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 Colorado? Where cities and towns in Colorado have seen the greatest increase in it’s Hispanic population?
Turns out there’s been a 15.1% increase in the Hispanic population in Colorado.
We broke down the most recent census data to determine the cities in Colorado with the largest Hispanic population in 2018:
- Federal Heights (Photos)
- Trinidad (Photos)
- Pueblo (Photos)
- Fort Lupton (Photos)
- Avon (Photos)
- Alamosa (Photos)
- Commerce City (Photos)
- Evans (Photos)
- La Junta (Photos)
Federal Heights took the number one over all spot for the largest Hispanic population in Colorado for 2018.
Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how your town ranked.
To see where Colorado ranked as a state on diversity, we have a ranking of the most diverse states in America.
How We Determined The Cities In Colorado 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 Colorado.
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*
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 72 cities.
We then calculated the percent of residents that are Hispanic. The percentages ranked from 57.0% to 2.3%.
Finally, we ranked each city based on the percent of Hispanic population with a higher score being more Hispanic than a lower score. Federal Heights took the distinction of being the most Hispanic, while Cherry Hills Village was the least Hispanic city.
Read on for more information on how the cities in Colorado 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. Federal Heights
The City of Federal Heights is a Home Rule Municipality located in Adams County, Colorado, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 11,467.
Trinidad is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Las Animas County, Colorado, United States. The population was 9,096 as of the 2010 census, up slightly from 9,078 in 2000. The estimate as of 2012 was 8,771. Trinidad lies 21 mi north of Raton, New Mexico, and 195 mi south of Denver. Trinidad is situated on the historic Santa Fe Trail.
Pueblo is a home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Pueblo County, Colorado, United States. The population was 106,595 in 2010 census, making it the 267th most populous city in the United States and the 9th largest in Colorado. Pueblo is the heart of the Pueblo Metropolitan Statistical Area totaling over 160,000 people and an important part of the Front Range Urban Corridor. As of 2014, Pueblo is the primary city of the Pueblo-Caon City combined statistical area totaling approximately 208,000 people, making it the 134th largest in the nation.
4. Fort Lupton
The City of Fort Lupton is a Statutory City located in Weld County, Colorado, United States. The population was 6,787 as of the 2000 census.
Alamosa is a city under Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Alamosa County, Colorado, United States. The city population was 8,780 at the 2010 United States Census. The city is the commercial center of the San Luis Valley in south-central Colorado, and is the home of Adams State University.
The City of Brush is a Statutory City located in Morgan County, Colorado, United States. The city population was 5463 at the 2010 United States Census.
8. Commerce City
The City of Commerce City is a Home Rule Municipality located in Adams County, Colorado, United States. Commerce City is a northern suburb of Denver and as of 2013 is the 18th most populous municipality in Colorado. The city population was 45,913 at the 2010 United States Census, a population increase of 118.7% in the ten years since the 2000 census.
The City of Evans is a Home Rule Municipality located in Weld County, Colorado, United States. The population was 9,514 at the 2000 census, and estimated at 18,842 as of July 1, 2008, by the Census Bureau.
10. La Junta
La Junta is the city that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Otero County, Colorado, United States. The city population was 7,077 at the 2010 United States Census. La Junta is located on the Arkansas River in southeastern Colorado east of Pueblo.
There You Have It – Hispanic Populations Across Colorado
If you’re looking for a breakdown of Hispanic populations across Colorado according to the most recent data, this is an accurate list.
If you’re curious enough, here are the least Hispanic places in Colorado:
- Cherry Hills Village
- Woodland Park
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