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

  • Population and Electorate in the United States and Arkansas, 2014The Hispanic population in Arkansas ranks 32nd in the nation. About 205,000 Hispanics reside in Arkansas, 0.4% of all Hispanics in the United States.
  • Arkansas’s population is 7% Hispanic, ranking 29th in Hispanic statewide population share nationally.
  • There are 60,000 Hispanic eligible voters in Arkansas—ranking 38th in Hispanic statewide eligible voter population nationally. California ranks first with 6.9 million.
  • Some 3% of Arkansas eligible voters are Hispanic, ranking 36th in Hispanic statewide eligible voter share nationally. New Mexico ranks first with 40%.
  • About three-in-ten (29%) Hispanics in Arkansas are eligible to vote, ranking Arkansas 49th nationwide in the share of the Hispanic population that is eligible to vote. By contrast, 79% of the state’s white population is eligible to vote.
Characteristics of Eligible Voters in Arkansas and the United States, 2014 Characteristics of Eligible Voters in Arkansas, by Race and Ethnicity, 2014