2012 Election Fact Sheets
Data on the size and social and economic characteristics of the Hispanic and non-Hispanic eligible voter populations.
A Record 24 Million Latinos Are Eligible to Vote
A record 23.7 million Latinos are eligible to vote in the 2012 presidential election, according to a new analysis of Census Bureau data. This is up by more than 4 million, or 22%, since 2008, but turnout typically lags that of whites, blacks.
Almost Half of U.S. Hispanic Population Lives in 10 Metropolitan Areas
The Los Angeles metropolitan area has the nation’s largest Hispanic population followed by the New York metropolitan area. California and Texas are home to six of the 10 largest Hispanic metropolitan populations.
Hispanic Student Enrollments Reach New Highs in 2011
At the nation’s four-year colleges and universities, Hispanics have reached a new milestone and are now the largest minority group, reaching a record 16.5% of the total college student enrollment. One-in-four public elementary school students are Hispanic.
Up to 1.7M Youths May Benefit From New Deportation Rules
An updated analysis of President Obama’s new deportation policy finds 1.7 million of 4.4 million unauthorized immigrants ages 30 and under could qualify for temporary but renewable work permits to remain in the U.S. legally.
Census Bureau Considers Changing Its Race/Hispanic Questions
The Census Bureau presents new research tomorrow that attempts to address the frequent mismatch between Americans’ self-identity and the race or Hispanic categories they are offered on their census questionnaires.
The 10 Largest Hispanic Origin Groups: Characteristics, Rankings, Top Counties
A new tabulation of government data by the Pew Hispanic Center provides details on the ten largest groups that make up the 50.7 million Hispanics living in the U.S.
U.S. Public, Hispanics Differ on Arizona Immigration Law
The American public has repeatedly expressed support for Arizona’s immigration law, much of which was struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday.
Up to 1.4 million Unauthorized Immigrants Could Benefit from New Deportation Policy
President Obama’s announcement on June 15 about changes in deportation policies could benefit up to 1.4 million unauthorized immigrants.
Latino? Hispanic Neither? A Conversation on Identity
The Pew Hispanic Center’s recent report finding that most Hispanics don’t embrace the terms “Hispanic” or “Latino” drew comments from hundreds of people and was the subject of scores of newspaper and website articles. The Center has invited journalists, scholars and civic leaders to weigh in with commentaries, and the public to share their views on Facebook.