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The long-standing divide in internet use between U.S. Hispanics and whites is now at its narrowest point since 2009, as immigrant and Spanish-dominant Latinos make big strides in going online.
Hispanics have become more upbeat about their personal finances and their financial future since the Great Recession, with 81% saying that they expect their family's financial situation to improve in the next year.
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.
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.