Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Hispanic immigrants are much more than Mexicans

Cubans celebrate in the U.S. (Wikipedia)
When people think of Hispanics, especially those immigrating to the U.S., they typically assume it means Mexicans. While Mexicans make up 60 percent, or 32 million, of the Hispanics living in the U.S., many more Hispanic nationalities are represented in the U.S., and some are emigrating at a much faster rate than Mexicans, according to a study by Brown University, reports the Journalist's Resource at Harvard University.

Hondurans were the fastest growing Hispanic population in the U.S. from 1990 to 2010, growing 383 percent, or 633,000 people, the study found. Guatemalans were up 289 percent, or more than 1 million. The Peruvian population has risen more than 200 percent, or more than 500,000. New Latinos — Dominicans, Central and South Americans — are up 184 percent since 1990, from 3 million people to more than 8 million. (Read more) (Brown University chart)

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