Youth is a defining characteristic of the U.S. Latino population. Latinos ages 35 or younger accounted for well over half of the nation’s Latino population in 2016.
Nearly six-in-ten U.S. Hispanics are Millennials or younger, making them the youngest major racial or ethnic group in the United States. In 2014, the median age of Hispanics was just 28 years.
More than six years after the Great Recession ended, almost 10.2 million teens and young adults in the U.S. are neither working nor in school.
Helped by the economic recovery, the share not working or enrolled in school dropped to a historic low of 16% by 2014, a Pew Research Center analysis found.
The share of American children living in poverty has declined slightly since 2010 as the nation’s economy has improved. But the poverty rate has changed little for black children, the group most likely to be living in poverty.
A record seven-in-ten Hispanic high school graduates in the class of 2012 enrolled in college that fall, two percentage points higher than the rate among white high school grads.
An updated analysis of President Obama's new deportation policy finds 1.7 million of 4.4 million unauthorized immigrants ages 30 and under could qualify for temporary but renewable work permits to remain in the U.S. legally.
More Latino children are living in poverty—6.1 million in 2010—than children of any other racial or ethnic group.
The number of 18-to-24 year old Hispanics attending college in the United States hit an all-time high of 12.2 million in October 2010, driven by a single-year surge of 24% in Hispanic enrollment. Rising educational attainment was a dominant driver of the enrollment trends for young Hispanic adults, with the share of those completing high school and attending college on the rise.
Unauthorized immigrants comprise about 4% of the adult population, but their children make up a much larger share of both the newborn population (8%) and the overall child population (7% of those younger than age 18) in this country.