These Are The 10 Idaho Cities With The Largest Hispanic Population For 2018


We scoured the internet to determine the towns and cities in Idaho 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 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:

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

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.

And if you already knew these places were Hispanic, check out the best places to live in Idaho or the most diverse places in Idaho.

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*
* 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 42.9% to 1.4%.

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.

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.

Rupert, ID

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Population: 5,702
% Hispanic/Latino: 42.88%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 2,445
Percent Change Since 2010: 31.81%
More on Rupert: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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.

Burley, ID

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Population: 10,382
% Hispanic/Latino: 37.08%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 3,850
Percent Change Since 2010: 11.82%
More on Burley: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Caldwell, ID

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Population: 50,288
% Hispanic/Latino: 36.1%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 18,155
Percent Change Since 2010: 18.0%
More on Caldwell: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Caldwell is a city in and the county seat of Canyon County, Idaho, United States. The population was 46,237 at the 2010 census.

Jerome, ID

Overall SnackAbility

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Population: 11,140
% Hispanic/Latino: 35.45%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 3,949
Percent Change Since 2010: 14.8%
More on Jerome: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Weiser, ID

Overall SnackAbility

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Population: 5,350
% Hispanic/Latino: 30.99%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 1,658
Percent Change Since 2010: 19.88%
More on Weiser: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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, ID

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Overall SnackAbility

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Population: 8,058
% Hispanic/Latino: 29.23%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 2,355
Percent Change Since 2010: 18.34%
More on Hailey: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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, ID

Overall SnackAbility

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Population: 7,402
% Hispanic/Latino: 27.07%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 2,004
Percent Change Since 2010: 23.78%
More on Payette: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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, ID

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5
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Population: 87,896
% Hispanic/Latino: 23.34%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 20,513
Percent Change Since 2010: 17.4%
More on Nampa: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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, ID

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Population: 11,878
% Hispanic/Latino: 20.69%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 2,457
Percent Change Since 2010: 13.8%
More on Blackfoot: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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.

Twin Falls, ID

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Overall SnackAbility

7
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Population: 46,623
% Hispanic/Latino: 15.17%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 7,073
Percent Change Since 2010: 39.04%
More on Twin Falls: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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 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. Eagle

For more Idaho reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Hispanic Cities In Idaho

Rank City % Hispanic Population
1 Rupert 42.88% 5,702
2 Burley 37.08% 10,382
3 Caldwell 36.1% 50,288
4 Jerome 35.45% 11,140
5 Weiser 30.99% 5,350
6 Hailey 29.23% 8,058
7 Payette 27.07% 7,402
8 Nampa 23.34% 87,896
9 Blackfoot 20.69% 11,878
10 Twin Falls 15.17% 46,623
11 Idaho Falls 13.42% 58,933
12 Garden City 12.87% 11,423
13 Emmett 11.26% 6,590
14 Mountain Home 10.19% 13,823
15 Middleton 9.51% 6,416
16 Chubbuck 9.34% 14,326
17 Boise City 8.54% 218,677
18 Pocatello 8.47% 54,592
19 Star 8.09% 7,255
20 Ammon 7.6% 14,767
21 Preston 7.41% 5,252
22 Meridian 6.98% 88,247
23 Rexburg 6.22% 27,114
24 Kuna 6.18% 17,015
25 Sandpoint 5.2% 7,698
26 Rathdrum 5.18% 7,357
27 Post Falls 5.09% 30,157
28 Coeur D’alene 5.08% 47,842
29 Moscow 4.68% 24,855
30 Eagle 3.89% 22,711
31 Lewiston 3.28% 32,484
32 Hayden 1.44% 13,916

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