Key facts about U.S. Latinos for National Hispanic Heritage Month
In 2020, Hispanics made up nearly one-in-five people in the U.S. (19%), up from 16% in 2010 and just 5% in 1970.
Home broadband adoption, computer ownership vary by race, ethnicity in the U.S.
Black and Hispanic Americans remain less likely than White adults to say they own a traditional computer or have high-speed internet at home.
For U.S. Latinos, COVID-19 Has Taken a Personal and Financial Toll
Latinos say they and their loved ones have faced widespread job losses and serious illness due to COVID-19. Yet satisfaction with the nation’s direction is at highest level in a decade as most say the worst of the pandemic is behind us.
Before COVID-19, more Mexicans came to the U.S. than left for Mexico for the first time in years
An estimated 870,000 Mexican migrants came to the U.S. between 2013-18, while an estimated 710,000 left the U.S. for Mexico during that time.
STEM Jobs See Uneven Progress in Increasing Gender, Racial and Ethnic Diversity
The higher education pipeline suggests a long path is ahead for increasing diversity, especially in fields like computing and engineering.
Americans are more positive about the long-term rise in U.S. racial and ethnic diversity than in 2016
In 2019, 40% of Americans identified as a race and ethnicity other than non-Hispanic White. Their combined share is predicted to increase to over 50% by 2044.
The Changing Racial and Ethnic Composition of the U.S. Electorate
In battleground states, Hispanics grew more than other racial or ethnic groups as a share of eligible voters.
About One-in-Four U.S. Hispanics Have Heard of Latinx, but Just 3% Use It
The term Latinx has emerged in recent years as a gender-neutral alternative to the pan-ethnic terms Latino, Latina and Hispanic. However, awareness of Latinx is relatively low among the population it is meant to describe.
Coronavirus Economic Downturn Has Hit Latinos Especially Hard
As the nation’s economy contracted at a record rate in recent months, the group’s unemployment rate rose sharply, particularly among Hispanic women, and remains higher among Hispanic workers than U.S. workers overall.
Hispanics have accounted for more than half of total U.S. population growth since 2010
From 2010 to 2019, the U.S. population increased by 18.9 million, and Hispanics accounted for more than half of this growth.
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