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This data visualization from the U.S. Census Bureau shows distribution of Hispanic or Latino population by specific origin. http://go.usa.gov/D7VH
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This source is interesting because it uses U.S. Census Bureau data to show where Puerto Ricans and Mexicans generally live in the United States. This source shows that we cannot merely generalize about the entire Hispanic population. We cannot just say, "Hispanics live in this particular region" because in reference to this source, that is false. We notice that Puerto Ricans generally live in Florida and in the northeast, probably because the east coast of the United States falls along similar longitudinal lines as Puerto Rico itself. Similarly, we notice that Mexicans tend to migrate to southern California and areas in Texas and Arizona since these places are along the U.S. border with Mexico, so it would make sense for Mexicans to live in these areas. This is a great source.
1. What geographic factors account for the differences in settlement patterns of those of Puerto Rican origin and those of Mexican origin?
2.How do these patterns shape the cultural patterns in the United States and affect particular places?