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.
The increase from these countries exceeded modest growth of the overall foreign-born population and came amid a decline in immigrants from Mexico.
Key Charts Current Data Trend Data Previous Years’ Data Characteristics of the U.S. Hispanic population: 1980-2015 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 […]
Key charts and stats about Latinos in the United States from 1980 to 2015.
While 67% of lawful immigrants eligible for naturalization had applied for and obtained U.S. citizenship by 2015, this share was only 42% among Mexicans.
There were a record 43.2 million immigrants living in the U.S. in 2015, making up 13.4% of the nation’s population.
Hispanics are divided about what a Donald Trump presidency means for their place in America, according to a Pew Research Center survey of Hispanic adults taken before his inauguration.
Field dates: 12/07/16 - 01/15/17
Respondents: Nationally representative sample of 1,001 Latinos ages 18 and older.
Margin of Error: +/- 3.6 percentage points at the 95% confidence interval.
This survey focused on politics and immigration.
Publications from this dataset