A Record 24 Million Latinos Are Eligible to Vote, But Turnout Rate Has Lagged That of Whites, Blacks
Due to their ongoing population growth, Latinos comprise a greater share of the nation’s eligible voters than they did just a few years ago—11.0% this year, up from 9.5% in 2008 and 8.2% in 2004. However, the turnout rate of eligible Latino voters has historically lagged that of whites and blacks by substantial margins.
2012 Election Fact Sheets
Data on the size and social and economic characteristics of the Hispanic and non-Hispanic eligible voter populations.
Characteristics of the 60 Largest Metropolitan Areas by Hispanic Population
Nearly half (45%) of the nation’s Hispanic population lives in just 10 metropolitan areas and over 75% live in 60 of the largest Hispanic metropolitan areas, according to an analysis of Census Bureau data by the Pew Hispanic Center.
Hispanic Student Enrollments Reach New Highs in 2011
Now Largest Minority Group on Four-Year College Campuses
Up to 1.7 Million Unauthorized Immigrant Youth May Benefit from New Deportation Rules
Up to 1.7 million unauthorized immigrants ages 30 and under who arrived in the U.S. as children are eligible for a new Obama administration program that would shield them from deportation and enable them to apply for temporary but renewable work permits, according to updated estimates from the Pew Hispanic Center.
The 10 Largest Hispanic Origin Groups: Characteristics, Rankings, Top Counties
Among the 50.7 million Hispanics in the United States, nearly two-thirds (65%), or 33 million, self-identify as being of Mexican origin, according to tabulations of the 2010 American Community Survey.
U.S. Public, Hispanics Differ on Arizona Immigration Law
The American public has repeatedly expressed support for Arizona’s immigration law, much of which was struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday.
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Net Migration from Mexico Falls to Zero—and Perhaps Less
The largest wave of immigration in history from a single country to the United States has come to a standstill.
When Labels Don’t Fit: Hispanics and Their Views of Identity
A majority of Hispanics say they most often identify themselves by their family’s country of origin; just 24% say they prefer a pan-ethnic label.