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Latinos in the 2016 Election: Oregon

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

Population and Electorate in the United States and Oregon, 2014
  • The Hispanic population in Oregon is the 19th largest in the nation. About 496,000 Hispanics reside in Oregon, 0.9% of all Hispanics in the United States.
  • Oregon’s population is 12% Hispanic, the 14th largest Hispanic statewide population share nationally.
  • There are 187,000 Hispanic eligible voters in Oregon—the 21st largest Hispanic statewide eligible voter population nationally. California ranks first with 6.9 million.
  • Some 6% of Oregon eligible voters are Hispanic, the 19th largest Hispanic statewide eligible voter share nationally. New Mexico ranks first with 40%.
  • Some 38% of Hispanics in Oregon are eligible to vote, ranking Oregon 39th 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 Oregon and the United States, 2014
Characteristics of Eligible Voters in Oregon, by Race and Ethnicity, 2014