26.8 million U.S. residents of Mexican origin in 2005.
Nearly 10% of the United States'
population is made up of people of Mexican heritage. Cinco de
Mayo is THE holiday in Mexico and is also widely celebrated in
the US in areas with a concentrated Hispanic population.
Cinco de Mayo, a national holiday in Mexico, celebrates the
Battle of Puebla on
May 5, 1862, in which a Mexican force of 4,500 men faced 6,000
men of the French Army. The battle lasted four hours and ended
in a victory
for the Mexican Army under
Gen. Ignacio Zaragoza. Along with Mexican Independence Day on
Cinco de Mayo has become a time to celebrate Mexican heritage
Number of U.S. residents of Mexican origin in 2005. These
constituted 9 percent of the nationís total population.
Number of people of Mexican origin who lived either in
million) or Texas
(6.6 million). People of Mexican origin made up more than
the residents of these two states. (The total for California and
combined is less than 17 million because of rounding.)
Median age of people in the United States of Mexican descent.
with 36.4 years for the population as a whole.
Number of Mexican-American civilians 18 and older who were
Number of people of Mexican descent 25 and older with a
or higher. This includes more than 300,000 who have a graduate
Among households where a householder was of Mexican origin, the
consisting of a married-couple family with own children younger
For all households, the corresponding percentage was 22 percent.
Average size for families with a householder of Mexican origin.
compares to 3.2 people in all families.
Percentage of employed civilians 16 and older of Mexican
worked in managerial, professional or related occupations. In
percent worked in service occupations; 20 percent in sales and
occupations; 19 percent in construction, extraction, maintenance
occupations; and 21 percent in production, transportation and
Median household income in 2005 for households with a
Percentage of civilians 16 and older of Mexican origin in the
The percentage was
66 percent for the population as a whole. There were 12.2
million people of
Mexican heritage in the labor force, comprising 8 percent of the
Percentage of householders of Mexican origin who owned the home
The value of goods traded between the United States and Mexico
Mexico was our nationís third-leading trading partner, after
Number of firms owned by people of Mexican descent in 2002. They
45 percent of all Hispanic-owned firms. Among these
275,896 were in California and 235,735 in Texas. The Los
Beach-Riverside, Calif., combined statistical area had 174,292.
Sales and receipts for firms owned by people of Mexican origin
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