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477. Voting-Age Population, Percent Reporting Registered, and Voted

[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 479 based on population estimates and official vote counts]

 
Voting-age population (mil.) Voting-age population (mil.) Percent reporting they registered Percent reporting they voted
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Characteristics Presidential election years Congressional election years Presidential election years Congressional election years
1974 1976 1978 1980 1982 1984 1986 1988 1990 1992 1994 1996 1998 - - -
1972 1976 1980 1984 1988 1992 1996 1974 1978 1982 1986 1990 1994 1998 1972 1976 1980 1984 1988 1992 1996 1974 1978 1982 1986 1990 1994 1998
 
    Total 1 141.3 146.5 151.6 157.1 165.5 170.0 173.9 178.1 182.1 185.7 190.3 193.7 198.2 72.3 66.7 66.9 68.3 66.6 68.2 65.9 62.2 62.6 64.1 64.3 62.2 62.0 62.1 63.0 59.2 59.2 59.9 57.4 61.3 54.2 44.7 45.9 48.5 46.0 45.0 44.6 41.9
18 to 20 years old 11.6 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.1 11.2 10.7 10.7 10.8 9.7 10.3 10.8 11.4 58.1 47.1 44.7 47.0 44.9 48.3 45.6 36.4 34.7 35.0 35.4 35.4 37.2 32.1 48.3 38.0 35.7 36.7 33.2 38.5 31.2 20.8 20.1 19.8 18.6 18.4 16.5 13.5
21 to 24 years old 14.1 14.8 15.5 15.9 16.7 16.7 15.7 14.8 14.0 14.6 14.9 13.9 14.1 59.5 54.8 52.7 54.3 50.6 55.3 51.2 45.3 45.1 47.8 46.6 43.3 45.5 50.7 45.6 43.1 43.5 38.3 45.7 33.4 26.4 26.2 28.4 24.2 22.0 22.3 19.2
25 to 34 years old 29.3 31.7 33.4 35.7 38.8 40.3 41.9 42.7 42.7 41.6 41.1 40.1 38.6 68.4 62.3 62.0 63.3 57.8 60.6 56.9 54.7 55.5 57.1 55.8 52.0 51.5 52.4 59.7 55.4 54.6 54.5 48.0 53.2 43.1 37.0 38.0 40.4 35.1 33.8 32.2 28.0
35 to 44 years old 22.4 22.8 24.2 25.6 28.1 30.7 33.0 35.2 37.9 39.7 41.9 43.3 44.4 74.8 69.8 70.6 70.9 69.3 69.2 66.5 66.7 66.7 67.5 67.9 65.5 63.3 62.4 66.3 63.3 64.4 63.5 61.3 63.6 54.9 49.1 50.1 52.2 49.3 48.4 46.0 40.7
45 to 64 years old 43.0 43.3 43.4 43.6 44.2 44.3 44.8 45.9 46.9 49.1 50.9 53.7 57.4 79.7 75.5 75.8 76.6 75.5 75.3 73.5 73.6 74.3 75.6 74.8 71.4 71.0 71.1 70.8 68.7 69.3 69.8 67.9 70.0 (NA) 56.9 58.5 62.2 58.7 55.8 56.0 53.6
65 years old and over 21.0 22.0 23.0 24.1 25.6 26.7 27.7 28.8 29.9 30.8 31.1 31.9 32.3 75.6 71.4 74.6 76.9 78.4 78.0 77.0 70.2 72.8 75.2 76.9 76.5 75.6 75.4 63.5 62.2 65.1 67.7 68.8 70.1 (NA) 51.4 55.9 59.9 60.9 60.3 60.7 59.5
 
Male 66.4 69.0 71.5 74.1 78.0 80.3 82.4 84.5 86.6 88.6 91.0 92.6 95.2 73.1 67.1 66.6 67.3 65.2 66.9 64.4 62.8 62.6 63.7 63.4 61.2 60.8 60.6 64.1 59.6 59.1 59.0 56.4 60.2 52.8 46.2 46.6 48.7 45.8 44.6 44.4 41.4
Female 74.9 77.6 80.2 83.0 87.4 89.6 91.5 93.6 95.5 97.1 99.3 101.0 103.0 71.6 66.4 67.1 69.3 67.8 69.3 67.3 61.7 62.5 64.4 65.0 63.1 63.2 63.5 62.0 58.8 59.4 60.8 58.3 62.3 55.5 43.4 45.3 48.4 46.1 45.4 44.9 42.4
 
White 125.1 129.3 133.4 137.7 143.6 146.8 149.9 152.9 155.6 157.8 160.3 162.8 165.8 73.4 68.3 68.4 69.6 67.9 70.1 67.7 63.5 63.8 65.6 65.3 63.8 64.2 63.9 64.5 60.9 60.9 61.4 59.1 63.6 56.0 46.3 47.3 49.9 47.0 46.7 46.9 43.3
Black 14.2 14.9 15.6 16.4 17.6 18.4 19.0 19.7 20.4 21.0 21.8 22.5 23.3 65.5 58.5 60.0 66.3 64.5 63.9 63.5 54.9 57.1 59.1 64.0 58.8 58.3 60.2 52.1 48.7 50.5 55.8 51.5 54.0 50.6 33.8 37.2 43.0 43.2 39.2 37.0 39.6
 
Hispanic 2 6.1 6.6 6.8 8.2 8.8 9.5 11.8 12.9 13.8 14.7 17.5 18.4 20.3 44.4 37.8 36.3 40.1 35.5 35.0 35.7 34.9 32.9 35.3 35.9 32.3 30.0 33.7 37.5 31.8 29.9 32.6 28.8 28.9 26.7 22.9 23.5 25.3 24.2 21.0 19.1 20.0
 
Region: 3
  Northeast 33.3 33.9 35.1 35.5 36.4 36.9 37.3 37.9 38.1 38.3 38.4 38.3 38.5 73.9 65.9 64.8 66.6 64.8 67.0 64.7 62.2 62.3 62.5 62.0 61.0 60.9 60.8 66.4 59.5 58.5 59.7 57.4 61.2 54.5 48.7 48.1 49.8 44.4 45.2 45.2 41.2
  Midwest 38.1 39.2 40.3 41.5 41.9 42.1 42.8 43.3 43.9 44.4 44.5 45.2 45.9 72.3 73.8 74.6 72.5 74.6 71.6 66.6 68.2 71.1 70.7 68.2 68.7 68.2 65.1 65.8 65.7 62.9 67.2 59.3 49.3 50.5 54.7 49.5 48.6 48.8 47.3
  South 44.8 47.1 48.8 50.6 55.4 57.6 59.2 60.7 62.4 63.7 66.4 68.1 70.1 68.7 64.6 64.8 66.9 65.6 67.2 65.9 59.8 60.1 61.7 63.0 61.3 60.7 62.7 55.4 54.9 55.6 56.8 54.5 59.0 52.2 36.0 39.6 41.8 43.0 42.4 40.5 38.6
  West 25.0 26.2 27.5 29.5 31.9 33.4 34.6 36.2 37.7 39.3 41.0 42.1 43.7 63.2 63.3 64.7 63.0 63.6 60.8 59.8 59.1 60.6 60.8 57.7 58.1 56.0 57.5 57.2 58.5 55.6 58.5 51.8 48.1 47.5 50.7 48.4 45.0 46.4 42.3
 
School years completed:
  8 years or less 24.4 24.9 23.6 22.7 22.4 20.6 19.6 19.1 17.7 15.4 14.7 14.1 13.3 61.5 54.4 53.0 53.4 47.5 43.9 40.7 54.1 53.2 52.3 50.5 44.0 40.1 40.2 47.4 44.1 42.6 42.9 36.7 35.1 28.1 34.4 34.6 35.7 32.7 27.7 23.2 24.6
  High school:
    1 to 3 years 21.7 22.2 22.3 22.5 22.3 22.1 21.4 21.1 21.0 4 21.0 4 20.7 21.0 21.0 63.0 55.6 54.6 54.9 52.8 4 50.4 47.9 54.3 52.9 53.3 52.4 47.9 4 44.7 43.4 52.0 47.2 45.6 44.4 41.3 4 41.2 33.8 35.9 35.1 37.7 33.8 30.9 4 27.0 25.0
    4 years 51.7 55.7 58.4 61.2 65.2 67.8 68.6 70.0 71.5 5 65.3 5 64.9 65.2 65.6 74.0 66.9 66.4 67.3 64.6 5 64.9 62.2 61.9 62.0 62.9 62.9 60.0 5 58.9 58.6 65.4 59.4 58.9 58.7 54.7 5 57.5 49.1 44.7 45.3 47.1 44.1 42.2 5 40.5 37.1
  College:
    1 to 3 years 23.7 23.6 25.1 26.7 28.8 30.9 33.0 34.3 36.3 6 46.7 6 50.4 50.9 52.9 81.7 75.2 74.4 75.7 73.5 6 75.4 72.9 66.9 68.7 70.0 70.0 68.7 6 68.4 68.3 74.9 68.1 67.2 67.5 64.5 6 68.7 60.5 49.6 51.5 53.3 49.9 50.0 6 49.1 46.2
    4 years or more 19.8 20.2 22.2 24.0 26.9 28.6 31.3 33.6 35.6 7 37.4 7 39.4 42.5 45.4 87.8 83.7 84.3 83.8 83.1 7 84.8 80.4 76.0 76.9 79.4 77.8 77.3 7 76.3 75.1 83.6 79.8 79.9 79.1 77.6 7 81.0 73.0 61.3 63.9 66.5 62.5 62.5 7 63.1 57.2
 
Employed 83.1 86.0 93.2 95.0 97.2 104.2 108.5 113.8 115.5 116.3 122.6 125.6 135.7 74.3 68.8 68.7 69.4 67.1 69.9 67.0 63.8 63.0 65.5 64.4 62.6 62.9 62.6 66.0 62.0 61.8 61.6 58.4 63.8 55.2 46.8 46.7 50.0 45.7 45.1 45.2 41.2
Unemployed 5.0 6.4 4.9 6.9 10.8 7.4 6.6 5.8 6.7 8.3 6.5 6.4 5.2 58.7 52.1 50.3 54.3 50.4 53.7 52.5 44.4 44.1 49.8 50.6 44.6 46.4 48.5 49.9 43.7 41.2 44.0 38.6 46.2 37.2 28.8 27.4 34.1 31.2 27.9 28.3 28.4
Not in labor force 53.2 54.1 53.5 55.2 57.5 58.4 58.8 58.5 59.9 61.1 61.2 61.6 62.5 70.3 65.2 65.8 68.1 67.2 66.8 65.1 61.3 63.4 64.3 65.4 63.4 61.9 62.1 59.3 56.5 57.0 58.9 57.3 58.7 54.1 43.0 46.2 48.7 48.2 46.7 45.3 44.5


NA Not available.
1 Includes other races not shown separately.
2 Hispanic persons may be of any race.
3 For composition of regions, see table 27.
4 Represents those who completed 9th to 12th grade, but have no high school diploma.
5 High school graduate.
6 Some college or associate degree.
7 Bachelor's or advanced degree.

Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census, Current Population Reports, P20-453 and P20-466; and unpublished data. http://www.census.gov/population/www/socdemo/voting.html



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These tables are based on figures supplied by the United States Census Bureau, U.S. Department of Commerce and are subject to revision by the Census Bureau.

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