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.
Democrats Maintain Edge as Party ‘More Concerned’ for Latinos, but Views Similar to 2012
75% have discussed Trump’s comments about Hispanics in the past year
Overall Number of U.S. Unauthorized Immigrants Holds Steady Since 2009
Decline in share from Mexico mostly offset by growth from Asia, Central America and sub-Saharan Africa
U.S. Latino Population Growth and Dispersion Has Slowed Since Onset of the Great Recession
South still leads nation in growth overall, but three counties in North Dakota top list of fastest-growing
Hispanic Population and Origin in Select U.S. Metropolitan Areas, 2014
Demographic and Economic Profiles of Hispanics by State and County, 2014
Hispanic Population Growth and Dispersion Across U.S. Counties, 1980-2014
Digital Divide Narrows for Latinos as More Spanish Speakers and Immigrants Go Online
Broadband use little changed in recent years among Hispanics
Latinos Increasingly Confident in Personal Finances, See Better Economic Times Ahead
Yet many economic indicators show few gains for the community since the Great Recession
The Nation’s Latino Population Is Defined by Its Youth
Nearly half of U.S.-born Latinos are younger than 18
Statistical Portrait of Hispanics in the United States
There were 55.3 million Hispanics in the United States in 2014, comprising 17.3% of the total U.S. population.