Roberto Ramirez, Chief of the Ancestry and Ethnicity branch of the U.S. Census Bureau, appeared on C-SPAN to discuss the current and future Hispanic population in America. Currently, 52 million Hispanics reside in America, accounting for 16.7% of the entire U.S. population. In the past decade, the U.S. population added 30.1 million residents, 16.7 million (55.5%) of whom were Hispanic.
Births within the U.S. contributed to almost two thirds of the growth within the Hispanic population, with migration accounting for the other third. Additionally, Hispanics predominantly originate from Mexico, with more than 31 million hailing from the nation. Mr. Ramirez projects the Hispanic population within the U.S. to swell to over 132 million, 30.2% of Americans, by 2050.