Census 2010: New Mexico is the Most Latino State, North Dakota is the Least


Census results are being released today, along with the totals for the Latino population growth! The Census bureau has been sharing the results on a state-by-state basis, but today will be our first real look at what the numbers mean on a larger national scale.

So far, we know that the most Latino state in the union is New Mexico, with 46.3 percent of their entire state's population identifying as Latino or Hispanic. North Dakota clocked in as the least Latino state—only 2 percent of the total population of the state is Hispanic or Latino. But, no matter how small the group, every single state in the country saw an increase in its Latino population.

To see data for your home state, click on the interactive Census results map below:

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Mariela Rosario,

I'm a raging opinionista and I love to share my ramblings on everything from pop culture to food to stuff that makes me laugh & cry! I've worked in all types of media (TV, film, print) and was previously the online editor at Latina magazine before joining Mamás Latinas. On most nights you can find me working my way through my library of cookbooks or playing with my puppy Lola (my only child so far). I have a wonderful hubby who shares my passion for any and all kinds of travel. Together, we've formed a semi-professional wine drinking team.

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