Share of counties where whites are a minority has doubled since 1980
As of last summer, 364 counties, independent cities and other county-level equivalents (11.6% of the total) did not have non-Hispanic white majorities – the most in modern history.
Hispanic population reaches record 55 million, but growth has cooled
Hispanic growth in the U.S. has slowed in recent years, and the trend continued in 2014, as evidenced by new figures released this week by the Census Bureau.
Hawaii is home to the nation’s largest share of multiracial Americans
The number of multiracial Americans is growing nationwide, but in Hawaii, it’s nothing new. The Rainbow state – with its history of attracting immigrants from Asia and other parts of the world to work as farm laborers – stands far above the rest, with nearly one-in-four residents (24%) identifying as multiracial.
Is being Hispanic a matter of race, ethnicity or both?
Our new survey of multiracial Americans finds that, for two-thirds of Hispanics, their Hispanic background is a part of their racial background – not something separate.
Multiracial in America
Multiracial Americans are at the cutting edge of social and demographic change in the U.S.—young, proud, tolerant and growing at a rate three times as fast as the population as a whole.
Will California ever become a majority-Latino state? Maybe not
It could be a half-century (or longer) before Hispanics become a majority there, according to scaled-back state population projections.
Statistical Portrait of Hispanics in the United States, 1980 – 2013
There were 54 million Hispanics in the United States in 2013, comprising 17.1% of the total U.S. population. In 1980, with a population of 14.8 million, Hispanics made up just 6.5% of the total U.S. population.
For Latinos, English Proficiency on the Rise
A record 33.2 million Hispanics in the U.S. speak English proficiently. While this share of Hispanics has been growing, the share that speaks Spanish at home has been declining over the past 13 years.
A majority of English-speaking Hispanics in the U.S. are bilingual
This widespread bilingualism has the potential to affect future generations of Latinos, a population that is among the fastest growing in the nation.
Public Libraries and Hispanics
Hispanic immigrants are less likely than U.S.-born Hispanics, whites and blacks to use public libraries. But Hispanic immigrants who have made their way to public libraries stand out as the most appreciative of what libraries have to offer.