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

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.

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 or Latino. The percentages ranked from 96.5% to 3.3%.

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

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

Somerton, AZ

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Population: 14,866
% Hispanic/Latino: 96.5%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 14,346
Percent Change Since 2010: 18.42%
More on Somerton: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Somerton is a city in Yuma County, Arizona, United States.

Somerton has an annual Tamale Festival that benefits students from the area who will be attending Arizona State University. More than 20,000 visitors attend the festival each year. The festival is put together by The El Diablito Arizona State University Alumni chapter.

San Luis, AZ

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Population: 31,118
% Hispanic/Latino: 95.47%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 29,708
Percent Change Since 2010: 33.52%
More on San Luis: Real Estate | Data | Photos

San Luis is a city in Yuma County, Arizona, United States. The population was 25,505 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Yuma Metropolitan Statistical Area. San Luis, located in the southwest corner of the state directly adjacent to Mexico’s Federal Highway 2, was the second fastest-growing city or town in Arizona from 1990 to 2000. According to 2014 Census Bureau estimates, the population of the city is 31,091.

Nogales, AZ

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Population: 20,355
% Hispanic/Latino: 93.54%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 19,040
Percent Change Since 2010: -2.96%
More on Nogales: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Nogales is a city in Santa Cruz County, Arizona. The population was 20,837 at the 2010 census and estimated 20,407 in 2014. Nogales forms part of the larger Tucson-Nogales combined statistical area, with a total population of 1,027,683 as of the 2010 Census. The city is the county seat of Santa Cruz County.

Tolleson, AZ

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Population: 6,985
% Hispanic/Latino: 81.26%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 5,676
Percent Change Since 2010: 8.69%
More on Tolleson: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Tolleson is a city in Maricopa County, Arizona, United States. According to the 2010 census, the population of the city is 6,545.

South Tucson, AZ

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Population: 5,627
% Hispanic/Latino: 79.83%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 4,492
Percent Change Since 2010: 2.37%
More on South Tucson: Real Estate | Data | Photos

South Tucson is a city in Pima County, Arizona, United States and an enclave of the much larger city of Tucson. South Tucson is known for being heavily influenced by Hispanic, and especially Mexican, culture; restaurants and shops which sell traditional Mexican foods and other goods can be found throughout the city. According to the 2010 census, the population of the city is 5,652.

Douglas, AZ

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Population: 16,764
% Hispanic/Latino: 70.23%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 11,774
Percent Change Since 2010: -14.56%
More on Douglas: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Douglas is a city in Cochise County, Arizona, United States that lies in the north-west to south-east running San Bernardino Valley within which runs the Rio San Bernardino. Douglas has a border crossing with Mexico at Agua Prieta and a history of mining.

Guadalupe, AZ

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Population: 6,172
% Hispanic/Latino: 62.85%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 3,879
Percent Change Since 2010: 0.28%
More on Guadalupe: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Eloy, AZ

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Population: 17,128
% Hispanic/Latino: 62.54%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 10,711
Percent Change Since 2010: -5.11%
More on Eloy: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Yuma, AZ

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Population: 93,704
% Hispanic/Latino: 59.0%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 55,282
Percent Change Since 2010: 11.03%
More on Yuma: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Yuma is a city in and the county seat of Yuma County, Arizona, United States. It is located in the southwestern corner of the state, and the population of the city was 93,064 at the 2010 census, up from the 2000 census population of 77,515.

Avondale, AZ

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Population: 80,631
% Hispanic/Latino: 50.28%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 40,544
Percent Change Since 2010: 17.65%
More on Avondale: Real Estate | Data | Photos

There You Have It – Hispanic or Latino Populations Across Arizona

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

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

  1. Snowflake
  2. Fountain Hills
  3. Paradise Valley

For more Arizona reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Hispanic Cities In Arizona

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

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