U.S. Latino Population Growth and Dispersion Has Slowed Since Onset of the Great Recession
A decline in Hispanic birth rates and the pace of immigration from Latin America has had an effect on the growth and dispersion of Hispanics in the country.
2014, Hispanics in the United States Statistical Portrait
There were 55.3 million Hispanics in the United States in 2014, comprising 17.3% of the total U.S. population.
2014, Foreign-Born Population in the United States Statistical Portrait
There were a record 42.2 million immigrants living in the U.S. in 2014, making up 13.2% of the nation’s population.
English Proficiency on the Rise Among Latinos
A record 33.2 million Hispanics in the U.S. speak English proficiently. While this share of Hispanics has been growing, the share that speaks Spanish at home has been declining over the past 13 years.