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Mexican Mexican American population of Maricopa
November 2, 2003
Here's a look at the Mexican and Mexican-American population of Maricopa
Latino population: 763,000. Equals 25 percent of the county population
and ranks Maricopa as the county with the sixth-highest population of Hispanics
in the nation.
Of Mexican ancestry: 624,000, or 82 percent of Hispanics.
Born in Mexico: 285,000, or 37 percent of Hispanics.
Naturalized citizens: 43,000, or 15 percent of Mexican-born.
Non-citizens: 242,000, or 85 percent of Mexican-born.
Average family size: 4.1. Counts all families of Hispanic ancestry.
Average for those of Mexican ancestry, 4.2. Average for all Maricopa County
Households speaking Spanish: 196,000, or 17 percent of county households.
Source: Census Bureau