California Cities With The Largest Latino Population For 2020


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

Turns out there's been a 13.1% increase in the Hispanic population in california.

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

  1. Maywood (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  2. Parlier (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  3. Coachella (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  4. Calexico (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  5. Mendota (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  6. Huntington Park (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  7. Huron (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  8. Cudahy (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. Bell Gardens (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  10. Orange Cove (Photos | Homes For Sale)

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

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

To see where california 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 california or the safest places in california.

Maywood, CA

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 27,542
% Hispanic/Latino: 97.98%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 26,985
Percent Change Since 2010: 0.59%
More on Maywood: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Maywood is a small city in southeast Los Angeles County, California. At 1.18 square miles, Maywood is the third-smallest incorporated city in Los Angeles County. It is bordered by the cities of Bell on the south, Vernon on the north and west, Huntington Park on the southwest, and Commerce on the east. It is the most densely-populated city in California, and has the highest proportion of Latinos, immigrants, and undocumented immigrants in the county.

Parlier, CA

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Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 15,120
% Hispanic/Latino: 97.94%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 14,809
Percent Change Since 2010: 9.4%
More on Parlier: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Parlier is a city in Fresno County, California, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 14,494, up from 11,145 in 2000. The city has one of the state's highest percentage of Latinos, a large majority of whom are seasonal migrant laborers who arrive and temporarily work in the area's agricultural sector. Parlier is located 5.5 miles east-southeast of Selma, at an elevation of 344 feet.

Coachella, CA

Overall SnackAbility

3
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Population: 44,849
% Hispanic/Latino: 97.87%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 43,893
Percent Change Since 2010: 20.9%
More on Coachella: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Coachella is a city in Riverside County, California; it is the easternmost city in the region collectively known as the Coachella Valley. It is located 28 miles east of Palm Springs, 72 miles east of Riverside, and 130 miles east of Los Angeles.

Calexico, CA

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 39,934
% Hispanic/Latino: 97.79%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 39,052
Percent Change Since 2010: 12.33%
More on Calexico: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Calexico is a city in Imperial County, California. The population was 38,572 at the 2010 census, up from 27,109 at the 2000 census. Calexico is about 122 miles east of San Diego and 62 miles west of Yuma, Arizona. The name of the city is a portmanteau of California and Mexico, which, like that of its adjacent sister city of Mexicali, emphasizes its identity as a border city.

Mendota, CA

Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Population: 11,393
% Hispanic/Latino: 97.34%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 11,090
Percent Change Since 2010: 8.63%
More on Mendota: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Mendota is a U.S. city in Fresno County, California. The population was 11,014 at the 2010 U.S. Census. The State Routes 180 and 33 run through the agricultural city. Mendota is located 8.5 miles south-southeast of Firebaugh, at an elevation of 174 feet.

Huntington Park, CA

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 58,694
% Hispanic/Latino: 96.69%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 56,754
Percent Change Since 2010: -0.64%
More on Huntington Park: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Huntington Park is a city in the Gateway Cities district of southeastern Los Angeles County, California.

Huron, CA

Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Population: 7,019
% Hispanic/Latino: 96.12%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 6,747
Percent Change Since 2010: 0.84%
More on Huron: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Huron is a small city in Fresno County, California, in the United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 6,754, up from 6,306 at the 2000 census. During the harvest season, the population swells to over 15,000 people due to the influx of migrant farm workers. Huron is located 15 miles east-northeast of Coalinga, at an elevation of 374 feet. Huron was the city with the highest proportion of Hispanic or Latino people in the United States, according to the 2000 United States Census.

Cudahy, CA

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 24,016
% Hispanic/Latino: 95.69%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 22,980
Percent Change Since 2010: 0.53%
More on Cudahy: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Cudahy is a city located in southeastern Los Angeles County, California. In terms of area, Cudahy is the second smallest city in Los Angeles County, after Hawaiian Gardens, but with one of the highest population densities of any incorporated city in the United States. It is part of the Gateway Cities region. Cudahy is populated predominantly by Latino non-citizen immigrants and has a population of 23,805 as of the 2010 U.S. Census.

Bell Gardens, CA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 42,641
% Hispanic/Latino: 95.63%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 40,778
Percent Change Since 2010: 0.09%
More on Bell Gardens: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Bell Gardens is a city in Los Angeles County, California. The population was 42,072 at the 2010 census, down from 44,054 at the 2000 census.

Orange Cove, CA

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 9,564
% Hispanic/Latino: 95.31%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 9,115
Percent Change Since 2010: 7.64%
More on Orange Cove: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Orange Cove is a small city in Fresno County, California, United States. The population was 9,078 at the 2010 census, up from 7,722 at the 2000 census. Almost all of Orange Cove's residents are Hispanic, many of them farmers, and about 1/3 of whom are not US Citizens from Latin America. Orange Cove is located in the San Joaquin Valley, 8 miles east-southeast of Reedley, at an elevation of 423 feet.

How We Determined The Cities In california 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 california.

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 421 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Hispanic or Latino. The percentages ranked from 98.0% to 3.1%.

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. Maywood took the distinction of being the most Hispanic or Latino, while Saratoga was the least Hispanic or Latino city. You can download the data here.

Read on for more information on how the cities in california 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 California

If you're looking for a breakdown of Latino populations across California 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 California:

  1. Saratoga
  2. Piedmont
  3. Cupertino

For more California reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Hispanic Cities In California

Rank City % Hispanic Population
1 Maywood 97.98% 27,542
2 Parlier 97.94% 15,120
3 Coachella 97.87% 44,849
4 Calexico 97.79% 39,934
5 Mendota 97.34% 11,393
6 Huntington Park 96.69% 58,694
7 Huron 96.12% 7,019
8 Cudahy 95.69% 24,016
9 Bell Gardens 95.63% 42,641
10 Orange Cove 95.31% 9,564
11 Commerce 95.24% 12,933
12 Mcfarland 95.17% 14,456
13 South Gate 95.03% 95,103
14 Arvin 94.08% 21,005
15 San Fernando 93.04% 24,585
16 Gonzales 92.19% 8,402
17 Greenfield 91.81% 17,276
18 Bell 91.68% 35,809
19 Woodlake 91.57% 7,636
20 Pico Rivera 90.57% 63,432
21 Guadalupe 90.35% 7,350
22 Firebaugh 89.81% 8,295
23 King City 89.47% 13,834
24 Lynwood 87.53% 71,022
25 Farmersville 87.09% 10,742
26 Dinuba 86.89% 23,871
27 Lindsay 86.46% 13,232
28 El Centro 86.3% 43,898
29 Shafter 84.61% 18,923
30 Selma 84.24% 24,598
31 La Puente 84.21% 40,268
32 South El Monte 84.02% 20,727
33 Sanger 83.05% 24,978
34 Avenal 83.05% 12,923
35 Brawley 82.77% 26,009
36 Holtville 82.72% 6,458
37 Kerman 82.05% 14,649
38 Watsonville 81.71% 53,616
39 Wasco 81.65% 26,708
40 Santa Paula 81.15% 30,258
41 Paramount 80.83% 54,776
42 Salinas 78.67% 156,550
43 Montebello 77.94% 63,099
44 Fillmore 77.39% 15,598
45 Imperial 77.13% 17,175
46 Madera 77.08% 64,362
47 Delano 76.89% 52,713
48 Santa Ana 76.8% 333,499
49 Hawaiian Gardens 76.59% 14,411
50 Reedley 76.3% 25,493
51 Perris 76.0% 76,276
52 Calipatria 75.58% 7,458
53 Santa Maria 75.47% 105,483
54 Santa Fe Springs 74.29% 17,791
55 Rialto 74.23% 102,873
56 Baldwin Park 74.19% 76,222
57 Downey 73.88% 112,901
58 Oxnard 73.69% 207,568
59 Livingston 73.59% 13,997
60 Soledad 72.79% 25,597
61 Los Banos 71.91% 38,119
62 Pomona 71.55% 152,494
63 Ontario 70.79% 173,580
64 Montclair 70.29% 38,865
65 Norwalk 70.11% 105,886
66 Newman 69.66% 11,119
67 Colton 69.33% 54,415
68 Fontana 69.3% 208,943
69 Corcoran 68.32% 22,301
70 Compton 68.22% 97,301
71 Whittier 67.48% 86,523
72 Hollister 67.4% 37,835
73 Fowler 66.7% 6,364
74 Porterville 66.69% 59,797
75 El Monte 65.76% 115,669
76 Indio 65.61% 88,291
77 San Bernardino 64.78% 215,182
78 Adelanto 64.69% 33,416
79 National City 63.83% 60,896
80 Azusa 63.64% 49,544
81 Lawndale 63.52% 33,007
82 Ceres 62.82% 47,975
83 East Palo Alto 62.12% 29,633
84 San Pablo 61.67% 30,839
85 Tulare 61.67% 62,838
86 Patterson 60.73% 21,783
87 Palmdale 60.17% 156,904
88 Cathedral City 59.62% 54,037
89 Gustine 59.56% 5,774
90 La Habra 59.53% 61,910
91 Port Hueneme 59.4% 22,215
92 Chula Vista 58.81% 266,468
93 Covina 58.72% 48,403
94 Colusa 58.32% 5,902
95 Gilroy 58.21% 55,525
96 Moreno Valley 57.95% 205,034
97 Coalinga 57.95% 16,538
98 Hesperia 57.88% 93,609
99 Blythe 57.81% 19,581
100 Atwater 57.62% 29,197

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