Are you Spanish? Well, from September 15 to October 15 it's National Hispanic Heritage Month! Time to honor different people here in the world....
....LOTS OF GREAT INFO ON THE HISPANIC ORIGIN AND ITS PEOPLE....
Now, let's talk about the definition of Hispanic first; Hispanic is a person that is most likely Spanish, and is a US citizen that can speak Spanish. Well, not exactly. They can speak some Spanish, let's just say.
Thanks to President Lyndon B. Johnson, he proclaimed one week as National Hispanic Heritage Week in 1968. In 1988, it was changed to one month long. America celebrates the culture and traditions of U.S. residents who root to Spain, Mexico and the Spanish-speaking nations of Central America, South America and the Caribbean. September 15 was chosen to be the starting point of this celebration because it's the anniversary of independence of five Latin American countries. They include Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua.
The US population comprise of 14 percent of Hispanic humans, which is about 41.3 million. Just in the US!!!! One of every two people added to the nationís population between July 1, 2003, and July 1, 2004, were Hispanic. In 2050, the estimated population of Hispanic people will be about 102.6 million. It's hard to believe that only 43% of Mexico's population is Hispanic. 64% of Hispanic-origin people are of Mexican background. So, it's kind of confusing that Mexico isn't full of Hispanic humans. There are about 13 states that have at least a half a million of Hispanic-origin people living there. In fact, the Hispanic population in Los Angeles, California is 4.6 million! All of California consists of 12.4 million Hispanic people altogether. In Texas, there are 7.8 million.
BUSINESSES AND JOBS:
1.6 million was the number of Hispanic-owned businesses in 2002. There was only 4% who were in businesses with paid employees, also in 2002. 38,500 is the number of physicians and surgeons in the US that are Hispanic. 18% of Hispanics work in a managerial, professional, or any other related occpations.
There were nearly 1.1 million Latino veterans of the Armed Forces. There were about 53,000 Hispanic people on active duty in 2003.
53% is the percentage of the foreign born population of Latin America. 10 million foreign born people were actually born in Mexico.
SCHOOL AND EDUCATION:
18% of the country's elementary and high-school students are Hispanic. 10% is the proportion of college students in 2003 who were Hispanic.
31 million is the number of children ages 5 and up who speak Spanish.
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