Mexican Americans Day

September 16

Mexican Americans (Spanish: mexicoamericanos or estadounidenses de origen mexicano) are Americans of full or partial Mexicandescent. Some members of the community prefer to call themselves Chicanos. As of July 2016, Mexican Americans made up 11.2% of the United States’ population, as 36.3 million U.S. residents identified as being of full or partial Mexican ancestry. As of July 2016, Mexican Americans comprised 63.2% of all Hispanics and Latinos in the United States. Many Mexican Americans reside in the American Southwest, which many Chicanos call Aztlán — over 60% of all Mexican Americans reside in the states of California and Texas. As of 2016 Mexicans make up 53% of total percent population of Latin foreign-born. Mexicans are also the largest foreign born population account for 27% of the total foreign born Population. Of the estimated 11 million unauthorized immigrants living in the United States 56% are from Mexico.

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