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date: 28 September 2021

Hispanic Americans. 

Source:
The Oxford Companion to United States History
Author(s):
Juan Gomez-QuinonesJuan Gomez-Quinones, Paul S. BoyerPaul S. Boyer

In 2000, Hispanic, or Latino, Americans—persons of Latin American, Spanish, or Portuguese ancestry—in the United States numbered over 25 million, or about 10 percent of the population. This highly diverse group included recent immigrants and families whose U.S. roots extended back many generations. With more than 50 percent under the age of twenty-five, Latinos were among the nation's youngest population groups, and, with high levels of natural increase, the most rapidly growing minority group. Relatively concentrated geographically, approximately 90 percent of Latinos lived in Arizona, ... ...

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