The Los Angeles metropolitan area has the nation's largest Hispanic population followed by the New York metropolitan area. California and Texas are home to six of the 10 largest Hispanic metropolitan populations.
A map showing the distribution of all Hispanics and the six largest Hispanic origin groups in the U.S., by county.
Color-coded interactive maps show the Latino population, growth and its dispersion across U.S. counties since 1980.
Hispanics of Mexican, Puerto Rican and Cuban origin or descent remain the nation's three largest Hispanic country-of-origin groups, according to the 2010 U.S. Census. Despite their No. 1 status, Mexicans are not the dominant Hispanic origin group in many of the nation's metropolitan areas.
As of March 2010, 11.2 million unauthorized immigrants were living in the U.S., virtually unchanged from a year earlier and remaining well below the population's peak of 12 million in 2007. The number of unauthorized immigrants in the nation's workforce (8 million) also has not changed in the past year.
Hispanic voters are nearly three times more prevalent in states that gained congressional seats and Electoral College votes in the 2010 reapportionment than they are in states that lost seats.
Never before in this country's history has a minority ethnic group made up so large a share of the youngest Americans.
Unauthorized immigrants living in the U.S. are more geographically dispersed than in the past and are more likely than either U.S.-born residents or legal immigrants to live in a household with a spouse and children. But the recent rapid growth in the undocumented immigrant labor force has come to a halt. The new report also includes population and labor force estimates for each state.
Public school enrollment in the nation's suburbs has shot up by 3.4 million in the past decade and a half, with the primary driver of this trend being a near doubling of the Latino share of the student population.
A new Pew Hispanic Center report analyzes changes in Latino growth and settlement patterns over the past three decades. The report includes a series of interactive maps and data bases that provide demographic information about the Latino population in each of the nation's 50 states and 3,141 counties.