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INFOGRAPHIC: Hispanic Heritage Month

100-PO001 (10/13/2016) (4/15/2024)


(Rachel Friederich , DOC Communications)

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Hispanic Heritage Month is September 15 to October 15. It celebrates the history and culture of people whose ancestors come from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South Americas.

  • An estimated 2,487 incarcerated individuals in Washington state prisons identify as Hispanic. This accounts for about 13.1 percent of the state’s total incarcerated individual population.
    Source: Washington State Department of Corrections
  • An estimated 858,000 residents in the state of Washington identify as Hispanic. This equates to around 12 percent of the state’s total population.
    Source: Pew Hispanic Resource Center
  • Around 55 million people in the United States identified as Hispanic in 2014. Hispanics made up about 17 percent of the U.S. population that year.
    Source: U.S. Census Bureau
  1. National Hispanic Heritage Month
  2. 100-RE004 – Agency Fact Card (pdf)
  3. Demographic Profile of Hispanics in Washington, Pew Hispanic Research Center