Hispanic Population

The estimated population that is of Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin in the report area is 7,400. This represents 4.86% of the total report area population, which is less than the national 17.13% rate. Origin can be viewed 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 Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish may be of any race.
Report Area Total Population Non-Hispanic Population Percent Population Non-Hispanic Hispanic or Latino Population Percent Population Hispanic or Latino
Franklin County, PA 152,285 144,885 95.14% 7,400 4.86%
Pennsylvania 12,779,559 11,964,021 93.62% 815,538 6.38%
United States 316,515,021 262,282,816 82.87% 54,232,205 17.13%
Data Source: US Census Bureau, American Community Survey. 2011-15. Source geography: Tract

Hispanic Population by Gender
Report Area Total Male Total Female Percent Male Percent Female
Franklin County, PA 3,863 3,537 52.2% 47.8%
Pennsylvania 416,588 398,950 51.08% 48.92%
United States 27,444,307 26,787,898 50.61% 49.39%
Hispanic Population by Race Alone, Percent
Report Area White Black or African American Native American / Alaska Native Asian Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander Some Other Race Multiple Race
Franklin County, PA 77.32% 4.61% 0.04% 0.23% 0% 14.26% 3.54%
Pennsylvania 55.23% 6.88% 1.11% 0.36% 0.25% 28.64% 7.53%
United States 65.8% 2.07% 0.9% 0.33% 0.09% 26.23% 4.57%
Hispanic Population by Race Alone, Total
Report Area White Black or African American Native American / Alaska Native Asian Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander Some Other Race Multiple Race
Franklin County, PA 5,722 341 3 17 0 1,055 262
Pennsylvania 450,388 56,143 9,087 2,924 2,052 233,568 61,376
United States 35,684,777 1,122,369 490,557 181,231 46,724 14,226,829 2,479,718
Hispanic Population by Age Group
Report Area Age 0-4 Age 5-17 Age 18-24 Age 25-34 Age 35-44 Age 45-54 Age 55-64 Age 65+
Franklin County, PA 987 2,125 990 1,196 952 553 234 363
Pennsylvania 87,738 199,725 107,791 134,445 111,680 84,974 50,493 38,692
United States 5,130,888 12,626,575 6,522,443 8,747,116 7,861,007 6,120,657 3,868,608 3,354,911
Website Updated December 11 2017 Site Reviewed January 05 2018

Hispanic Population

Data Background

The American Community Survey (ACS) is a nationwide, continuous survey designed to provide communities with reliable and timely demographic, housing, social, and economic data. The ACS samples nearly 3 million addresses each year, resulting in nearly 2 million final interviews. The ACS replaces the long-form decennial census; however, the number of household surveys reported annually for the ACS is significantly less than the number reported in the long-form decennial census. As a result, the ACS combines detailed population and housing data from multiple years to produce reliable estimates for small counties, neighborhoods, and other local areas. Negotiating between timeliness and accuracy, the ACS annually releases current, one-year estimates for geographic areas with large populations; three-year and five-year estimates are also released each year for additional areas based on minimum population thresholds.

Citation: U.S. Census Bureau: A Compass for Understanding and Using American Community Survey Data (2008).

For more information about this source, including data collection methodology and definitions, refer to the American Community Survey website.


Population counts for demographic groups and total area population data are acquired from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey. Data represent estimates for the 5 year period 2011-2015. Mapped data are summarized to 2010 census tract boundaries. Area demographic statistics are measured as a percentage of the total population based on the following formula:
Percentage = [Subgroup Population] / [Total Population] * 100

For more information on the data reported in the American Community Survey, please see the complete American Community Survey 2015 Subject Definitions.


Race and Ethnicity
Race and ethnicity (Hispanic origin) are collected as two separate categories in the American Community Survey (ACS) based on methods established by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in 1997. Indicator race and ethnicity statistics are generated from self-identified survey responses. Using the OMB standard, the available race categories in the ACS are: White, Black, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Asian, and Other. An ACS survey respondent may identify as one race alone, or may choose multiple races. Respondents selecting multiple categories are racially identified as “Two or More Races”. The minimum ethnicity categories are: Hispanic or Latino, and Not Hispanic or Latino. Respondents may only choose one ethnicity. All social and economic data are reported in the ACS public use files by race alone, ethnicity alone, and for the white non-Hispanic population.

Data Limitations
Beginning in 2006, the population in group quarters (GQ) was included in the ACS. Some types of GQ populations have age and sex distributions that are very different from the household population. The inclusion of the GQ population could therefore have a noticeable impact on demographic distribution. This is particularly true for areas with a substantial GQ population (like areas with military bases, colleges, or jails).

Courtesy: Community Commons, <www.communitycommons.org>, October 2017