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September 26, 2009


Pew Hispanic Center - A total of 29 million Hispanics of Mexican origin resided in the United States in 2007, according to the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey. Mexicans are the largest population of Hispanic origin living in the United States, accounting for 64% of the U.S. Hispanic population in 2007.

Some 4 million Puerto Ricans resided in the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia in 2007, according to the Census Bureau's American Community Survey. That is a slightly greater number than the population of Puerto Rico itself in 2007. Most Puerto Ricans in the United States were born in the 50 states or the District of Columbia;

Puerto Ricans are the second-largest population of Hispanic origin residing in the United States, accounting for 9% of the U.S. Hispanic population in 2007. Mexicans constituted 29.2 million, or 64.3%, of the Hispanic population.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ugh, the American Community Survey. I received one of those nosy intrusive long Census forms a couple of years ago in the mail. They must be having good luck with intimidating people to answer, if they can get that much useful info for the article.

I never sent my ACS back, because if I had answered all the questions then they would have known things like when my teen daughter is home alone, and when my house is empty. I don't give that info out, except to family and a few neighbors I can trust.

The Commerce department doesn't prosecute when people refuse to answer the ACS, so one can ignore it. If they contact you by phone or in person just keep telling them the info is private and send them away. The ACS is a terrible waste of taxpayer money, and their wastefulness should not be rewarded by getting any useful info.

September 26, 2009 11:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is great. A couple more generations and we'll have a nicely browned country. A helping of pigment all around! If we're all close to the same color, then politicians won't be able to turn us against each other so damned easy. We might get some labor agitation.

Let's all go out and make a mixed baby.

September 26, 2009 4:06 PM  
Anonymous but then Barack is more Starbucks than coffee. said...

Ringo Starr said, forty years or so ago, that there'd be no peace in the world 'til all the children were coffee-colored.

September 26, 2009 8:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For sure, we all know no black Africans ever fought each other - and white Europe has never had any conflict, ever. I'd always trust the musings of a rock drummer over the historical record as an indication of future trends in politics.

September 27, 2009 3:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

American racism has been stoked to deliberatley attack labor organizing. It's a really old trick that works well in this country. And it's only recently had to adopt euphamisms like 'immigrants' and 'socialists'. You can't just dismiss this part of our heritage with flippant comments.

September 27, 2009 7:36 AM  

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