Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month

We have a large Hispanic/Latino population in the United States, 55.6 million or 17.6% of the total population, according to the U.S. Census. With Hispanic Heritage Month, celebrated each year from September 15 to October 15, we recognize and appreciate the enormous contributions of Hispanics/Latinos in the U.S.

Here is data related to Spanish-language at Hispanic households, according to the U.S. Census:

“Spanish Language:

39.3 million
The number of U.S. residents age 5 and older who spoke Spanish at home in 2014. This is a 126.3 percent increase since 1990 when it was 17.3 million. Those who hablan espaƱol en casa constituted 13.1 percent of U.S. residents age 5 and older. More than half (58 percent of all Spanish speakers and 57 percent of Hispanic Spanish speakers) spoke English ‘very well.’

The percentage of Hispanics age 5 and older who spoke Spanish at home in 2014.”

When children speak more than one language, their perception of the world opens up, and it is beneficial for their overall academic development.