Demographics

The rapid growth rate of Latinos living in the United States is a major focus of the Pew Research Center's Hispanic Trends Project. The center brings together and analyzes data on many factors related to the increasing Hispanic population. It gathers information on unusual growth rates in different regions of the United States and, in particular, studies the emergence of new settlement areas where the Hispanic presence was once sparse, but is now increasing rapidly.

Recent topics examined include the numbers of legal foreign-born residents who became naturalized U.S. citizens; the gender makeup of migrants; the number of Hispanics seeking to learn English; and unauthorized migration, state by state.

The center collects its information through rigorous scientific research including public opinion surveys.  The knowledge gained through these studies assists journalists, academics and the public in better understanding Hispanic population growth in America.

The Pew Research Center's Hispanic Trends Project does not advocate for or take positions on policy issues. The center is a project of the Pew Research Center, a Pew subsidiary and a nonpartisan “fact tank” in Washington, D.C., that provides information on the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world.

For more information about its research into Hispanic demographics, visit the Pew Research Center's Hispanic Trends Project.

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