Understand the Latino Vote - Voto Latino

The Latinx Voting Bloc Transformed 2020

For the first time in history, Latinx voters became the second largest voting bloc in the United States.

  • 16.6 million Most experts estimate that 16.6 million Latinos voted in 2020
  • 30.9% That’s an increase of 30.9% over the 2016 presidential election
  • 15.9% By comparison, turnout was 15.9% greater among voters of all races in 2020

This is a Staggering Surge

Latinx Turnout by Cycle
Based on U.S. Census Bureau data, Voting & Registration in the Election

Young Latinx voters provided the growth needed in many states to flip from red to blue.

In states like Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, North Carolina, Nevada, and Virginia, young Latinx (18-29) voters made up the largest bloc of Latinx voters, based on 2020 general election turnout data.1

Breakdown of 2020 Latinx Turnout by Age and State
State Age 18 - 29 Age 30 - 39 Age 40 - 49 Age 50 - 59 Age 60+
AZ 27.5% 19.2% 16.5% 14.9% 21.5%
CO 26.2% 20.3% 16.7% 14.7% 22.1%
FL 16.7% 17.3% 18.2% 19.3% 28.5%
GA 31.4% 20.2% 17.8% 16.1% 14.5%
NC 34.2% 19.4% 17.0% 15.2% 14.2%
NM 16.3% 17.2% 16.1% 17.0% 33.5%
NV 29.8% 21.2% 16.4% 15.1% 17.6%
PA 19.5% 21.1% 20.0% 18.7% 20.6%
TX 21.2% 18.6% 18.1% 17.1% 25.0%
VA 24.3% 19.6% 19.6% 18.1% 18.4%
WI 12.5% 22.2% 22.0% 20.8% 22.5%

This increase was fueled by young, first-time Latinx voters.

The chart below highlights the growth in “New 2020 Voters” by race — the largest percentage of new voters being either Latinx or Asian:

People Who Voted in Either 2016 or 2020
Data provided by Catalist based on individual state voter files and modeled race

Additionally, young Latinx voters are estimated to have supported Biden at significantly higher rates (>10%) than their older counterparts. In purple states, like North Carolina and Texas, young Latinx voters are the fastest growing demographic and expected to become the largest Latinx voting bloc within the decade.

  • Every 30 seconds a Latinx individual turns 18
  • By 2032, the overall Latinx electorate in the South will have grown by two-thirds
  • 12 million Latinos are eligible to vote but not yet registered
  • Median age of U.S. born Latinos is 30 versus the median age of 44 for U.S. white popu

That is why Voto Latino is gearing up right now.

Opportunities to register Latinx voters

While Latinx voters are currently the second largest voting bloc in the United States, there are even more Latinx individuals eligible to vote but not yet registered.

Unregistered Latinx Population

CACA OROR WAWA IDID MTMT WYWY HIHI AKAK UTUT COCO NMNM AZAZ KSKS OKOK NENE SDSD NDND MNMN IAIA MOMO ARAR LALA MSMS ALAL GAGA FLFL SCSC NCNC TNTN KYKY ININ MIMI ILIL WIWI OHOH WVWV PAPA NYNY MEME VTVT NHNH TXTX NVNV MAMA RIRI CTCT NJNJ DEDE
0%
100%
200%+

×

Alabama

  • Latino Eligible Population

    53,000

  • Registered Latinx Voters

    35,000

  • Unregistered Latinx Voters

    18,000 (33.96%)

×

Alaska

  • Latino Eligible Population

    27,000

  • Registered Latinx Voters

    21,000

  • Unregistered Latinx Voters

    6,000 (22.22%)

×

Arizona

  • Latino Eligible Population

    1,340,000

  • Registered Latinx Voters

    895,000

  • Unregistered Latinx Voters

    445,000 (33.21%)

×

Arkansas

  • Latino Eligible Population

    83,000

  • Registered Latinx Voters

    30,000

  • Unregistered Latinx Voters

    53,000 (63.86%)

×

California

  • Latino Eligible Population

    8,305,000

  • Registered Latinx Voters

    5,014,000

  • Unregistered Latinx Voters

    3,291,000 (39.63%)

×

Colorado

  • Latino Eligible Population

    618,000

  • Registered Latinx Voters

    374,000

  • Unregistered Latinx Voters

    244,000 (39.48%)

×

Connecticut

  • Latino Eligible Population

    347,000

  • Registered Latinx Voters

    235,000

  • Unregistered Latinx Voters

    112,000 (32.28%)

×

Delaware

  • Latino Eligible Population

    37,000

  • Registered Latinx Voters

    22,000

  • Unregistered Latinx Voters

    15,000 (40.54%)

×

Florida

  • Latino Eligible Population

    3,394,000

  • Registered Latinx Voters

    1,992,000

  • Unregistered Latinx Voters

    1,402,000 (41.31%)

×

Georgia

  • Latino Eligible Population

    403,000

  • Registered Latinx Voters

    192,000

  • Unregistered Latinx Voters

    211,000 (52.36%)

×

Hawaii

  • Latino Eligible Population

    66,000

  • Registered Latinx Voters

    35,000

  • Unregistered Latinx Voters

    31,000 (46.97%)

×

Idaho

  • Latino Eligible Population

    119,000

  • Registered Latinx Voters

    63,000

  • Unregistered Latinx Voters

    56,000 (47.06%)

×

Illinois

  • Latino Eligible Population

    1,016,000

  • Registered Latinx Voters

    532,000

  • Unregistered Latinx Voters

    484,000 (47.64%)

×

Indiana

  • Latino Eligible Population

    135,000

  • Registered Latinx Voters

    72,000

  • Unregistered Latinx Voters

    63,000 (46.67%)

×

Iowa

  • Latino Eligible Population

    90,000

  • Registered Latinx Voters

    42,000

  • Unregistered Latinx Voters

    48,000 (53.33%)

×

Kansas

  • Latino Eligible Population

    210,000

  • Registered Latinx Voters

    108,000

  • Unregistered Latinx Voters

    102,000 (48.57%)

×

Kentucky

  • Latino Eligible Population

    60,000

  • Registered Latinx Voters

    30,000

  • Unregistered Latinx Voters

    30,000 (50.00%)

×

Louisiana

  • Latino Eligible Population

    131,000

  • Registered Latinx Voters

    84,000

  • Unregistered Latinx Voters

    47,000 (35.88%)

×

Maine

  • Latino Eligible Population

    11,000

  • Registered Latinx Voters

    7,000

  • Unregistered Latinx Voters

    4,000 (36.36%)

×

Maryland

  • Latino Eligible Population

    195,000

  • Registered Latinx Voters

    150,000

  • Unregistered Latinx Voters

    45,000 (23.08%)

×

Massachusetts

  • Latino Eligible Population

    449,000

  • Registered Latinx Voters

    271,000

  • Unregistered Latinx Voters

    178,000 (39.64%)

×

Michigan

  • Latino Eligible Population

    302,000

  • Registered Latinx Voters

    178,000

  • Unregistered Latinx Voters

    124,000 (41.06%)

×

Minnesota

  • Latino Eligible Population

    156,000

  • Registered Latinx Voters

    116,000

  • Unregistered Latinx Voters

    40,000 (25.64%)

×

Mississippi

  • Latino Eligible Population

    53,000

  • Registered Latinx Voters

    34,000

  • Unregistered Latinx Voters

    19,000 (35.85%)

×

Missouri

  • Latino Eligible Population

    178,000

  • Registered Latinx Voters

    127,000

  • Unregistered Latinx Voters

    51,000 (28.65%)

×

Montana

  • Latino Eligible Population

    19,000

  • Registered Latinx Voters

    15,000

  • Unregistered Latinx Voters

    4,000 (21.05%)

×

Nebraska

  • Latino Eligible Population

    55,000

  • Registered Latinx Voters

    28,000

  • Unregistered Latinx Voters

    27,000 (49.09%)

×

Nevada

  • Latino Eligible Population

    515,000

  • Registered Latinx Voters

    268,000

  • Unregistered Latinx Voters

    247,000 (47.96%)

×

New Hampshire

  • Latino Eligible Population

    31,000

  • Registered Latinx Voters

    19,000

  • Unregistered Latinx Voters

    12,000 (38.71%)

×

New Jersey

  • Latino Eligible Population

    996,000

  • Registered Latinx Voters

    817,000

  • Unregistered Latinx Voters

    179,000 (17.97%)

×

New Mexico

  • Latino Eligible Population

    539,000

  • Registered Latinx Voters

    323,000

  • Unregistered Latinx Voters

    216,000 (40.07%)

×

New York

  • Latino Eligible Population

    1,608,000

  • Registered Latinx Voters

    991,000

  • Unregistered Latinx Voters

    617,000 (38.37%)

×

North Carolina

  • Latino Eligible Population

    492,000

  • Registered Latinx Voters

    267,000

  • Unregistered Latinx Voters

    225,000 (45.73%)

×

North Dakota

  • Latino Eligible Population

    11,000

  • Registered Latinx Voters

    6,000

  • Unregistered Latinx Voters

    5,000 (45.45%)

×

Ohio

  • Latino Eligible Population

    299,000

  • Registered Latinx Voters

    226,000

  • Unregistered Latinx Voters

    73,000 (24.45%)

×

Oklahoma

  • Latino Eligible Population

    248,000

  • Registered Latinx Voters

    106,000

  • Unregistered Latinx Voters

    142,000 (57.26%)

×

Oregon

  • Latino Eligible Population

    201,000

  • Registered Latinx Voters

    122,000

  • Unregistered Latinx Voters

    79,000 (39.30%)

×

Pennsylvania

  • Latino Eligible Population

    497,000

  • Registered Latinx Voters

    305,000

  • Unregistered Latinx Voters

    192,000 (38.63%)

×

Rhode Island

  • Latino Eligible Population

    60,000

  • Registered Latinx Voters

    38,000

  • Unregistered Latinx Voters

    22,000 (36.67%)

×

South Carolina

  • Latino Eligible Population

    163,000

  • Registered Latinx Voters

    77,000

  • Unregistered Latinx Voters

    86,000 (52.76%)

×

South Dakota

  • Latino Eligible Population

    10,000

  • Registered Latinx Voters

    6,000

  • Unregistered Latinx Voters

    4,000 (40.00%)

×

Tennessee

  • Latino Eligible Population

    152,000

  • Registered Latinx Voters

    72,000

  • Unregistered Latinx Voters

    80,000 (52.63%)

×

Texas

  • Latino Eligible Population

    5,599,000

  • Registered Latinx Voters

    3,538,000

  • Unregistered Latinx Voters

    2,061,000 (36.81%)

×

Utah

  • Latino Eligible Population

    180,000

  • Registered Latinx Voters

    100,000

  • Unregistered Latinx Voters

    80,000 (44.44%)

×

Vermont

  • Latino Eligible Population

    6,000

  • Registered Latinx Voters

    4,000

  • Unregistered Latinx Voters

    2,000 (33.33%)

×

Virginia

  • Latino Eligible Population

    425,000

  • Registered Latinx Voters

    271,000

  • Unregistered Latinx Voters

    154,000 (36.24%)

×

Washington

  • Latino Eligible Population

    485,000

  • Registered Latinx Voters

    296,000

  • Unregistered Latinx Voters

    189,000 (38.97%)

×

Washington DC

  • Latino Eligible Population

    32,000

  • Registered Latinx Voters

    26,000

  • Unregistered Latinx Voters

    6,000 (18.75%)

×

West Virginia

  • Latino Eligible Population

    15,000

  • Registered Latinx Voters

    10,000

  • Unregistered Latinx Voters

    5,000 (33.33%)

×

Wisconsin

  • Latino Eligible Population

    173,000

  • Registered Latinx Voters

    105,000

  • Unregistered Latinx Voters

    68,000 (39.31%)

×

Wyoming

  • Latino Eligible Population

    38,000

  • Registered Latinx Voters

    23,000

  • Unregistered Latinx Voters

    15,000 (39.47%)

Growth in Latinx Voters

CACA OROR WAWA IDID MTMT WYWY HIHI AKAK UTUT COCO NMNM AZAZ KSKS OKOK NENE SDSD NDND MNMN IAIA MOMO ARAR LALA MSMS ALAL GAGA FLFL SCSC NCNC TNTN KYKY ININ MIMI ILIL WIWI OHOH WVWV PAPA NYNY MEME VTVT NHNH TXTX NVNV MAMA RIRI CTCT NJNJ DEDE
0%
100%
200%+

×

Alabama

  • Latinos Voted in 2020

    30,000

  • Latinos Voted in 2016

    27,000

  • Growth

    3,000 (111.11%)

×

Alaska

  • Latinos Voted in 2020

    17,000

  • Latinos Voted in 2016

    17,000

  • Growth

    0 (100.00%)

×

Arizona

  • Latinos Voted in 2020

    814,000

  • Latinos Voted in 2016

    534,000

  • Growth

    271,000 (149.91%)

×

Arkansas

  • Latinos Voted in 2020

    29,000

  • Latinos Voted in 2016

    24,000

  • Growth

    5,000 (120.83%)

×

California

  • Latinos Voted in 2020

    4,539,000

  • Latinos Voted in 2016

    3,345,000

  • Growth

    1,194,000 (135.70%)

×

Colorado

  • Latinos Voted in 2020

    315,000

  • Latinos Voted in 2016

    237,000

  • Growth

    78,000 (132.91%)

×

Connecticut

  • Latinos Voted in 2020

    196,000

  • Latinos Voted in 2016

    131,000

  • Growth

    65,000 (149.62%)

×

Delaware

  • Latinos Voted in 2020

    20,000

  • Latinos Voted in 2016

    14,000

  • Growth

    6,000 (142.86%)

×

Florida

  • Latinos Voted in 2020

    1,789,000

  • Latinos Voted in 2016

    1,552,000

  • Growth

    237,000 (115.27%)

×

Georgia

  • Latinos Voted in 2020

    178,000

  • Latinos Voted in 2016

    161,000

  • Growth

    17,000 (110.56%)

×

Hawaii

  • Latinos Voted in 2020

    30,000

  • Latinos Voted in 2016

    36,000

  • Growth

    -6,000 (83.33%)

×

Idaho

  • Latinos Voted in 2020

    55,000

  • Latinos Voted in 2016

    49,000

  • Growth

    6,000 (112.24%)

×

Illinois

  • Latinos Voted in 2020

    475,000

  • Latinos Voted in 2016

    527,000

  • Growth

    -52,000 (90.13%)

×

Indiana

  • Latinos Voted in 2020

    60,000

  • Latinos Voted in 2016

    63,000

  • Growth

    -3,000 (95.24%)

×

Iowa

  • Latinos Voted in 2020

    40,000

  • Latinos Voted in 2016

    23,000

  • Growth

    17,000 (173.91%)

×

Kansas

  • Latinos Voted in 2020

    96,000

  • Latinos Voted in 2016

    68,000

  • Growth

    28,000 (141.18%)

×

Kentucky

  • Latinos Voted in 2020

    26,000

  • Latinos Voted in 2016

    38,000

  • Growth

    -12,000 (68.42%)

×

Louisiana

  • Latinos Voted in 2020

    72,000

  • Latinos Voted in 2016

    82,000

  • Growth

    -10,000 (87.80%)

×

Maine

  • Latinos Voted in 2020

    7,000

  • Latinos Voted in 2016

    7,000

  • Growth

    0 (100.00%)

×

Maryland

  • Latinos Voted in 2020

    145,000

  • Latinos Voted in 2016

    148,000

  • Growth

    -3,000 (97.97%)

×

Massachusetts

  • Latinos Voted in 2020

    227,000

  • Latinos Voted in 2016

    177,000

  • Growth

    50,000 (128.25%)

×

Michigan

  • Latinos Voted in 2020

    165,000

  • Latinos Voted in 2016

    74,000

  • Growth

    91,000 (222.97%)

×

Minnesota

  • Latinos Voted in 2020

    98,000

  • Latinos Voted in 2016

    50,000

  • Growth

    48,000 (196.00%)

×

Mississippi

  • Latinos Voted in 2020

    23,000

  • Latinos Voted in 2016

    15,000

  • Growth

    8,000 (153.33%)

×

Missouri

  • Latinos Voted in 2020

    95,000

  • Latinos Voted in 2016

    50,000

  • Growth

    45,000 (190.00%)

×

Montana

  • Latinos Voted in 2020

    14,000

  • Latinos Voted in 2016

    11,000

  • Growth

    3,000 (127.27%)

×

Nebraska

  • Latinos Voted in 2020

    27,000

  • Latinos Voted in 2016

    37,000

  • Growth

    -10,000 (72.97%)

×

Nevada

  • Latinos Voted in 2020

    239,000

  • Latinos Voted in 2016

    196,000

  • Growth

    43,000 (121.94%)

×

New Hampshire

  • Latinos Voted in 2020

    14,000

  • Latinos Voted in 2016

    7,000

  • Growth

    7,000 (200.00%)

×

New Jersey

  • Latinos Voted in 2020

    719,000

  • Latinos Voted in 2016

    395,000

  • Growth

    324,000 (182.03%)

×

New Mexico

  • Latinos Voted in 2020

    290,000

  • Latinos Voted in 2016

    276,000

  • Growth

    14,000 (105.07%)

×

New York

  • Latinos Voted in 2020

    883,000

  • Latinos Voted in 2016

    878,000

  • Growth

    5,000 (100.57%)

×

North Carolina

  • Latinos Voted in 2020

    240,000

  • Latinos Voted in 2016

    186,000

  • Growth

    54,000 (129.03%)

×

North Dakota

  • Latinos Voted in 2020

    5,000

  • Latinos Voted in 2016

    4,000

  • Growth

    1,000 (125.00%)

×

Ohio

  • Latinos Voted in 2020

    175,000

  • Latinos Voted in 2016

    100,000

  • Growth

    75,000 (175.00%)

×

Oklahoma

  • Latinos Voted in 2020

    75,000

  • Latinos Voted in 2016

    50,000

  • Growth

    25,000 (150.00%)

×

Oregon

  • Latinos Voted in 2020

    105,000

  • Latinos Voted in 2016

    122,000

  • Growth

    -17,000 (86.07%)

×

Pennsylvania

  • Latinos Voted in 2020

    270,000

  • Latinos Voted in 2016

    229,000

  • Growth

    41,000 (117.90%)

×

Rhode Island

  • Latinos Voted in 2020

    36,000

  • Latinos Voted in 2016

    57,000

  • Growth

    -21,000 (63.16%)

×

South Carolina

  • Latinos Voted in 2020

    62,000

  • Latinos Voted in 2016

    31,000

  • Growth

    31,000 (200.00%)

×

South Dakota

  • Latinos Voted in 2020

    5,000

  • Latinos Voted in 2016

    7,000

  • Growth

    -2,000 (71.43%)

×

Tennessee

  • Latinos Voted in 2020

    63,000

  • Latinos Voted in 2016

    27,000

  • Growth

    36,000 (233.33%)

×

Texas

  • Latinos Voted in 2020

    2,972,000

  • Latinos Voted in 2016

    1,938,000

  • Growth

    1,034,000 (153.35%)

×

Utah

  • Latinos Voted in 2020

    89,000

  • Latinos Voted in 2016

    86,000

  • Growth

    3,000 (103.49%)

×

Vermont

  • Latinos Voted in 2020

    4,000

  • Latinos Voted in 2016

    3,000

  • Growth

    1,000 (133.33%)

×

Virginia

  • Latinos Voted in 2020

    218,000

  • Latinos Voted in 2016

    219,000

  • Growth

    -1,000 (99.54%)

×

Washington

  • Latinos Voted in 2020

    261,000

  • Latinos Voted in 2016

    219,000

  • Growth

    42,000 (119.18%)

×

West Virginia

  • Latinos Voted in 2020

    8,000

  • Latinos Voted in 2016

    3,000

  • Growth

    5,000 (266.67%)

×

Wisconsin

  • Latinos Voted in 2020

    101,000

  • Latinos Voted in 2016

    111,000

  • Growth

    -10,000 (90.99%)

×

Wyoming

  • Latinos Voted in 2020

    21,000

  • Latinos Voted in 2016

    12,000

  • Growth

    9,000 (175.00%)

×

Washington DC

  • Latinos Voted in 2020

    26,000

  • Latinos Voted in 2016

    18,000

  • Growth

    8,000 (144.44%)

Endnotes

  1. Based on 2020 state-level voter file data provided by Target Smart and modeled race provided by Civis Analytics
  2. https://www.facingsouth.org/series/young-latino-voters-rise-new-generation-southern-latino-voters