12 Facts on the Significance of Hispanic Voters

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Representing over 50 million people in the population of the United States, here are some interesting facts about Hispanics that will factor in to the upcoming 2012 elections.

  • 40% of all “new voters” in the 2008 election were of Hispanic origin.
  • In 2012, there will be over 14 million Hispanic registered voters, 2 million more Hispanic registered voters than in 2008.
  • 52% of the Hispanic electorate are potential swing voters, according to a survey jointly conducted by The Mellman Group and The Tarrance group.
  • 50% of the A18+ population in 25 Congressional Districts is made up of Hispanics.
  • Every month, 50,000 Hispanics turn 18 in the United States.
  • In California, 90% of total population growth in the state was comprised of Hispanics, according to the 2010 census.
  • 19% of registered voters in California are of Hispanic origin.
  • Texas is the second most densely populated Hispanic state after California.
  • In Texas, 23% of registered voters are Hispanic.
  • In 2008, 85% of Hispanic registered voters came out to vote.
  • Hispanics make up for 16.3% of overall U.S. population.
  • 12,000,000 Hispanic voters are expected to vote in the 2012 election.

All facts from Univision.com