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Latinos in the 2016 Election: Pennsylvania

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

Population and Electorate in the United States and Pennsylvania, 2014
  • The Hispanic population in Pennsylvania is the 13th largest in the nation. About 834,000 Hispanics reside in Pennsylvania, 1.5% of all Hispanics in the United States.
  • Pennsylvania’s population is 7% Hispanic, the 31st largest Hispanic statewide population share nationally.
  • There are 440,000 Hispanic eligible voters in Pennsylvania—the tenth largest Hispanic statewide eligible voter population nationally. California ranks first with 6.9 million.
  • Some 5% of Pennsylvania eligible voters are Hispanic, the 28th largest Hispanic statewide eligible voter share nationally. New Mexico ranks first with 40%.
  • Some 53% of Hispanics in Pennsylvania are eligible to vote, ranking Pennsylvania 10th 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 Pennsylvania and the United States, 2014
Characteristics of Eligible Voters in Pennsylvania, by Race and Ethnicity, 2014