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1 U.S. Hispanic Population: 1998 Helping You Make Informed Decisions

2 Population Size and Composition There are approximately 31million Hispanics in the United States. 11% of the U.S. population is Hispanic. People of Mexican origin comprise approximately 65% of the U.S. Hispanic population. Source: Current Population Survey, March 1998, PGP-P1

3 Percent Distribution of Hispanics by Type: 1998 Source: Current Population Survey, March 1998, PGP-P1

4 Hispanic Population by Type: 1998 Millions Source: Current Population Survey, March 1998, PGP-P1

5 Age One-third of Hispanics are under age 18. Among Hispanics, Mexicans have the largest proportion of people under age 18 (39 percent). The Hispanic population is younger than the non- Hispanic White population. Source: Current Population Survey, March 1998, PGP-P1

6 Age Distribution by Sex and Hispanic Origin: 1998 MaleFemale Male (In percent) Hispanic Non-Hispanic White Age Source: Current Population Survey, March 1998, PGP-P1

7 Age Distribution by Sex and Type of Hispanic Origin: 1998 MaleFemale Male (In percent) Cuban Non-Cuban Hispanics Age Source: Current Population Survey, March 1998, PGP-P1

8 Percent of Population Under Age 18, by Hispanic Origin: 1998 Percent Source: Current Population Survey, March 1998, PGP-P1

9 Percent of Population Age 65 and Over, by Hispanic Origin: 1998 Percent Source: Current Population Survey, March 1998, PGP-P1

10 Hispanic families are more likely than non- Hispanic White families to be headed by a female with no spouse present. Among Hispanic families, Cuban families had the largest proportion of families maintained by married couples. Cuban families are as likely to be headed by a female with no spouse present as non- Hispanic White families. Family Composition Source: Current Population Survey, March 1998, PGP-P1

11 Family Households, by Type and Hispanic Origin: 1998 HispanicNon-Hispanic White Married Couple Female Householder, No Spouse Present Male Householder, No Spouse Present Source: Current Population Survey, March 1998, PGP-P1

12 Mexican Cuban Puerto Rican Central and South American Female householder, no spouse present Married couple Male householder, no spouse present Family Households, by Type and Hispanic Origin Group: 1998 Source: Current Population Survey, March 1998, PGP-P1

13 Educational Attainment Educational attainment of Hispanics lags behind non-Hispanic Whites. Hispanics 25 years and older were six times more likely than non-Hispanic Whites to have less than a 9th grade education. About 11% of Hispanics 25 years and older has a bachelor’s degree or higher. Source: Current Population Survey, March 1998, PGP-P1

14 Educational Attainment by Hispanic Origin: 1998 Percent (Population 25 years and over) Source: Current Population Survey, March 1998, PGP-P1

15 Percent of Population with Less than 9th Grade Completed by Hispanic Origin: 1998 Percent (Population 25 years and over) Source: Current Population Survey, March 1998, PGP-P1

16 Percent of Population with a Bachelor’s Degree or Higher by Hispanic Origin: 1998 Percent (Population 25 years and over) Source: Current Population Survey, March 1998, PGP-P1

17 Employment and Income Hispanics were more likely to be unemployed in March 1998 compared to non-Hispanic Whites. Among employed Hispanics in March 1998, the most common occupations were: service workers precision production, craft, repair transportation Source: Current Population Survey, March 1998, PGP-P1

18 Percent Unemployed by Hispanic Origin and Sex: 1998 (Population 16 years and over) Percent Source: Current Population Survey, March 1998, PGP-P1

19 Percent Unemployed by Type of Hispanic Origin: 1998 (Population 16 years and over) Percent Source: Current Population Survey, March 1998, PGP-P1

20 Current Occupation for Men by Hispanic Origin: 1998 HispanicNon-Hispanic White ServiceProduction, transportationFarming Executive, professionalTechnical, salesAdmin. support Source: Current Population Survey, March 1998, PGP-P1

21 Current Occupation for Women by Hispanic Origin: 1998 HispanicNon-Hispanic White ServiceProduction, transportationFarming Executive, professionalTechnical, salesAdmin. support Source: Current Population Survey, March 1998, PGP-P1

22 Percent of Population with Income $50,000 or more, by Sex and Hispanic Origin Percent (Population 15 years and over with income) Source: Current Population Survey, March 1998, PGP-P1

23 Percent of Hispanics with Income $50,000 or more, by Type of Hispanic Origin (Population 15 years and over with income) Percent Source: Current Population Survey, March 1998, PGP-P1

24 Percent of Population with Income Less Than $10,000 by Sex and Hispanic Origin (Population 15 years and over with income) Percent Source: Current Population Survey, March 1998, PGP-P1

25 Percent of Hispanics with Income Less Than $10,000 by Type of Hispanic Origin (Population 15 years and over with income) Percent Source: Current Population Survey, March 1998, PGP-P1

26 Percent of Population with Earnings $50,000 or more by Sex and Hispanic Origin (Population 15 years and over with earnings) Percent Source: Current Population Survey, March 1998, PGP-P1

27 Percent of Hispanics with Earnings $50,000 or more by Type of Hispanic Origin (Population 15 years and over with earnings) Percent Source: Current Population Survey, March 1998, PGP-P1

28 Percent of Population with Earnings Less Than $10,000 by Sex and Hispanic Origin (Population 15 years and over with earnings) Percent Source: Current Population Survey, March 1998, PGP-P1

29 Percent of Hispanics with Earnings Less Than $10,000 by Type of Hispanic Origin: 1998 (Population 15 years and over with earnings) Percent Source: Current Population Survey, March 1998, PGP-P1

30 Poverty A higher proportion of Hispanics are in poverty than non-Hispanic Whites. Approximately one of every three Hispanic children under age 18 lives in poverty. Nearly one fourth of all Hispanic families are in poverty. Source: Current Population Survey, March 1998, PGP-P1

31 Percent Below Poverty level in 1997 by Age and Hispanic Origin Percent Source: Current Population Survey, March 1998, PGP-P1

32 Percent Below Poverty level in 1997 by Family Type and Hispanic Origin Percent Source: Current Population Survey, March 1998, PGP-P1

33 Tenure Among Hispanic groups, Cuban households are more likely to be owner-occupied than any other Hispanic group. Among Hispanics, Puerto Rican and Central and South American households were more likely to be renter-occupied than any other Hispanic group. Hispanic householders are more likely than non-Hispanic White householders to rent rather than own a home. Source: Current Population Survey, March 1998, PGP-P1

34 Percent Percent Owner-Occupied Households by Hispanic Origin: 1998 Source: Current Population Survey, March 1998, PGP-P1

35 Percent Owner-Occupied Households by Type of Hispanic Origin: 1998 Percent Source: Current Population Survey, March 1998, PGP-P1

36 Residence Approximately half of the Hispanic population in the U.S. lives inside central cities of metropolitan areas. Hispanics are less likely to reside outside central cities of metropolitan areas than non-Hispanic Whites. Nearly half of the Hispanic population lives in the West. Source: Current Population Survey, March 1998, PGP-P1

37 Metropolitan Residence by Hispanic Origin: 1998 Metropolitan area, inside central city Metropolitan area, outside central city Nonmetropolitan area HispanicNon-Hispanic White Source: Current Population Survey, March 1998, PGP-P1

38 Regional Population Distribution, by Hispanic Origin: 1998 Northeast South Midwest West Non-Hispanic White Non-Hispanic Other Hispanic Source: Current Population Survey, March 1998, PGP-P1

39 Percent Distribution of Population by Hispanic Origin and Region: 1998 Non-Hispanic White Northeast Midwest South West Hispanic Source: Current Population Survey, March 1998, PGP-P1

40 For more information about the Hispanic population of the U.S. Visit the Census Bureau’s Web site Click on Subjects A-Z and Hispanic

41 This presentation was produced by: This presentation was produced by: Special Projects Staff and Ethnic and Hispanic Statistics Branch For information on content please contact: Roberto Ramirez Phone:


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