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 Florida? Where cities and towns in Florida have seen the greatest increase in it’s Hispanic population?
Turns out there’s been a 20.3% increase in the Hispanic population in Florida.
We broke down the most recent census data to determine the cities in Florida with the largest Hispanic population in 2018:
- Hialeah Gardens
- Hialeah (Photos)
- Sweetwater (Photos)
- West Miami (Photos)
- Fellsmere (Photos)
- Miami Lakes (Photos)
- Doral (Photos)
- Miami Springs (Photos)
- Miami (Photos)
- Key Biscayne (Photos)
Hialeah Gardens took the number one over all spot for the largest Hispanic population in Florida for 2018.
Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how your town ranked.
To see where Florida ranked as a state on diversity, we have a ranking of the most diverse states in America.
How We Determined The Cities In Florida 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 Florida.
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 211 cities.
We then calculated the percent of residents that are Hispanic. The percentages ranked from 96.8% to 0.9%.
Finally, we ranked each city based on the percent of Hispanic population with a higher score being more Hispanic than a lower score. Hialeah Gardens took the distinction of being the most Hispanic, while Sanibel was the least Hispanic city.
Read on for more information on how the cities in Florida 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. Hialeah Gardens
Hialeah Gardens is a city in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States. The population was 19,297 at the 2000 census. As of 2010, the population recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau is 21,744, with a population density of 6690.1 per mi2, made up of mostly single story development.
Hialeah is a city in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States. As of the 2010 census, Hialeah has a population of 224,669. Hialeah is the sixth-largest city in the state. It is a principal city of the Miami metropolitan area, which was home to an estimated 6,012,331 people at the 2015 census. It is located west-northwest of Miami, and is the only place in the county, other than Homestead, Florida, to have its own street grid numbered separately from the rest of the county.
4. West Miami
West Miami is a city in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States. The population was 5,965 at the 2010 census.
6. Miami Lakes
Miami Lakes is a suburb of Miami, an incorporated town and former census-designated place in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States. As of 2015 US Census, 30,791 people live in Miami Lakes.
Doral is a city in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States. One of thirty-four municipalities in the county, it is located just one mile from Miami International Airport and thirteen miles from Downtown Miami. The city regularly hosts in excess of 100,000 people who work in Miami. The City of Doral occupies a land area of 15 square miles bordered on the west by the Ronald Reagan Turnpike, to the north by the Town of Medley, to the east by the Palmetto Expressway and to the South by the City of Sweetwater.
8. Miami Springs
Miami Springs is a city located in Miami-Dade County, Florida. The city was founded by Glenn Hammond Curtiss, ‘The Father of Naval Aviation’, and James Bright, during the famous ‘land boom’ of the 1920s and was originally named Country Club Estates. It, along with other cities in Miami-Dade County such as Coral Gables, Florida and Opa-locka, Florida, formed some of the first planned communities in the state. Like its counterparts, the city had an intended theme which in its case, was to reflect a particular architecture and ambiance.
Miami is a major port city on the Atlantic coast of south Florida in the southeastern United States. As the seat of Miami-Dade County, the municipality is the principal, central, and the most populous city of the Miami metropolitan area and part of the second-most populous metropolis in the southeastern United States. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Miami’s metro area is the eighth-most populous and fourth-largest urban area in the U.S., with a population of around 5.5 million.
10. Key Biscayne
Key Biscayne is an island town in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States. The population was 12,344 at the 2010 census.
There You Have It – Hispanic Populations Across Florida
If you’re looking for a breakdown of Hispanic populations across Florida according to the most recent data, this is an accurate list.
If you’re curious enough, here are the least Hispanic places in Florida:
- Longboat Key
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Detailed List Of The Most Hispanic Cities In Florida
|North Bay Village||57.97%||14|
|Bay Harbor Islands||43.45%||25|
|Sunny Isles Beach||40.37%||29|
|North Miami Beach||36.42%||34|
|West Palm Beach||22.76%||77|
|Royal Palm Beach||20.44%||85|
|Port St. Lucie||20.19%||87|