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Study: 57 Million Hispanics Living in the US

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By    |   Friday, 09 Sep 2016 05:25 PM

The Hispanic population in the United States hit 57 million last year and the demographic accounts for more than half of the total U.S. population growth since 2004.

A Pew Research Center study found that California is the state with the highest number of Latinos, 15 million. Second is Texas (10.4 million), followed far behind by Florida (4.8 million), New York (3.7 million), and Illinois (2.2 million).

The three counties with the highest rate of Latino population growth, however, are in North Dakota. Between 2007 and 2014, Williams County's Latino population grew 367 percent, followed by Stark County (294 percent) and Ward County (117 percent).

North Dakota is not, however, one of the top 10 states with the highest Hispanic population.

Despite the lofty numbers, Hispanic growth in the U.S. has slowed from an average annual rate of 4.4 percent from 2000 to 2007 to 2.8 percent from 2007 to 2014.

The study also found that 53 percent of Hispanics in the U.S. lived in 15 metropolitan areas across the country in 2014. First on that list was Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, which counted 6 million Hispanics.

Hispanics have taken center stage during the current presidential campaign because of immigration issues. Republican Donald Trump has an aggressive plan to build a wall between the U.S. and Mexico and deport up to 6.5 million illegal immigrants living in the U.S.

In response, more than a dozen members of Trump's National Hispanic Advisory Council are leaving the committee

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