Latinos reach new record by adding almost 60 million in the United States

It is also the youngest population by social groups with 30 years of average age
The Hispanic population of the United States reached almost 60 million in 2018 , which represents a new record compared to 2017, when it was estimated that 47.8 million lived in the country.
Estimates from the US Census Bureau indicate that there are 59.9 million Latinos , or 1.2 million more than in the last projection.
Despite the increase, the authority notes that the population growth among Hispanics has been reduced as the annual number of births has dropped, as well as the immigration of Mexicans, reported an analysis of data from the Pew Research Center .
The data indicate that Hispanics represent 18% of the population in the United States, although the level of growth is lower, that is, while between 1995 and 2000 the percentage was 4.8%, in 2018 it was reduced to 2%.
This community has grown mostly in the south of the country with 33%, reaching 22.7 million in 2018, an increase of 5.6 million compared to 2008. The northeastern states had an increase of 25%, the midwest 24% and the west of 19%.
The counties with the largest Latino presence are Los Angeles with 4.9 million; Harris , Texas with 2 million; Miami-Dade , Florida with 1.9 million. This does not project cities or metropolitan areas, but smaller regions. In that sense, 11 counties register more than one million Hispanics among its population.
Two data that stand out is that the population of Puerto Rico decreased 4% in 2018 , adding a total of 15% less since 2008; In addition, Latinos are among the youngest racial or ethnic groups in the US with an average age of 30 years compared to 44 years of the national average, 37 years of Asians and 34 of blacks.

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