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MexicanAmer-Fact Sheet

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Fact Sheet Pew %- nic Hispa Center a Rmair,ran10. elfin limpet September 16, 2009 Hispanics of Mexican Origin in the United States, 2007 A total of 29.2 million Hispanics of Mexican origin resided in the United States in 2007, according to the Census Bureau's American Community Survey. Mexicans in this statistical profile are people who self-identified as Hispanics of Mexican origin; this means either they themselves are Mexican immigrants or they trace their family ancestry to Mexico. Mexicans are the largest population of Hispanic origin living in the United States, accounting for nearly two-thirds (64.3%) of the U.S. Hispanic population in 2007.1 This statistical profile compares the demographic, income and economic characteristics of the Mexican population with the characteristics of all Hispanics and the U.S. population overall. It is based on Pew Hispanic Center tabulations of the 2007 American Community Survey. Key facts include: Immigration status. Four-in-ten Mexicans (39.9%) in the United States are foreign born, compared with 39.8% of Hispanics and 12.6% of the U.S. population overall. Most immigrants from Mexico (62.6%) arrived in the U.S. in 1990 or later. Two-in-ten of Mexican immigrants (21.9%) are U.S. citizens. Language. A majority of Mexicans (59.1%) speak English proficiently.2 Some 40.9% of Mexicans ages 5 and older report speaking English less than very well, compared with 38.8% of all Hispanics. Age. Mexicans are younger than the U.S. population and Hispanics overall. The median age of Mexicans is 25; the median ages of the U.S. population and all Hispanics are 36 and 27, respectively. Marital status. Less than half of Mexicans (49.3%) and Hispanics overall (47.3%) are married. Percentages are computed before numbers are rounded. 2 Mexicans ages 5 and older who report speaking only English at home or speaking English very well. 1615 L Street, NW, Suite 700 • Washington, DC 20036-5610 • Phone: 202-419-3600 • Fax: 202-419-3608 • www pewhispanic.org PewResearch( :cuter Copyright © 2009
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Hispanics of Mexican Origin in the United States, 2007 2 Fertility.
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