Hispanics

53 M

As of 1/1/2012

Date Native-born Hispanics Foreign-born Hispanics
1960 5.5 0.9
1970 7.8 1.8
1980 10.6 4.2
1990 14 7.8
2000 21.1 14.1
2005 25.1 16.8
2010 31.9 18.8
2011 33.1 18.8
2012 34.1 18.8

Source: For 1960 and 1970, see Passel and Cohn’s 2008 population projections. For 1980-2000, Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. Decennial Census data. For 2005-2012 American Community Survey (IPUMS).

Since 1970, the Latino population has increased sixfold, from 9.1 million to 53 million by 2012. It is projected to grow to 129 million by 2060, according to the latest projections from the U.S. Census Bureau (2012). Its share of the U.S. population, currently at 17%, is expected to reach 31% by 2060. Read more