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.
2011 Hispanic Origin Profiles
95% of the U.S. Hispanic population is made up of the 14 largest Hispanic origin groups, and six of these groups have populations greater than 1 million. Explore characteristics of these groups with this interactive.
Infographic: Hispanic Origin and Nativity
A Demographic Portrait of Mexican-Origin Hispanics in the United States
Unauthorized Immigrants: How Pew Research Counts Them and What We Know About Them
U.S. Immigrant Population Trends
Key findings from a new analysis of the nation’s foreign-born population, based on U.S. Census Bureau’s 2011 American Community Survey.
A Portrait of Second-Generation Americans
The Path Not Taken
Two-thirds of Legal Mexican Immigrants are not U.S. Citizens
A Nation of Immigrants
A Portrait of the 40 Million, Including 11 Million Unauthorized