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Latinos in the 2016 Election: Connecticut

This profile provides key demographic information on Latino eligible voters1 and other major groups of eligible voters in Connecticut.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 Connecticut’s Eligible Voter Population

Population and Electorate in the United States and Connecticut, 2014
  • The Hispanic population in Connecticut is the 18th largest in the nation. About 540,000 Hispanics reside in Connecticut, 1% of all Hispanics in the United States.
  • Connecticut’s population is 15% Hispanic, the 11th largest Hispanic statewide population share nationally.
  • There are 280,000 Hispanic eligible voters in Connecticut—the 15th largest Hispanic statewide eligible voter population nationally. California ranks first with 6.9 million.
  • Some 11% of Connecticut eligible voters are Hispanic, the 10th largest Hispanic statewide eligible voter share nationally. New Mexico ranks first with 40%.
  • Some 52% of Hispanics in Connecticut are eligible to vote, ranking Connecticut 13th nationwide in the share of the Hispanic population that is eligible to vote. By contrast, about eight-in-ten (79%) of the state’s white population is eligible to vote.
Characteristics of Eligible Voters in Connecticut and the United States, 2014
Characteristics of Eligible Voters in Connecticut, by Race and Ethnicity, 2014