Salvadorans have become the third largest Hispanic community in the USA

An estimated 2.5 million Hispanics of Salvadoran origin resided in the United States in 2021, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey. Salvadorans in this statistical profile are people who self-identified as Hispanics of Salvadoran origin; this includes immigrants from El Salvador and those who trace their family ancestry to El Salvador.

Salvadorans are the third-largest population of Hispanic origin living in the United States, accounting for 4% of the U.S. Hispanic population in 2021. From 2000 to 2021, the Salvadoran-origin population increased 250%, growing from 710,000 to 2.5 million. At the same time, the Salvadoran foreign-born population living in the U.S. grew by 147%, from 540,000 in 2000 to 1.3 million in 2021.

According to this analysis, currently the Salvadoran community is only surpassed by Mexicans (37.2 million) and Puerto Ricans (5.8 million). That means that the Dominican (2.4 million) and Cuban (2.4 million) communities are now tied in fourth place.

Pew Research Center assures that 53% of our community was born abroad, that is, in El Salvador. And 52% of them have lived in the United States for more than 20 years. Likewise, the report assures that the Salvadoran population is concentrated in California (32%), Texas (14%), Maryland (8%), New York (8%) and Virginia (7%).

Source: Pew Research Center

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