Hispanics are more likely than the general U.S. public to believe in the American dream – that hard work will pay off and that each generation is better off than the one prior.
Most Hispanic parents speak Spanish to their children, but this is less the case in later immigrant generations
The share of Latino parents who ensure the Spanish language lives on with their children declines as their immigrant connections become more distant.
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 share of U.S. Latinos who speak the language has declined over the past decade or so: 73% of Latinos spoke Spanish at home in 2015, down from 78% in 2006.
The high school dropout rate among U.S. Hispanics has fallen to a new low, a decline that comes alongside a long-term increase in Hispanic college enrollment.
The unemployment rate for U.S. Hispanics hit 4.7% in the second quarter of 2017. However, U.S. Latinos have not fully recovered from the Great Recession.
The U.S. Latino population, the principal driver of U.S. demographic growth since 2000, has itself evolved during this time.
Key charts and stats about Latinos in the United States from 1980 to 2015.
News media made by and for the two largest racial/ethnic minority groups in the United States – blacks and Hispanics – have been a consistent part of the American news landscape.
Despite its slowing growth rate, the U.S. Hispanic population continues to expand, reaching a record 58.6 million in 2017.