Hispanic population, by state U.S. 2018

In 2018, California had the highest Hispanic population in the United States, with over 15.5 million people claiming Hispanic heritage. Texas, Florida, New York, and Arizona rounded out the top five states.

History of Hispanic people

Hispanic people are those whose heritage stems from a former Spanish colony. The Spanish Empire colonized most of Central and Latin America in the 15th century, which began when Christopher Columbus arrived in the Americas in 1492. The Spanish Empire expanded its territory throughout Central America and South America, but the colonization of the United States did not include the Northeastern part of the United States. Despite the number of Hispanic people living in the United States having increased, the median income of Hispanic households has fluctuated slightly since 1990.

Hispanic population in the United States

Hispanic people are the second-largest ethnic group in the United States, making Spanish the second most common language spoken in the country. In 2018, about one-fifth of Hispanic households in the United States made between 50,000 to 74,999 U.S. dollars. The unemployment rate of Hispanic Americans has fluctuated significantly since 1990, but has been on the decline since 2010.

Hispanic population of the United States in 2018, by state

Population in thousands
California 15,540
Texas 11,369
Florida 5,562
New York 3,753
Arizona 2,266
Illinois 2,209
New Jersey 1,839
Colorado 1,235
New Mexico 1,029
Georgia 1,022
North Carolina 996
Pennsylvania 975
Washington 970
Nevada 881
Massachusetts 847
Virginia 813
Maryland 628
Connecticut 590
Oregon 556
Michigan 517
Indiana 472
Ohio 456
Utah 450
Oklahoma 429
Wisconsin 404
Tennessee 373
Kansas 348
Minnesota 308
South Carolina 295
Missouri 253
Louisiana 240
Arkansas 230
Idaho 222
Nebraska 214
Alabama 211
Iowa 191
Rhode Island 168
Kentucky 162
Hawaii 151
Delaware 92
Mississippi 87
District of Columbia 79
Wyoming 58
New Hampshire 53
Alaska 53
Montana 42
South Dakota 34
North Dakota 27
West Virginia 26
Maine 22
Vermont 12
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Release date

September 2019


United States

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