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 CenterSeptember 18, 2017

Facts on U.S. Latinos, 2015

Statistical portrait of Hispanics in the United States

InteractivesSeptember 18, 2017

Facts on Latinos in America: Key Charts, 2015

Statistical portrait of Hispanics in the United States

ReportsJune 29, 2017

Mexican Lawful Immigrants Among the Least Likely to Become U.S. Citizens

Among Mexicans, desire is high, but about half cite language, cost barriers

InteractivesMay 3, 2017

2015, Foreign-Born Population in the United States Statistical Portrait

Statistical portrait of the foreign-born population 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

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.