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- About One-in-Four U.S. Hispanics Have Heard of Latinx, but Just 3% Use ItAugust 20, 2020 Pew Report
- What Census Calls Us: A Historical TimelineThis graphic displays the different race, ethnicity and origin categories used in the U.S. decennial census, from the first one in 1790 to the latest count in 2020.
- Facts on U.S. Immigrants, 2018Statistical portrait of the foreign-born population in the United States
- Hispanic Population in the United States Statistical Portrait, 2015Statistical portrait of Hispanics in the United States
- Pew Research Center: Hispanic Trends ProjectPew Research Center is a nonpartisan organization that conducts public opinion polling, demographic research, and media analysis.
- Race and Multiracial Americans in the U.S. Census2015 Pew Report from Pew Research Center.
- Census History: Counting Hispanics2010 Report from Pew Research Center.
- How the U.S. Hispanic Population is Changing2017 Pew Report summary of Hispanic population trends back to 1980.
- Measurement of Race and Ethnicity in a Changing, Multicultural America.Karen Humes and Howard Hogan. “Measurement of Race and Ethnicity in a Changing, Multicultural America.” Race and Social Problems (2009) 1:111-131.
- Refugees and Asylees in the United StatesMigration Policy Institute May 13, 2021
U.S Government Reports
- Race and Ethnicity in the United States: 2010 Census and 2020 CensusAn interactive data visualization to identify trends for the nation, state, and county.
- Household Income by Race and Hispanic Origin: 2005–2009 and 2015–2019This brief uses the 2005-2009 and 2015-2019 American Community Surveys (ACS) 5-year estimates to report changes in median household income by race and Hispanic origin. December 10, 2020
- The Foreign-Born Population and Its Effects on the U.S. Economy and the Federal Budget—An OverviewCongressional Budget Office - January 2020
- Hispanic Population of the United StatesExtensive information from the Census and American Community Survey including tables, data, population estimates and projections, and current and historical reports.
- Hispanics-Latinos: Diverse People in a Multicultural Society: A Special Report.National Association of Hispanic Publications : 1996
- What's in a Name? Hispanic Surnames Rise in PopularityArticle from the Census on surnames. "“Twenty-six surnames cover a quarter of the Hispanic population .. "
- Current Population SurveyPrimary source of labor force statistics for the population of the United States. Conducted by U.S. Census and Bureau of Labor Statistics.
- The Diversifying Electorate: Voting Rates by Race and Hispanic Origin in 2012 (and Other Recent Elections)From U.S. Current Population Survey
This report provides analysis of the increasingly diverse American electorate, specifically for presidential elections since 1996.
- Historical Census Statistics on the Foreign-Born Population of the United States: 1850-1990Free government website from the U.S. Census Bureau. Historical census data.
- 2015 National Content Test: Race and Ethnicity Analysis ReportEmpirical research that contributes to the planning for the content of the 2020 Census race/ethnicity question(s).
- Measuring America: The Decennial Census 1790-2000Includes questions asked on each Census.
- Southwest Border: CBP Oversees Short-Term Custody Standards, but Border Patrol Could Better Monitor Care of At-Risk IndividualsGAO-22-105321, September 28, 2022
- data.census.gov (Explore Census Data) This link opens in a new windowPrimary search tool to browse and access U.S. census data and build custom, downloadable tables, charts, reports, maps and data visualizations. Includes detailed data on population, housing, economics, and geographies from the Decennial Census, American Community Survey, Economic Census and other surveys.
Topics and geographies are easy to search using the single search bar, or access more detailed data using the filters in the Advanced Search option.
Access data.census.gov tutorials.
- Statistical Abstract of the United States This link opens in a new windowAn authoritative and comprehensive summary of U.S. social, political and economic data from Federal and State agencies as well as private organizations. All tables are available for download in PDF and Excel formats. Check original sources of data to explore more detailed information. Excellent introductory essay at beginning of each topic section. Updated annually.
Earlier editions (1970-current) accessible using drop down menu. Archived government editions (1878-2012) available free at U.S. Census Bureau and Cybercemetery sites. Tip Sheet.
- Historical Statistics of the U.S. (Cambridge) This link opens in a new windowHistorical statistics for the U.S. from colonial times through the 20th century, covering population, work and welfare, economic structure and performance, economic sectors, as well as governance and international relations. Recently updated.
- Statistical Insight (ProQuest) This link opens in a new windowStatistical information by U.S. Federal and State agencies, international intergovernmental organizations, professional, trade and independent research organizations, commercial publishers and universities. Abstracts/indexing from 1973 with significant full-text online 1995 to present. Additional older content is available on microfiche using ASI, SRI or IIS number in the record.
- Homeland Security: Immigration Data and StatisticsImmigration statistics, report on removal of illegal immigrants, report on refugees and asylees, and non-immigrant admissions to the U. S.
- Homeland Security Digital Library This link opens in a new windowFull text access to documents related to national security, emergency preparedness, terrorism, border security and related topics from federal, state, tribal, and local government agencies, professional organizations, think tanks, academic institutions, and international governing bodies. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Dudley Knox Library of the Naval Postgraduate School.
- Immigration: Records of the INS - 1880-1930 (ProQuest History Vault) This link opens in a new windowTurn of the century files cover immigration of various groups to the United States, including Japanese and Chinese immigration, European immigration, and Mexican immigration between 1906-1930. There are also extensive files on the regulation of prostitution and white slavery and on suppression of radical aliens.
- Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC): ImmigrationA free website co-sponsored by Syracuse University and others to provide independent and nonpartisan information about U. S. Federal immigration enforcement.
- U.S. Customs and Border ProtectionFacilitates lawful international travel and trade through border management and control, combining customs, immigration, border security, and agricultural protection. Part of Homeland Security.
- U. S. Immigration Trends - Migration Policy InstituteFree website of the Migration Policy Institute (MPI), an independent, nonpartisan think tank in Washington, DC that provides analysis and evaluation of migration and refugee policies at local, national, and international levels. Their page on U.S. immigration includes tables and graphs of a number of relevant characteristics.
- Yearbook of Immigration StatisticsFree government website from the Department of Homeland Security. Data on foreign nationals granted lawful residence in the U.S.
Also see UTSA Research Guide Emmigration, Immigration and Migration