Fact TankJune 1, 2016

5 facts about the global Somali diaspora

Somalia has faced lawlessness and strife during its decades-long civil war. As the country of 10.8 million continues to experience political and economic instability, its people are increasingly living outside of Somalia. New migrants are making their way to places like Europe, but they face a long and dangerous journey over land and sea. Hundreds […]

Fact TankMay 18, 2016

5 facts about the U.S. rank in worldwide migration

By a wide margin, the U.S. has more immigrants than any other country in the world.

Fact TankMay 10, 2016

Europe sees rise in unaccompanied minors seeking asylum, with almost half from Afghanistan

In 2015, there were a record 96,000 unaccompanied child migrants seeking asylum in Europe.

Fact TankMay 4, 2016

U.S. border apprehensions of families and unaccompanied children jump dramatically

Apprehensions of children and their families at the U.S.-Mexico border since October 2015 have more than doubled from a year ago and now outnumber apprehensions of unaccompanied children, a figure that also increased this year.

Fact TankApril 21, 2016

Texas immigrant population now rivals New York’s in size

The immigrant population in Texas has grown rapidly in recent decades, reaching 4.5 million in 2014. That puts Texas in a tie with New York for the second largest state immigrant population by size.

Fact TankApril 20, 2016

Rise in English proficiency among U.S. Hispanics is driven by the young

in 2014, 88% of Latinos ages 5 to 17 said they either speak only English at home or speak English “very well,” up from 73% in 2000.

HispanicApril 19, 2016

Statistical Portrait of the Foreign-Born Population in the United States, 2014

There were a record 42.2 million immigrants living in the U.S. in 2014, making up 13.2% of the nation’s population.

HispanicApril 19, 2016

Statistical Portrait of Hispanics in the United States

There were 55.3 million Hispanics in the United States in 2014, comprising 17.3% of the total U.S. population.

Fact TankApril 14, 2016

Apprehensions of Mexican migrants at U.S. borders reach near-historic low

This change comes after a period in which net migration of Mexicans to the U.S. had fallen to lows not seen since the 1940s.

Fact TankApril 8, 2016

From multiracial children to gender identity, what some demographers are studying now

The nation’s largest annual demography conference, the Population Association of America meeting, featured new research on topics including couples who live in separate homes, children of multiracial couples, transgender Americans, immigration law enforcement and how climate change affects migration.