The Graphic Truth: Hispanics are underrepresented in US Congress
September 29, 2021
After Asian Americans, Hispanics are now the fastest-growing ethnic/racial group among the US population, and contributed half of America's population growth over the last decade. But although Hispanics make up 19 percent of the general population today, they hold less than one-tenth of seats in Congress. Will this change significantly by 2060, when the Hispanic share of the US population is projected to reach 28 percent? To mark Hispanic Heritage Month, we take a look at Hispanic representation in the House and Senate, compared to Hispanic share of the population, over the last 20 years.