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


We scoured the internet to determine the towns and cities in Arizona 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 Arizona? Where cities and towns in Arizona have seen the greatest increase in it’s Hispanic population?

Turns out there’s been a 13.2% increase in the Hispanic population in Arizona.

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

  1. Somerton (Photos)
  2. San Luis
  3. Nogales (Photos)
  4. Tolleson
  5. South Tucson
  6. Douglas (Photos)
  7. Guadalupe (Photos)
  8. Eloy (Photos)
  9. Yuma (Photos)
  10. Avondale (Photos)

Somerton took the number one over all spot for the largest Hispanic population in Arizona for 2018.

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

To see where Arizona 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 Arizona or the most diverse places in Arizona.

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How We Determined The Cities In Arizona 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 Arizona.

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 56 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Hispanic. The percentages ranked from 96.5% to 3.3%.

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

Read on for more information on how the cities in Arizona 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.

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1. Somerton

Somerton, Arizona

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 14,866
% Hispanic: 96.5%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 14,346
Percent Change Since 2010: 18.42%

2. San Luis

San Luis, Arizona

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 31,118
% Hispanic: 95.47%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 29,708
Percent Change Since 2010: 33.52%

3. Nogales

Nogales, Arizona

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 20,355
% Hispanic: 93.54%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 19,040
Percent Change Since 2010: -2.96%

4. Tolleson

Tolleson, Arizona

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,985
% Hispanic: 81.26%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 5,676
Percent Change Since 2010: 8.69%

5. South Tucson

South Tucson, Arizona

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,627
% Hispanic: 79.83%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 4,492
Percent Change Since 2010: 2.37%

6. Douglas

Douglas, Arizona

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 16,764
% Hispanic: 70.23%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 11,774
Percent Change Since 2010: -14.56%

7. Guadalupe

Guadalupe, Arizona

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,172
% Hispanic: 62.85%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 3,879
Percent Change Since 2010: 0.28%

8. Eloy

Eloy, Arizona

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 17,128
% Hispanic: 62.54%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 10,711
Percent Change Since 2010: -5.11%

9. Yuma

Yuma, Arizona

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 93,704
% Hispanic: 59.0%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 55,282
Percent Change Since 2010: 11.03%

10. Avondale

Avondale, Arizona

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 80,631
% Hispanic: 50.28%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 40,544
Percent Change Since 2010: 17.65%

There You Have It – Hispanic Populations Across Arizona

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

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

  1. Snowflake
  2. Fountain Hills
  3. Paradise Valley

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Detailed List Of The Most Hispanic Cities In Arizona

City Rank Population % Hispanic
Somerton 1 14,866 96.5%
San Luis 2 31,118 95.47%
Nogales 3 20,355 93.54%
Tolleson 4 6,985 81.26%
South Tucson 5 5,627 79.83%
Douglas 6 16,764 70.23%
Guadalupe 7 6,172 62.85%
Eloy 8 17,128 62.54%
Yuma 9 93,704 59.0%
Avondale 10 80,631 50.28%
El Mirage 11 33,937 47.78%
Coolidge 12 12,073 43.49%
Safford 13 9,616 43.21%
Tucson 14 527,586 42.65%
Phoenix 15 1,555,324 41.76%
Casa Grande 16 51,571 40.71%
Florence 17 26,221 39.94%
Globe 18 7,369 39.88%
Bisbee 19 5,330 38.12%
Glendale 20 239,943 37.05%
Winslow 21 9,539 35.82%
Sahuarita 22 27,780 31.18%
Youn 23 6,563 27.4%
Goodyear 24 72,629 27.34%
Mesa 25 470,456 27.05%
Sierra Vista 26 44,381 26.63%
Holbrook 27 5,011 25.1%
Maricopa 28 45,473 24.39%
Marana 29 40,221 22.96%
Cottonwood 30 11,598 22.49%
Tempe 31 174,708 22.25%
Bullhead City 32 39,653 22.24%
Chandler 33 242,131 22.21%
Peoria 34 158,677 20.58%
Flagstaff 35 69,270 19.3%
Prescott Valley 36 41,070 18.91%
Surprise 37 127,492 18.23%
Queen Creek 38 30,849 16.4%
Camp Verde 39 11,096 16.05%
Gilbert 40 226,832 16.01%
Lake Havasu City 41 53,058 15.14%
Apache Junction 42 37,775 14.18%
Show Low 43 10,875 14.07%
Sedona 44 10,209 13.2%
Oro Valley 45 42,379 12.59%
Chino Valley 46 11,015 12.41%
Kingman 47 28,586 11.58%
Litchfield Park 48 5,449 11.07%
Wickenburg 49 6,766 10.91%
Page 50 7,532 10.37%
Scottsdale 51 234,495 10.25%
Payson 52 15,297 9.35%
Prescott 53 41,090 7.17%
Paradise Valley 54 13,833 6.14%
Fountain Hills 55 23,863 3.89%
Snowflake 56 5,643 3.31%

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