Eileen Patten is a Research Analyst at the Pew Research Center. She graduated from the University of Michigan with bachelor’s degrees in English and Sociology with honors. While at the University, she was a research assistant at the Institute for Social Research on the Relationship Dynamics and Social Life (RDSL) study, which primarily investigates the phenomenon of unintended pregnancies among young women. She was also a copy editor and co-copy chief at The Michigan Daily, and has interned in the editorial division of Oxford University Press – New York

Oct 16, 2014

Latino Voters and the 2014 Midterm Elections

A record 25.2 million Latinos are eligible to vote in the 2014 midterms, or 11% of eligible voters nationwide. But in many states with close races this year, Latinos make up a smaller share of eligible voters.

Aug 11, 2014

Puerto Rican Population Declines on Island, Grows on U.S. Mainland

Puerto Ricans have left the financially troubled island for the U.S. mainland this decade in their largest numbers since the Great Migration after World War II, citing job-related reasons above all others.

Apr 29, 2014

Statistical Portrait of Hispanics in the United States, 2012

This statistical profile of the Latino population is based on Pew Research Center’s Hispanic Trends Project tabulations of the Census Bureau’s 2012 American Community Survey (ACS). Users should exercise caution when comparing the 2012 estimates with estimates for previous years. Population estimates in the 2012 ACS are based on the latest information from the 2010 […]

Apr 29, 2014

Statistical Portrait of the Foreign-Born Population in the United States, 2012

This statistical profile of the foreign-born population is based on Pew Research Center’s Hispanic Trends Project tabulations of the Census Bureau’s 2012 American Community Survey (ACS). Users should exercise caution when comparing the 2012 estimates with estimates for previous years. Population estimates in the 2012 ACS are based on the latest information from the 2010 […]

Jun 19, 2013

Hispanics of Puerto Rican Origin in the United States, 2011

An estimated 4.9 million Hispanics of Puerto Rican origin resided in the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia in 2011, according to the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey. That is a slightly greater number than the population of Puerto Rico itself in 2011, which was 3.7 million. Puerto Ricans in this statistical profile […]

Jun 19, 2013

Hispanics of Cuban Origin in the United States, 2011

An estimated 2.0 million Hispanics of Cuban origin resided in the United States in 2011, according to the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey. Cubans in this statistical profile are people who self-identified as Hispanics of Cuban origin; this means either they themselves are Cuban immigrants or they trace their family ancestry to Cuba. Cubans are […]

Jun 19, 2013

Hispanics of Salvadoran Origin in the United States, 2011

An estimated 2.0 million Hispanics of Salvadoran origin resided in the United States in 2011, according to the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey. Salvadorans in this statistical profile are people who self-identified as Hispanics of Salvadoran origin; this means either they themselves are Salvadoran immigrants or they trace their family ancestry to El Salvador. Salvadorans […]

Jun 19, 2013

Hispanics of Colombian Origin in the United States, 2011

An estimated 989,000 Hispanics of Colombian origin resided in the United States in 2011, according to the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey. Colombians in this statistical profile are people who self-identified as Hispanics of Colombian origin; this means either they themselves are Colombian immigrants or they trace their family ancestry to Colombia. Colombians are the […]

Jun 19, 2013

Hispanics of Dominican Origin in the United States, 2011

An estimated 1.5 million Hispanics of Dominican origin resided in the United States in 2011, according to the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey. Dominicans in this statistical profile are people who self-identified as Hispanics of Dominican origin; this means either they themselves are Dominican immigrants or they trace their family ancestry to the Dominican Republic. […]

Jun 19, 2013

Hispanics of Guatemalan Origin in the United States, 2011

An estimated 1.2 million Hispanics of Guatemalan origin resided in the United States in 2011, according to the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey. Guatemalans in this statistical profile are people who self-identified as Hispanics of Guatemalan origin; this means either they themselves are Guatemalan immigrants or they trace their family ancestry to Guatemala. Guatemalans are […]