Radiography of Hispanic in the United States

The Republican candidate for the Presidency, Donald Trump, does not speak well about Mexicans… and even about Puerto Ricans or Colombians.

But, is the Hispanic community important for the general elections in the United States? Of course! There are 55 million people of this group living in this country. This is the last U.S. Census Bureau’s estimate.

Besides, this year the Pew Research Center considers that the general elections will have the most diverse voters ever.

 

2016 voters most diverse ever

Those are the most important numbers for the politicians, because it represents votes, but this social group is one of the less powerful in this nation, where, we have to say it, the money is very, very important.

If we talk about incomes, Asians are the most powerful, due to their average annual income of $74,297 dollars, and then the white comes with an average of $60,256, Hispanic with $42,491 and African American with $35,398. The average income for all races is $53,482.

That information was revealed in 2014 in the report “Income and Poverty in the United States” made by the U.S. Department of Commerce, the Economics and Statistics Administration and the U.S. Census Bureau.

Who are the Hispanic and where are they living?

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16.2 million

is the number of Hispanic
households in the United States

47.7%

is the percentage of households
that were married-couple

57.6%

is the percentage of married-couple households
that had children younger than the age of 18

66.8%

is the percentage of parent/child family groups
that included two parents

 

Where they live? / Top Ten

4.9 million

are living in Los Angeles County, California

58%

of all Spanish speakers (and 57% of Hispanic
Spanish speakers) say that they speak English

73.1%

is the percentage of Hispanics of the age of 5
and older who spoke Spanish at home

14.4%

of this population at the age of 25 and older
has a bachelor’s degree or higher

1.4 million

of people at the age of 25 and older
have advanced degrees in 2014
(e.g., master’s, professional, doctorate)

 

Those are just some numbers, because this population is still growing in the United States, so it will become more important in the future. Do the politicians take it seriously or not?

 

Sources: U.S. Department of Commerce, Economics and Statistics Administration,
the U.S. Census Bureau, and Pew Research Center.

 

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