If you follow my posts, you know that I often share information on the Hispanic communities in North America. I believe that they are–and will continue to be–a powerful group when it comes to global disciple making. And for those who are not followers of Jesus, we have the wonderful opportunity to share Him with them and gather them together as new churches. Churches in North America that will be making the most global impact in the days to come are likely to be significantly engaged with Hispanics.
If you are interested, here are some previous posts related to this topic:
The U. S. Census Bureau just released the following information in recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month. (You may find the source of the following information HERE.).
The U. S. government started recognizing a National Hispanic Heritage week in 1968. By 1988, this observance was expanded to a month-long celebration from September 15-October 15. It has been a time for America to celebrate the history and cultures of her Hispanic citizens.
52.0 million — The Hispanic population of the United States as of July 1, 2011, making people of Hispanic origin the nation’s largest ethnic or race minority. Hispanics constituted 16.7 percent of the nation’s total population. In addition, there are 3.7 million residents of Puerto Rico, a U.S. territory.
1.3 million — Number of Hispanics added to the nation’s population between July 1, 2010, and July 1, 2011. This number is more than half of the approximately 2.3 million added to the nation’s population during this period.
2.5% — Percentage increase in the Hispanic population between 2010 and 2011.
132.8 million — The projected Hispanic population of the United States on July 1, 2050. According to this projection, Hispanics will constitute 30 percent of the nation’s population by that date.
50.5 million — The number of Hispanics counted during the 2010 Census. This was about a 43 percent increase from the Hispanic population in the 2000 Census, which was 35.3 million.
2nd — Ranking of the size of the U.S. Hispanic population worldwide, as of 2010. Only Mexico (112 million) had a larger Hispanic population than the United States (50.5 million).
63% — The percentage of Hispanic-origin people in the United States who were of Mexican background in 2010. Another 9.2 percent were of Puerto Rican background, 3.5 percent Cuban, 3.3 percent Salvadoran and 2.8 percent Dominican. The remainder was of some other Central American, South American or other Hispanic/Latino origin.
Florida — The state with the highest median age, 34, within the Hispanic population.
14.4 million — The estimated population for those of Hispanic-origin in California as of July 1, 2011.
8 — The number of states that have a population of 1 million or more Hispanic residents — Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, New Jersey, New York and Texas.
More than 50% — The percent of all the Hispanic population that live in California, Florida, and Texas as of July 1, 2011.
46.7% – The percentage of New Mexico’s population that was Hispanic as of July 1, 2011, the highest of any state.
147.9% — The percentage increase in the Hispanic population in South Carolina between April 1, 2000, and April 1, 2010, the highest of any state. Alabama had the second highest increase, with 144.8 percent.
4.7 million — The Hispanic population of Los Angeles County, Calif., in 2010. This is the highest of any county.
97% — Proportion of the population of East Los Angeles, Calif., that was Hispanic as of 2010. This is the highest proportion for any place outside the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico with 100,000 or more total population.
82 — Number of the nation’s 3,143 counties that were majority-Hispanic.
1 in 4 — The amount of counties in which Hispanics doubled their population since 2000.
25 — Number of states in which Hispanics were the largest minority group. These states were Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington and Wyoming.
2.3 million — The number of Hispanic-owned businesses in 2007, up 43.6 percent from 2002.
$350.7 billion — Receipts generated by Hispanic-owned businesses in 2007, up 58.0 percent from 2002.
23.7% — The percentage of businesses in New Mexico in 2007 that were Hispanic-owned, which led all states. Florida (22.4 percent) and Texas (20.7 percent) were runners-up.
10.7 million — The number of Hispanic family households in the United States in 2011.
63.1% — The percentage of Hispanic family households that are married couple households in 2011.
61.1% — The percentage of Hispanic married couple households that have children younger than 18 present in 2011.
66.9% — Percentage of Hispanic children living with two parents in 2011.
43.6% — Percentage of Hispanic married couples with children under 18 where both spouses were employed in 2011.
37.0 million — The number of U.S. residents 5 and older who spoke Spanish at home in 2010. Those who hablan español constituted 12.8 percent of U.S. residents 5 and older. More than half of these Spanish speakers spoke English “very well.”
17.3 million — The number of U.S. residents 5 and older who spoke Spanish at home in 1990.
75.1% — Percentage of Hispanics 5 and older who spoke Spanish at home in 2010.
$37,759 — The median income of Hispanic households in 2010.
26.6% — The poverty rate among Hispanics in 2010, up from 25.3 percent in 2009.
62.2% — The percentage of Hispanics 25 and older that had at least a high school education in 2010.
13.0% — The percentage of the Hispanic population 25 and older with a bachelor’s degree or higher in 2010.
3.6 million — The number of Hispanics 25 and older who had at least a bachelor’s degree in 2010.
1.1 million — Number of Hispanics 25 and older with advanced degrees in 2010 (e.g., master’s, professional, doctorate).
6.2% — Percentage of students (both undergraduate and graduate students) enrolled in college in 2010 who were Hispanic.
23.2% — Percentage of elementary and high school students that were Hispanic in 2010.
47.1% — Percent of the foreign-born population that was Hispanic in 2010.
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