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Presidential Election Voter Statistics

Year Voting-Age Population Voter Registration Voter Turnout Turnout of Voting-Age Population
2012 218,959,000 146,311,000 126,144,000 57.5 %
2008 208,323,000 182,578,209 131,304,357 62.3 %
2004 201,780,000 174,862,732 122,265,430 60.6 %
2000 194,327,000 156,421,311 105,399,313 54.2%
1996 196,511,000 146,211,960 96,456,345 49.1 %
1992 189,529,000 133,821,178 104,405,155 55.1 %
1988 182,778,000 126,379,628 91,594,693 50.1 %
1984 174,466,000 124,150,614 92,652,680 53.1 %
1980 164,597,000 113,043,734 86,515,221 52.6 %
1976 152,309,190 105,037,986 81,555,789 53.6 %
1972 140,776,000 97,328,541 77,718,554 55.2 %
1968 120,328,186 81,658,180 73,211,875 60.8 %
1964 114,090,000 73,715,818 70,644,592 61.9 %
1960 109,159,000 64,833,096 68,838,204 63.1 %
1956 104,273,000 59,394,723 66,683,193 62.4 %
1952 99,494,000 55,839,748 62,609,207 52 %
Presidential Voter Turnout Demographics Percent Voted
Race  
White 64.8 %
Black 60.5 %
Asian 32.1 %
Hispanic 31.6 %
Sex  
Male 55.7 %
Female 60.4 %
Income  
$150,000 + 75.1 %
$50,000 - $149,000 71.1 %
$10,000 - $49,000 48.2 %
Less than $10,000 41.3 %
Education Level  
Advanced Degree 76.2 %
Bachelor's Degree 71.8 %
Some College 65 %
High School Graduate 50.9 %
Some High School 33.7 %
Less Than 9th Grade 23.4 %

Prior to 1964, African-Americans in the south were considered eligible voters but were almost universally unable to vote until the Voting Rights Act became law in 1965 because of Jim Crow laws.

Statistic Verification
Source: Associated Press Election Research Group, George Mason University
Research Date: October 6th, 2015

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