Hispanic? Latino? Or…?
A new Pew Hispanic Center survey includes findings on how U.S. Latinos prefer to describe themselves, as well as their views on race, shared culture, language use, the immigrant experience and other topics. A central finding is that slightly more than half prefer to describe themselves by their family’s country of origin, while only a minority use the words “Hispanic” or “Latino.”
Labor Force Growth Slows, Hispanic Share Grows
Hispanics will account for three-quarters of the growth in the nation’s labor force from 2010 to 2020, according to new projections from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). One major reason is that the Hispanic population is growing rapidly due to births and immigration. At the same time, the aging of the non-Hispanic white population is expected to reduce their numbers in the labor force.
Latino Children in Poverty
A new report from the Pew Hispanic Center explores and analyzes the poverty rate for Hispanic children. Latino children now outnumber white children in poverty for the first time, according to census data cited in the report.
Hispanic College Enrollment Grows Sharply
A new Pew Hispanic Center report, using census data, documents a 24% increase in college enrollment from 2009 to 2010 by Hispanics ages 18-24, and compares the statistics for Hispanics with those of other groups.
Wealth Gaps Rise to Record Highs Between Whites, Blacks, Hispanics
The median wealth of white households is 20 times that of black households and 18 times that of Hispanic households, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of newly available government data from 2009.
Changing Pattern of Mexican-American Population Growth
A new report from the Pew Hispanic Center shows that births now surpass immigration as the major source of Mexican-American population growth.
More Data on Mexicans and Other Hispanic-Origin Groups
The Pew Hispanic Center has just published a report, profiles and an interactive graphic about major Hispanic country-of-origin populations nationally and in the 30 metropolitan areas with the largest Latino populations.
Census Data on Hispanic Voters
Latinos represent 16.3% of the U.S. population, but were only 7% of the voters in last November’s elections, according to a report based on census data that was released today by the Pew Hispanic Center.
How Many Hispanics? More Than Expected
The Pew Hispanic Center released an updated analysis today that compares Hispanic population counts in the 2010 Census with the Census Bureau’s own population estimates.
2010 Census: Hispanic Population More Than Doubles in Nine States
The nation’s Hispanic population rose to 50.5 million in the 2010 Census, and increased by 43% over the decade.