Among more than 50 million Latinos living in America, over 30 million self identify as being of Mexican origin and not surprise Mexicans are on the top of the list. Brazilians are in the top 10 and placed in 8th place with Peruvians and Ecuadorians in 9th and 10th respectively. Citizens from Cuba, El Salvador, Puerto Rico, Guatemala, Republica Dominicana and Colombia complete the list according to tabulations of the American Community Survey (2010) by the Pew Hispanic Center.
Not much surprise with it some some those reading this article, but some numbers about the different groups of Latinos in U.S is definitely an interesting fact. This 10 Latino groups makes 92% of the U.S. Latino population with eight of this groups or communities having populations greater than 1 million – including Brazilians.
The Latino origin groups differ from each other in a number of ways. For instance, U.S. Hispanics of Mexican origin have the lowest median age, at 25 years, while of Cuban origin have the highest median age, at 40 years among this 10 Latino groups. Brazilians and Colombians are the most likely to have a college degree while Guatemalans and Salvadorans are the least like. Ecuadorians have the highest annual median household income while Dominicans have the lowest.
Hispanic origin groups also differ in their geographic concentration. The nation’s Cuban population is the most concentrated, with nearly half (48%) living in Florida’s Miami-Dade County. Miami-Dade County is also home to the nation’s largest Colombian and Peruvian communities. For Mexicans, Salvadorans and Guatemalans, Los Angeles County in California contains each group’s largest community. The largest Puerto Rican and Dominican communities are in Bronx County, New York, while the largest Ecuadorian community is in Queens County, also in New York.
The largest Brazilian communities are in the region between New Jersey and New York city, with Southern Florida in second (from Miami to Forth Lauderdale), Boston and neighborhood region in third and Southern California (from L.A. to San Diego) in fort place. The highest education group of Brazilians is in Southern California, and most of them are from the states of Sao Paulo, Rio and Rio Grande do Sul. * There is also a big Brazilian community in the Bay Area from the Silicon Valley to north of San Francisco, and most of them are from the State of Goias.
Note that Latino origin described above is based on self-described family ancestry or place of birth in response to questions in the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey. It is not necessarily the same as place of birth, nor is it indicative of immigrant or citizenship status. For example, a U.S. citizen born in Los Angeles of Mexican immigrant parents or grandparents may (or may not) identify his or her country of origin as Mexico. Likewise, some immigrants born in Mexico may identify another country as their origin depending on the place of birth of their ancestors.
* Most of the data included in this article are derived from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2010 American Community Survey, which provides detailed geographic, demographic and economic characteristics for each group.
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