50.5 million: The number of people identifying as Hispanic in the U.S. Hispanics make up 16% of the U.S. population.
27: The median age for Hispanics. The cohort is younger than the general U.S. public, which boasts a median age of 37.
22%: The percentage of Hispanics 25 years and over that some college or an associate's degree. 27 percent have a high school diploma; while 38 percent have less than a high school diploma. About 9 percent percent have a bachelor's degree.
62%: The percentage of Hispanics who possess at least a high school diploma or higher.
18.5 million: The number of Hispanics who were born in the U.S. Thirty-seven percent of Hispanics say they were born outside of the country.
16.2%: The largest plurality of Hispanics are employed in the educational services or health care industries. This is followed by arts, entertainment, and recreation (13 percent) and retail trade (11.3 percent).
$42,151: The median family income for Hispanics. That's much lower higher than the median income for U.S. families in general ($62,112).
23.3%: The percentage of Hispanics living in poverty status. That's almost 10 points higher than the poverty rate overall of 14.4 percent.
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