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

Population and Electorate in the United States and Massachusetts, 2014
  • The Hispanic population in Massachusetts is the 16th largest in the nation. About 729,000 Hispanics reside in Massachusetts, 1.3% of all Hispanics in the United States.
  • Massachusetts’s population is 11% Hispanic, the 18th largest Hispanic statewide population share nationally.
  • There are 372,000 Hispanic eligible voters in Massachusetts—the 11th largest Hispanic statewide eligible voter population nationally. California ranks first with 6.9 million.
  • Some 8% of Massachusetts eligible voters are Hispanic, the 15th largest Hispanic statewide eligible voter share nationally. New Mexico ranks first with 40%.
  • About half of Hispanics in Massachusetts are eligible to vote (51%), ranking Massachusetts 15th 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 Massachusetts and the United States, 2014 Characteristics of Eligible Voters in Massachusetts, by Race and Ethnicity, 2014