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Latinos in the 2016 Election: Washington

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

Population and Electorate in the United States and Washington, 2014
  • The Hispanic population in Washington is the 12th largest in the nation. About 858,000 Hispanics reside in Washington, 1.6% of all Hispanics in the United States.
  • Washington’s population is 12% Hispanic, the 15th largest Hispanic statewide population share nationally.
  • There are 334,000 Hispanic eligible voters in Washington—the 12th largest Hispanic statewide eligible voter population nationally. California ranks first with 6.9 million.
  • Some 7% of Washington eligible voters are Hispanic, the 17th largest Hispanic statewide eligible voter share nationally. New Mexico ranks first with 40%.
  • Some 39% of Hispanics in Washington are eligible to vote, ranking Washington 35th nationwide in the share of the Hispanic population that is eligible to vote. By contrast, 80% of the state’s white population is eligible to vote.
Characteristics of Eligible Voters in Washington and the United States, 2014
Characteristics of Eligible Voters in Washington, by Race and Ethnicity, 2014