WASHINGTON, April 26, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
THE SON ALSO RISES
Profile America — Wednesday, April 26th. The first baby of European parentage born on the shores of the future United States came into this then-New World in 1566. Martin de Argȕelles Jr. was born to a soldier father, who had brought his wife, Leonor, to the new Spanish settlement of St. Augustine, Florida, the nation's oldest permanently occupied European settlement. The better-known Virginia Dare, of the vanished Roanoke Colony in North Carolina, was born 21 years after the young de Argȕelles, who followed his father by serving in the Spanish army in Cuba and Mexico. Americans of Spanish descent are counted among the 56.5 million Hispanics in the U.S. Within the nearly 42 million foreign-born population, Spaniards number about 101,000. You can find more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau online at www.census.gov.
Robertson's Book of Firsts/page 35
Founding of St. Augustine/accessed 2/7/2017:
St. Augustine history/accessed 2/7/2017:
Virginia Dare/accessed 2/7/2017:
Total foreign-born/American Community Survey: https://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/15_5YR/S0501
Hispanic population/American Community Survey: https://factfinder.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=ACS_15_1YR_S0201&prodType=table
Spanish as Hispanic: www.census.gov/glossary/#term_AllOtherHispanicorLatino
Spaniards in population/American Community Survey: https://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/15_5YR/B05006
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SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau