05/06/2013 10:03 am ET Updated May 06, 2013

Latino Population Growth In The U.S. Since 1850

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There are 309 million people living in the United States: 265 million were born here, and 43.9 million were born elsewhere. Of those 43.9 million, 47 percent are Latinos; which is quite high when you compare it with census data of the 1950s. During that decade, Latinos weren't even 8 percent of the total foreign-born population in the US.

If we take a look at the US total population between 2000 and 2010 we find that the Latino population born outside the country grew 29.75 percent, while non-Hispanic immigrants, native-born, and total population grew 25.57, 7.29 and 9.96 percent, in that order.

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