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U.S. Hispanic Population: 2002. Population Size and Composition. 13.3% of the U.S. population is Hispanic. People of Mexican origin comprise 66.9% of the U.S. Hispanic population. In March 2002, there were 37.4 million Hispanics in the civilian noninstitutional population of the United States.

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population size and composition
Population Size and Composition
  • 13.3% of the U.S. population is Hispanic.
  • People of Mexican origin comprise 66.9% of the U.S. Hispanic population.

In March 2002, there were 37.4 million Hispanics in the civilian noninstitutional population of the United States.

Source: Current Population Survey, March 2002, PGP-5

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Percent Distribution of Hispanicsby Type: 2002

Source: Current Population Survey, March 2002, PGP-5

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Hispanic Population by Type: 2002

Millions

Source: Current Population Survey, March 2002, PGP-5

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Age
  • Among Hispanics, Mexicans have the largest proportion of people under age 18

(37 percent).

  • The Hispanic population is younger than the non-Hispanic White population.

One-third of Hispanics are under age 18.

Source: Current Population Survey, March 2002, PGP-5

age distribution by sex and hispanic origin 2002
Age Distribution by Sex and Hispanic Origin: 2002

Non-Hispanic

White

Hispanic

Male

Female

Male

Female

Note: Each bar represents the percent of the Hispanic (non-Hispanic White)

population who were within the specified age group and of the specified sex.

Source: Current Population Survey, March 2002, PGP-5

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Percent of Population Under Age 18 by Hispanic Origin: 2002

Percent

Source: Current Population Survey, March 2002, PGP-5

slide8

Percent of Population Aged 65 and

Over by Hispanic Origin: 2002

Percent

Source: Current Population Survey, March 2002, PGP-5

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U.S. Citizenship of the Foreign-Born Hispanic Population by Year of Entry: 2002

Percent

Source: Current Population Survey, March 2002, PGP-5

family households and marital status
Family Households and Marital Status

Hispanic family households are more likely than non-Hispanic White family households to be maintained by a female with no spouse present.

  • Among Hispanic family households, Puerto Ricans have the largest proportion of households maintained by a female with no spouse present.

About half of Hispanics aged 15 years and older

are married.

Source: Current Population Survey, March 2002, PGP-5

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Family Households by Type and Hispanic Origin: 2002

Non-Hispanic White

Hispanic

Male householder,

no spouse present

Female householder,

no spouse present

Married couple

Source: Current Population Survey, March 2002, PGP-5

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Family Households by Type and Hispanic Origin Group: 2002

Married couple

Male householder,

no spouse present

Female householder,

no spouse present

Puerto Rican

Mexican

Central and South

American

Cuban

Source: Current Population Survey, March 2002, PGP-5

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Marital Status by Hispanic Origin: 2002

(Percent of population 15 years and over)

Non-Hispanic

White

Hispanic

Married

Widowed

Divorced/Separated

Never Married

Source: Current Population Survey, March 2002, PGP-5

educational attainment
Educational Attainment

Educational attainment of Hispanics lags behind non-Hispanic Whites.

  • Among Hispanics, Mexicans 25 years and older had the lowest proportion of people with a high school diploma or more.
  • Mexicans 25 years and older also had the lowest proportion of Hispanics with a bachelor’s degree or more.

Source: Current Population Survey, March 2002, PGP-5

educational attainment by hispanic origin 2002
Educational Attainment by Hispanic Origin: 2002

(Population 25 years and over)

Percent

Source: Current Population Survey, March 2002, PGP-5

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Percent of Population with Less Than 9th Grade Completed by Hispanic Origin: 2002

(Population 25 years and over)

Percent

Source: Current Population Survey, March 2002, PGP-5

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Percent of Population with a Bachelor’s Degree or Higher by Hispanic Origin: 2002

(Population 25 years and over)

Percent

Source: Current Population Survey, March 2002, PGP-5

economic characteristics
Economic Characteristics

Hispanics were more likely than non-Hispanic Whites to be unemployed in March 2002.

  • Among employed Hispanics in March 2002, the most common occupations were:
    • service workers
    • precision production, craft, repair
    • transportation

Source: Current Population Survey, March 2002, PGP-5

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Percent Unemployed by Hispanic

Origin and Sex: 2002

(Population 16 years and over in the civilian labor force)

Percent

Source: Current Population Survey, March 2002, PGP-5

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Percent Unemployed by Type of Hispanic Origin: 2002

(Population 16 years and over in the civilian labor force)

Percent

Source: Current Population Survey, March 2002, PGP-5

percent occupation for men by hispanic origin 2002

Operators, laborers

Managerial, professional

Farming

Precision production

Service

Percent Occupation for Men by Hispanic Origin: 2002

Non-Hispanic White

Hispanic

Technical, sales

Source: Current Population Survey, March 2002, PGP-5

percent occupation for women by hispanic origin 2002

Operators, laborers

Managerial, professional

Farming

Precision production

Service

Percent Occupation for Women by Hispanic Origin: 2002

Hispanic

Non-Hispanic White

Technical, sales

Source: Current Population Survey, March 2002, PGP-5

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Percent of Full-Time, Year-Round Workers With Earnings of $50,000 or More in 2001 by Sex and Hispanic Origin: 2002

(Population 15 years and over with earnings)

Percent

Source: Current Population Survey, March 2002, PGP-5

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Percent of Full-Time, Year-Round Workers With Earnings of $50,000 or More in 2001 by Type of Hispanic Origin: 2002

(Population 15 years and over with earnings)

Percent

Source: Current Population Survey, March 2002, PGP-5

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Percent of Full-Time, Year-Round Workers With Earnings of Less Than $35,000 in 2001 by Sex and Hispanic Origin: 2002

(Population 15 years and over with earnings)

Percent

Source: Current Population Survey, March 2002, PGP-5

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Percent of Full-Time, Year-Round Workers With Earnings of Less Than $35,000 in 2001 by Type of Hispanic Origin: 2002

(Population 15 years and over with earnings)

Percent

Source: Current Population Survey, March 2002, PGP-5

poverty
Poverty

Hispanics are more likely to be living in poverty than non-Hispanic Whites.

  • Over one quarter of Hispanic children under age 18 live in poverty.
  • Hispanic families are more likely to be living in poverty than Non-Hispanic White families.

Source: Current Population Survey, March 2002, PGP-5

percent of the population below the poverty level in 2001 by age and hispanic origin 2002
Percent of the Population Below the Poverty Level in 2001 by Age and Hispanic Origin: 2002

Percent

Source: Current Population Survey, March 2002, PGP-5

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Percent of Families Below the Poverty Level

in 2001 by Family Type and Hispanic Origin: 2002

Percent

Source: Current Population Survey, March 2002, PGP-5

residence
Residence

Slightly less than half of the Hispanic population in the United States lives inside central cities of metropolitan areas.

  • Hispanics are less likely to reside in nonmetropolitan areas than non-Hispanic Whites.
  • Hispanics are more likely to reside in the West than non-Hispanic Whites.

Source: Current Population Survey, March 2002, PGP-5

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Type of Residence by Hispanic

Origin: 2002

Metropolitan area,

inside central city

Metropolitan area,

outside central city

Nonmetropolitan

area

Hispanic

Non-Hispanic White

Source: Current Population Survey, March 2002, PGP-5

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Regional Population Distribution, by Hispanic Origin: 2002

Northeast

Midwest

Hispanic

Non-Hispanic

White

Non-Hispanic

Other

South

West

Source: Current Population Survey, March 2002, PGP-5

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Regional Population Distribution by Hispanic Origin: 2002

Non-Hispanic

White

Hispanic

Northeast

Midwest

South

West

Source: Current Population Survey, March 2002, PGP-5

for more information about the hispanic population of the united states

For more information about the Hispanic population of the United States

Visit the Census Bureau’s Web site

http://www.census.gov

Click on Subjects A-Z and Hispanic

this presentation was produced by ethnicity and ancestry branch

This presentation was produced byEthnicity and Ancestry Branch

For information on content please contact:

Roberto Ramirez

Phone: 301-763-2403

e-mail: Roberto.R.Ramirez@census.gov

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