Rapid growth is the overriding characteristic of the Hispanic population, but that growth comes in many forms. The project’s demographic reports focus on the current and projected growth of the Latino population, trends in immigration, unauthorized migration, countries of origin of U.S. Latinos, regional patterns of settlement and related factors.
Also see our statistical portraits, state and county databases, demographic profiles and Census 2010 tables for data on the characteristics of the Latino and foreign-born populations in the United States.
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.
Latino Jobs Growth Driven by U.S. Born
Immigrants No Longer the Majority of Hispanic Workers
The Shifting Religious Identity of Latinos in the United States
Nearly One-in-Four Latinos Are Former Catholics
Hispanic Nativity Shift
U.S. births drive population growth as immigration stalls
Statistical Portrait of Hispanics in the United States, 2012
Statistical Portrait of the Foreign-Born Population in the United States, 2012
Hispanic or Latino? Many don’t care, except in Texas
Three-Fourths of Hispanics Say Their Community Needs a Leader
Most Latinos Cannot Name One
Latinos’ Views of Illegal Immigration’s Impact on Their Community Improve
U.S. Unauthorized Immigration Population Trends, 1990-2012
Explore population trends from a new analysis of the unauthorized immigrant population in the United States based on Pew Research Center estimates.