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.
A Nation of Immigrants
A Portrait of the 40 Million, Including 11 Million Unauthorized
Statistical Portrait of the Foreign-Born Population in the United States, 2011
Characteristics of the 60 Largest Metropolitan Areas by Hispanic Population
Nearly half (45%) of the nation’s Hispanic population lives in just 10 metropolitan areas and over 75% live in 60 of the largest Hispanic metropolitan areas, according to an analysis of Census Bureau data by the Pew Hispanic Center.
Hispanic Population in Select U.S. Metropolitan Areas
Population Distribution of Hispanic Origin Groups by County, 2010
A map showing the distribution of all Hispanics and the six largest Hispanic origin groups in the U.S., by county.
Hispanic Student Enrollments Reach New Highs in 2011
Now Largest Minority Group on Four-Year College Campuses
Census Bureau Considers Changing Its Race/Hispanic Questions
The Census wants to address the mismatch between Americans’ identity and the current categories presented on their questionnaires.
The 10 Largest Hispanic Origin Groups: Characteristics, Rankings, Top Counties
Among the 50.7 million Hispanics in the United States, nearly two-thirds (65%), or 33 million, self-identify as being of Mexican origin, according to tabulations of the 2010 American Community Survey.
Hispanic Origin Profiles, 2010
Browse detailed demographic and economic profiles of Hispanics in the United States by their countries of origin in 2010.
The Demographics of the Jobs Recovery
Employment Gains by Race, Ethnicity, Gender and Nativity