Several measures offer insights into Latinos’ economic well-being and the ways in which it has changed over time and how it varies among Latino sub-groups. The project’s research documents trends in income, poverty, homeownership and wealth with an emphasis on the impact of business cycles. Our reports on remittances explore the massive flow of dollars that links Hispanic immigrants with their families back home.

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.

Jun. 19, 2014

Latino Jobs Growth Driven by U.S. Born

Immigrants No Longer the Majority of Hispanic Workers

Nov. 2, 2012

Latinos Express Growing Confidence In Personal Finances, Nation’s Direction

Sep. 19, 2012

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.

Jun. 27, 2012

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.

Jan. 26, 2012

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.

Nov. 8, 2011

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.

Sep. 28, 2011

Childhood Poverty Among Hispanics Sets Record, Leads Nation

The Toll of the Great Recession

Jul. 26, 2011

Hispanic Household Wealth Fell by 66% from 2005 to 2009

The Toll of the Great Recession

Oct. 29, 2010

After the Great Recession: Foreign Born Gain Jobs; Native Born Lose Jobs

In the year following the end of the Great Recession in June 2009, foreign-born workers gained 656,000 jobs while native-born workers lost 1.2 million. As a result, the unemployment rate fell for immigrants while it rose for the native born.

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Dec. 11, 2009

Latino Youths Optimistic But Beset by Problems

A national survey finds that Latinos from ages 16 to 25 are satisfied with their lives and optimistic about their futures. They value education, hard work and career success. But they are more likely than other youths to drop out of school, live in poverty and become teen parents.