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Aug 3 2012

Fact Sheet: Philadelphia's Hispanic Population

Philadelphia’s Current Hispanic Population:

  • As of the last U.S. Census (2010), there were 187,611 Latinos living in the city of Philadelphia.
    • 121,643 are Puerto Rican or of Puerto Rican descent.
    • 15,531 are Mexican or of Mexican descent.
    • 3,930 are Cuban or of Cuban descent.
    • 46,507 are of other Hispanic descent.

The Growth In Philadelphia’s Hispanic Population Over The Last Decade:

  • Hispanics represent 12.3% of the city of Philadelphia’s population and 5.7% of Pennsylvania’s population.
  • From 2000-2010, the Hispanic population grew 46% in the city of Philadelphia and 83% in Pennsylvania.
  • According to the 2010 census, the Mexican population in Philadelphia increased from 6,220 to 15,531 during the last decade, which represents a 150% increase.
  • In 2000, Mexicans accounted for 0.4% of the population of the city and now they account for 1%.
  • The Puerto Rican population remains the largest Latino community in Philadelphia. It increased from 91,527 to 121,643 in the last 10 years, a 33 % increase. Puerto Ricans now account for 8% of Philadelphia’s population.
  • From 2000 through 2010, the Cuban population in Philadelphia increased from 2,730 to 3,930, a 44% increase. Cubans currently make up 0.3% of the city’s population. The “other Hispanic” portion of the population went from 28,451 to 46,507, a 63% increase. This segment includes Dominicans, although there is no official figure from the 2010 Census. The Census Bureau estimated there were about 19,494 (+/-5,236) Dominicans in Philadelphia in 2010, according to the American Community Survey.

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau: 2010 & 2000 census, American Community Survey

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