Demographic Profiles of U.S. Hispanics by Country of Origin, 2008

Organization: Pew Research Center


More than six-in-ten Hispanics in the U.S. self-identify as being of Mexican origin. Nine of the other ten largest Hispanic origin groups—Puerto Rican, Cuban, Salvadoran, Dominican, Guatemalan, Colombian, Honduran, Ecuadorian and Peruvian—account for about a third of the U.S. Hispanic population.

There are differences across these ten population groups in the share of each that is foreign born, citizen (by birth or naturalization), and proficient in English. They are also of varying age, tend to live in different areas within the U.S, and have varying levels of education, homeownership rates, and poverty rates. These and other characteristics are explored in ten fact sheets, one for each country-of-origin group. Each population is also compared with all Hispanics and the U.S. population overall. The fact sheets are also available on the Pew Hispanic Center's Web site.

Hispanics of Mexican Origin in the United States, 2008 (PDF)
This statistical profile describes the demographic, employment and income characteristics of the Hispanic population of Mexican origin in the United States. The characteristics of Mexicans are contrasted with the characteristics of all Hispanics and the U.S. population overall. The profile uses data from the Census Bureau's 2008 American Community Survey.

Hispanics of Puerto Rican Origin in the United States, 2008 (PDF)
This statistical profile describes the demographic, employment and income characteristics of the Hispanic population of Puerto Rican origin in the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. The characteristics of Puerto Ricans are contrasted with the characteristics of all Hispanics and the U.S. population overall. The profile uses data from the Census Bureau's 2008 American Community Survey.

Hispanics of Cuban Origin in the United States, 2008 (PDF)
This statistical profile describes the demographic, employment and income characteristics of the Hispanic population of Cuban origin in the United States. The characteristics of Cubans are contrasted with the characteristics of all Hispanics and the U.S. population overall. The profile uses data from the Census Bureau's 2008 American Community Survey.

Hispanics of Salvadoran Origin in the United States, 2008 (PDF)
This statistical profile describes the demographic, employment and income characteristics of the Hispanic population of Salvadoran origin in the United States. The characteristics of Salvadorans are contrasted with the characteristics of all Hispanics and the U.S. population overall. The profile uses data from the Census Bureau's 2008 American Community Survey.

Hispanics of Dominican Origin in the United States, 2008 (PDF)
This statistical profile describes the demographic, employment and income characteristics of the Hispanic population of Dominican origin in the United States. The characteristics of Dominicans are contrasted with the characteristics of all Hispanics and the U.S. population overall. The profile uses data from the Census Bureau's 2008 American Community Survey.

Hispanics of Guatemalan Origin in the United States, 2008 (PDF)
This statistical profile describes the demographic, employment and income characteristics of the Guatemalan-American population in the United States. The characteristics of Guatemalans are contrasted with the characteristics of all Hispanics and the U.S. population overall. The profile uses data from the Census Bureau's 2008 American Community Survey.

Hispanics of Colombian Origin in the United States, 2008 (PDF)
This statistical profile describes the demographic, employment and income characteristics of the Colombian-American population in the United States. The characteristics of Colombians are contrasted with the characteristics of all Hispanics and the U.S. population overall. The profile uses data from the Census Bureau's 2008 American Community Survey.


Hispanics of Honduran Origin in the United States, 2008 (PDF)
This statistical profile describes the demographic, employment and income characteristics of the Honduran-American population in the United States. The characteristics of Hondurans are contrasted with the characteristics of all Hispanics and the U.S. population overall. The profile uses data from the Census Bureau's 2008 American Community Survey.


Hispanics of Ecuadorian Origin in the United States, 2008 (PDF)
This statistical profile describes the demographic, employment and income characteristics of the Ecuadorian-American population in the United States. The characteristics of Ecuadorians are contrasted with the characteristics of all Hispanics and the U.S. population overall. The profile uses data from the Census Bureau's 2008 American Community Survey.


Hispanics of Peruvian Origin in the United States, 2008 (PDF)
This statistical profile describes the demographic, employment and income characteristics of the Peruvian-American population in the United States. The characteristics of Peruvians are contrasted with the characteristics of all Hispanics and the U.S. population overall. The profile uses data from the Census Bureau's 2008 American Community Survey.

Statistical Portrait of Hispanics in the United States, 2008 
This statistical profile of the Latino population is based on Pew Hispanic Center tabulations of the Census Bureau's 2008 American Community Survey (ACS). The ACS is the largest household survey in the United States, with a sample of about 3 million addresses. It covers virtually the same topics as those in the long form of the decennial census. The ACS is designed to provide estimates of the size and characteristics of the resident population, which includes persons living in households and, for the first time, persons living in group quarters.

Statistical Portrait of the Foreign-Born Population in the United States, 2008 
This statistical profile of the foreign-born population is based on Pew Hispanic Center tabulations of the Census Bureau’s 2008 American Community Survey (ACS). The ACS is the largest household survey in the United States, with a sample of about 3 million addresses. It covers virtually the same topics as those in the long form of the decennial census. The ACS is designed to provide estimates of the size and characteristics of the resident population, which includes persons living in households and, for the first time, persons living in group quarters.

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