Latino voters make up 11.1% of all Republican registered voters in Florida, according to the state’s Division of Elections.

Final registration statistics for the state’s Jan. 31 presidential primary show that 1,473,920 Latinos are registered to vote statewide, accounting for 13.1% of the state’s more than 11.2 million registered voters.

Among Latino registered voters, 452,619 are Republicans, comprising 11.1% of all Republican registered voters. On the other side of the aisle, 564,513 Latino voters are registered as Democrats, making up 12.4% of all Democratic registered voters.

As recently as 2006, more Hispanics in Florida were registered as Republicans than as Democrats. By 2008, the balance tipped over to the Democrats. This year saw an acceleration of that trend and a widening of the party registration gap. The gap between registered Hispanic Democrats and Republicans currently stands at 111,894, which is larger than in 2008 or 2010.

Geographically, the majority of Hispanic Republican registered voters are located in South Florida. According to the Division of Elections, 58.5% (264,721) reside in Miami-Dade County alone. By contrast, there are 191,359 (33.9% of the total population) Hispanic Democratic registered voters in the county. Read More

Russell Heimlich  is a former web developer at Pew Research Center.