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Census 2010: Latino Vote Fact Sheet

Published: 03/24/2011

ARIZONA

  • In 2000, there were 1,295,617 Latinos living in Arizona; by 2010, the Latino population had grown to 1,895,149.
  • The Latino population grew by 46.27% from 2000 to 2010.
  • Arizona’s growing population has netted it an extra seat in Congress, thanks in part to the growth of the Latino population. Latino population growth is responsible for 47.53% of all growth in the state from 2000 to 2010.
  • In 2000, Latinos constituted 25.3% of Arizona’s total population; they now constitute 29.6% of the population.

 

CALIFORNIA

  • In 2000, there were 10,966,556 Latinos living in California; by 2010, the Latino population had grown to 14,013,719.
  • The Latino population grew by 27.79% from 2000 to 2010.
  • Latino population growth is responsible for 90.09% of all growth in the state from 2000 to 2010.
  • In 2000, Latinos constituted 32.4% of California’s total population; they now constitute 37.6% of the population.

 

COLORADO

  • In 2000, there were 735,601 Latinos living in Colorado; by 2010, the Latino population had grown to 1,038,687.
  • The Latino population grew by 41.20% from 2000 to 2010.
  • Latino population growth is responsible for 41.63% of all growth in the state from 2000 to 2010.
  • In 2000, Latinos constituted 17.1% of Colorado’s total population; they now constitute 20.6% of the population.

 

FLORIDA

  • In 2000, there were 2,682,715 Latinos living in Florida; by 2010, the Latino population had grown to 4,223,806.
  • The Latino population grew by 57.44% from 2000 to 2010.
  • Florida’s growing population has netted it two extra seats in Congress, thanks largely to the growth of the Latino population. Latino population growth is responsible for 54.67% of all growth in the state from 2000 to 2010.
  • In 2000, Latinos constituted 16.8% of Florida’s total population; they now constitute 22.5% of the population.

 

MISSOURI

  • In 2000, there were 118,592 Latinos living in Missouri; by 2010, the Latino population had grown to 212,470.
  • The Latino population grew by 79.16% from 2000 to 2010.
  • On the whole, the state’s population is not growing as rapidly as the rest of the country, resulting in the loss of one congressional seat. This downward trend would be worse if not for the growth of the Latino population in the state over the past decade; despite their small population, Latinos are responsible for 23.84% of all population growth in the state.
  • In 2000, Latinos constituted 2.1% of Missouri’s total population; they now constitute 3.5% of the population.

 

NEVADA

  • In 2000, there were 393,970 Latinos living in Nevada; by 2010, the Latino population had grown to 716,501.
  • The Latino population grew by 81.87% from 2000 to 2010.
  • Nevada’s growing population has netted it an extra seat in Congress, thanks in part to the growth of the Latino population. Latino population growth is responsible for 45.93% of all growth in the state from 2000 to 2010.
  • In 2000, Latinos constituted 19.7% of Nevada’s total population; they now constitute 26.5% of the population.

 

NEW JERSEY

  • In 2000, there were 1,117,191 Latinos living in New Jersey; by 2010, the Latino population had grown to 1,555,144.
  • The Latino population grew by 39.20% from 2000 to 2010.
  • On the whole, the state’s population is shrinking, resulting in the loss of one congressional seat. This downward trend would be worse if not for the growth of the Latino population in the state over the past decade.
  • In 2000, Latinos constituted 13.3% of New Jersey’s total population; they now constitute 17.7% of the population.

 

NEW MEXICO

  • In 2000, there were 765,386 Latinos living in New Mexico; by 2010, the Latino population had grown to 953,403.
  • The Latino population grew by 24.56% from 2000 to 2010.
  • Latino population growth is responsible for 78.30% of all growth in the state from 2000 to 2010.
  • In 2000, Latinos constituted 42.1% of New Mexico’s total population; they now constitute 46.3% of the population.

 

NORTH CAROLINA

  • In 2000, there were 378,963 Latinos living in North Carolina; by 2010, the Latino population had grown to 800,120.
  • The Latino population grew by 111.13% from 2000 to 2010.
  • Latino population growth is responsible for 28.34% of all growth in the state from 2000 to 2010.
  • In 2000, Latinos constituted 4.7% of North Carolina’s total population; they now constitute 8.4% of the population.

 

TEXAS

  • In 2000, there were 6,669,666 Latinos living in Texas; by 2010, the Latino population had grown to 9,460,921.
  • The Latino population grew by 41.85% from 2000 to 2010.
  • Texas’s growing population has netted it four extra seats in Congress, thanks largely to the growth of the Latino population. Latino population growth is responsible for 65.01% of all growth in the state from 2000 to 2010.
  • In 2000, Latinos constituted 32% of Texas’ total population; they now constitute 37.6% of the population.

 

VIRGINIA

  • In 2000, there were 329,540 Latinos living in Virginia; by 2010, the Latino population had grown to 631,825.
  • The Latino population grew by 91.73% from 2000 to 2010.
  • Latino population growth is responsible for 32.77% of all growth in the state from 2000 to 2010.
  • In 2000, Latinos constituted 4.7% of Virginia’s total population; they now constitute 7.9% of the population.

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