It’s widely know that North Carolina’s Latinx population had been growing rapidly in recent years. But for those who may have only a general idea about the magnitude of this phenomenon, a recent “must read” report from the research and advocacy organization Democracy North Carolina (“Emerging Electorate: Latinx Voters in North Carolina”) shows just how rapid this growth has been and how it’s poised to make a bigger and bigger impact on the state’s elections.
The reports finds that the 2018 midterm election brought a surge of Latinx voters, and the group is expected to play an important role in the elections this year and in 2020.
Here are some notable numbers from the report:
11 – the percentage of North Carolina’s population that is Latinx
1 out of 6 – the number of North Carolinians under the age of 18 who are Latinx
2 out of 3 – the share of Latinx North Carolinians who are U.S. citizens
9 out of 10 – the share of Latinx North Carolinians under age 18 who are citizens
27 – the percentage of Latinx voters who reported voting in a midterm election for the first time in 2018
35 – the percentage of Latinx voters who cast ballots in the 2018 midterm election
20 – the percentage that voted in 2014
75 – the percentage increase in Latinx voter turnout in North Carolina in the 2018 midterm election as compared to 2014
15 – the number of North Carolina counties in which the Latinx voter turnout rate was more than 40 percent in 2018
6.6 million – number of registered voters in North Carolina
Apx. 200,000 – number of registered voters who self-identify as Latinx
43 – percentage of Latinx voters in North Carolina who are registered Democrats
42 – percentage of Latinx voters in North Carolina are registered as unaffiliated
14 – percentage of of Latinx voters in North Carolina are registered Republicans
Less than 1 – percentage of Latinx voters in North Carolina are registered with the Green or Constitution parties
8.4 –percentage of pre-registered 16 and 17 year olds eligible to vote in the 2020 election who are Latinx
Click here to explore the full Democracy NC report.