics 5 and older sho spoke Spanish at home in 2013.
    Source:  US Census Bureau, 2013 American Community Survey, Table B16006

    15 million

    The Hispanic population of California.  This is the largest Hispanic population of any state.  Also 2014 estimates show Los Angeles having the largest Hispanic population of any state with 4.9 million.
    Source: 2014 Population Estimates


    Ranking of the size of the U.S. Hispanic population worldwide, as of 2010. Only Mexico (120 million) had a larger Hispanic population than the United States (55 million).
    Source: International Data Base