Hispanics

52 M

As of 10/23/2014

Date All Hispanics Native-born Hispanics Foreign-born Hispanics
1960 6.3 5.5 0.9
1970 9.6 7.8 1.8
1980 14.8 10.6 4.2
1990 21.8 14 7.8
2000 35.2 21.1 14.1
2005 41.9 25.1 16.8
2010 50.7 31.9 18.8
2011 51.9 33.1 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 2005-2011 American Community Survey (IPUMS).

Nearly 52 million Hispanics lived in the U.S. in 2011, accounting for 17% of the U.S. population, up from 13% in 2000. With a median age of 27, Hispanics are the nation’s youngest major racial or ethnic group and two-thirds of all Hispanics are of Mexican origin. The share of the nation’s Hispanics who are U.S.-born has been on the rise over the past decade. Nearly a quarter of all births nationwide last year were to Hispanic women. Read more