However, their condition exceedes the situation faced by racial groups like American Indians, Alaska Natives and other Pacific islanders.
During the period from 2007 to 2011 the Dominican population in American territory was estimated at 1,387,724, of which 364.523 lived below poverty levels. Estimates showed that a higher number of Puerto Ricans (4,466,054) at the same time had 1,142,216 people living under the poverty line in the country.
States like Florida, New York, California and Texas where a wide group of Hispanics live nowadays, have high poverty levels ranging from 19.5 to 25.9 percent. Tennessee turned out to be the state that ranked first on the list reporting numbers of poverty among Hispanics of up to a 32.2 percent.