US Census: 2016 Latino Vote National Turnout Was Slightly Lower Than 2012 Latino Turnout

May 14, 2017
12:27 PM

Last week the United States Census Bureau reported that the 2016 national voter turnout was slightly lower than the Latino voter turnout in 2012. According to the following graphic from the Census, which was featured in the “Voting in America: A Look at the 2016 Presidential Election” report, the 2016 Latino voter rate was 47.6% and the 2012 Latino voter rate was 48%. In 2008, the rate was 49.9%.

The Census also published a graphic that showed the voter share for 2016. According to that graphic, the 2016 Latino voter share grew to 9.2%, close to a percentage higher than the 2012 voter share of 8.4%.

In addition, the Census reported that “in 2016 a large portion of the additional reported voters (2.8 million) were non-Hispanic whites who were also 65 years of age and older.”

According to the Census, “in 2016, 61.4 percent of the citizen voting-age population reported voting, a number not statistically different from the 61.8 percent who reported voting in 2012.”

You can read the entire report here.