According to the 2010 census, the number of American Latinos grew 43% in the last decade to over 50 million. By 2050, Latinos are projected to number 132 million and represent 30% of the population. As that population evolves, so does their political power. A new report by the Pew Hispanic Center shows that America’s Latino voting population has grown 22% since 2008. To dive deeper into these numbers and their effect on our culture and our politics, we’ve pulled together nine different charts — most of them from the Pew Hispanic Center — that provide a glimpse of Hispanic America and the issues Latinos consider important when choosing a president.
Where d0 Latino voters live?
Nearly 24 million Latinos are eligible to vote in this year’s election — an increase of more than four million (or 22 percent) from 2008. And though Latino voter turnout has traditionally lagged behind that of other groups, Latinos are still likely to have an impact on the presidential election. [Source]