America’s Hispanic Population: An Economic Snapshot

Source: Joint Economic Committee, October 2013

Hispanics are playing an increasingly prominent role in the U.S. economy. They are the youngest and fastest growing segment of the population and are expected to make up nearly one-third of all people living in the United States by the year 2050. But significant challenges remain for many Hispanics, particularly with respect to poverty, education and health insurance coverage. Comprehensive immigration reform could help address these issues for a number of
Hispanic immigrants. This report provides an economic snapshot of the current state of the Hispanic population in the United States….