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Table 419

Voting-Age Population, Percent Reporting Registered, and Voted

136.2 represents 136,200,000. As of November. Covers civilian noninstitutional population 18 years old and over. Includes aliens. Figures are based on Current Population Survey (see text, section 1, and Appendix III) and differ from those in Table 421 based on population estimates and official vo  Read more...
 
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Voting-Age Population, Percent Reporting Registered, and Voted               
18 To 20 Years OldCongressional Election YearsPercent Reporting They Registered 36.4 34.7 35.0 35.4 35.4 37.2 32.1 
Percent Reporting They Voted 20.8 20.1 19.8 18.6 18.4 16.5 13.5 
Presidential Election YearsPercent Reporting They Registered58.1 47.1 44.7 47.0 44.9 48.3 45.6 40.5
Percent Reporting They Voted48.3 38.0 35.7 36.7 33.2 38.5 31.2 28.4
Voting-age Population111.011.612.112.212.312.111.210.710.710.89.710.310.811.411.9
21 To 24 Years OldCongressional Election YearsPercent Reporting They Registered 45.3 45.1 47.8 46.6 43.3 45.5 35.0 
Percent Reporting They Voted 26.4 26.2 28.4 24.2 22.0 22.3 19.2 
Presidential Election YearsPercent Reporting They Registered59.5 54.8 52.7 54.3 50.6 55.3 51.2 49.3
Percent Reporting They Voted50.7 45.6 43.1 43.5 38.3 45.7 33.4 35.4
Voting-age Population113.614.114.815.515.916.716.715.714.814.014.614.913.914.114.9
25 To 34 Years OldCongressional Election YearsPercent Reporting They Registered 54.7 55.5 57.1 55.8 52.0 51.5 52.4 
Percent Reporting They Voted 37.0 38.0 40.4 35.1 33.8 32.2 28.0 
Presidential Election YearsPercent Reporting They Registered68.4 62.3 62.0 63.3 57.8 60.6 56.9 54.7
Percent Reporting They Voted59.7 55.4 54.6 54.5 48.0 53.2 43.1 43.7
Voting-age Population126.929.331.733.435.738.840.341.942.742.741.641.140.138.637.3
35 To 44 Years OldCongressional Election YearsPercent Reporting They Registered 66.7 66.7 67.5 67.9 65.5 63.3 62.4 
Percent Reporting They Voted 49.1 50.1 52.2 49.3 48.4 46.0 40.7 
Presidential Election YearsPercent Reporting They Registered74.8 69.8 70.6 70.9 69.3 69.2 66.5 63.8
Percent Reporting They Voted66.3 63.3 64.4 63.5 61.3 63.6 54.9 55.0
Voting-age Population122.222.422.824.225.628.130.733.035.237.939.741.943.344.444.5
45 To 64 Years OldCongressional Election YearsPercent Reporting They Registered 73.6 74.3 75.6 74.8 71.4 71.0 71.1 
Percent Reporting They Voted 56.9 58.5 62.2 58.7 55.8 56.0 53.6 
Presidential Election YearsPercent Reporting They Registered79.7 75.5 75.8 76.6 75.5 75.3 73.5 71.2
Percent Reporting They Voted70.8 68.7 69.3 69.8 67.9 70.0 64.4 64.1
Voting-age Population142.343.043.343.443.644.244.344.845.946.949.150.953.757.461.4
65 Years Old And OverCongressional Election YearsPercent Reporting They Registered 70.2 72.8 75.2 76.9 76.5 75.6 75.4 
Percent Reporting They Voted 51.4 55.9 59.9 60.9 60.3 60.7 59.5 
Presidential Election YearsPercent Reporting They Registered75.6 71.4 74.6 76.9 78.4 78.0 77.0 76.1
Percent Reporting They Voted63.5 62.2 65.1 67.7 68.8 70.1 67.0 67.6
Voting-age Population120.121.022.023.024.125.626.727.728.829.930.831.131.932.332.8
BlackCongressional Election YearsPercent Reporting They Registered 54.9 57.1 59.1 64.0 58.8 58.3 60.2 
Percent Reporting They Voted 33.8 37.2 43.0 43.2 39.2 37.0 39.6 
Presidential Election YearsPercent Reporting They Registered65.5 58.5 60.0 66.3 64.5 63.9 63.5 63.6
Percent Reporting They Voted52.1 48.7 50.5 55.8 51.5 54.0 50.6 53.5
Voting-age Population113.514.214.915.616.417.618.419.019.720.421.021.822.523.324.1
Congressional Election YearsTotal2Percent Reporting They Registered 62.2 62.6 64.1 64.3 62.2 62.0 62.1 
Percent Reporting They Voted 44.7 45.9 48.5 46.0 45.0 44.6 41.9 
EmployedCongressional Election YearsPercent Reporting They Registered 63.8 63.0 65.5 64.4 62.6 62.9 62.6 
Percent Reporting They Voted 46.8 46.7 50.0 45.7 45.1 45.2 41.2 
Presidential Election YearsPercent Reporting They Registered74.3 68.8 68.7 69.4 67.1 69.9 67.0 64.7
Percent Reporting They Voted66.0 62.0 61.8 61.6 58.4 63.8 55.2 55.5
Voting-age Population180.283.186.093.295.097.2104.2108.5113.8115.5116.3122.6125.6130.5133.4
FemaleCongressional Election YearsPercent Reporting They Registered 61.7 62.5 64.4 65.0 63.1 63.2 63.5 
Percent Reporting They Voted 43.4 45.3 48.4 46.1 45.4 44.9 42.4 
Presidential Election YearsPercent Reporting They Registered71.6 66.4 67.1 69.3 67.8 69.3 67.3 65.6
Percent Reporting They Voted62.0 58.8 59.4 60.8 58.3 62.3 55.5 56.2
Voting-age Population172.474.977.680.283.087.489.691.593.695.597.199.3101.0103.0105.5
Hispanic3Congressional Election YearsPercent Reporting They Registered 34.9 32.9 35.3 35.9 32.3 30.0 33.7 
Percent Reporting They Voted 22.9 23.5 25.3 24.2 21.0 19.1 20.0 
Presidential Election YearsPercent Reporting They Registered44.4 37.8 36.3 40.1 35.5 35.0 35.7 34.9
Percent Reporting They Voted37.5 31.8 29.9 32.6 28.8 28.9 26.7 27.5
Voting-age Population15.66.16.66.88.28.89.511.812.913.814.717.518.420.321.6
MaleCongressional Election YearsPercent Reporting They Registered 62.8 62.6 63.7 63.4 61.2 60.8 60.6 
Percent Reporting They Voted 46.2 46.6 48.7 45.8 44.6 44.4 41.4 
Presidential Election YearsPercent Reporting They Registered73.1 67.1 66.6 67.3 65.2 66.9 64.4 62.2
Percent Reporting They Voted64.1 59.6 59.1 59.0 56.4 60.2 52.8 53.1
Voting-age Population163.866.469.071.574.178.080.382.484.586.688.691.092.695.297.1
Not In Labor ForceCongressional Election YearsPercent Reporting They Registered 61.3 63.4 64.3 65.4 63.4 61.9 62.1 
Percent Reporting They Voted 43.0 46.2 48.7 48.2 46.7 45.3 44.5 
Presidential Election YearsPercent Reporting They Registered70.3 65.2 65.8 68.1 67.2 66.8 65.1 63.8
Percent Reporting They Voted59.3 56.5 57.0 58.9 57.3 58.7 54.1 54.5
Voting-age Population152.353.254.153.555.257.558.458.858.559.961.161.261.662.564.2
Presidential Election YearsTotal2Percent Reporting They Registered72.3 66.7 66.9 68.3 66.6 68.2 65.9 63.9
Percent Reporting They Voted63.0 59.2 59.2 59.9 57.4 61.3 54.2 54.7
Region4Midwest4Congressional Election YearsPercent Reporting They Registered 66.6 68.2 71.1 70.7 68.2 68.7 68.2 
Percent Reporting They Voted 49.3 50.5 54.7 49.5 48.6 48.8 47.3 
Presidential Election YearsPercent Reporting They Registered  72.3 73.8 74.6 72.5 74.6 71.6 70.2
Percent Reporting They Voted  65.1 65.8 65.7 62.9 67.2 59.3 60.9
Voting-age Population1 38.139.240.341.541.942.142.843.343.944.444.545.245.946.4
Northeast4Congressional Election YearsPercent Reporting They Registered 62.2 62.3 62.5 62.0 61.0 60.9 60.8 
Percent Reporting They Voted 48.7 48.1 49.8 44.4 45.2 45.2 41.2 
Presidential Election YearsPercent Reporting They Registered73.9 65.9 64.8 66.6 64.8 67.0 64.7 63.7
Percent Reporting They Voted66.4 59.5 58.5 59.7 57.4 61.2 54.5 55.2
Voting-age Population193.733.333.935.135.536.436.937.337.938.138.338.438.338.538.9
South4Congressional Election YearsPercent Reporting They Registered 59.8 60.1 61.7 63.0 61.3 60.7 62.7 
Percent Reporting They Voted 36.0 39.6 41.8 43.0 42.4 40.5 38.6 
Presidential Election YearsPercent Reporting They Registered68.7 64.6 64.8 66.9 65.6 67.2 65.9 64.5
Percent Reporting They Voted55.4 54.9 55.6 56.8 54.5 59.0 52.2 53.5
Voting-age Population142.644.847.148.850.655.457.659.260.762.463.766.468.170.171.8
West4Congressional Election YearsPercent Reporting They Registered 59.8 59.1 60.6 60.8 57.7 58.1 56.0 
Percent Reporting They Voted 48.1 47.5 50.7 48.4 45.0 46.4 42.3 
Presidential Election YearsPercent Reporting They Registered  63.2 63.3 64.7 63.0 63.6 60.8 56.9
Percent Reporting They Voted  57.5 57.2 58.5 55.6 58.5 51.8 49.9
Voting-age Population1 25.026.227.529.531.933.434.636.237.739.341.042.143.745.5
School Years Completed8 Years Or LessCongressional Election YearsPercent Reporting They Registered 54.1 53.2 52.3 50.5 44.0 40.1 40.2 
Percent Reporting They Voted 34.4 34.6 35.7 32.7 27.7 23.2 24.6 
Presidential Election YearsPercent Reporting They Registered61.5 54.4 53.0 53.4 47.5 43.9 40.7 36.1
Percent Reporting They Voted47.4 44.1 42.6 42.9 36.7 35.1 28.1 26.8
Voting-age Population128.124.424.923.622.722.420.619.619.117.715.414.714.113.312.9
College51 To 3 Years5Congressional Election YearsPercent Reporting They Registered 66.9 68.7 70.0 70.0 68.7 68.4 68.3 
Percent Reporting They Voted 49.6 51.5 53.3 49.9 50.0 49.1 46.2 
Presidential Election YearsPercent Reporting They Registered81.7 75.2 74.4 75.7 73.5 75.4 72.9 70.0
Percent Reporting They Voted74.9 68.1 67.2 67.5 64.5 68.7 60.5 60.3
Voting-age Population119.323.723.625.126.728.830.933.034.336.346.7550.450.952.955.3
4 Years Or More6Congressional Election YearsPercent Reporting They Registered 76.0 76.9 79.4 77.8 77.3 76.3 75.1 
Percent Reporting They Voted 61.3 63.9 66.5 62.5 62.5 63.1 57.2 
Presidential Election YearsPercent Reporting They Registered87.8 83.7 84.3 83.8 83.1 84.8 80.4 77.3
Percent Reporting They Voted83.6 79.8 79.9 79.1 77.6 81.0 73.0 72.0
Voting-age Population115.919.820.222.224.026.928.631.333.635.637.4639.442.545.448.0
High School71 To 3 Years7Congressional Election YearsPercent Reporting They Registered 54.3 52.9 53.3 52.4 47.9 44.7 43.4 
Percent Reporting They Voted 35.9 35.1 37.7 33.8 30.9 27.0 25.0 
Presidential Election YearsPercent Reporting They Registered63.0 55.6 54.6 54.9 52.8 50.4 47.9 45.9
Percent Reporting They Voted52.0 47.2 45.6 44.4 41.3 41.2 33.8 33.6
Voting-age Population122.321.722.222.322.522.322.121.421.121.021.0720.721.021.020.1
4 Years8Congressional Election YearsPercent Reporting They Registered 61.9 62.0 62.9 62.9 60.0 58.9 58.6 
Percent Reporting They Voted 44.7 45.3 47.1 44.1 42.2 40.5 37.1 
Presidential Election YearsPercent Reporting They Registered74.0 66.9 66.4 67.3 64.6 64.9 62.2 60.1
Percent Reporting They Voted65.4 59.4 58.9 58.7 54.7 57.5 49.1 49.4
Voting-age Population150.751.755.758.461.265.267.868.670.071.565.3864.965.265.666.3
UnemployedCongressional Election YearsPercent Reporting They Registered 44.4 44.1 49.8 50.6 44.6 46.4 48.5 
Percent Reporting They Voted 28.8 27.4 34.1 31.2 27.9 28.3 28.4 
Presidential Election YearsPercent Reporting They Registered58.7 52.1 50.3 54.3 50.4 53.7 52.5 46.1
Percent Reporting They Voted49.9 43.7 41.2 44.0 38.6 46.2 37.2 35.1
Voting-age Population13.75.06.44.96.910.87.46.65.86.78.36.56.45.24.9
Voting-age Population1Total2136.2141.3146.5151.6157.1165.5170.0173.9178.1182.1185.7190.3193.7198.2202.6
WhiteCongressional Election YearsPercent Reporting They Registered 63.5 63.8 65.6 65.3 63.8 64.2 63.9 
Percent Reporting They Voted 46.3 47.3 49.9 47.0 46.7 46.9 43.3 
Presidential Election YearsPercent Reporting They Registered73.4 68.3 68.4 69.6 67.9 70.1 67.7 65.6
Percent Reporting They Voted64.5 60.9 60.9 61.4 59.1 63.6 56.0 56.4
Voting-age Population1121.2125.1129.3133.4137.7143.6146.8149.9152.9155.6157.8160.3162.8165.8168.7
Footnotes
1 Millions
2 Includes other races, not shown separately.
3 Hispanic persons may be of any race.
4 For composition of regions, see Table 27.
5 Beginning 1992, some college or associate degree.
6 Beginning 1992, bachelor's or advanced degree.
7 Beginning 1992, represents those who completed 9th to 12th grade, but have no high school diploma.
8 Beginning 1992, high school graduate.
Source

U.S. Bureau of the Census, Current Population Reports, P20-542, earlier reports, and unpublished data.

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