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There were 54 million Hispanics in the United States in 2013, comprising 17.1% of the total U.S. population. In 1980, with a population of 14.8 million, Hispanics made up just 6.5% of the total U.S. population. Read the accompanying report, “English Proficiency on the Rise Among Latinos.”
Click on the charts below to explore Hispanic population trends with an interactive version of the chart.
Since 1960, the nation’s Latino population has increased nearly ninefold, from 6.3 million then to 54.0 million by 2013. It is projected to grow to 119 million by 2060, according to the latest projections from the U.S. Census Bureau (2014). The foreign-born Latino population has increased by more than 20 times over the past half century, from less than 1 million in 1960 to 19 million today. On the other hand, while the U.S.-born Latino population has only increased sixfold over this time period, there are nearly 30 million more U.S.-born Latinos in the U.S. today (35.0 million) than there were in 1960 (5.5 million).