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Hispanic diversity in Florida

Depending on where you live in the state, the largest group of Hispanics may be Mexicans, Puerto Ricans or Cubans.

Mike Vogel | 5/1/2013

Charts showing how diverse the Hispanic communities are in some Florida counties. There are more statistics on the second page.

Map of Florida

1Pinellas County
Hispanic (73,241) 8.0%
Largest Groups
Mexicans 2.4%
Puerto Ricans 2.4%
Among Florida’s largest counties, Pinellas and Duval, with 7.6% of its residents Hispanic, have the smallest Hispanic populations as a percentage of the total.

2Hillsborough County
Hispanic (306,635) 24.9%
Largest Groups
Puerto Ricans 7.4%
Cubans 5.3%
Mexicans 5.3%
Hillsborough has the state’s largest percentage of Spaniards — .7% of its population.

3St. Johns County
Hispanic (9,972) 5.2%
Largest Groups
Puerto Ricans 1.6%
Mexicans 1.0%

4Orange County
Hispanic (308,244) 26.9%
Largest Groups
Puerto Ricans 13.0%
Mexicans 3.2%
4% of the county’s population is from South America.

5Osceola County
Hispanic (122,146) 45.5%
Largest Groups
Puerto Ricans 27.2%
Dominicans 3.8%
Colombians 2.8%
5.6% of the county’s population is from South America.

6Okeechobee County
Hispanic (9,561) 23.9%
Largest Groups
Mexicans 18.9%
Puerto Ricans 1.3%
Cubans 1.3%

7Palm Beach County
Hispanic (250,823) 19.0%
Largest Groups
Mexicans 3.7%
Cubans 3.3%
Puerto Ricans 3.0%
3.8% of the county’s population is from South America.

8Broward County
Hispanic (438,247) 25.1%
Largest Groups
Cubans 4.8%
Puerto Ricans 4.3%
Colombians 3.8%
Collectively, South Americans make up 8.4% of the county’s population.


9Miami-Dade County
Hispanic (1,623,859) 65.0%
Largest Groups:
Cubans 34.3%
Colombians 4.6%
Nicaraguans 4.2%
11% of the county’s population is South American. Miami has the largest number of Dominicans, 58,000, and Costa Ricans, 6,736.

10Monroe County
Hispanic (15,071) 20.6%
Largest Group
Cubans 11.3%

11Collier County
Hispanic (83,177) 25.9%
Largest Groups
Mexicans 12.1%
Cubans 5.3%

12Hendry County
Hispanic (19,243) 49.2%
Largest Group
Mexicans 33.8%

13Lee County
Hispanic (113,308) 18.3%
Largest Groups
Mexicans 5.5%
Puerto Ricans 4.0%
Cubans 3.3%

14DeSoto County
Hispanic (10,425) 29.9%
Largest Group
Mexicans 25.9%

15Hardee County
Hispanic (11,895) 42.9%
Largest Group
Mexicans 37.0%

 

 

 

 

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