Arizona Cities With The Largest Latino Population For 2020


We scoured the internet to determine the towns and cities in Arizona that have the largest Hispanic/Latino population in 2019

Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2020. This is our third time ranking the cities in Arizona with the largest Hispanic/Latino population.

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The Latino and 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 19.2% increase in the Hispanic population in arizona.

Here are the cities in arizona with the largest Hispanic population in 2020:

  1. San Luis (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  2. Somerton (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. Yuma (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. Eloy (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  10. Avondale (Photos | Homes For Sale)

What's the city in arizona with the largest hispanic/latino population? San Luis took the number one over all spot for the largest Hispanic population in arizona for 2020.

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 safest places in arizona.

San Luis, AZ

Overall SnackAbility

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/10

Population: 32,279
% Hispanic/Latino: 96.95%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 31,295
Percent Change Since 2010: 40.65%
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.

Somerton, AZ

Overall SnackAbility

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Population: 15,932
% Hispanic/Latino: 95.91%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 15,280
Percent Change Since 2010: 26.12%
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.

Nogales, AZ

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Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Population: 20,288
% Hispanic/Latino: 94.64%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 19,200
Percent Change Since 2010: -2.15%
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

Overall SnackAbility

6
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Population: 7,184
% Hispanic/Latino: 81.22%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 5,835
Percent Change Since 2010: 11.74%
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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Overall SnackAbility

4
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Population: 5,666
% Hispanic/Latino: 76.44%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 4,331
Percent Change Since 2010: -1.3%
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

Overall SnackAbility

4
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Population: 16,453
% Hispanic/Latino: 75.88%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 12,485
Percent Change Since 2010: -9.4%
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

Overall SnackAbility

4
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Population: 6,405
% Hispanic/Latino: 68.43%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 4,383
Percent Change Since 2010: 13.31%
More on Guadalupe: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Yuma, AZ

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
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Population: 95,573
% Hispanic/Latino: 59.6%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 56,959
Percent Change Since 2010: 14.39%
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.

Eloy, AZ

Overall SnackAbility

1
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Population: 18,083
% Hispanic/Latino: 57.08%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 10,321
Percent Change Since 2010: -8.57%
More on Eloy: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Avondale, AZ

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 83,392
% Hispanic/Latino: 50.88%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 42,430
Percent Change Since 2010: 23.12%
More on Avondale: Real Estate | Data | Photos

How We Determined The Cities In arizona With The Largest Hispanic Population For 2020

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 2014-2018 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 97.0% to 4.6%.

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. San Luis took the distinction of being the most Hispanic or Latino, while Fountain Hills was the least Hispanic or Latino city. You can download the data here.

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.

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. Fountain Hills
  2. Paradise Valley
  3. Payson

For more Arizona reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Hispanic Cities In Arizona

Rank City % Hispanic Population
1 San Luis 96.95% 32,279
2 Somerton 95.91% 15,932
3 Nogales 94.64% 20,288
4 Tolleson 81.22% 7,184
5 South Tucson 76.44% 5,666
6 Douglas 75.88% 16,453
7 Guadalupe 68.43% 6,405
8 Yuma 59.6% 95,573
9 Eloy 57.08% 18,083
10 Avondale 50.88% 83,392
11 Safford 46.55% 9,735
12 El Mirage 46.43% 35,004
13 Casa Grande 43.51% 54,316
14 Coolidge 43.3% 12,503
15 Tucson 43.25% 539,216
16 Phoenix 42.58% 1,610,071
17 Globe 41.1% 7,346
18 Florence 38.77% 26,350
19 Glendale 37.15% 245,514
20 Winslow 34.0% 9,505
21 Youn 33.88% 6,747
22 Sahuarita 33.55% 28,949
23 Bisbee 31.96% 5,231
24 Goodyear 27.81% 77,476
25 Mesa 27.74% 491,194
26 Maricopa 27.55% 47,314
27 Holbrook 27.0% 5,037
28 Sierra Vista 25.5% 43,550
29 Marana 25.16% 43,606
30 Bullhead City 24.56% 40,024
31 Tempe 22.38% 183,652
32 Show Low 21.6% 11,014
33 Chandler 21.34% 248,631
34 Prescott Valley 20.78% 43,198
35 Camp Verde 20.61% 11,169
36 Peoria 19.98% 164,572
37 Flagstaff 18.97% 71,202
38 Surprise 18.86% 132,904
39 Cottonwood 18.47% 11,826
40 Gilbert 16.93% 237,484
41 Chino Valley 16.67% 11,376
42 Queen Creek 16.13% 36,053
43 Apache Junction 15.63% 39,674
44 Lake Havasu City 15.35% 53,952
45 Litchfield Park 14.66% 5,899
46 Oro Valley 14.14% 43,815
47 Kingman 13.74% 29,244
48 Wickenburg 12.31% 7,021
49 Sedona 11.99% 10,315
50 Scottsdale 10.35% 246,026
51 Prescott 9.53% 42,068
52 Page 9.37% 7,547
53 Snowflake 6.52% 5,724
54 Payson 5.73% 15,439
55 Paradise Valley 5.22% 14,215
56 Fountain Hills 4.57% 24,490

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