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12 Facts on the Significance of Hispanic Voters

by Heather Rogers, published


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.

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