This profile provides key demographic information on Latino eligible voters1 and other major groups of eligible voters in Mississippi.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 Mississippi’s Eligible Voter Population
- The Hispanic population in Mississippi is the 41st largest in the nation. About 80,000 Hispanics reside in Mississippi, 0.1% of all Hispanics in the United States.
- Mississippi’s population is 3% Hispanic, the 48th largest Hispanic statewide population share nationally.
- There are 31,000 Hispanic eligible voters in Mississippi—the 41st largest Hispanic statewide eligible voter population nationally. California ranks first with 6.9 million.
- Some 1% of Mississippi eligible voters are Hispanic, the 48th largest Hispanic statewide eligible voter share nationally. New Mexico ranks first with 40%.
- Some 39% of Hispanics in Mississippi are eligible to vote, ranking Mississippi 36th nationwide in the share of the Hispanic population that is eligible to vote. By contrast, 79% of the state’s white population is eligible to vote.