Key Statistics

Statistics about the U.S. Latino population

U.S. Latinos

80%

Nearly 80% of Latinos are U.S. citizens.

800k

The number of immigrants who become citizens every year.

6 million

The estimated number of U.S.-citizen kids who have a parent who is undocumented.

24%

Nearly a quarter of Hispanics in the U.S. self-identify as Afro-Latino.

1 million

The average number of Hispanics turning 18 each year and become eligible to vote.

U.S. Latino health care statistics

Health

10.8 million

The number of Hispanics who still lack health coverage.

4 million

The number of Latinos who gained health coverage thanks to the Affordable Care Act.

30%

The percentage of Latinos who are fully vaccinated as of July 30, 2021.

Over 50%

The percentage of all Latino workers who don’t have access to paid sick leave at their jobs.

U.S. Latino education statistics

Education

27%

The percentage of the nation’s 50.6 million public schools students who are Latino.

33%

The rise in the number of English learners in the United States between the 2000–01 school year and the 2017–18 school year.

$733

Schools with 90% or more students of color spend $733 less per student every year than schools with mostly white students.

70%

The percentage of Latino college students who are the first in their family to attend college.

21%

The percentage of the country’s 16.6 million students enrolled in undergraduate programs who are Latino.

35%

The amount of LGBTQ Latinx students who are more likely to miss school due to feeling unsafe.

Statistics about Latino wealth in the U.S.

Wealth

$153k

In 2019, the average Latino family had about $36,000 in wealth, compared to white families having $189,000, a difference of $153,000.

$2 billion

Invested in communities through our Raza Development Fund, the largest Hispanic community development financial institution in the country.

70%

In the next 20 years, 70% of new homeowners will be Hispanic.

Statistics about jobs and U.S. Latinos

Jobs

65.6%

The labor force participation rate of Latinos, among the highest of any race or ethnicity.

1/5

By 2024, 1 in 5 workers will be Latino.

$0.55

On average, Hispanic women earn 55 cents on the dollar compared to White men.

2m

The number of home care workers that now have minimum wage and overtime protections thanks to UnidosUS’s advocacy.
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