In battleground states, Hispanics grew more than other racial or ethnic groups as a share of eligible voters.
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.
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.
From 2010 to 2019, the U.S. population increased by 18.9 million, and Hispanics accounted for more than half of this growth.
The U.S. Hispanic population reached a record 60.6 million in 2019, up 930,000 over the previous year and up from 50.7 million in 2010.
The drop in employment in three months of the COVID-19 recession is more than double the drop effected by the Great Recession over two years.
The educational attainment of recently arrived Latino immigrants in the U.S. has reached its highest level in at least three decades.
Around half of Hispanics say they or someone in their household has taken a pay cut or lost a job – or both – because of the COVID-19 outbreak.
Hispanics are more concerned than Americans overall about the threat COVID-19 poses to Americans' health, their own finances and daily life.
Since 2000, the size of the immigrant electorate has nearly doubled. More than 23 million U.S. immigrants will be eligible to vote in the 2020 presidential election.