D’Vera Cohn is a senior writer and editor at Pew Research Center. She was a Washington Post reporter for 21 years, mainly writing about demographics, and was the newspaper’s lead reporter for the 2000 Census. After leaving the newspaper in 2006, she served as a consultant and freelance writer for the Pew Research Center’s Hispanic Trends Project, Brookings Institution and Population Reference Bureau. She also has advised the Knight Center for Specialized Journalism on demographic topics, and has spoken at national journalism conferences about how reporters can make use of demographic data in stories. A graduate of Bryn Mawr College, she is a former Nieman Fellow. Read full bio

HispanicApril 25, 2017

As Mexican share declined, U.S. unauthorized immigrant population fell in 2015 below recession level

As the Mexican share of the total declined, the unauthorized immigrant population in the U.S. in 2015 was smaller than when the Great Recession ended.

HispanicApril 20, 2017

Seeking better data on Hispanics, Census Bureau may change how it asks about race

Federal officials are considering major changes in how they ask Americans about their race and ethnicity.

HispanicMarch 8, 2017

Immigration projected to drive growth in U.S. working-age population through at least 2035

The increase in the potential labor force will slow markedly as Baby Boomers retire. Immigrants will play the primary role in future growth of the working-age population.

HispanicFebruary 9, 2017

20 metro areas are home to six-in-ten unauthorized immigrants in U.S.

A new analysis shows that the nation’s unauthorized immigrant population is highly concentrated, more so than the U.S. population overall.

December 16, 2016

More voters will have access to non-English ballots in the next election cycle

New census data show that 263 counties, cities and other jurisdictions in 29 states will now be required to print election ballots in non-English languages.

Fact TankNovember 17, 2016

Children of unauthorized immigrants represent rising share of K-12 students

About 3.9 million kindergarten through 12th-grade students in U.S. public and private schools in 2014 were children of unauthorized immigrants.

Fact TankOctober 26, 2016

Number of babies born to unauthorized immigrants in U.S. continues to decline

About 275,000 babies were born to unauthorized-immigrant parents in 2014, a decline from 330,000 in 2009.

Fact TankOctober 4, 2016

Federal officials may revamp how Americans identify race, ethnicity on census and other forms

Federal officials are proposing new changes to census questions on racial and Hispanic identity.

Fact TankSeptember 21, 2016

Unauthorized immigrant population stable for half a decade

The unauthorized immigrant population in the U.S. – 11.1 million in 2014 – has remained essentially stable since 2009 after nearly two decades of changes.

HispanicJune 23, 2016

It’s official: Minority babies are the majority among the nation’s infants, but only just

The U.S. is projected to have no racial or ethnic group as its majority within the next several decades, but that day apparently is already here for the nation’s youngest children.