These Are The 10 California Cities With The Largest Latino Population For 2019


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

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Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2019. This is our second 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 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 2019:

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

Parlier took the number one over all spot for the largest Hispanic population in California for 2019.

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 2019

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 2013-2017 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 or Latino. The percentages ranked from 98.8% to 3.6%.

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. Parlier took the distinction of being the most Hispanic or Latino, while Los Altos Hills was the least Hispanic or Latino city.

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.

Parlier, CA

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Population: 15,051
% Hispanic/Latino: 98.75%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 14,863
Percent Change Since 2010: 9.8%
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.

Mendota, CA

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Population: 11,396
% Hispanic/Latino: 98.65%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 11,242
Percent Change Since 2010: 10.12%
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.

Huron, CA

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Population: 6,926
% Hispanic/Latino: 98.33%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 6,810
Percent Change Since 2010: 1.78%
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.

Maywood, CA

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Population: 27,700
% Hispanic/Latino: 97.71%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 27,066
Percent Change Since 2010: 0.89%
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.

Coachella, CA

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Population: 44,382
% Hispanic/Latino: 97.57%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 43,304
Percent Change Since 2010: 19.28%
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

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Population: 39,953
% Hispanic/Latino: 97.42%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 38,924
Percent Change Since 2010: 11.96%
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.

Huntington Park, CA

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Population: 58,993
% Hispanic/Latino: 96.66%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 57,024
Percent Change Since 2010: -0.16%
More on Huntington Park: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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

Orange Cove, CA

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Population: 9,567
% Hispanic/Latino: 96.41%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 9,224
Percent Change Since 2010: 8.93%
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.

Cudahy, CA

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Population: 24,146
% Hispanic/Latino: 96.22%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 23,234
Percent Change Since 2010: 1.64%
More on Cudahy: Real Estate | Data

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.

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Population: 13,930
% Hispanic/Latino: 95.65%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 13,324
Percent Change Since 2010: 21.37%
More on Mcfarland: Real Estate | Data

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. Los Altos Hills
  2. Cupertino
  3. Saratoga

For more California reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Hispanic Cities In California

Rank City % Hispanic Population
1 Parlier 98.75% 15,051
2 Mendota 98.65% 11,396
3 Huron 98.33% 6,926
4 Maywood 97.71% 27,700
5 Coachella 97.57% 44,382
6 Calexico 97.42% 39,953
7 Huntington Park 96.66% 58,993
8 Orange Cove 96.41% 9,567
9 Cudahy 96.22% 24,146
10 Mcfarland 95.65% 13,930
11 Bell Gardens 95.31% 42,845
12 South Gate 95.25% 95,420
13 Commerce 94.8% 12,998
14 Gonzales 93.91% 8,462
15 Arvin 92.99% 20,826
16 Woodlake 92.83% 7,631
17 Firebaugh 92.44% 8,275
18 San Fernando 92.43% 24,581
19 Greenfield 92.34% 17,188
20 Bell 91.98% 35,942
21 King City 90.61% 13,721
22 Pico Rivera 89.42% 63,750
23 Guadalupe 88.71% 7,313
24 Lynwood 88.03% 71,350
25 Farmersville 87.4% 10,738
26 Lindsay 86.47% 13,167
27 Dinuba 86.16% 23,712
28 El Centro 85.77% 43,932
29 La Puente 84.7% 40,451
30 Shafter 83.44% 18,433
31 Sanger 83.27% 24,883
32 Selma 82.61% 24,537
33 Holtville 82.58% 6,355
34 Brawley 82.07% 25,959
35 South El Monte 82.01% 20,712
36 Watsonville 81.94% 53,452
37 Paramount 81.48% 55,020
38 Avenal 81.48% 13,119
39 Santa Paula 81.32% 30,344
40 Wasco 80.36% 26,378
41 Kerman 80.0% 14,537
42 Santa Fe Springs 79.38% 17,669
43 Madera 78.62% 64,058
44 Fillmore 78.21% 15,529
45 Calipatria 77.73% 7,426
46 Montebello 77.65% 63,468
47 Santa Ana 77.27% 334,493
48 Salinas 77.25% 156,811
49 Imperial 76.87% 16,931
50 Delano 76.68% 52,709
51 Hawaiian Gardens 76.59% 14,465
52 Perris 75.09% 75,011
53 Santa Maria 74.65% 104,791
54 Oxnard 74.38% 206,732
55 Downey 74.05% 113,358
56 Baldwin Park 74.0% 76,572
57 Reedley 73.98% 25,419
58 Rialto 73.01% 102,708
59 Livingston 72.58% 13,831
60 Soledad 71.94% 25,603
61 Pomona 70.61% 152,366
62 Los Banos 70.57% 37,559
63 Norwalk 70.38% 106,404
64 Montclair 70.27% 38,613
65 Ontario 70.04% 171,041
66 Colton 68.92% 54,200
67 Fowler 68.66% 6,200
68 Newman 68.54% 10,951
69 Fontana 68.33% 207,086
70 Whittier 67.6% 86,852
71 Indio 67.55% 86,867
72 Corcoran 67.37% 22,650
73 Hollister 67.33% 37,182
74 Compton 66.81% 97,847
75 Porterville 65.36% 58,782
76 El Monte 65.17% 115,958
77 National City 64.37% 60,715
78 San Bernardino 64.27% 215,252
79 Azusa 63.77% 49,029
80 East Palo Alto 63.17% 29,646
81 Adelanto 62.34% 32,867
82 Ceres 61.84% 47,650
83 Patterson 61.59% 21,497
84 Lawndale 61.47% 33,191
85 Tulare 61.31% 62,296
86 San Pablo 60.7% 30,720
87 Gilroy 60.6% 54,159
88 La Habra 59.67% 61,965
89 Chula Vista 59.55% 264,101
90 Cathedral City 59.4% 53,733
91 Palmdale 58.58% 157,358
92 Coalinga 58.42% 16,612
93 Port Hueneme 58.07% 22,262
94 Moreno Valley 57.94% 203,691
95 Colusa 57.02% 5,938
96 Gustine 57.0% 5,735
97 Riverbank 56.93% 24,047
98 Lompoc 56.72% 43,762
99 Hesperia 56.55% 93,190
100 Covina 56.01% 48,601

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