1.5 million Dominicans live in the U.S.
NEW YORK.- A new report by the Pew Center on United States’ Latino population confirms that 1.5 million Dominicans live in the nation, or 2.9% of the total population.
The study notes that the statistic is valid until 2011, an was also confirmed by the 2010 Census, which found that Dominicans are the fifth largest Hispanic population in the U.S., while the 33.5 million Mexicans continue at first place (64.6%).
The Pew Center said the data is based on its survey of the Latino community in the U.S. conducted in 2011.
Mexicans are followed by Puerto Ricans with around 5 million, but doesn’t explain why that group was included since they are U.S. citizens by birth.
The report said 14 Latino subgroups have emerged including Argentinians, Nicaraguans, Spaniards and Venezuelans.
It adds that more than half of the Dominicans (56%) were born in the Dominican Republic compared with 36% for all other Hispanics, which account for 13% of the entire U.S. population.
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