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Hispanic Ministry at a Glance

 
Total population of U.S. Hispanics in 2010 Census1
Percentage of U.S. population2
Percentage of U.S. population growth between 2000 – 20123
Percentage of U.S. Hispanic population under age 184
Percentage of U.S. Hispanic population 18-645
Percentage of U.S. Hispanic population age 65 or more6
Percentage of Hispanic population, native born (2010)7
Percentage of Hispanic population, foreign born (2010)8
Percentage of U.S. Catholic population growth since 1960 (due to Hispanics) 9
Percentage of U.S. Millennial Catholics who are Hispanic10
Percentage of Hispanics who are Catholic (2010)11
Approximate number of U.S. parishes with Hispanic ministry12
Number of priests in the United States13
Number of Hispanic priests in the United States (approx.) 14
Percentage of priests who are Hispanic in the United States 15
Percentage of College Seminarians who are Hispanic, 201216
Number of active Catholic Bishops in the U.S.17
Number of active Catholic Hispanic Bishops in the U.S.18
Percentage of lay people in formation programs (who are Hispanic) 19
Percentage of U.S. Hispanic family households with a married couple 20
Hispanic Citizens reported voting in 2008 Presidential Election21
Hispanics 5 and older who speak Spanish at home (2010) 22
Projected Hispanic population by 2050 23
Percentage of the total U.S. population by 205024
50.5 million
16.0%
56.0%
34.8%
60.4%
4.8%
60.0 %
40.0%
71.0%

54.0%
68.0%
4,800
40,271
3,000
7.45%
20%
273
29
43%
63%
9.7 million
75.1%
132.8 mil
30%


Endnotes

  1. Total population of U.S. Hispanics: U.S. Census Bureau, Census Brief, issued May 2011.
  2. Ibid.
  3. Ibid.
  4. Ibid.
  5. Ibid.
  6. U.S. Census Bureau: We The People: Hispanics in the U.S., 2012
  7. Ibid.
  8. U.S. Census Bureau. The Hispanic Population in the United States: Population Characteristics, March 2011.
  9. Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate, CARA Catholic Poll, Georgetown University, 2010.
  10. Ibid. (Note: Millennial = people born after 1982)
  11. USCCB, Secretariat for Hispanic Affairs estimate based on 2010 Census figures of 50.5 million Hispanics.
  12. USCCB Secretariat for Hispanic Affairs. Numbers are based on 2010 information on parishes with a majority Hispanic population and that celebrate at least one Mass in Spanish and use Spanish-language or bilingual catechetical resources.
  13. The Official Catholic Directory, Anno Domini 2011, P.J. Kenedy & Sons.
  14. Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate. The CARA Report, Summer 2012
  15. Ibid.
  16. USCCB, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops    
  17. United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Secretariat for Hispanic Affairs.
  18. Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate, CARA Catholic Poll, Georgetown University, 2010.
  19. Ibid.
  20. U.S. Census Bureau, Hispanic Origin and Race of Coupled Households (CPH-T-4)
  21. Census.gov; Voting and Registration 2008
  22. Total population of U.S. Hispanics: U.S. Census Bureau, Census Brief, issued May 2011.
  23. U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2012 News, issued January 21, 2010
  24. Ibid.


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