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Here's a look at the Hispanic population in the United States.
Facts: The Census Bureau describes Hispanic or Latino ethnicity as "a person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin regardless of race."
Hispanic people are the largest minority in the United States. Only Mexico has a larger Hispanic population than the United States.
By 2060, the Census Bureau projects that Hispanic people will comprise over 28% of the total population with 119 million residing in the United States.
In 2016, Hispanics made up 11% of the electorate, up from 10% in 2012.
Census 2016 Estimates:
There are an estimated 55 million Hispanic people in the United...
- Author: www.pewresearch.org by Ana Gonzalez-Barrera
There were 11.7 million immigrants from Mexico living in the U.S. in 2014, and about half of them were in the country illegally, according to Pew Research Center estimates. Mexico is the country's largest source of immigrants, making up 28% of all U.S. immigrants.
With President Donald Trump's administration taking steps to reduce the number of unauthorized immigrants in the U.S. — including through the construction of a wall at the southern border — here's what we know about illegal immigration from Mexico:
- The number of Mexican immigrants living in the U.S. illegally has declined by more than 1 million since 2007. In 2014, 5.8 million unauthorized immigrants from Mexico lived in the U.S., down from a...
The U.S. unauthorized immigrant population – 11.1 million in 2014 – has stabilized since the end of the Great Recession, as the number from Mexico declined but the total from other regions of the world increased, according to new Pew Research Center estimates based on government data.
Among world regions, the number of unauthorized immigrants from Asia, Central America, and sub-Saharan Africa rose between 2009 and 2014. The number from Mexico has steadily declined since 2007, the first year of the Great Recession, but Mexicans remain more than half (52%) of U.S. unauthorized immigrants.
Across the United States, most states saw no statistically significant change in the size of their unauthorized immigrant...
Latinos are twice as likely to live in poverty as white residents in Sonoma County, where one in five Latinos live at or below the federal poverty level in the aftermath of the recession, according to new estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau.
During the five-year period ending in 2014, an average of 19.6 percent of Latinos in Sonoma County lived at or below the poverty line, compared to 9.3 percent of white residents. In 2014, the federal poverty level was $14,580 for an individual and $29,820 for a family of four.
The figures show that poverty increased in Sonoma County for both Latinos and whites. During the previous five-year period, between 2005 and 2009, an average of 15.1 percent of Latinos and 7.4...
Vast segments of the United States increasingly are becoming ethnically diverse, creating what William Frey, author of "Diversity Explosion: How Racial Demographics are Remaking America" terms a "cultural generation gap." But, note researchers at the Brookings Institution, that diversity is concentrated in distinct American regions, largely in areas bordering the nation's three coasts.
Most striking is the increase in Hispanic population ‑ immigrants...