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.

ReportsAugust 11, 2014

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.

ReportsJune 19, 2014

Latino Jobs Growth Driven by U.S. Born

Immigrants No Longer the Majority of Hispanic Workers

ReportsMay 7, 2014

The Shifting Religious Identity of Latinos in the United States

Nearly One-in-Four Latinos Are Former Catholics

ReportsApril 29, 2014

Hispanic Nativity Shift

U.S. births drive population growth as immigration stalls

Statistical PortraitsApril 29, 2014

2012, Hispanics in the United States Statistical Portrait

Statistical PortraitsApril 29, 2014

2012, Foreign-Born Population in the United States Statistical Portrait

Blog PostsOctober 28, 2013

Hispanic or Latino? Many don’t care, except in Texas

ReportsOctober 22, 2013

Three-Fourths of Hispanics Say Their Community Needs a Leader

Most Latinos Cannot Name One

ReportsOctober 3, 2013

Latinos’ Views of Illegal Immigration’s Impact on Their Community Improve

PublicationsSeptember 4, 2013

Among Recent High School Grads, Hispanic College Enrollment Rate Surpasses That of Whites