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.

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May. 12, 2015

Statistical Portrait of Hispanics in the United States, 1980 – 2013

There were 54 million Hispanics in the United States in 2013, comprising 17.1% of the total U.S. population. In 1980, with a population of 14.8 million, Hispanics made up just 6.5% of the total U.S. population.

May. 12, 2015

Statistical Portrait of Hispanics in the United States,
1980 – 2013

There were 54 million Hispanics in the United States in 2013, comprising 17.1% of the total U.S. population.

May. 12, 2015

Statistical Portrait of Hispanics in the United States,
1980 – 2013

Characteristics of the U.S. Hispanic Population: 1980-2013

May. 12, 2015

English Proficiency on the Rise Among Latinos

U.S. Born Driving Language Changes

Mar. 26, 2015

Share of Unauthorized Immigrant Workers in Production, Construction Jobs Falls Since 2007

In States, Hospitality, Manufacturing and Construction Are Top Industries

Mar. 26, 2015

Testimony of Jeffrey S. Passel – Unauthorized Immigrant Population: National and State Trends, Industries and Occupations

Written testimony submitted to U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs for a hearing on: Securing the Border: Defining the Current Population Living in the Shadows and Addressing Future Flows

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Dec. 11, 2014

U.S. Unauthorized Immigration Population Trends, 1990-2012

Explore U.S. unauthorized immigrant population trends for states of residence, as well as for international regions and largest countries of birth, based on Pew Research Center estimates.

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Nov. 18, 2014

Unauthorized Immigrants in the U.S., 2012

Nov. 18, 2014

Unauthorized Immigrant Totals Rise in 7 States, Fall in 14

Decline in Those From Mexico Fuels Most State Decreases

Oct. 29, 2014

Latino Support for Democrats Falls, but Democratic Advantage Remains

Democrats maintain a wide, but diminished, advantage among Hispanic registered voters, 54% of whom say a candidate’s position on immigration is not a deal-breaker in determining their vote.