Posted on May 6, 2015

CDC: Hispanics to Reach 23% of U.S. Population by 2035, Faster than Expected

Paul Bedard, Washington Examiner, May 5, 2015

America’s Hispanic population is projected to soar in the coming two decades to 85,543,000, faster than some have expected, according to a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report on Latinos.

CDC on Tuesday said the Hispanic population will total 22.8 percent of the U.S. population by 2035.

Others like the Brookings Institution predicted the Hispanic population would be a slightly higher 25.1 percent of the U.S. population but a whole decade later, in 2044. It is currently 17.7 percent of the U.S. population, at 56,754,000, said CDC.


CDC also raised issues on caring for Hispanics. “Robust nationwide long-term public health strategies to maximize Hispanic health in the United States need to consider Hispanic origin and nativity,” the federal agency recommended.