Bloomberg by the Numbers: 54,071,370

U.S. Census worker, Monique Stence, (L) gives census bags to Sandra Gutierrez (C) and Maria Martinez as they blanket a neighborhood during the 'March to the Mailbox' effort on April 10, 2010 in Miami, Florida.

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U.S. Census worker, Monique Stence, (L) gives census bags to Sandra Gutierrez (C) and Maria Martinez as they blanket a neighborhood during the ‘March to the Mailbox’ effort on April 10, 2010 in Miami, Florida.

That’s the estimated Hispanic population of the U.S. as of July 1, 2013, or 17.1 percent of the nation’s estimated population of 316,128,839.

The Census Bureau today released population estimates for each race group and Hispanics, age groups and both sexes at the national, state and county levels.

There are 93 counties where Hispanics were a majority, the Census estimates show. The 13 counties with the highest Hispanic population are all in Texas, which added more Hispanics, about 213,000, than any other state in the 12-month period ended July 1, 2013.

Miami-Dade County, Florida, was 66 percent Hispanic after adding 50,000 Hispanics during the 12-month period, more than any other county in the nation, according to the Census Bureau.

Florida’s most-populous county has been trending Democratic; President Barack Obama’s 62 percent victory there in the 2012 election was the best showing by a Democratic presidential nominee in Miami-Dade since Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964.

More than 4.8 million Hispanics live in Los Angeles County, California, accounting for more than 48 percent of the population in the nation’s most populous county.

A majority of the nation’s 54.1 million Hispanics live in just 32 counties led by Los Angeles, Harris (Houston), Miami-Dade, Cook (Chicago) and Maricopa (Phoenix). See the chart below.

In other Census data released today: Washington, D.C., had a higher percentage of females than any state at 52.6 percent.

 

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