Pew Research CenterApril 2, 2018

Most Hispanic parents speak Spanish to their children, but this is less the case in later immigrant generations

The share of Latino parents who ensure the Spanish language lives on with their children declines as their immigrant connections become more distant.

HispanicDecember 20, 2017

Hispanic Identity Fades Across Generations as Immigrant Connections Fall Away

High intermarriage rates and declining immigration are changing how some Americans with Hispanic ancestry see their identity. Most U.S. adults with Hispanic ancestry self-identify as Hispanic, but 11%, or 5 million, do not.

HispanicOctober 31, 2017

Spanish language use in major U.S. metro areas

Spanish speaking at home has declined in the top 25 metros with the largest Hispanic populations.

HispanicOctober 31, 2017

Use of Spanish declines among Latinos in major U.S. metros

The share of U.S. Latinos who speak the language has declined over the past decade or so: 73% of Latinos spoke Spanish at home in 2015, down from 78% in 2006.

HispanicMay 3, 2017

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

There were a record 43.2 million immigrants living in the U.S. in 2015, making up 13.4% of the nation’s population. This represents a fourfold increase since 1960, when only 9.7 million immigrants lived in the U.S.

December 16, 2016

More voters will have access to non-English ballots in the next election cycle

New census data show that 263 counties, cities and other jurisdictions in 29 states will now be required to print election ballots in non-English languages.

Fact TankJune 3, 2016

The challenges of translating the U.S. census questionnaire into Arabic

In 2020, census questionnaires may for the first time be offered in Arabic, now the fastest-growing language in the U.S. But the Census Bureau faces a challenge not only in translating the language but also in adjusting the appearance of the questionnaire for those accustomed to reading and writing Arabic script.

HispanicApril 20, 2016

The Nation’s Latino Population Is Defined by Its Youth

Nearly six-in-ten U.S. Hispanics are Millennials or younger, making them the youngest major racial or ethnic group in the United States. In 2014, the median age of Hispanics was just 28 years.

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.