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.

ReportFebruary 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

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

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

ReportsSeptember 8, 2016

U.S. Latino Population Growth and Dispersion Has Slowed Since Onset of the Great Recession

South still leads nation in growth overall, but three counties in North Dakota top list of fastest-growing

PublicationsApril 19, 2016

2014, Hispanics in the United States Statistical Portrait

There were 55.3 million Hispanics in the United States in 2014, comprising 17.3% of the total U.S. population.

PublicationsApril 19, 2016

2014, Foreign-Born Population in the United States Statistical Portrait

There were a record 42.2 million immigrants living in the U.S. in 2014, making up 13.2% of the nation’s population.

ReportsNovember 19, 2015

More Mexicans Leaving Than Coming to the U.S.

Net Loss of 140,000 from 2009 to 2014; Family Reunification Top Reason for Return

Pew Research CenterNovember 2, 2015

African immigrant population in U.S. steadily climbs

African immigrants make up a small share of the U.S. immigrant population, but their numbers are growing – roughly doubling every decade since 1970.