What nationalities make up America’s Latino population?
Most Latinos living in America prefer to identify themselves primarily by their family’s country of origin. When asked about identity, 51 percent respond with a specific nationality (such as Mexican, Ecuadorian, etc.), 24 percent respond with either “Latino” or “Hispanic,” and 21 percent respond with “American.” The majority of Latino Americans (64.9 percent) are Mexican American, but only 36 percent of them were born in Mexico. The Honduran, Peruvian and Guatemalan populations in America are tied for the highest proportion of foreign born (67 percent), closely followed by the Colombian and Ecuadoran populations. [Source]