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Latinos in the 2016 Election: Nevada

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

Population and Electorate in the Unites States and Nevada, 2014
  • The Hispanic population in Nevada is the 14th largest in the nation. About 789,000 Hispanics reside in Nevada, 1.4% of all Hispanics in the United States.
  • Nevada’s population is 28% Hispanic, the fifth largest Hispanic statewide population share nationally.
  • There are 328,000 Hispanic eligible voters in Nevada—the 13th largest Hispanic statewide eligible voter population nationally. California ranks first with 6.9 million.
  • Some 17% of Nevada eligible voters are Hispanic, the sixth largest Hispanic statewide eligible voter share nationally. New Mexico ranks first with 40%.
  • Some 42% of Hispanics in Nevada are eligible to vote, ranking Nevada 30th nationwide in the share of the Hispanic population that is eligible to vote. By contrast, 81% of the state’s white population is eligible to vote.
Characteristics of Eligible Voters in Nevada and the United States, 2014
Characteristics of Eligible Voters in Nevada, by Race and Ethnicity, 2014