There were nearly 60 million Latinos in the United States in 2017, accounting for approximately 18% 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. For more, read the accompanying blog post, “Key facts about U.S. Hispanics and their diverse heritage.” […]
An estimated 810,000 Hispanics of Spanish origin – that is, who are immigrants from or who trace their family ancestry to Spain – resided in the United States in 2017, according to a Pew Research Center analysis.
Explore data on the 15 largest U.S. Hispanic groups by origin.
Overall, 293 U.S. counties were majority nonwhite in 2018. Most of these are concentrated in California, the South and on the East Coast.
Latinos as percent of population, by state, 2014
Total U.S. Puerto Rican population mapped by county in 1980, 1990, 2000 and 2013.
Total U.S. Puerto Rican population mapped by county, including a filter for island-born and mainland-born Puerto Ricans. Data is available from 2000 and 2010.
Much of the downturn in the share of immigrant births to Hispanics has been driven by a decline in births among Mexican-origin women.
Around a quarter of college faculty in the U.S. were nonwhite in fall 2017, compared with 45% of students.
In 18 states and the District of Columbia, Latino children accounted for at least 20% of public school kindergarten students in 2017.