These Are The 10 Alabama Cities With The Largest Hispanic Population For 2018


We scoured the internet to determine the towns and cities in Alabama that have the largest Hispanic population in 2018.

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The Hispanic community is one of the fastest growing communities in America this decade.

According to the most recent American Community Survey, there are now some 6.3M more Hispanics living in America than in 2010.

That’s the largest absolute growth and a 14.9% increase. The percentage growth is the third largest percentage change for any race according to the Census’s race and ethnicity definition.

But how has the increase impacted Alabama? Where cities and towns in Alabama have seen the greatest increase in it’s Hispanic population?

Turns out there’s been a 19.2% increase in the Hispanic population in Alabama.

We broke down the most recent census data to determine the cities in Alabama with the largest Hispanic population in 2018:

  1. Russellville (Photos)
  2. Albertville (Photos)
  3. Fort Payne (Photos)
  4. Oneonta (Photos)
  5. Boaz (Photos)
  6. Decatur (Photos)
  7. Pelham (Photos)
  8. Tarrant
  9. Leeds (Photos)
  10. Alabaster (Photos)

Russellville took the number one over all spot for the largest Hispanic population in Alabama for 2018.

Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how your town ranked.

To see where Alabama ranked as a state on diversity, we have a ranking of the most diverse states in America.

And if you already knew these places were Hispanic, check out the best places to live in Alabama or the most diverse places in Alabama.

How We Determined The Cities In Alabama With The Largest Hispanic Population For 2018

We still believe in the accuracy of data — especially from the census. So that’s where we went to get the breakdown of race across Alabama.

That lead us to the Census’s most recently available data, the 2012-2016 American Community Survey data from the US Census.

Specifically, we looked at table B03002: Hispanic OR LATINO ORIGIN BY RACE. Here are the category names as defined by the Census:

  • Hispanic or Latino
  • White alone*
  • Black or African American alone*
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone*
  • Asian alone*
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone*
  • Some other race alone*
  • Two or more races*
* Not Hispanic or latino

Our particular column of interest here was the number of people who identified as Hispanic or Latino.

We limited our analysis to non-CDPs with a population greater than 5,000 people. That left us with 104 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Hispanic. The percentages ranked from 40.6% to 0.0%.

Finally, we ranked each city based on the percent of Hispanic population with a higher score being more Hispanic than a lower score. Russellville took the distinction of being the most Hispanic, while Brewton was the least Hispanic city.

Read on for more information on how the cities in Alabama ranked by population of Hispanic residents or, for a more general take on diversity in America, head over to our ranking of the most diverse cities in America.

1. Russellville

Russellville, Alabama

Population: 9,804
% Hispanic: 40.61%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 3,981
Percent Change Since 2010: 90.66%
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Russellville is a city in Franklin County in the U.S. state of Alabama. At the 2010 census, the population of the city was 9,830, up from 8,971 at the 2000 census. The city is the county seat of Franklin County.

2. Albertville

Albertville, Alabama

Population: 21,434
% Hispanic: 26.94%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 5,775
Percent Change Since 2010: 21.02%
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Albertville is a city in Marshall County, Alabama, United States, and is included in the Huntsville-Decatur Combined Statistical Area. As of the 2010 census, the population of the city was 21,160.

3. Fort Payne

Fort Payne, Alabama

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Population: 14,101
% Hispanic: 23.37%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 3,295
Percent Change Since 2010: 24.29%
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Fort Payne is a city in and county seat of DeKalb County, Alabama, United States. At the 2010 census, the population was 14,012.

4. Oneonta

Oneonta, Alabama

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Population: 6,645
% Hispanic: 22.48%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 1,494
Percent Change Since 2010: 22.06%
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Oneonta is a city in Blount County, Alabama, United States. At the 2010 census the population was 6,567. The city is the county seat of Blount County. Oneonta is home to the Covered Bridge Festival.

5. Boaz

Boaz, Alabama

Population: 9,639
% Hispanic: 18.61%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 1,794
Percent Change Since 2010: 50.25%
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Boaz is a city in Etowah and Marshall counties in the U.S. state of Alabama. It is part of the Gadsden, Alabama Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of the 2010 census, the population of the city was 9,551. Boaz is known mainly for its outlet shops.

6. Decatur

Decatur, Alabama

Population: 55,419
% Hispanic: 12.75%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 7,065
Percent Change Since 2010: 8.46%
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Decatur is a city in Morgan and Limestone counties in the State of Alabama. The city, affectionately known as ‘The River City’, is located in Northern Alabama on the banks of Wheeler Lake, along the Tennessee River. It is the largest city and county seat of Morgan County. The population in 2010 census was 55,683.

7. Pelham

Pelham, Alabama

Population: 22,596
% Hispanic: 12.43%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 2,808
Percent Change Since 2010: -0.14%
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Pelham is a city in Shelby County, Alabama, United States. It incorporated in July 1964. It was named for Confederate American Civil War officer John Pelham.

The City of Pelham operates under the Mayor/Council Act. The Mayor serves as the city’s chief executive and the City Council act much like a board of directors.

8. Tarrant


Population: 6,271
% Hispanic: 10.86%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 681
Percent Change Since 2010: 100.29%
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Tarrant is a city in Jefferson County, Alabama, United States, southeast of Fultondale. At the 2010 census the population was 6,397. It is home to the ABC Coke plant owned by the Drummond Company, ‘the largest single producer of foundry coke in the U.S.’.

9. Leeds

Leeds, Alabama

Population: 11,701
% Hispanic: 9.44%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 1,104
Percent Change Since 2010: 131.93%
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Leeds is a tri-county municipality located in Jefferson, St. Clair, and Shelby counties in the State of Alabama and is an eastern suburb of Birmingham. As of the 2010 census, the population of the city was 11,773.

10. Alabaster

Alabaster, Alabama

Population: 32,269
% Hispanic: 9.42%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 3,041
Percent Change Since 2010: 47.05%
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Alabaster is a city and southern suburb of Birmingham in Shelby County, Alabama, United States. At the 2010 census, the population was 30,352. According to the 2013 Census Estimates, the city had a population of 31,342. Alabaster is the 16th largest city in Alabama and still a growing population.

There You Have It – Hispanic Populations Across Alabama

If you’re looking for a breakdown of Hispanic populations across Alabama according to the most recent data, this is an accurate list.

If you’re curious enough, here are the least Hispanic places in Alabama:

  1. Brewton
  2. Jackson
  3. Glencoe

For more Alabama reading , check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Hispanic Cities In Alabama

Rank City Population % Hispanic
1
Russellville 9,804 40.61%
2
Albertville 21,434 26.94%
3
Fort Payne 14,101 23.37%
4
Oneonta 6,645 22.48%
5
Boaz 9,639 18.61%
6
Decatur 55,419 12.75%
7
Pelham 22,596 12.43%
8
Tarrant 6,271 10.86%
9
Leeds 11,701 9.44%
10
Alabaster 32,269 9.42%
11
Robertsdale 5,776 9.28%
12
Montevallo 6,633 9.2%
13
Athens 24,461 9.15%
14
Enterprise 28,025 8.43%
15
Daleville 5,160 8.26%
16
Irondale 12,388 8.16%
17
Oxford 21,202 7.91%
18
Fultondale 8,854 7.17%
19
Cullman 15,156 6.58%
20
Gadsden 36,235 6.31%
21
Hoover 84,100 5.94%
22
Eufaula 12,688 5.59%
23
Attalla 5,934 5.51%
24
Huntsville 188,973 5.5%
25
Phenix City 36,990 5.14%
26
Auburn 60,318 5.04%
27
Clanton 8,730 4.99%
28
Alexander City 14,859 4.99%
29
Madison 46,396 4.85%
30
Spanish Fort 7,825 4.63%
31
Sylacauga 12,696 4.53%
32
Midfield 5,260 4.35%
33
Fairhope 17,996 4.28%
34
Chickasaw 5,955 4.28%
35
Talladega 15,793 4.12%
36
Scottsboro 14,748 4.11%
37
Bessemer 26,856 4.07%
38
Prattville 35,107 3.99%
39
Calera 12,839 3.95%
40
Foley 16,741 3.87%
41
Homewood 25,652 3.76%
42
Hamilton 6,784 3.55%
43
Opelika 29,030 3.53%
44
Montgomery 201,717 3.47%
45
Jasper 14,137 3.47%
46
Birmingham 212,424 3.38%
47
Pinson 7,451 3.37%
48
Florence 39,938 3.26%
49
Center Point 16,711 3.23%
50
Gulf Shores 11,252 3.11%
51
Roanoke 5,987 3.11%
52
Ozark 14,721 3.1%
53
Sheffield 9,067 2.99%
54
Daphne 24,295 2.96%
55
Vestavia Hills 34,243 2.91%
56
Guntersville 8,360 2.88%
57
Dothan 68,066 2.87%
58
Tuscaloosa 96,352 2.81%
59
Mobile 193,717 2.66%
60
Orange Beach 5,791 2.59%
61
Helena 17,630 2.52%
62
Tuscumbia 8,506 2.39%
63
Rainbow City 9,590 2.23%
64
Millbrook 15,045 2.22%
65
Andalusia 9,042 2.21%
66
Gardendale 13,750 2.05%
67
Tuskegee 9,050 2.04%
68
Saraland 13,778 2.03%
69
Pike Road 7,790 2.02%
70
Demopolis 7,167 2.0%
71
Smiths Station 5,235 1.99%
72
Hueytown 15,797 1.94%
73
Fairfield 10,937 1.92%
74
Northport 24,544 1.89%
75
Chelsea 11,706 1.88%
76
Arab 8,247 1.86%
77
Anniston 22,441 1.78%
78
Muscle Shoals 13,585 1.6%
79
Hartselle 14,475 1.54%
80
Jacksonville 12,827 1.41%
81
Southside 8,563 1.38%
82
Selma 19,650 1.13%
83
Wetumpka 7,654 1.08%
84
Prichard 22,340 1.07%
85
Bay Minette 9,019 1.05%
86
Trussville 20,872 1.02%
87
Opp 6,635 0.99%
88
Mountain Brook 20,532 0.99%
89
Lanett 6,454 0.93%
90
Monroeville 6,203 0.85%
91
Atmore 10,067 0.75%
92
Pell City 13,489 0.65%
93
Greenville 7,896 0.63%
94
Pleasant Grove 10,284 0.59%
95
Moody 12,464 0.46%
96
Troy 18,944 0.42%
97
Lincoln 6,429 0.4%
98
Childersburg 5,062 0.32%
99
Satsuma 6,159 0.31%
100
Clay 9,659 0.23%

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