The United States’ Hispanic/Latino population is its largest ethnic or racial minority, with 18% of its total population, according to 2016 Census Bureau estimates.
More than half have roots going back to Mexico; approximately 10% are Puerto Rican; 4% Salvadoran; 4% Cuban; 3% Dominican; and 2.5% Guatemalan, with the remainder having family origins in Central American, South American or other Hispanic/Latino nations.
Nearly 7% of Indiana’s population describes itself as Hispanic or Latino. For further statistics, see the Census Bureau’s Hispanic Heritage Month 2017 webpage.
• Enjoy the many stories and events celebrating American Latino Heritage on the Library of Congress’ website.
• The National Endowment for the Humanities features a website for National Hispanic Heritage Month with lessons and links to educational websites and resources.
• For teaching resources organized by grade, see the National Education Association website on National Hispanic Heritage Month.
• You can also view the six-hour PBS documentary Latino Americans and view its timeline to learn more about 500 years of Hispanic/Latino history in the United States here.
• Health information is available via the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services National Hispanic Heritage Month website.
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