Election Demographics and Voter Turnout
Breaking down demographic data, the diversifying U.S. population, and what it means for the 2022 elections and beyond
July 13, 2022
The United States is growing increasingly diverse. According to 2020 Census data, 57.8% of the population identify as “white, not Hispanic or Latino,” as opposed to 63.7% in the 2010 Census, and 69.1% in 2000. It’s estimated that by 2045, fewer than 50% of the population will be non-Hispanic white.
Naturally, as the population becomes more diverse, so does the electorate. In a new report, we use U.S. Census data and projections to analyze how the demographics of eligible voters and the population as a whole have evolved in recent years and will continue to change. We also take a look at trends in voter turnout, examine congressional districts by race, income level, and education level, and explore how congressional reapportionment and redistricting after the 2020 Census will impact elections in the U.S. House of Representatives for the next decade.
[To take a deeper dive into these complex issues, download the full report.]
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