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# Census 2010: Latino Vote Fact Sheet

**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.

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**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.