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 Idaho? Where cities and towns in Idaho have seen the greatest increase in it’s Hispanic population?
Turns out there’s been a 21.2% increase in the Hispanic population in Idaho.
We broke down the most recent census data to determine the cities in Idaho with the largest Hispanic population in 2018:
- Rupert (Photos)
- Burley (Photos)
- Caldwell (Photos)
- Jerome (Photos)
- Weiser (Photos)
- Hailey (Photos)
- Payette (Photos)
- Nampa (Photos)
- Blackfoot (Photos)
- Twin Falls (Photos)
Rupert took the number one over all spot for the largest Hispanic population in Idaho for 2018.
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.
How We Determined The Cities In Idaho 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 Idaho.
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 32 cities.
We then calculated the percent of residents that are Hispanic. The percentages ranked from 42.9% to 1.4%.
Finally, we ranked each city based on the percent of Hispanic population with a higher score being more Hispanic than a lower score. Rupert took the distinction of being the most Hispanic, while Hayden was the least Hispanic city.
Read on for more information on how the cities in Idaho 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.
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 is a city in and the county seat of Canyon County, Idaho, United States. The population was 46,237 at the 2010 census.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
10. Twin Falls
Twin Falls is the county seat and largest city of Twin Falls County, Idaho, United States. The city had a population of 44,125 as of the 2010 census.
There You Have It – Hispanic Populations Across Idaho
If you’re looking for a breakdown of Hispanic populations across Idaho according to the most recent data, this is an accurate list.
If you’re curious enough, here are the least Hispanic places in Idaho:
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Detailed List Of The Most Hispanic Cities In Idaho