Characteristics of the U.S. Hispanic population: 2015
There were 56.5 million Hispanics in the United States in 2015, comprising 17.6% 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. Click on the expand buttons below the summary tables to see detailed tables for each.
Click here for a PDF of all the tables below and read the accompanying blog post, “How the U.S. Hispanic population is changing.” Download the Excel workbook.
For a profile of the foreign-born population in the United States, click here.
Population/Hispanic Origin/Nativity/Language Use/Race
|Speaking English at least very well (ages 5 and older)
|Median age (in years)
|Married (ages 18 and older)
|Women ages 15-44 giving birth in past year
Educational Attainment and Enrollment (highest degree completed, ages 25 and older)
|High school graduate or less
|Two-year degree/Some college
|Bachelor’s degree or more
Work/Earnings/Income (ages 16 and older)
|In labor force (among civilian population)
|Median annual personal earnings (in 2015 dollars, among those with earnings)
|Median annual household income (in 2015 dollars)
Poverty/Government Assistance/Health Care
|Living in poverty
Homeownership and Household Characteristics
|In family households
Region and Top Five States of Residence
Source: Pew Research Center tabulations of 2015 American Community Survey (1% IPUMS)
“Statistical Portrait of the Foreign-Born Population in the United States, 2015”