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.
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
2014, Hispanics in the United States Statistical Portrait
There were 55.3 million Hispanics in the United States in 2014, comprising 17.3% of the total U.S. population.
2014, Foreign-Born Population in the United States Statistical Portrait
There were a record 42.2 million immigrants living in the U.S. in 2014, making up 13.2% of the nation’s population.
Hispanic Electorate 2016: Congressional Districts
A record 25.2 million Latinos will be eligible to vote in the 2014 midterm elections. See how the share of Latino voters varies by congressional district.
Hispanic Electorate 2016: States
A record 25.2 million Latinos will be eligible to vote in the 2014 midterm elections. See how the share of Latino voters varies by state.
Millennials Make Up Almost Half of Latino Eligible Voters in 2016
Youth, Naturalizations Drive Number of Hispanic Eligible Voters to Record 27.3 Million
The Unique Challenges of Surveying U.S. Latinos
Surveying Hispanics is complicated for many reasons – language barriers, sampling issues and cultural differences – that are the subject of a growing field of inquiry.