5 facts about illegal immigration in the U.S.
The number of unauthorized immigrants in the U.S. has stabilized in recent years after decades of rapid growth. Here are five facts from our latest analysis of this population.
Unauthorized immigrant population stable for half a decade
An estimated 11.3 million unauthorized immigrants lived in the U.S. in 2014. This population has remained essentially stable for five years after nearly two decades of changes
What we know about illegal immigration from Mexico
Pew Research Center tracks the origins of unauthorized immigrants, their participation in the labor force and where in the U.S. they are settling.
Puerto Rico’s losses are not just economic, but in people, too
In a trend that is both a consequence of and contributor to its financial woes, the island’s population is declining at a clip not seen in more than 60 years.
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.
Public Views of Immigration
There is broad public support for a path to legal status for undocumented immigrants in the U.S. But other opinions on immigration, including views of legal immigration, are more mixed.
For Fact Tank’s anniversary, a look back at the news in the numbers
Here’s a roundup of our most-visited blog posts over the past year, along with some insights into the editorial thinking behind them.
Growing share of U.S. immigrants have no religious affiliation
One-in-five immigrants identified themselves as unaffiliated in 2014, an increase of 4 percentage points from the 16% who said so in 2007.
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.