Jeffrey S. Passel, senior demographer, on the research techniques used to derive the unauthorized immigrant population estimate in the U.S. and the challenges involved.
Four of the 10 most populous countries will no longer be among the top 10 in 2100 – and all four will be supplanted by rapidly growing African nations.
The U.S. Hispanic population reached a record 59.9 million in 2018, up from 2017. Population growth among Latinos has slowed since the 2000s.
Alone time for older Americans amounts to about seven hours a day. Time spent alone rises to over 10 hours a day among those living on their own.
About six-in-ten Hispanics have experienced discrimination because of their race or ethnicity, though their experiences vary by skin color.
Couples who meet online are more likely than those who meet offline to be diverse by some measures – but this can be explained by age.
For the first time in modern history, the world’s population is expected to virtually stop growing by the end of this century.
More than 40 million people living in the U.S. were born in another country, accounting for about one-fifth of the world’s migrants in 2017.
In 2017, an estimated 10.5 million unauthorized immigrants lived in the United States, down from a peak of 12.2 million in 2007. Explore trends in the unauthorized immigrant population for U.S. states, as well as for birth countries and regions.
There were a record 44.4 million immigrants living in the U.S. in 2017, making up 13.6% of the nation’s population. Explore charts and tables with demographic data on the foreign born population in the U.S. from 1960 to 2017.