Arizona's Emerging Latino Vote

Reports and Publications
August 2012
Bill Hart, Eric Hedberg

Predicting the future can be risky business, but demographics tell us there is one irrefutable element in Arizona’s future - the disproportionate growth in young Latino citizens. Latinos constitute Arizona’s most rapidly growing ethnicity and could represent more than 50 percent of Arizona’s population by mid-century. The ramifications will be profound, with major impacts to be felt in the healthcare industries, at all levels of education, the workforce population and in state budgeting - just to cite a few. But perhaps the most important and far-reaching shift will be a change in statewide voting patterns and elections.