Monday, October 7, 2013

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

Did you know? Hispanic Heritage Month   

In Honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, here are some meaningful facts that can help you better understand the importance of recognizing Hispanic-Americans and their impact in the United States.

Identity: The term Hispanic, as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau, refers to Spanish-speaking people in the United States of any race. On the 2000 Census, more than 35 million people identified themselves as Hispanic or Latino.
Heritage: Hispanics trace their heritage to the following countries that were colonized by Spain and continue to use Spanish as an official language: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Spain, Uruguay, and Venezuela.

Population: 53 million Hispanics made up the United States' population in 2012, making it the largest ethnic or racial minority in the nation.
Education: College enrollment among Hispanic high school graduates has risen over the past decade: According to the Census Bureau, 49% of young Hispanic high-school graduates were enrolled in college in 2012, surpassing the rate for white (47%) and black (45%) high-school grads.
Language: Spanish is the second-most spoken language in the United States. Nearly all U.S. Hispanics say it’s important that future generations speak Spanish.
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