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


We scoured the internet to determine the towns and cities in Illinois 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 Illinois? Where cities and towns in Illinois have seen the greatest increase in it’s Hispanic population?

Turns out there’s been a 10.1% increase in the Hispanic population in Illinois.

We broke down the most recent census data to determine the cities in Illinois with the largest Hispanic population in 2018:

  1. Cicero (Photos)
  2. Melrose Park (Photos)
  3. Summit
  4. Berwyn (Photos)
  5. Northlake
  6. Posen
  7. Park City
  8. Waukegan (Photos)
  9. Stickney (Photos)
  10. West Chicago (Photos)

Cicero took the number one over all spot for the largest Hispanic population in Illinois for 2018.

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

To see where Illinois 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 Illinois or the most diverse places in Illinois.

How We Determined The Cities In Illinois 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 Illinois.

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 330 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Hispanic. The percentages ranked from 88.8% to 0.0%.

Finally, we ranked each city based on the percent of Hispanic population with a higher score being more Hispanic than a lower score. Cicero took the distinction of being the most Hispanic, while East Alton was the least Hispanic city.

Read on for more information on how the cities in Illinois 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. Cicero

Cicero, Illinois

Population: 83,972
% Hispanic: 88.79%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 74,555
Percent Change Since 2010: 4.21%
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Cicero is a suburb of Chicago and an incorporated town in Cook County, Illinois, United States. The population was 83,891 at the 2010 census. As of 2013, the town had a total population of 84,103, making it the 11th largest municipality in Illinois. Cicero is named for the town of Cicero, New York, which in turn was named for Marcus Tullius Cicero, the Roman statesman and orator.

2. Melrose Park

Melrose Park, Illinois

Population: 25,422
% Hispanic: 73.47%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 18,677
Percent Change Since 2010: 8.38%
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Melrose Park is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States. It is a suburb of Chicago,14 miles by road. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 25,411. Melrose Park had long been home to a large Italian-American population, but is now overwhelmingly Hispanic, based on US Census data.

3. Summit


Population: 11,409
% Hispanic: 67.67%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 7,720
Percent Change Since 2010: 10.0%
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4. Berwyn

Berwyn, Illinois

Population: 56,414
% Hispanic: 62.24%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 35,110
Percent Change Since 2010: 8.49%
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Berwyn is a suburban city in Cook County, Illinois, coterminous with Berwyn Township, which was formed in 1908 after breaking off from Cicero Township. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 56,657.

5. Northlake


Population: 12,339
% Hispanic: 59.33%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 7,321
Percent Change Since 2010: 14.57%
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6. Posen


Population: 6,251
% Hispanic: 58.97%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 3,686
Percent Change Since 2010: 31.88%
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Posen is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States. Posen is the German-language name for the western Polish city of Pozna. The population of the village was 5,987 at the 2010 census, up from 4,730 in 2000.

7. Park City

Source: Public Domain

Population: 7,402
% Hispanic: 58.4%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 4,323
Percent Change Since 2010: 4.07%
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Park City is a small city located in the Warren and Waukegan townships of Lake County, Illinois, United States. The population was 7,570 at the 2010 census.

8. Waukegan

Waukegan, Illinois

Population: 88,159
% Hispanic: 55.54%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 48,966
Percent Change Since 2010: 5.02%
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Waukegan is a city and the county seat of Lake County, Illinois, United States. It is part of the Chicago Metropolitan Area. As of the 2013 census estimate, the city had a population of 88,826. It is the ninth-largest city in Illinois by population, and it is the fifth-largest city on the western shore of Lake Michigan, after Chicago, Milwaukee, Green Bay, and Kenosha.

9. Stickney

Stickney, Illinois

Population: 6,778
% Hispanic: 54.68%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 3,706
Percent Change Since 2010: 15.24%
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10. West Chicago

West Chicago, Illinois

Population: 27,420
% Hispanic: 51.96%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 14,248
Percent Change Since 2010: 12.36%
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West Chicago is a city in DuPage County, Illinois, United States. The population was 27,086 at the 2010 census. It was formerly named Junction and later Turner, after its founder, John B. Turner, president of the Galena and Chicago Union Railroad in 1855. The city was initially established around the first junction of railroad lines in Illinois, and today is still served by the Union Pacific West Metra service via West Chicago station.

There You Have It – Hispanic Populations Across Illinois

If you’re looking for a breakdown of Hispanic populations across Illinois according to the most recent data, this is an accurate list.

If you’re curious enough, here are the least Hispanic places in Illinois:

  1. East Alton
  2. Creve Coeur
  3. Pana

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Detailed List Of The Most Hispanic Cities In Illinois

Rank City Population % Hispanic
1
Cicero 83,972 88.79%
2
Melrose Park 25,422 73.47%
3
Summit 11,409 67.67%
4
Berwyn 56,414 62.24%
5
Northlake 12,339 59.33%
6
Posen 6,251 58.97%
7
Park City 7,402 58.4%
8
Waukegan 88,159 55.54%
9
Stickney 6,778 54.68%
10
West Chicago 27,420 51.96%
11
Carpentersville 38,275 51.6%
12
Blue Island 22,446 48.9%
13
Highwood 5,377 48.22%
14
Round Lake Beach 27,936 48.12%
15
Bensenville 18,431 48.1%
16
Elgin 111,919 45.08%
17
Lyons 10,571 44.43%
18
Franklin Park 18,290 44.34%
19
Round Lake Park 7,989 43.56%
20
Harvard 9,589 43.39%
21
Aurora 200,907 42.71%
22
Addison 37,192 41.32%
23
Hanover Park 38,331 39.04%
24
Beardstown 6,109 33.8%
25
Montgomery 19,055 33.58%
26
Wheeling 38,008 32.78%
27
Romeoville 39,739 32.64%
28
Chicago Heights 30,349 32.55%
29
Hillside 8,165 31.54%
30
Glendale Heights 34,395 31.13%
31
North Chicago 30,023 31.09%
32
Prospect Heights 16,331 30.84%
33
Streamwood 40,552 30.45%
34
North Riverside 6,983 30.19%
35
Plano 11,929 30.0%
36
Zion 24,195 29.84%
37
Berkeley 5,201 29.73%
38
Burbank 29,087 29.25%
39
Chicago 2,714,017 29.13%
40
Schiller Park 11,813 29.1%
41
Alsip 19,335 28.97%
42
Round Lake 18,425 28.73%
43
Belvidere 25,300 28.71%
44
Mendota 7,182 28.42%
45
Joliet 147,515 28.39%
46
Mundelein 31,550 28.09%
47
Elmwood Park 24,845 27.88%
48
Beach Park 13,788 26.79%
49
River Grove 10,248 25.94%
50
Sterling 15,071 25.49%
51
Bolingbrook 74,320 24.74%
52
Harvey 25,625 23.72%
53
Wood Dale 13,908 23.43%
54
Maywood 24,029 23.36%
55
Rochelle 9,385 23.14%
56
Villa Park 21,977 23.03%
57
Woodstock 25,232 23.02%
58
Rolling Meadows 23,377 22.9%
59
Wauconda 13,549 22.71%
60
Midlothian 14,830 21.92%
61
East Moline 21,394 19.55%
62
Bellwood 19,146 19.39%
63
Brookfield 18,966 19.21%
64
Westchester 16,719 19.18%
65
Kankakee 26,424 18.93%
66
Warrenville 13,415 18.49%
67
Oak Lawn 56,774 18.38%
68
Palatine 69,098 18.32%
69
Mount Prospect 54,552 18.26%
70
Countryside 5,965 18.19%
71
Des Plaines 58,755 18.12%
72
Rockford 149,597 17.93%
73
Crest Hill 20,316 17.55%
74
Silvis 7,546 17.31%
75
Hoffman Estates 51,727 17.21%
76
Bridgeview 16,381 16.99%
77
Sandwich 7,491 16.73%
78
Moline 42,805 16.65%
79
Justice 12,957 16.01%
80
Marengo 8,081 16.01%
81
Monmouth 9,272 15.47%
82
Minooka 11,786 15.44%
83
South Elgin 22,274 15.18%
84
North Aurora 17,612 14.77%
85
Riverside 8,779 14.49%
86
Carol Stream 40,228 14.39%
87
Lasalle 9,484 14.19%
88
Lakemoor 6,313 14.15%
89
Oswego 33,245 14.05%
90
Calumet City 37,112 14.04%
91
Steger 9,535 14.02%
92
Gilberts 7,479 13.89%
93
Island Lake 8,025 13.88%
94
Kewanee 12,755 13.7%
95
Mchenry 26,631 13.55%
96
Lansing 28,369 13.38%
97
Gurnee 31,070 13.37%
98
Rock Falls 9,104 13.29%
99
Crystal Lake 40,475 12.98%
100
Spring Valley 5,365 12.95%

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