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Latinos in the 2016 Election: Minnesota

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

Population and Electorate in the United States and Minnesota, 2014
  • The Hispanic population in Minnesota is the 28th largest in the nation. About 276,000 Hispanics reside in Minnesota, 0.5% of all Hispanics in the United States.
  • Minnesota’s population is 5% Hispanic, the 36th largest Hispanic statewide population share nationally.
  • There are 96,000 Hispanic eligible voters in Minnesota—the 29th largest Hispanic statewide eligible voter population nationally. California ranks first with 6.9 million.
  • Some 2% of Minnesota eligible voters are Hispanic, the 39th largest Hispanic statewide eligible voter share nationally. New Mexico ranks first with 40%.
  • Some 35% of Hispanics in Minnesota are eligible to vote, ranking Minnesota 45th nationwide in the share of the Hispanic population that is eligible to vote. By contrast, 79% of the state’s white population is eligible to vote.
Characteristics of Eligible Voters in Minnesota and the United States, 2014
Characteristics of Eligible Voters in Minnesota, by Race and Ethnicity, 2014