May 12, 2015

Hispanics are a Rising Share of the U.S. Population

Date White Other Asian Black Hispanic
1960 85.2 0.2 0.6 10.5 3.5
1970 83.1 0.4 0.9 10.9 4.7
1980 79.6 0.8 1.5 11.6 6.5
1990 75.8 1.0 2.7 11.8 8.8
2000 69.1 2.8 3.6 12.0 12.5
2006 66.2 2.5 4.3 12.2 14.8
2007 65.8 2.6 4.3 12.1 15.0
2008 65.4 2.7 4.4 12.1 15.4
2009 64.9 2.8 4.4 12.1 15.7
2010 63.7 3.0 4.7 12.3 16.4
2011 63.3 3.1 4.8 12.3 16.7
2012 62.8 3.1 4.9 12.3 16.9
2013 62.4 3.2 5.0 12.3 17.1
2014 61.9 3.2 5.2 12.3 17.3

Source: For 1960 and 1970, see Passel and Cohn’s 2008 population projections. For 1980-2000, Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. decennial census data (5% IPUMS). For 2006-2014, Pew Research Center analysis of American Community Survey (1% IPUMS).

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