Idaho Cities With The Largest Latino Population For 2020

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

Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2020. This is our third time ranking the cities in Idaho 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 idaho? Where cities and towns in idaho have seen the greatest increase in it's Hispanic population?

Turns out there's been a 29.6% increase in the Hispanic population in idaho.

Here are the cities in idaho with the largest Hispanic population in 2020:

  1. Rupert (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  2. Caldwell (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  3. Burley (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  4. Jerome (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  5. Hailey (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  6. Weiser (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  7. Nampa (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  8. Payette (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. Emmett (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  10. Blackfoot (Photos | Homes For Sale)

What's the city in idaho with the largest hispanic/latino population? Rupert took the number one over all spot for the largest Hispanic population in idaho for 2020.

Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how your town ranked.

To see where idaho 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 idaho or the safest places in idaho.

Rupert, ID

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Population: 5,782
% Hispanic/Latino: 45.75%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 2,645
Percent Change Since 2010: 42.59%
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Rupert is the county seat and largest city of Minidoka County, Idaho, United States. It is part of the Burley Micropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 5,554 at the 2010 census.

Caldwell, ID

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Population: 53,205
% Hispanic/Latino: 37.32%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 19,857
Percent Change Since 2010: 29.06%
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Caldwell is a city in and the county seat of Canyon County, Idaho, United States. The population was 46,237 at the 2010 census.

Burley, ID

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Population: 10,373
% Hispanic/Latino: 36.38%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 3,774
Percent Change Since 2010: 9.61%
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Jerome, ID

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Population: 11,503
% Hispanic/Latino: 35.31%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 4,062
Percent Change Since 2010: 18.08%
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Hailey, ID

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Population: 8,259
% Hispanic/Latino: 34.07%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 2,814
Percent Change Since 2010: 41.41%
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Hailey is a city in and the county seat of Blaine County, in the Wood River Valley of the central part of the U.S. state of Idaho.

The city is named after John Hailey, a two-time Congressional delegate from the Idaho Territory.

Weiser, ID

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Population: 5,326
% Hispanic/Latino: 31.21%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 1,662
Percent Change Since 2010: 20.17%
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Weiser is a city in the rural western part of the U.S. state of Idaho and the county seat of Washington County. With its mild climate, the city supports farm, orchard, and livestock endeavors in the vicinity. The city sits at the confluence of the Weiser River with the great Snake River, which marks the border with Oregon. The population was 5,507 at the 2010 census.

Nampa, ID

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Population: 91,663
% Hispanic/Latino: 23.75%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 21,769
Percent Change Since 2010: 24.59%
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Nampa ) is the largest city of Canyon County, Idaho. The population of Nampa was 81,557 at the 2010 census making it the second-most populous city in Idaho. Nampa is located about 20 miles west of Boise along Interstate 84, and six miles west of Meridian. Nampa is the second principal city of the Boise-Nampa metropolitan area. The name "Nampa" may have come from a Shoshoni word meaning either moccasin or footprint.

Payette, ID

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Population: 7,394
% Hispanic/Latino: 22.06%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 1,631
Percent Change Since 2010: 0.74%
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Payette is a city in and the county seat of Payette County, Idaho, United States. The population was 7,433 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Ontario, ORID Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Emmett, ID

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Population: 6,670
% Hispanic/Latino: 18.31%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 1,221
Percent Change Since 2010: 52.24%
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Emmett is a city in Gem County, Idaho, United States. The population was 6,557 at the 2010 census, up from 5,490 in 2000. It is the county seat and the only city in the county. Emmett is part of the BoiseNampa, Idaho Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Blackfoot, ID

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Population: 11,854
% Hispanic/Latino: 17.77%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 2,107
Percent Change Since 2010: -2.41%
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Blackfoot is a city in Bingham County, Idaho, United States. The population was 11,899 at the 2010 census. The city is the county seat of Bingham County. Blackfoot boasts the largest potato industry in any one area, and is known as the "Potato Capital of the World." It is the site of the Idaho Potato Museum, and the home of the world's largest baked potato and potato chip. Blackfoot is also the location of the Eastern Idaho State Fair, which operates between Labor Day weekend and the following weekend.

How We Determined The Cities In idaho With The Largest Hispanic Population For 2020

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 idaho.

That lead us to the Census's most recently available data, the 2014-2018 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 32 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Hispanic or Latino. The percentages ranked from 45.7% to 2.5%.

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. Rupert took the distinction of being the most Hispanic or Latino, while Hayden was the least Hispanic or Latino city. You can download the data here.

Read on for more information on how the cities in idaho 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.

There You Have It - Hispanic or Latino Populations Across Idaho

If you're looking for a breakdown of Latino populations across Idaho 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 Idaho:

  1. Hayden
  2. Lewiston
  3. Rathdrum

For more Idaho reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Hispanic Cities In Idaho

Rank City % Hispanic Population
1 Rupert 45.75% 5,782
2 Caldwell 37.32% 53,205
3 Burley 36.38% 10,373
4 Jerome 35.31% 11,503
5 Hailey 34.07% 8,259
6 Weiser 31.21% 5,326
7 Nampa 23.75% 91,663
8 Payette 22.06% 7,394
9 Emmett 18.31% 6,670
10 Blackfoot 17.77% 11,854
11 Twin Falls 15.74% 48,225
12 Idaho Falls 13.76% 60,147
13 Mountain Home 13.33% 13,998
14 Middleton 13.1% 7,115
15 Chubbuck 10.32% 14,728
16 Garden City 9.75% 11,743
17 Preston 9.3% 5,311
18 Pocatello 9.16% 55,162
19 Boise City 9.0% 224,300
20 Star 8.61% 8,495
21 Rexburg 7.94% 27,957
22 Meridian 7.57% 97,008
23 Ammon 6.99% 15,403
24 Coeur D'alene 5.44% 49,609
25 Moscow 5.03% 25,174
26 Post Falls 4.89% 31,945
27 Eagle 4.6% 25,075
28 Sandpoint 4.49% 8,144
29 Kuna 4.15% 18,445
30 Rathdrum 3.82% 7,904
31 Lewiston 3.72% 32,604
32 Hayden 2.5% 14,380

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