New data released Thursday by the Census Bureau said that the nation’s Latino population is at 57.5 million people.
According to the Census, this latest number is a two percent increase in the U.S. Latino population between July 1, 2015 and July 1, 2016. The state of California accounts for close to 27 percent (15.3 million) of all U.S. Latinos. In addition, Los Angeles County accounts for about nine percent (4.9 million) of all U.S. Latinos. New Mexico has the highest Latino share of its total population (48.5 percent).
The Census also listed population statistics for other groups, confirming that the country’s population continues to get more and more diverse:
|Group||Population (Million)||Percent Growth|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander||1.5||2.1%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native||6.7||1.4%|
|Black (or African-American)||46.8||1.2%|
|Two or More Races||8.5||3%|
To read the full report, visit the Census’ site.