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Quick stats about Spanish speakers and Latinos in the U.S.

April 28, 20231 min read

Here are some quick numbers about Spanish speakers and Latinos in the U.S.

We hope you find this information interesting and useful!

  • Spanish is the second-most spoken language in the United States and the most common non-English language spoken in the U.S.

  • The U.S. has the second-largest population of Spanish speakers in the world!

  • 13 percent of the U.S. population speaks Spanish at home.

  • In 2020, the total economic output from U.S. Latinos was almost $2.8 trillion, and showed rapid growth from 2010 to 2020.

  • As of 2022, U.S. Latinos collective buying power was approximately $1.72 trillion.

  • Spanish was the home language of 3.9 million English Learner (EL) public school students in Fall 2019 in the U.S.

  • 💡This makes up 75.7 percent of all EL students and 7.9 percent of all public school students

  • 12 U.S. states had a public school EL population of 10 percent or more.

  • The percentage of Latinos is growing in states such as North and South Dakota, Tennessee, Ohio, Alabama, Idaho, Maryland, Virginia and states throughout New England.


2022 LDC U.S. Latino GDP report

National Center for Education Statistics


University of Houston

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