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.
Latinos by Geography
Color-coded interactive maps show the Latino population, growth and its dispersion across U.S. counties since 1980.
Statistical Portrait of the Foreign-Born Population in the United States, 2010
This statistical profile of the foreign-born population is based on Pew Hispanic Center tabulations of the Census Bureau’s 2010 American Community Survey.
Statistical Portrait of Hispanics in the United States, 2010
This statistical profile of the Latino population is based on Pew Hispanic Center tabulations of the Census Bureau’s 2010 American Community Survey.
Hispanics Say They Have the Worst of a Bad Economy
A majority of Latinos believe that the economic downturn that began in 2007 has been harder on them than on any other ethnic group in America.
Latinos in the 2012 Election: Florida
U.S. Foreign-Born Population: How Much Change from 2009 to 2010?
The U.S. population in 2010 included 39.9 million foreign-born residents. This estimate, the latest available for the foreign-born population, is 1.5 million, or 4%, higher than the survey’s 38.5 million estimate in 2009.
As Deportations Rise to Record Levels, Most Latinos Oppose Obama’s Policy
President’s Approval Rating Drops, but He Leads 2012 Rivals
Unauthorized Immigrants: Length of Residency, Patterns of Parenthood
Nearly two-thirds of the 10.2 million unauthorized adult immigrants in the United States have lived in this country for at least 10 years and nearly half are parents of minor children.
Hispanic Poverty Rate Highest In New Supplemental Census Measure
The poverty rate for Hispanics was 28.2% in 2010, higher than it was for blacks, non-Hispanic whites or Asians, and higher than the official poverty rate for Hispanics, 26.7%, reported by the Census Bureau.
Childhood Poverty Among Hispanics Sets Record, Leads Nation
The Toll of the Great Recession