Latino Voters in North Carolina

Latino voters in North Carolina, by the numbers (via the report A Snapshot of Latino Voters in North Carolina):

From 2000 to 2012, the Latino population in North Carolina more than doubled to 830,000.

There are 115,000 Latino voters who are currently registered – a 35% increase over 2008.

There are 100,000 Latinos who are eligible to vote, but are unregistered.

62% of registered Latino voters are between the ages of 18-40 (compared to 34% and 43% of white and Black voters, respectively).

38% of all Latinos in North Carolina are under 18 and 89% of them of those under 18 are citizens. As those potential voters register, their political power grows.

Mecklenburg and Wake Counties have the largest total numbers of self-identified registered Latino voters in the state: 14,398 and 12,157, respectively.

Latinos currently comprise only about 2% of the North Carolina electorate. However, that number will grow as U.S.-born children become of age, legal permanent residents naturalize, and in-country migration of Latinos from other states increases.

Read the whole report (PDF). A summary is also available in Spanish (PDF).

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