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.
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.
Mapping the Latino Electorate by Congressional District
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.
Mapping the Latino Electorate by State
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.
2013 Hispanic Origin Profiles
The nation’s Latino population is its largest minority group, numbering more than 53 million, or 17.1% of the U.S. population, in 2013.
The Impact of Slowing Immigration: Foreign-Born Share Falls Among 14 Largest U.S. Hispanic Origin Groups
The U.S. Hispanic population has long been characterized by its immigrant roots. But as immigration from Latin America slows, the immigrant share among each of the nation’s largest Hispanic origin groups is in decline.
Hispanics of Venezuelan Origin in the United States, 2013