The 2011 Official Catholic Directory lists the U.S. Catholic population at 68,293,869. Catholics represent 22.9% of the total population of the United States.
The Hispanic population in the United States as of July 1, 2011 is 52.0 million. Hispanics constituted 16.7% of the nation’s total population.
U.S. Hispanic population is the second size ranking worldwide, as of 2010. Only Mexico (112 million) had a larger Hispanic population than the United States (50.5), as of 2010.
States and Cities where Hispanic/Latino Live
Eight states had one million or more Hispanic residents in 2011: Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, and Texas.
More than 50% of all the Hispanic population in 2011 lived in California, Florida and Texas as of July 1, 2011.
46.7% of New Mexico’s population was Hispanic in 2011, the highest of any state.
The Hispanic population of Los Angeles County, California, was the highest of any county: 4.7 million.
The amount of counties in which Hispanics doubled their population since 2000 was 1 in 4.
The twenty five states in which Hispanics were the largest minority groups are: 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% from 2002.
23.7%: The percentage of businesses in New Mexico in 2007 that was Hispanic-owned, which led all states. Florida (22.4 percent) and Texas (20.7 percent) were runners-up.
Families and Children
10.7 million: The number of Hispanic family households in the United States in 2011.
63.1%: Hispanic family households that are married coupled households 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. 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.
62.2%: Percentage of Hispanics 25 and older that had at least a high school education in 2010.
13%: Percentage of Hispanic population 25 and older with a bachelor's degree or higher in 2010.
3.6 million: 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).
More than 2 million Hispanics ages 18-24 were enrolled in college in 2011. Representing 16.5% of all college students in that group.
1 in 4 students enrolled in two-year College last year was Hispanic, and nearly one fourth of Pre-K through 12th grade students last year were Hispanic.
47.1%: Percent of the foreign-born population that was Hispanic in 2009.
67.8%: Percentage of Hispanic/Latino 16 and older who were in the civilian labor force in 2010.
- The Official Catholic Directory Anno Domini 2011, Kennedy Directory, P.J. Kennedy & Sons.
- International Data Base – Census Bureau.
- U.S. Census Bureau News: Profile America FACTS for Features, CB12-FF, 19, Aug. 6, 2012.
- Educational Attainment in the United States: 2010.
- U.S. Census Bureau: American Fact Finder.
- Pew Research Center.