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


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

Turns out there’s been a 10.8% increase in the Hispanic population in California.

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

  1. Mendota (Photos)
  2. Maywood (Photos)
  3. Huron (Photos)
  4. Parlier (Photos)
  5. Coachella (Photos)
  6. Calexico (Photos)
  7. Huntington Park (Photos)
  8. Cudahy
  9. Orange Cove (Photos)
  10. Commerce (Photos)

Mendota took the number one over all spot for the largest Hispanic population in California for 2018.

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 most diverse places in California.

How We Determined The Cities In California 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 California.

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 422 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Hispanic. The percentages ranked from 98.7% 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. Mendota took the distinction of being the most Hispanic, while Los Altos was the least Hispanic city.

Read on for more information on how the cities in California 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. Mendota

Mendota, California

Population: 11,394
% Hispanic: 98.68%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 11,244
Percent Change Since 2010: 10.14%
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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.

2. Maywood

Maywood, California

Population: 27,672
% Hispanic: 97.91%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 27,094
Percent Change Since 2010: 0.99%
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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.

3. Huron

Huron, California

Population: 6,821
% Hispanic: 97.87%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 6,676
Percent Change Since 2010: -0.22%
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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.

4. Parlier

Parlier, California

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Population: 14,953
% Hispanic: 97.51%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 14,580
Percent Change Since 2010: 7.71%
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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.

5. Coachella

Coachella, California

Population: 43,826
% Hispanic: 97.49%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 42,725
Percent Change Since 2010: 17.69%
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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.

6. Calexico

Calexico, California

Population: 39,750
% Hispanic: 97.26%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 38,661
Percent Change Since 2010: 11.2%
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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.

7. Huntington Park

Huntington Park, California

Population: 58,921
% Hispanic: 97.1%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 57,214
Percent Change Since 2010: 0.17%
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Huntington Park is a city in the Gateway Cities district of southeastern Los Angeles County, California.

8. Cudahy


Population: 24,106
% Hispanic: 96.12%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 23,170
Percent Change Since 2010: 1.36%
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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.

9. Orange Cove

Orange Cove, California

Population: 9,566
% Hispanic: 95.69%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 9,154
Percent Change Since 2010: 8.1%
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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.

10. Commerce

Commerce, California

Population: 12,997
% Hispanic: 95.49%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 12,411
Percent Change Since 2010: 6.59%
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Commerce is a city located in southeast Los Angeles County, California, United States. The population was 12,823 at the 2010 census, up from 12,568 at the 2000 census. It is bordered by Vernon on the west, Los Angeles on the northwest, East Los Angeles on the north, Montebello on the east, Downey and Bell Gardens on the south, and Maywood on the southwest. The Los Angeles River forms part of its southwestern boundary, and the Rio Hondo separates it from Downey. Commerce is served by the Long Beach and Santa Ana freeways, as well as the Metrolink commuter rail service at the Commerce station. It is usually referred to as the ‘City of Commerce’ to distinguish it from the common noun.

There You Have It – Hispanic Populations Across California

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

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

  1. Los Altos
  2. Saratoga
  3. Los Altos Hills

For more California reading , check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Hispanic Cities In California

Rank City Population % Hispanic
1
Mendota 11,394 98.68%
2
Maywood 27,672 97.91%
3
Huron 6,821 97.87%
4
Parlier 14,953 97.51%
5
Coachella 43,826 97.49%
6
Calexico 39,750 97.26%
7
Huntington Park 58,921 97.1%
8
Cudahy 24,106 96.12%
9
Orange Cove 9,566 95.69%
10
Commerce 12,997 95.49%
11
Bell Gardens 42,805 95.47%
12
South Gate 95,219 95.35%
13
Mcfarland 13,391 94.14%
14
Gonzales 8,401 93.67%
15
Bell 35,927 92.59%
16
Arvin 20,562 92.56%
17
Firebaugh 8,176 92.23%
18
San Fernando 24,396 91.56%
19
Pico Rivera 63,724 90.5%
20
Greenfield 16,994 90.25%
21
King City 13,532 89.65%
22
Lynwood 71,233 88.02%
23
Lindsay 13,052 87.6%
24
Guadalupe 7,252 86.9%
25
Dinuba 23,465 86.83%
26
Woodlake 7,567 86.67%
27
Farmersville 10,699 86.09%
28
El Centro 43,699 84.9%
29
La Puente 40,384 84.55%
30
Sanger 24,741 83.86%
31
Shafter 17,801 83.28%
32
Brawley 25,776 83.02%
33
South El Monte 20,566 82.47%
34
Watsonville 52,915 81.77%
35
Paramount 54,941 81.57%
36
Kerman 14,424 80.75%
37
Selma 24,228 80.72%
38
Wasco 26,061 80.09%
39
Santa Paula 30,283 79.4%
40
Fillmore 15,391 79.18%
41
Santa Fe Springs 17,436 78.98%
42
Avenal 13,590 78.79%
43
Holtville 6,230 78.3%
44
Madera 63,398 78.16%
45
Santa Ana 333,605 77.94%
46
Calipatria 7,511 76.89%
47
Salinas 155,889 76.6%
48
Delano 52,538 76.51%
49
Montebello 63,416 76.15%
50
Imperial 16,583 76.1%
51
Baldwin Park 76,511 75.55%
52
Reedley 25,273 75.08%
53
Hawaiian Gardens 14,468 74.95%
54
Oxnard 204,752 74.31%
55
Rialto 102,418 74.08%
56
Downey 113,223 73.7%
57
Santa Maria 103,642 73.38%
58
Perris 73,718 73.12%
59
Livingston 13,703 72.43%
60
Ontario 169,389 70.63%
61
Soledad 25,616 70.54%
62
Pomona 151,807 70.33%
63
Montclair 38,294 70.07%
64
Los Banos 37,012 70.01%
65
Norwalk 106,360 69.75%
66
Fowler 6,083 69.52%
67
Colton 53,856 69.11%
68
Newman 10,808 68.45%
69
Whittier 86,630 68.17%
70
Indio 85,401 67.94%
71
Fontana 205,228 67.86%
72
Hollister 36,901 66.9%
73
Corcoran 22,917 66.79%
74
Compton 97,740 66.3%
75
El Monte 115,665 65.67%
76
Porterville 58,472 65.46%
77
National City 60,349 64.9%
78
East Palo Alto 29,353 63.53%
79
Azusa 48,498 63.44%
80
San Bernardino 214,581 63.32%
81
Lawndale 33,161 62.3%
82
Adelanto 32,311 61.6%
83
Gustine 5,684 61.1%
84
Cathedral City 53,268 60.47%
85
Gilroy 52,576 60.36%
86
Patterson 21,205 60.16%
87
Ceres 47,231 59.69%
88
La Habra 61,660 58.87%
89
Chula Vista 260,598 58.59%
90
Palmdale 156,823 58.58%
91
Tulare 61,664 58.11%
92
Covina 48,539 57.54%
93
San Pablo 29,991 57.4%
94
Coalinga 16,609 56.88%
95
Riverbank 23,761 56.62%
96
Live Oak 8,501 56.51%
97
Moreno Valley 202,061 56.48%
98
Port Hueneme 22,126 56.39%
99
Desert Hot Springs 28,092 56.2%
100
Hawthorne 86,938 56.04%

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