Top 10 things to know about Nevada’s Latinos and immigrants
In advance of Nevada’s Republican caucus on February 4, we’ve compiled a list of important facts about Latinos and immigrants in the state. These facts provide important context for the significant economic, cultural, and electoral power of Latinos in Nevada, the state with the fifth-highest Latino population nationally.
1. Nevada’s Latino population is substantial. In fact, 26.5 percent of Nevada’s 2.7 million residents are Latino. In contrast to Florida, where Mexicans make up 15 percent of the Latino population, in Nevada, Mexicans make up 78 percent of the Latino population.
2. The Latino population has grown significantly in the last decade. It rose to 26.5 percent today from 19.7 percent of the population in 2000.
3. Latinos comprised 46 percent of the overall population growth in Nevada in the last decade. This growth helped the state gain an extra congressional seat after the 2010 census.
4. There are 224,000 eligible Hispanic voters in Nevada. That’s 14 percent of all eligible voters in the state.
Read the full list at the Center for American Progress