Hispanic origin is not the same thing as race - people of Hispanic origin can be of any race. The Census Bureau defines Hispanic origin as "the heritage, nationality group, lineage, or country of birth of the person or the person's parents or ancestors before their arrival in the United States. People who identify their origin as Spanish, Hispanic, or Latino may be of any race."
In Montana . . .
- The Hispanic population grew by 109.3 percent between 2000 and 2016.
- Hispanic residents made up 3.6 percent of the population in 2016, compared to 17.8 percent in the U.S..
- The proportion of Hispanic residents has changed in Montana from NA percent in 1980, to 1.5 percent in 1990, to 2.0 percent in 2000, and to 3.6 percent in 2016.