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Hispanic population in the United States is close to 60 million 


08 Jul 19 / Source: Univision

During 2018, the Hispanic population in the United States reached a new record of 59.9 million people, which means an increase of 1.2 million compared to 2017.

However, growth has slowed due to the decrease of migrants, especially Mexicans, according with data from the Census Bureau. 

Between 2008 and 2018 Latinos represented 52% of the population growth in the United States, with an increase of 2% during that period.

According to a report by the Pew Research Center, from 2005 to 2010 the Hispanic population grew an average of 3.4% per year, but this rate has declined to 2.0% annually since then.

Despite this, population growth among Hispanics continues to outperform other groups. From 2015 to 2018, the white population experienced insignificant growth, while the black population had an average annual growth of less than 1%.

Only Asian Americans obtained faster population growth than Hispanics, with a 2.8% rate in the same period.

According to information from the CNN chain, in 2017, Hispanics of Mexican origin ranked first in the Hispanic segment with 35,758,000 people, followed by immigrants from Puerto Rico, El Salvador and Cuba.

On the other hand, the southern region of the country recorded the fastest growth of the Latino population, with 33% during the same period, which meant 22.7million people in 2018.

Los Angeles continues to lead the ranking of Latino residents with 4.9 million in 2018, followed by Harris County, Texas, with 2 million, and Miami-Dade, Florida, with 1.9 million.

“In 102 counties in the US, Hispanics accounted for at least 50% of the population in 2018,” the report said.

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