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.

ReportsNovember 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.

ReportsSeptember 28, 2011

Childhood Poverty Among Hispanics Sets Record, Leads Nation

The Toll of the Great Recession

ReportsJuly 26, 2011

Hispanic Household Wealth Fell by 66% from 2005 to 2009

The Toll of the Great Recession