Pew Hispanic Research Reports

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

    While 67% of lawful immigrants eligible for naturalization had applied for and obtained U.S. citizenship by 2015, this share was only 42% among Mexicans.
  2. 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.
  3. Latinos and the New Trump Administration

    Hispanics are divided about what a Donald Trump presidency means for their place in America, according to a Pew Research Center survey of Hispanic adults taken before his inauguration.
  4. Size of U.S. Unauthorized Immigrant Workforce Stable After the Great Recession

    There were 8 million unauthorized immigrants in the U.S. working or looking for work in 2014, making up 5% of the civilian labor force.
  5. Democrats Maintain Edge as Party ‘More Concerned’ for Latinos, but Views Similar to 2012

    75% of Latinos have discussed Trump’s comments about Hispanics in the past year.
  6. Overall Number of U.S. Unauthorized Immigrants Holds Steady Since 2009

    The estimated total - 11.1 million in 2014 - has steadied since the end of the recession as the number declined from Mexico but grew from other countries.
  7. U.S. Latino Population Growth and Dispersion Has Slowed Since Onset of the Great Recession

    A decline in Hispanic birth rates and the pace of immigration from Latin America has had an effect on the growth and dispersion of Hispanics in the country.
  8. Digital Divide Narrows for Latinos as More Spanish Speakers and Immigrants Go Online

    The long-standing divide in internet use between U.S. Hispanics and whites is now at its narrowest point since 2009, as immigrant and Spanish-dominant Latinos make big strides in going online.
  9. Latinos Increasingly Confident in Personal Finances, See Better Economic Times Ahead

    Hispanics have become more upbeat about their personal finances and their financial future since the Great Recession, with 81% saying that they expect their family's financial situation to improve in the next year.
  10. The Nation’s Latino Population Is Defined by Its Youth

    Nearly six-in-ten U.S. Hispanics are Millennials or younger, making them the youngest major racial or ethnic group in the United States. In 2014, the median age of Hispanics was just 28 years.

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How come some of the people shown on the left don't look Hispanic?

Hispanic or Latino is not a race.   There are Latinos of many different races and physical characteristics.  For more information see our FAQ article, Why doesn't the census include Hispanic as a race?, and the Latino Blog post Let's Stop Segmenting People by Race! 

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