WASHINGTON, Oct. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
Profile America — Saturday, October 15th. National Hispanic Heritage Month winds up today. The annual commemoration, beginning every September 15, can often treat Hispanics as a single, undifferentiated population. But the roughly 53-million Hispanic residents in America hail from a great variety of nations and cultures in the Caribbean, or south of the Rio Grande River. It's well known the greatest number come from Mexico — over 34 million. But nearly 5 million are of Puerto Rican origin, and another nearly 2 million trace their roots to Cuba. About the same number are from El Salvador. Colombia and Guatemala are claimed by over 1 million residents each. The Hispanic nation with the fewest U.S. immigrants is Paraguay, with just over 23,000. You can find more facts about America's people, places and economy, from the American Community Survey, at www.census.gov.
Population and countries of origin:
Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotion of the U.S. Census Bureau. Statistics and accounts drawn from cited non-Census sources are employed for illustrative or narrative purposes, and are not attested to by the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Audio" in the "Library" pull-down menu).
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SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau