Professor Leobardo Estrada, a sociologist, in his book “Latinos and the Nation’s Future” edited by Henry Cisneros (Former Housing Secretary during the Clinton administration), in May 2009, presents an analysis of the demographic implications that life events like marriage, education, death, births, etc., have in the Latin society as well as in the future of the United States.
Professor Estrada demonstrates the growth of the Latin population, using as a base that when the Southwestern states became part of the United States, there were about 160,000 persons of Spanish origin in the United States and its territories.
- The number of Latinos born outside the United States reached 1 million when Andrew Jackson was president.
- When J. F. Kennedy was president, the number of Latinos reached 5 million.
- When Richard Nixon was president, the number of Latinos reached 10 million.
- When Ronald Reagan was president, the number of Latinos reached 20 million.
- When Bill Clinton was president, the number of Latinos reached 30 million.
- It was during the George W. Bush administration that the number of Latinos reached 40 million.
- President Obama saw the number of Latinos reach 50 million.
- In the last 2020 census with the Donald Trump government, Latinos reached more than 65 million.