This profile provides key demographic information on Latino eligible voters1 and other major groups of eligible voters in Hawaii.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 Hawaii’s Eligible Voter Population
- The Hispanic population in Hawaii is the 39th largest in the nation. About 142,000 Hispanics reside in Hawaii, 0.3% of all Hispanics in the United States.
- Hawaii’s population is 10% Hispanic, the 21st largest Hispanic statewide population share nationally.
- There are 85,000 Hispanic eligible voters in Hawaii—the 32nd largest Hispanic statewide eligible voter population nationally. California ranks first with 6.9 million.
- Some 8% of Hawaii eligible voters are Hispanic, the 13th largest Hispanic statewide eligible voter share nationally. New Mexico ranks first with 40%.
- Some 60% of Hispanics in Hawaii are eligible to vote, ranking Hawaii third nationwide in the share of the Hispanic population that is eligible to vote. By contrast, 84% of the state’s white population and 73% of the state’s Asian population is eligible to vote.