Hispanics in the 2008 Election: Puerto Rico

  • May 29, 2008

On Sunday June 1, 2008, Puerto Rico will hold an open Democratic presidential primary contest. More than 3.9 million people reside in Puerto Rico and 2.8 million of them are eligible to vote. As of May 2, 2008, according to the government of Puerto Rico, 2.37 million Puerto Rican residents were registered to vote.

This fact sheet from the Pew Hispanic Center provides key demographic information on eligible voters in Puerto Rico and compares them with eligible Latino voters and all eligible voters in the United States. All data is from the Census Bureau's 2006 American Community Survey. 

Read the complete fact sheet Hispanics in the 2008 Election: Puerto Rico on the Pew Research Center Web site.