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
  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.

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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.

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1. Mendota

Mendota, California

Source: Wikipedia

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

2. Maywood

Maywood, California

Source: Wikipedia

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

3. Huron

Huron, California

Source: Wikipedia

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

4. Parlier

Parlier, California

Source: Wikipedia

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

5. Coachella

Coachella, California

Source: Wikipedia

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

6. Calexico

Calexico, California

Source: Wikipedia

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

7. Huntington Park

Huntington Park, California

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 58,921
% Hispanic: 97.1%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 57,214
Percent Change Since 2010: 0.17%

8. Cudahy


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

9. Orange Cove

Orange Cove, California

Source: Wikipedia

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

10. Commerce

Commerce, California

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 12,997
% Hispanic: 95.49%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 12,411
Percent Change Since 2010: 6.59%

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

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Detailed List Of The Most Hispanic Cities In California

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

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