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Children and families

10.4 million The number of Hispanic family households in the United States in 2008. Of these households, 62 percent included children younger than 18. 66% The percentage of Hispanic family households consisting of a married couple. 43% The percentage of Hispanic family households consisting of a married couple with children younger than 18. 25% Percentage of children younger than 5 who were Hispanic in 2008. All in all, Hispanics comprised 22 percent of children younger than 18. 70% Percentage of Hispanic children living with two parents. 35 million The number of U.S. residents 5 and older who spoke Spanish at home in 2007. Those who hablan español constituted 12 percent of U.S. residents. More than half of these Spanish speakers spoke English "very well." Source: U.S. Census Facts for Features Chicago Tribune/Heather Stone
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