America's Rising Hispanic Church – Part 1

Understanding the Opportunity: The Latino Community by the Numbers

Racial/Ethnic Population
Percentage of population for selected states

New Mexico
Latino 47%
White 39.8%
Black 1.8%
Asian 1.3%
Native American 8.7%

California
Latino 39%
White 38.8%
Black 5.8%
Asian 13%
Native American <1%

Texas
Latino 38.2%
White 44.4%
Black 11.6%
Asian 4.1%
Native American 0.2%

Arizona
Latino 30.2%
White 56.9%
Black 4%
Asian 3%
Native American 4%

Nevada
Latino 27.3%
White 52.8%
Black 8%
Asian 8%
Native American 0.9%

Florida
Latino 23.2%
White 56.8%
Black 15.4%
Asian 2.5%
Native American 0.2%

Hawaii
Latino 9.4%
White 22.8%
Black 1.6%
Asian 46.1%
Native American 0.2%

USA
Latino 16.9%
White 62.8%
Black 12.3%
Asian 5%
Native American 0.7%

—Pew Research Center

U.S. Hispanics by Origin

1. Mexicans 33,539,000
2. Puerto Ricans 4,916,000
3. Salvadorans 1,952,000
4. Cubans 1,889,000
5. Dominicans 1,528,000
6. Guatemalans 1,216,000
7. Colombians 989,000
8. Spaniards 707,000
9. Hondurans 702,000
10. Ecuadorians 649,000
11. Peruvians 556,000
12. Nicaraguans 395,000
13. Venezuelans 259,000
14. Argentineans 242,000

—Pew Research Center

Bicultural Hispanics
Bicultural Hispanics are typically U.S. born and are bilingual or English-preferred. Many don’t speak Spanish. They are under the age of 45 (average: 27). They are active in both mainstream and Latino cultures. Their social attitudes differ significantly from immigrant Latinos.
—Leadership Network

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