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.

ReportsNovember 5, 2008

The Hispanic Vote in the 2008 Election

Hispanics voted for Democrats Barack Obama and Joe Biden over Republicans John McCain and Sarah Palin by a margin of more than two-to-one in the 2008 presidential election, 67% versus 31%.

Fact SheetsOctober 29, 2008

Among Hispanics in Florida, 2008 Voter Registration Rolls Swing Democratic

Fact Sheet

ReportsOctober 22, 2008

Latinos Account for Half of U.S. Population Growth Since 2000

Hispanics have accounted for more than half (50.5%) of the overall population growth in the United States in this decade, a significant new demographic milestone for the nation’s largest minority group.

ReportsOctober 2, 2008

Trends in Unauthorized Immigration: Undocumented Inflow Now Trails Legal Inflow

There were 11.9 million unauthorized immigrants living in the United States in March 2008. The size of the unauthorized population appears to have declined since 2007.

ReportsSeptember 18, 2008

Hispanics See Their Situation in U.S. Deteriorating; Oppose Key Immigration Enforcement Measures

Half (50%) of all Latinos say that the situation of Latinos in this country is worse now than it was a year ago.

ReportsAugust 26, 2008

A Profile of Hispanic Public School Students

One-in-Five and Growing Fast:

ReportsAugust 13, 2008

Hispanics and Health Care in the United States

Access, Information and Knowledge

ReportsJuly 24, 2008

2008 National Survey of Latinos: Hispanic Voter Attitudes

Hispanic registered voters support Democrat Barack Obama for president over Republican John McCain by 66% to 23%, according to a nationwide survey of 2,015 Latinos.

ReportsJune 4, 2008

Latino Labor Report, 2008: Construction Reverses Job Growth for Latinos

Due mainly to a slump in the construction industry, the unemployment rate for Hispanics in the U.S. rose to 6.5% in the first quarter of 2008, well above the 4.7% rate for all non-Hispanics.

Election 2008 State Fact SheetsMay 29, 2008

Hispanics in the 2008 Election: Puerto Rico

More than 3.9 million people reside in Puerto Rico and 2.8 million of them are eligible to vote.