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12.5 percent of respondents to the 2000 Census identified themselves as Hispanic,
up from 9.0 percent in 1990, making them one of the fastest growing demographic groups in
the United States. The "Hispanic ethnicity"
the Census includes Mexicans (7.3 percent of the total U.S. population in 2000), Puerto
Ricans (1.2 percent), Cubans (0.4 percent) and a host of other Latin and South American
ethnicities. For more information on racial distribution in the United states, please see
our map on geographic variations by race
racial and ethnic profile,
includes data on the racial characteristics of the Hispanic population.
Source: Census 2000 analyzed by the Social Science Data Analysis Network (SSDAN).
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