Who is considered Hispanic in the U.S.? The most common approach to answering these questions is straightforward: Anyone who says they are. And nobody who says they aren’t.
The U.S. Hispanic population is diverse. These nearly 60 million individuals trace their heritage to Spanish-speaking countries in Latin America and to Spain, each with distinct demographic and economic profiles. But as migration patterns from Latin America change, the origins of U.S. Hispanics are beginning to shift.
The population of Puerto Rico stood at 3.2 million in 2018, its lowest point since 1979 and down sharply from 2017.
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.
Key Charts 2015 Data Trend Data Previous Years’ Data *Visit the most recent data on U.S. Hispanics. Characteristics of the U.S. Hispanic population: 2015 There were 56.5 million Hispanics in the United States in 2015, comprising 17.6% of the total U.S. population. In 1980, with a population of 14.8 million, Hispanics made up just 6.5% […]
Despite its slowing growth rate, the U.S. Hispanic population continues to expand, reaching a record 58.6 million in 2017.
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.
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.