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LA's Hispanic Population Largest in Nation: Pew Report

Sept. 20, 2012
Los Angeles
Los Angeles

Hispanics living in Los Angeles make up the largest Hispanic population in the nation, with 5.7 million individuals.

Hispanic Angelenos account for 11 percent of Hispanics nationally, according to the Pew Hispanic Center's analysis of 2010 American Community Survey (ACS) data released earlier this week.

Other large Hispanic population centers include the New York-Northeastern New Jersey region, with 4.2 million individuals, or 8 percent of Hispanics nationwide, and Miami, which has the country's seventh-largest Hispanic population. Cubans make up more than 54 percent of all Hispanics in Miami.

The Washington, D.C.-Maryland-Virginia area contains the country's 12th-largest Hispanic metropolitan population, with Salvadorans making up the largest Hispanic group at 34 percent, according to the analysis.

Puerto Ricans are the largest Hispanic group in the Philadelphia-New Jersey region, making up more than 53 percent of all Hispanics there.

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Overall, 10 metropolitan areas have a million or more Hispanic residents, and the Pew analysis finds that in 13 of the 60 metropolitan areas, Hispanics are a majority of all residents.

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