The U.S. Hispanic population has grown rapidly over the past decade, from 50.5 million in 2010 to 62 million in 2020. People of Mexican descent make up the largest portion of the U.S. Hispanic population, about 62%. While the term “Hispanic” is increasingly used among the general population, it is rarely applied to the society it is meant to describe. In fact, Hispanics are now the largest ethnic group in the most populous U.S. state, with about 15.5 million people. It’s time to recognize the many contributions Hispanics have made to the culture and history of the country. There are many good resources to help you participate in National Hispanic Heritage Month. The history of National Hispanic Heritage Month dates back to 1968. California has the largest Hispanic population in the country. The significant increase in the Hispanic population is largely due to newborns, as immigration has declined over the past decade. They are a major factor in overall population growth, 50% of which has occurred in the last decade. After graduating from Michigan State University, he moved to China, where he lived, worked, studied and traveled for over five years. Second most important are people of Puerto Rican descent, numbering about 6 million, with the remaining 3 million living on the island.