Saturday, July 6, 2013

Mexicans, Puerto Ricans largest Hispanic populations in US

Posted on July 5, 2013
By Rocio Gonzalez Hispanic Heritage
Mexicans, Puerto Ricans largest Hispanic populations in US: "The Hispanic population in the U.S. is lead by those of Mexican and Puerto Rican origin. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
The Pew Hispanic Center has released a study on the top 14 groups that make up the Hispanic population in the United States, with Mexicans and Puerto Ricans taking the two top spots.
According to Pew’s research, 64.6 percent of Hispanics in the country are of Mexican origin, while 9.5 percent are of Puerto Rican origin. “In 2011, nearly two-thirds of U.S. Hispanics, or 33.5 million, traced their family origins to Mexico, according to Pew Research Center tabulations of the 2011 American Community Survey (ACS),” reads an overview of the study. “By comparison, Puerto Ricans, the nation’s second largest Hispanic-origin group, number about 5 million and make up 9.5 percent of the total Hispanic population in the 50 states and the District of Columbia.”