This profile provides key demographic information on Latino eligible voters1 and other major groups of eligible voters in Colorado.2 All demographic data are based on Pew Research Center tabulations of the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2014 American Community Survey.3
Hispanics in Colorado’s Eligible Voter Population
- The Hispanic population in Colorado is the eighth largest in the nation. About 1.1 million Hispanics reside in Colorado, 2.1% of all Hispanics in the United States.
- Colorado’s population is 21% Hispanic, the seventh largest Hispanic statewide population share nationally.
- There are 555,000 Hispanic eligible voters in Colorado—the ninth largest Hispanic statewide eligible voter population nationally. California ranks first with 6.9 million.
- Some 15% of Colorado eligible voters are Hispanic, the seventh largest Hispanic statewide eligible voter share nationally. New Mexico ranks first with 40%.
- Some 49% of Hispanics in Colorado are eligible to vote, ranking Colorado 18th nationwide in the share of the Hispanic population that is eligible to vote. By contrast, 80% of the state’s white population is eligible to vote.