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Unformatted text preview: HISPANICS Nirali Shah Kathleen Staub Jessica Antonetha Hispanics • Hispanic Americans now make up the largest minority group in the United States. • The Spanish language is the unifying force among Hispanic Americans, who come from Mexico, Cuba, Puerto Rico, and Central and South American countries. • Another source of their common identity is religion: most are Roman Catholic and have a rich Spanish heritage. • 13.3% of the U.S. population is Hispanic. • People of Mexican origin comprises 66.9% of the U.S. Hispanic population. Percent Distribution of Hispanics Percent Distribution of Hispanics by Type: 2002 by Type: 2002 Cuban 3.7% Puerto Rican 8.6% Mexican 66.9% Central and South American 14.3% Other H ispanic 6.5% Source: Current Population Survey, March 2002, PGP-5 Hispanic Population by Type: 2002 Hispanic Population by Type: 2002 Millions 25.1 3.2 1.4 5.3 2.4 5 10 15 20 25 30 Mexican Puerto Rico Cuban Central and South American Other Hispanic Source: Current Population Survey, March 2002, PGP-5 Age • One third of Hispanics are under the age of 18. • Among Hispanics, Mexicans have the largest proportion of people under age 18....
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