Hispanics More Likely to Write in Race on Census, Study Shows


One in three of the more than 47 million Hispanics in the U.S. decided write in their race when filling out the 2010 U.S. Census, reports The Huffington Post.

The report released by the U.S. Census shows that rather than checking a box indicating White, Black, African American or Negro, American Indian or Alaska Native, or any of the other options listed, roughly 16 million Hispanics opted to fill in their race using the "Other" race option and writing in their race as Mexican, Mexican American or Mexico (44.3 percent); Hispanic, Hispana or Hispano (22.7 percent); and Latin American, Latino or Latin (10 percent).

According to The Huffington Post, these findings add to the ongoing debate over Latino identity and showed that more people prefer to use the term Hispanic (33 percent) over Latino (14 percent).

For more facts and figures from this study, click here!

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