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.
U.S. Unauthorized Immigration Population Trends, 1990-2012
Explore U.S. unauthorized immigrant population trends for states of residence, as well as for international regions and largest countries of birth, based on Pew Research Center estimates.
Hispanic Voters in the 2014 Election
Democratic Advantage Remains, but Republicans Improve Margin in Some States
Latino Support for Democrats Falls, but Democratic Advantage Remains
Democrats maintain a wide, but diminished, advantage among Hispanic registered voters, 54% of whom say a candidate’s position on immigration is not a deal-breaker in determining their vote.
Latino Voters and the 2014 Midterm Elections
Geography, Close Races and Views of Social Issues
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