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Latinos in the 2016 Election: Maryland

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

Population and Electorate in the United States and Maryland, 2014
  • The Hispanic population in Maryland is the 17th largest in the nation. About 556,000 Hispanics reside in Maryland, 1% of all Hispanics in the United States.
  • Maryland’s population is 9% Hispanic, the 24th largest Hispanic statewide population share nationally.
  • There are 199,000 Hispanic eligible voters in Maryland—the 20th largest Hispanic statewide eligible voter population nationally. California ranks first with 6.9 million.
  • Some 5% of Maryland eligible voters are Hispanic, the 26th largest Hispanic statewide eligible voter share nationally. New Mexico ranks first with 40%.
  • Some 36% of Hispanics in Maryland are eligible to vote, ranking Maryland 43rd 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.
Characteristics of Eligible Voters in Maryland and the United States, 2014
Characteristics of Eligible Voters in Maryland, by Race and Ethnicity, 2014