Immigration is central to the growth and identity of the Hispanic population. Almost all of the project's research, regardless of topic, includes separate tabulations of data for U.S.-born and foreign-born Hispanics. Research on immigration focuses on the unauthorized population, overall trends in immigration and public attitudes towards immigrants and immigration policy.

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.

Pew Research CenterMay 3, 2017

Statistical Portrait of the Foreign-Born Population in the United States

Pew Research CenterMay 3, 2017

Statistical Portrait of the Foreign-Born Population in the United States

PublicationsMay 3, 2017

Statistical Portrait of the Foreign-Born Population in the United States

There were a record 43.2 million immigrants living in the U.S. in 2015, making up 13.4% of the nation’s population. This represents a fourfold increase since 1960, when only 9.7 million immigrants lived in the U.S.

Pew Research CenterMay 3, 2017

Statistical Portrait of the Foreign-Born Population in the United States

Pew Research CenterMay 3, 2017

Statistical Portrait of the Foreign-Born Population in the United States

Multi-section ReportsFebruary 23, 2017

Latinos and the New Trump Administration

Growing share say situation of U.S. Hispanics is worsening

InteractivesNovember 3, 2016

Unauthorized immigrant population trends for states, birth countries and regions

InteractivesNovember 3, 2016

Estimated unauthorized immigrant population, by state, 2014

Multi-section ReportsNovember 3, 2016

Size of U.S. Unauthorized Immigrant Workforce Stable After the Great Recession

Declines in eight states and increases in seven since 2009

Multi-section ReportsSeptember 20, 2016

Overall Number of U.S. Unauthorized Immigrants Holds Steady Since 2009

Decline in share from Mexico mostly offset by growth from Asia, Central America and sub-Saharan Africa