This profile provides key demographic information on Latino eligible voters1 and other major groups of eligible voters in Oklahoma.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 Oklahoma’s Eligible Voter Population
- The Hispanic population in Oklahoma is the 24th largest in the nation. About 378,000 Hispanics reside in Oklahoma, 0.7% of all Hispanics in the United States.
- Oklahoma’s population is 10% Hispanic, the 23rd largest Hispanic statewide population share nationally.
- There are 138,000 Hispanic eligible voters in Oklahoma—the 25th largest Hispanic statewide eligible voter population nationally. California ranks first with 6.9 million.
- Some 5% of Oklahoma eligible voters are Hispanic, the 25th largest Hispanic statewide eligible voter share nationally. New Mexico ranks first with 40%.
- Some 36% of Hispanics in Oklahoma are eligible to vote, ranking Oklahoma 41st 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.