Fact Sheet

54 million Latinos live in the United States, comprising 17 percent of the population. However, just one percent of the nearly 500,000 elected officials in federal, state and local governments nationwide are Latino.

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Statewide
Executive
Office
US Senate US House of
Representatives
Upper State
Legislatures
Lower State
Legislatures
Offices held by
Latinos
12 3 30 74 227
Proportion of offices
held by Latinos
4% 3% 7% 4% 5%
Majority-Latino
Districts
0 0 30 432 1,248
  • 10 congressional districts, 17 state senate districts and 53 lower state house districts have majority-Latino populations but are not represented by a Latino.
  • Regionally, 76 percent of Latinos live in the West. 18 of the 30 Latino members of Congress represent Western states, led by 10 from California.
Statewide
Executive Office
US Senate US House of
Representatives
Upper State
Legislatures
Lower State
Legislatures
Northeast 1 1 6% 3 4% 8 2% 30 3%
Midwest 1 0 0% 1 1% 14 2% 55 4%
South 2 2 6% 8 5% 15 3% 58 3%
West 8 0 0% 18 18% 37 8% 84 10%
  • 81 counties that have a majority-Latino population. In less than half of those, just 40 counties, a majority of elected county officials are Latino. No Latinos hold elected office in 9 majority-Hispanic counties.
  • Several majority-Latino counties have no Latino representation at any level – county, state legislative or congressional. Examples include Lamb County, TX, Tulare County, CA, and Adams County, WA.
  • No Latina has ever been elected to the U.S. Senate.