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The U.S. Hispanic Population Is 'Disproportionately' Young

Six out of ten U.S. Latinos are millennials or younger, the latest Pew Research Center analysis finds.
A Hispanic mother walks with a stroller and a young child in California.
A Hispanic mother walks with a stroller and a young child in California. AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes

In 2014, a striking 60 percent of U.S. Latinos were under the age of 33, according to a new analysis of Census data by the Pew Research Center. To break it down further: A quarter of the U.S. Hispanic population were Millennials (18- to 33-year-olds) and a third were minors (under 18 years of age).

“For the nation’s Hispanic population, youth is a defining characteristic,” Pew’s study reads.