|Map of Spanish in the United States|
The future of Spanish is in the United States. According to the 2010 Census, the United States already has 54 million Hispanics (54,166,049 exactly), a population second only to Mexico.
Ten interesting facts
1. 16.3 percent of the total US population is Hispanic.
2. 43% growth in the last 10 census years (2010-2000.
3. In some states such as South Carolina or Alabama the growth has been higher than 140%
4. In the United States as a whole, 16.3 percent of the population speaks Spanish.
5. In New Mexico, Spanish is already the predominant language, surpassing even English with 48.3% of Hispanics.
6. In six major states, Hispanics already represent more than a fifth of the population: California (39%), Texas (37.6%), Arizona (36.6%), Nevada (26.5%), Florida (22.5%), Colorado (20.7%)
7. In all states except Alaska and a few in the north it is the second language after English
8. Only in two states: California (14,013,719) and Texas (9,460,921) live more than 23.4 million Hispanics.
9. At the beginning of 2013, California's non-Hispanic white population equaled the Hispanic population, both accounting for 39% of the state's total population.
10. According to estimates, in 2060, Hispanics will make up 48% of the population versus 30% for non-Hispanic whites.