Fifty-two years after the Castro revolution in Cuba took power January 1, 1959; the original Cuban exiled community in the US. gradually evolved into the Cuban-American minority and has become part of the Hispanic population in this country while still retaining strong cultural and emotional linkages to the home country.
The 2010 Census Briefs of the US. Census Bureau issued on May 2011 identifies 1,785,547 Hispanics of Cuban origin residing in the United States. They constitute the third-largest Population of Hispanic origin living in the US, or 3.5 percent of the US. Hispanic population in 2010. Mexicans with 31,798,258, or 63.0 percent are first, and Puerto Ricans with 4,623,716 representing 9.2 percent are in second place.
What follows is a demographic, sociological, and economic profile of Cubans in the US. as they compare to the Hispanic universe according to Pew Research Center-Pew Hispanic Center. Statistical Profile Hispanics of Cuban Origin in the United States, 2009. Issued on May 26, 2011.