Data on the size and social and economic characteristics of the Hispanic and non-Hispanic eligible voter populations.
Florida’s Latino population is the third-largest in the nation. More than 4.2 million Hispanics reside in Florida, 8% of all Hispanics in the United States. There are 2.1 million Latino eligible voters in Florida, 10% of all U.S. Latino eligible voters.
More than 6.6 million Latinos voted in last year’s election—a record for a midterm. Fueled by their rapid population growth, Latinos also were a larger share of the electorate in 2010 than in any previous midterm election, representing 6.9% of all voters, up from 5.8% in 2006.
Hispanic voters are nearly three times more prevalent in states that gained congressional seats and Electoral College votes in the 2010 reapportionment than they are in states that lost seats.
Tuesday’s midterm elections were historic for Hispanics. For the first time ever, three Latino candidates—all of them Republicans—won top statewide offices.
There are 766,000 eligible Hispanic voters in Arizona, 18% of all eligible voters in the state.
There are 5.4 million eligible Hispanic voters in California, 24% of all eligible voters in the state.
There are 434,000 eligible Hispanic voters in Colorado, 13% of all eligible voters in the state.
There are 202,000 eligible Hispanic voters in Connecticut, 8% of all eligible voters in the state.
There are 16,000 eligible Hispanic voters in the District of Columbia, 4% of all eligible voters in the state.