How geographically concentrated is the Hispanic population? A lot.

In 2020, 18%, or about 58 million persons, of the U.S. population was of “Hispanic origin” per the Census. Two thirds of these people live in five states: CA, AZ, NM, TX, and FL.  The combined population of the four southwest states with borders with Mexico is 39% of Hispanic origin. FL is 26% of Hispanic origin.  Among all the other 45 states, the Hispanic population is 10%.

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