HACU HSI Fact Sheet  | PDF Download

HACU HSI  Quick Fact Sheet  | PDF Download

Hispanic demographics:

In 2021, 62.5 million Hispanics lived in the U.S. and 3.2 million in Puerto Rico.

Hispanics were 18.9% of the U.S. population in 2021.

Hispanic median age is 29.8, nearly nine years lower than the entire U.S. population median age of 38.5.

Thirty-one percent of the Hispanic population are under 18 years of age, compared to 22% of the U.S. population.

California (15.9 million) and Texas (11.9 million) had the nation’s largest Hispanic populations in 2021, followed by Florida (5.8 million), New York (3.9 million), and Arizona (2.4 million). Other states with large Hispanic populations (1 million or more) include: Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Washington.

Hispanic share of the labor force is projected to reach 35.9 million in 2030, accounting for 78% of the net new workers between 2020 and 2030.

Hispanic buying power rose from $213 billion in 1990 to $1.97 trillion in 2020, representing an annual growth rate of 7.57%.

Hispanic higher education:

Hispanic enrollment in higher education is expected to exceed 4.0 million students by 2026, far surpassing the growth rate of any other racial-ethnic group – by over 10%.

The percent of STEM degrees conferred to Hispanic students rose from 9.2% to 15.2% between 2009 and 2020.

In fall of 2021, 3.14 million Hispanic undergraduate students were enrolled in nonprofit postsecondary institutions.

Hispanic students earned one out of four (25.4%) associate degrees conferred in 2021, compared to 13.2% in 2011.

Hispanic students earned 15.9% of bachelor’s degrees conferred in 2021, compared to 9.2% in 2011.