NPR will be covering and celebrating Latino culture and history throughout National Hispanic Heritage Month, which begins today.
Hispanic Heritage Month started as one week and was expanded in 1988. It begins on Sept. 15 to coincide with the national independence days of Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Costa Rica.
The Pew Research Center has been tracking key facts and figures on U.S. Latinos for years. Here are some of the latest highlights:
Note: Pew uses the terms "Hispanic" and "Latino" interchangeably; read more about the uses and meanings of those labels here from NPR.
This story originally appeared on the Morning Edition live blog.
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