This profile provides key demographic information on Latino eligible voters1 and other major groups of eligible voters in South Carolina.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 South Carolina’s Eligible Voter Population
- The Hispanic population in South Carolina is the 29th largest in the nation. About 258,000 Hispanics reside in South Carolina, 0.5% of all Hispanics in the United States.
- South Carolina’s population is 5% Hispanic, the 35th largest Hispanic statewide population share nationally.
- There are 88,000 Hispanic eligible voters in South Carolina—the 31st largest Hispanic statewide eligible voter population nationally. California ranks first with 6.9 million.
- Some 2% of South Carolina eligible voters are Hispanic, the 37th largest Hispanic statewide eligible voter share nationally. New Mexico ranks first with 40%.
- Some 34% of Hispanics in South Carolina are eligible to vote, ranking South Carolina 46th 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.