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Mi Querido Pais
(My Beloved Country)

Hispanics are the largest minority group in the United States numbering 35 million (12.5 percent of the U.S. population).  The Mi Querido Pais (My Beloved Country) Program will reach out to Hispanics, Anglos and other minorities in order to heighten cultural awareness, improve communication and  bring everyone together.   This issue of crossing cultural barriers and speeding the assimilation of Hispanics into mainstream America is taking on increasing importance as the Hispanic population grows.  The Census Bureau predicts that by 2050, Hispanics will number 100 million (the current population of Mexico) and one in four Americans will be Hispanic.

The vision of Mi Querido Pais is to find ways to bring us together as one people, make all Americans aware of the importance and contributions made by Hispanics and create links between U.S. and Latin American communities.  The goal of Mi Querido Pais is to increase the bonds and trust between Hispanics and other ethnic groups in the United States.

In order to see where Hispanics are located across the United States, I've taken data from the 2000 U.S. Census and put it on this website.  Please go to Percentage of Hispanic Residents for a county by county breakdown of the percentage of Hispanics that reside there.  In order to see the county names in each state go to Counties by State.   The source for this data is the U.S. Census 2000.

Percentage of Hispanic Residents by State

Counties by State

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This site was last updated July 1, 2002