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Latinos in the 2016 Election: Virginia

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

Population and Electorate in the United States and Virginia, 2014
  • The Hispanic population in Virginia is the 15th largest in the nation. About 732,000 Hispanics reside in Virginia, 1.3% of all Hispanics in the United States.
  • Virginia’s population is 9% Hispanic, the 28th largest Hispanic statewide population share nationally.
  • There are 277,000 Hispanic eligible voters in Virginia—the 16th largest Hispanic statewide eligible voter population nationally. California ranks first with 6.9 million.
  • Some 5% of Virginia eligible voters are Hispanic, the 27th largest Hispanic statewide eligible voter share nationally. New Mexico ranks first with 40%.
  • Some 38% of Hispanics in Virginia are eligible to vote, ranking Virginia 38th 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 Virginia and the United States, 2014
Characteristics of Eligible Voters in Virginia, by Race and Ethnicity, 2014