This profile provides key demographic information on Latino eligible voters1 and other major groups of eligible voters in Rhode Island.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 Rhode Island’s Eligible Voter Population
- The Hispanic population in Rhode Island is the 37th largest in the nation. About 148,000 Hispanics reside in Rhode Island, 0.3% of all Hispanics in the United States.
- Rhode Island’s population is 14% Hispanic, the 12th largest Hispanic statewide population share nationally.
- There are 68,000 Hispanic eligible voters in Rhode Island—the 35th largest Hispanic statewide eligible voter population nationally. California ranks first with 6.9 million.
- Some 9% of Rhode Island eligible voters are Hispanic, the 12th largest Hispanic statewide eligible voter share nationally. New Mexico ranks first with 40%.
- Some 46% of Hispanics in Rhode Island are eligible to vote, ranking Rhode Island 26th nationwide in the share of the Hispanic population that is eligible to vote. By contrast, 82% of the state’s white population is eligible to vote.