Latinos in the 2016 Election: New Mexico


This profile provides key demographic information on Latino eligible voters1 and other major groups of eligible voters in New Mexico.2 All demographic data are based on Pew Research Center tabulations of the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2014 American Community Survey.3 


  • The Hispanic population in New Mexico is the ninth largest in the nation. About 994,000 Hispanics reside in New Mexico, 1.8% of all Hispanics in the United States.
  • New Mexico’s population is 48% Hispanic, the largest Hispanic statewide population share nationally. The state with the second largest Hispanic population share is California, which is 39% Hispanic.
  • There are 591,000 Hispanic eligible voters in New Mexico—the eighth largest Hispanic statewide eligible voter population nationally. California ranks first with 6.9 million.
  • Some 40% of New Mexico eligible voters are Hispanic, the largest Hispanic statewide eligible voter share nationally. Texas ranks second with 28%.

  • Some 60% of Hispanics in New Mexico are eligible to vote, ranking New Mexico fourth nationwide in the share of the Hispanic population that is eligible to vote. By contrast, 84% of the state’s white population is eligible to vote.

       
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