Top 10 Facts About the Hispanics in Nevada
WASHINGTON, Feb. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The following is released today by the Hispanic Leadership Network:
- Nevada’s total Hispanic population is 716, 501 or 26.5% of the state’s population (2010 U.S. Census).
- Nevada has the 5th largest Hispanic population nationwide (Pew Hispanic Center, 2011).
- Nevada has 224,000 eligible Hispanic voters, 14% of all eligible voters in the state (Pew Hispanic Center, 2011).
- Approximately one-third (33.9%) of Hispanics in Nevada are eligible to vote (Pew Hispanic Center).
- White eligible voters outnumber Hispanic eligible voters in Nevada five-to-one; 1.1 million Whites to 224,000 Hispanics (Pew Hispanic Center, 2011).
- Nevada has the highest unemployment rate nationwide at 12.6%; among Hispanics the unemployment rate is even worse at 19% (NBC Latino, 2012).
- In the 2008 Nevada GOP Caucus, Hispanic voters favored Mitt Romney (41%) over John McCain (25%); Romney won the Republican caucus (CNN, 2008).
- In the 2008 presidential election, President Barack Obama (D) won 78% of the Hispanic vote versus John McCain’s (R) 20% share (Pew Hispanic Center, 2008).
- In the 2010 Nevada gubernatorial election, Rory Reid (D) won 65% of the Hispanic vote while Brian Sandoval (R) won 33%; Brian Sandoval became governor, capturing 62% of the White vote (Pew Hispanic Center, 2010).
- Harry Reid (D) won the 2010 Nevada senatorial election, carrying 69% of the Hispanic vote, while Sharron Angle (R) only garnered 30% (Pew Hispanic Center, 2010).
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ABOUT JENNIFER S. KORN
Jennifer S. Korn is Executive Director of the Hispanic Leadership Network. Previously, Ms. Korn served in the George W. Bush Administration as Director of Hispanic and Women’s Affairs in the White House Office of Public Liaison, as well as Director of the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs at the U.S. Department of Justice. Prior to her public service, Ms. Korn was National Hispanic Director and Southwest Coalitions Director on President Bush’s 2004 re-election campaign. As such, she developed and supervised the implementation of the strategy that resulted in President Bush receiving 44% of the Hispanic vote. Ms. Korn was born in East Los Angeles and is the first in her family to attend college. She is a military spouse.
The Hispanic Leadership Network is an advocacy action group focused on engaging the Hispanic community on center-right policies based on the principles of freedom, limited government and individual empowerment. HLN serves as a home for center-right Hispanic advocates across the country whose goal is to restore opportunity and prosperity in America.
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