Asian Hispanic and Latino Americans

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Asian Hispanic and Latino Americans
Estadounidenses hispanos y latinos asiáticos
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Total population
(as of the 2010 United States Census)
Regions with significant populations
West Coast, Southwestern United States, Northeastern United States, Florida
American English, Spanish, Spanglish, Asian Languages
Christianity, Buddhism, Irreligion
Related ethnic groups
Asian Latin Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanic and Latino Americans

Asian Hispanic and Latino Americans is a term for Hispanic and Latino Americans having Asian ancestry and for those Hispanics who consider themselves or were officially classified by the United States Census Bureau, Office of Management and Budget, and other U.S. government agencies as Asian Americans.

Hispanicity, which is independent of race, is the only ethnic category, as opposed to racial category, which is officially unified by the U.S. Census Bureau. The distinction made by government agencies for those within the population of any official race category, including "Asian American", is between those who report Hispanic or Latino ethnic backgrounds and all others who do not. In the case of Asian Americans, these two groups are respectively termed Asian Hispanics and non-Hispanic Asian Americans, the former being those who say Asian ancestry from Spanish-speaking Latin America, and the latter consisting of an ethnically diverse collection of all others who are classified as Asian Americans that do not report Hispanic ethnic backgrounds.

Filipino Americans, despite the fact that they often have Spanish surnames from the Alphabetical Catalog of Surnames,2 nevertheless are not usually considered Hispanic unless they actually have Spanish ancestry (see Filipino mestizo).


In the 2000 US Census, 119,829 Hispanic or Latino Americans identified as being of Asian race alone.3 In 2006 the Census Bureau's American Community Survey estimated them at 154,694,4 while its Population Estimates, which are official, put them at 277,704.5 In the 2010 Census there were 598,146 Asian "Hispanic or Latinos", including those who are multiracial in origin.6

Notable Asian Hispanic and Latino Americans

See also


  1. ^ Sharon R. Ennis; Merays Rios-Vargas; Nora G. Albert (May 2011). "The Hispanic Population: 2010". United States Census Bureau. United States Department of Commerce. Retrieved 26 May 2013. 
  2. ^ Dumont, Jean-Paul (1992). Visayan Vignettes: Ethnographic Traces of a Philippine Island. Morality and Society. University of Chicago Press. p. 160. ISBN 9780226169552. Retrieved 24 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "Overview of Race and Hispanic Origin: 2000" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. 
  4. ^ "B03002. HISPANIC OR LATINO ORIGIN BY RACE - Universe: TOTAL POPULATION". 2006 American Community Survey. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-03-21. 
  5. ^ "T4-2006. Hispanic or Latino By Race ". Data Set: 2006 Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-03-21. 
  6. ^ Karen R. Hume; Nicholas A. Jones; Roberto R. Ramirez (March 2011). "Overview of Race and Hispanic Origin: 2010". U.S. Census Bureau. U.S. Department of Commerce. Archived from the original on 2 June 2011. Retrieved 31 May 2011. "Table 8. The Asian Population and Largest Multiple-Race Combinations by Hispanic or Latino Origin for the United States:2010. Asian Alone or in Combination/Hispanic or Latino/598,146/100.0/(X)" 

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