January 19, 2016

Latinos in the 2016 Election: Massachusetts

This profile provides key demographic information on Latino eligible voters1 and other major groups of eligible voters in Massachusetts.2 All demographic data are based on Pew Research Center tabulations of the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2014 American Community Survey.3

Hispanics in Massachusetts’s Eligible Voter Population

Population and Electorate in the United States and Massachusetts, 2014 Characteristics of Eligible Voters in Massachusetts and the United States, 2014 Characteristics of Eligible Voters in Massachusetts, by Race and Ethnicity, 2014
  1. Eligible voters are defined as U.S. citizens ages 18 and older. Eligible voters are not the same as registered voters. To cast a vote, in all states except North Dakota, an eligible voter must first register to vote.
  2. The terms “Hispanic” and “Latino” are used interchangeably. References to other races and ethnicities are to the non-Hispanic components of those populations.
  3. This statistical profile of eligible voters is based on the Census Bureau’s 2014 American Community Survey (ACS). The ACS is the largest household survey in the United States, with a sample of about 3 million addresses. The data used for this statistical profile come from the 2014 ACS Integrated Public Use Microdata Series (IPUMS), representing a 1% sample of the U.S. population. Like any survey, estimates from the ACS are subject to sampling error and (potentially) measurement error. More information is available on ACS sampling strategy and associated error.