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.
There were 55.3 million Hispanics in the United States in 2014, comprising 17.3% of the total U.S. population.
There were a record 42.2 million immigrants living in the U.S. in 2014, making up 13.2% of the nation’s population.
Hispanic millennials will account for 44% of the Hispanic electorate. The coming of age of youth and naturalizations will drive the number of Latino eligible voters to a record 27.3 million this year.
Field dates: 10/21/15 - 11/30/15
Respondents: Nationally representative sample of 1,500 Latinos ages 18 and older.
Margin of Error: +/- 3.3 percentage points at the 95% confidence interval.
This survey focused on identity, Hispanics as a distinctive group, parents' views about Hispanicity, advantages and disadvantages of being Hispanic, political views, assimilation, the economy and internet use.
Publications from this dataset
Surveying Hispanics is complicated for many reasons – language barriers, sampling issues and cultural differences – that are the subject of a growing field of inquiry.
The U.S. Hispanic population has long been characterized by its immigrant roots. But as immigration from Latin America slows, the immigrant share among each of the nation’s largest Hispanic origin groups is in decline.
An estimated 248,000 Hispanics of Venezuelan origin resided in the United States in 2013, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey.
An estimated 746,000 Hispanics of Spanish origin resided in the United States in 2013, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey.
An estimated 5.1 million Hispanics of Puerto Rican origin resided in the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia in 2013, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey.