Census Bureau

Table 1. Reported Voting and Registration Among Citizens, by Nativity Status: November 1996

(Numbers in thousands)
Characteristics All Citizens Citizen Population
Total Reported registered Reported voted Native-born Naturalized
Number Percent Number Percent Total Percent
registered
Percent
voted
Total Percent
registered
Percent
voted
                       
Total, 18 years and over 179,936 127,661 70.9 105,017 58.4 171,713 71.3 58.6 8,223 63.0 52.7
                       
Gender                      
  Male 85,753 59,672 69.6 48,909 57.0 81,896 70.0 57.3 3,857 61.7 52.5
  Female 94,183 67,989 72.2 56,108 59.6 89,818 72.6 59.9 4,365 64.0 52.9
                       
Race                      
  White, not Hispanic 142,597 104,101 73.0 86,604 60.7 139,370 73.1 60.8 3,226 68.5 57.9
  Black, not Hispanic 21,040 13,991 66.5 11,156 53.0 20,531 66.6 53.0 509 63.6 55.8
  Hispanic 10,906 6,435 59.0 4,834 44.3 8,683 58.6 42.2 2,223 60.7 52.5
  Other race, not Hispanic 5,393 3,135 58.1 2,423 44.9 3,129 58.9 45.0 2,264 57.1 44.9
                       
Age                      
  18 and 24 years 22,474 12,018 53.5 7,996 35.6 22,029 53.6 35.6 445 46.7 37.3
  25 to 29 years 17,050 10,457 61.3 7,653 44.9 16,465 62.0 45.3 585 44.1 34.3
  30 to 34 years 18,801 12,321 65.5 9,613 51.1 18,111 66.0 51.4 690 54.5 43.8
  35 to 44 years 39,935 28,828 72.2 23,785 59.6 38,018 72.8 60.1 1,917 60.4 49.5
  45 to 54 years 30,828 23,559 76.4 20,360 66.0 29,306 77.2 66.8 1,522 62.2 51.3
  55 to 64 years 19,959 15,930 79.8 14,255 71.4 18,744 80.4 72.0 1,216 71.6 63.3
  65 to 74 years 17,559 14,218 81.0 12,748 72.6 16,518 81.5 73.2 1,041 72.2 63.9
  75 to 84 years 10,533 8,369 79.5 7,147 67.9 10,015 79.5 68.0 518 78.6 65.7
  85 years and over 2,797 1,960 70.1 1,461 52.2 2,508 70.1 51.9 289 69.9 55.6
                       
Marital Status                      
  Married - spouse present 103,466 79,349 76.7 68,136 65.9 98,055 77.4 66.5 5,411 64.8 54.3
  Married - spouse absent 1,456 949 65.2 732 50.3 1,326 66.1 51.1 130 55.5 42.5
  Widowed 12,814 9,419 73.5 7,727 60.3 12,070 73.9 60.5 744 67.9 57.7
  Divorced 17,647 11,576 65.6 8,861 50.2 17,057 65.7 50.2 590 62.9 51.0
  Separated 4,357 2,657 61.0 1,926 44.2 4,196 61.1 43.8 162 57.8 53.8
  Never married 40,195 23,712 59.0 17,635 43.9 39,009 59.2 43.9 1,186 53.1 44.3
                       
Educational Attainment                      
  Less than high school 29,078 15,756 54.2 11,287 38.8 27,181 54.2 38.5 1,897 53.6 43.8
  High school graduate or GED equiv. 61,931 40,542 65.5 32,019 51.7 59,819 65.7 51.9 2,112 57.6 46.4
  Some college or Associate's degree 48,838 37,160 76.1 30,835 63.1 46,988 76.4 63.3 1,850 68.8 58.5
  Bachelor's degree 27,339 22,752 83.2 20,256 74.1 25,754 84.3 75.2 1,585 66.3 56.5
  Advanced degree 12,750 11,451 89.8 10,621 83.3 11,971 90.5 84.2 779 79.6 69.9
                       
Employment Status                      
  Employed 117,048 84,166 71.9 69,300 59.2 111,976 72.4 59.6 5,072 61.3 51.1
  Unemployed 5,743 3,365 58.6 2,383 41.5 5,498 58.3 40.8 244 64.6 56.3
  Not in labor force 57,146 40,129 70.2 33,335 58.3 54,239 70.5 58.5 2,907 65.7 55.2
                       
Occupation 2/                      
  Managerial and professional 35,975 29,889 83.1 26,309 73.1 34,341 83.6 73.6 1,634 71.3 62.7
  Technical, sales, and admin. 35,366 26,068 73.7 21,530 60.9 33,931 74.1 61.3 1,435 63.4 51.4
  Service occupations 14,336 9,083 63.4 6,992 48.8 13,673 63.9 49.2 663 53.4 41.0
  Farming, forestry, and fishing 2,713 1,893 69.8 1,557 57.4 2,619 70.9 58.2 94 39.1 34.8
  Precision product, craft, and repair 12,598 7,811 62.0 5,988 47.5 11,993 62.5 47.9 605 52.9 41.0
  Operators, fabricators, and laborers 16,060 9,423 58.7 6,923 43.1 15,419 59.0 43.1 641 50.7 43.7
                       
Income 1/                      
  Under $10,000 16,666 9,717 58.3 6,864 41.2 15,946 58.3 40.9 720 58.9 46.8
  $10,000 to $14,999 13,791 8,922 64.7 6,739 48.9 13,211 64.8 48.7 580 62.2 52.4
  $15,000 to $24,999 23,329 15,569 66.7 12,252 52.5 22,301 67.1 52.7 1,029 57.9 48.4
  $25,000 to $34,999 23,898 16,728 70.0 13,413 56.1 22,882 70.4 56.4 1,017 61.2 50.2
  $35,000 to $49,999 28,245 20,999 74.4 17,454 61.8 26,950 74.8 62.1 1,295 65.4 55.1
  $50,000 to $74,999 29,435 23,407 79.5 20,186 68.6 28,134 80.0 69.1 1,301 68.8 57.6
  $75,000 and over 24,127 20,509 85.0 18,243 75.6 22,839 85.4 76.0 1,288 78.7 69.4
  Income not reported 20,444 11,812 57.8 9,866 48.3 19,451 58.6 49.0 993 42.1 33.2
                       
Tenure                      
  Owned 129,906 98,562 75.9 83,579 64.3 124,146 76.3 64.7 5,760 66.3 55.9
  Renter-occupied units 47,458 27,450 57.8 20,107 42.4 45,064 58.0 42.2 2,394 55.7 45.6
  Occupied without payment of cash rent 2,572 1,649 64.1 1,332 51.8 2,503 64.8 52.2 68 38.7 35.2
                       
Length of Time at Address                      
  Under 1 year 26,822 15,747 58.7 11,218 41.8 25,794 59.0 41.9 1,027 51.2 38.7
  1 to 2 years 25,523 17,319 67.9 13,671 53.6 24,429 68.2 53.8 1,094 59.4 48.3
  3 to 4 years 22,921 16,855 73.5 13,965 60.9 21,826 74.0 61.3 1,095 64.4 54.5
  5 years or longer 94,456 77,216 81.8 65,759 69.6 90,104 82.1 69.9 4,351 74.8 63.9
  Not reported 10,215 525 5.1 404 4.0 9,561 5.1 3.9 654 6.4 4.7
                       
Metropolitan Residence                      
    In central cities 51,003 35,414 69.4 29,181 57.2 47,620 70.0 57.7 3,383 61.0 51.0
    Outside central cities 91,638 65,627 71.6 54,802 59.8 87,254 72.0 60.1 4,384 64.5 53.9
  Nonmetropolitan 37,294 26,619 71.4 21,033 56.4 36,839 71.5 56.4 455 62.3 54.2
                       
Region                      
  Northeast 35,147 24,772 70.5 20,852 59.3 32,711 71.0 59.8 2,437 63.9 53.5
  Midwest 43,861 32,364 73.8 26,798 61.1 42,893 74.0 61.3 967 65.6 53.5
  South 64,726 44,891 69.4 35,550 54.9 62,644 69.6 55.1 2,082 61.1 49.7
  West 36,202 25,634 70.8 21,816 60.3 33,465 71.5 60.8 2,737 62.6 54.0

1/ Income for individuals living in family households is family income, while income for unrelated individuals in personal income.

Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census, Current Population Survey (CPS).

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division,
Fertility & Family Statistics Branch
Authors: Loretta E. Bass and Lynne M. Casper
Last Revised: October 31, 2011 at 10:03:04 PM