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Latinos in the 2016 Election: New Jersey

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

Population and Electorate in the United States and New Jersey, 2014
  • The Hispanic population in New Jersey is the seventh largest in the nation. About 1.7 million Hispanics reside in New Jersey, 3.1% of all Hispanics in the United States.
  • New Jersey’s population is 19% Hispanic, the eighth largest Hispanic statewide population share nationally.
  • There are 831,000 Hispanic eligible voters in New Jersey—the seventh largest Hispanic statewide eligible voter population nationally. California ranks first with 6.9 million.
  • Some 14% of New Jersey eligible voters are Hispanic, the ninth largest Hispanic statewide eligible voter share nationally. New Mexico ranks first with 40%.
  • Some 48% of Hispanics in New Jersey are eligible to vote, ranking New Jersey 22nd nationwide in the share of the Hispanic population that is eligible to vote. By contrast, 78% of the state’s white population is eligible to vote.
Characteristics of Eligible Voters in New Jersey and the United States, 2014
Characteristics of Eligible Voters in New Jersey, by Race and Ethnicity, 2014