The U.S. Hispanic population reached 57 million in 2015, but a drop-off in immigration from Latin America and a declining birth rate among Hispanic women has curbed overall growth of the population and slowed the dispersion of Hispanics through the U.S.
Apprehensions of children and their families at the U.S.-Mexico border since October 2015 have more than doubled from a year ago and now outnumber apprehensions of unaccompanied children, a figure that also increased this year.
in 2014, 88% of Latinos ages 5 to 17 said they either speak only English at home or speak English “very well,” up from 73% in 2000.
This change comes after a period in which net migration of Mexicans to the U.S. had fallen to lows not seen since the 1940s.
Hispanic voters this year make up an even larger share of the state’s registered voters than in past years, but the profile of the Latino electorate has shifted over the past decade or so.
One-quarter of all U.S. Latinos self-identify as Afro-Latino, Afro-Caribbean or of African descent with roots in Latin America.
The number of Puerto Ricans living in Florida has surpassed 1 million for the first time, while the Empire State's Puerto Rican population has remained flat.
Last year, 84,000 people left Puerto Rico for the U.S. mainland, a 38% increase from 2010. At the same time, the number of people moving to Puerto Rico from the mainland declined.
A new tabulation of government data by the Pew Hispanic Center provides details on the ten largest groups that make up the 50.7 million Hispanics living in the U.S.