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.

InteractivesAugust 8, 2016

Hispanic Population Growth and Dispersion Across U.S. Counties, 1980-2014

ReportsJuly 20, 2016

Digital Divide Narrows for Latinos as More Spanish Speakers and Immigrants Go Online

Broadband use little changed in recent years among Hispanics

ReportsJune 8, 2016

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

ReportsApril 20, 2016

The Nation’s Latino Population Is Defined by Its Youth

Nearly half of U.S.-born Latinos are younger than 18

PublicationsApril 19, 2016

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.

PublicationsApril 19, 2016

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.

InteractivesFebruary 4, 2016

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.

InteractivesFebruary 4, 2016

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.

ReportsJanuary 19, 2016

Millennials Make Up Almost Half of Latino Eligible Voters in 2016

Youth, Naturalizations Drive Number of Hispanic Eligible Voters to Record 27.3 Million

PublicationsNovember 12, 2015

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.