Hispanic origin is not the same thing as race - people of Hispanic origin can be of any race. The Census Bureau defines Hispanic origin as "the heritage, nationality group, lineage, or country of birth of the person or the person's parents or ancestors before their arrival in the United States. People who identify their origin as Spanish, Hispanic, or Latino may be of any race."
In Washington . . .
- The Hispanic population grew by 24.9 percent between 2000 and 2019.
- Hispanic residents made up 16.8 percent of the population in 2019, compared to 12.8 percent in Idaho.
- The proportion of Hispanic residents has changed in Washington from 7.9 percent in 1980, to 10.7 percent in 1990, to 13.8 percent in 2000, and to 16.8 percent in 2019.