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Hispanics in America…

Hispanic Culture

Hispanics represent every color…

The definition of Hispanic or Latino Origin used in the U.S. Census:

 “Hispanic or Latino” refers to a person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin regardless of race.

This is significant because all levels of government need information on Hispanic origin and race to implement and evalu­ate programs, or enforce laws, such as the Civil Rights Act, Voting Rights Act, Fair Housing Act, Equal Employment Opportunity Act, and Redistricting Data Programs. However,

Racial classification issues continue to persist among those who identify as Hispanic, resulting in a substantial proportion of that population being categorized as Some Other Race. This weakens the ability of private and public groups to advocate for benefits for Hispanics.


Facts about U.S. Hispanics:

  • Hispanics in America represent a commitment to serving the country and a strong dedication to family and education.
  • In 2010, there were 1.2 million Hispanics serving our country. That accounts for over 11% of the active duty military force.
  • Hispanics represent the largest ethnic or race minority group – 16.7% of the U.S. population as of July 1, 2011.
  • According to U.S. Census Bureau, subgroups, in 2010, Mexicans ranked as the largest subgroup at 63%. Following Mexicans were Puerto Ricans (9.2%), Cubans (3.5%), Salvadorans (3.3%), Dominicans (2.8%), and the remaining 18.2% were people of other Hispanic or Latino origins.
  • In 2011, 63.1% of Hispanic family households were married couple households. 66.9% of Hispanic children were living with two parents in 2011.
  • 62.2% percent of Hispanics 25 and older had at least a high school education in 2010. 13% of them had at least a Bachelor’s degree or higher.

The Society of Hispanic Veterans celebrates all Hispanics of every race, and their invaluable contribution to the strength of America through its diversity… 

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