DFW Ranks Sixth For U.S. Hispanic Population

Most Hispanics who live in DFW are born in the U.S.

By Reginald Hardwick
|  Thursday, Sep 20, 2012  |  Updated 5:00 PM CDT
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DFW Ranks Sixth For U.S. Hispanic Population

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DFW is the sixth largest metro area population for Hispanics in the U.S.

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A new national study reports that Dallas-Fort Worth is home to the sixth largest Hispanic population in the United States.  And that population is very diverse.

The Pew Research Center published the findings in its report this week. The key details:

-There are 1,746,000 Hispanics in the DFW area.  The total population is 6.3 million.

-Among Hispanics, 40.2% are foreign born.

-37% of Latinos are under the age of 18.

The metropolitan areas with the largest U.S. Hispanic population are: Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA (5.7 million), New York City (4.2 million), Houston (2.04 million), Riverside-San Bernardino, CA (2.01 million) and Chicago (1.9 million).

Other Texas metro areas with large Hispanic populations include: San Antonio (1.09 million), McAllen-Edinburg (707,000), El Paso (662,000), Austin (502,000) and Brownsville (359,000).

Dallas-Fort Worth Hispanics represent a range of nationalities.  The Pew Research Center said 85.5 percent of Hispanics in DFW are Mexican-American.  3.9 percent are Salvadoran-American.  Two percent are Puerto Rican.  In July, NBC 5 looked closer at the diversity of Latinos in North Texas.  You can click on this sentence to find that report.

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