Illinois Cities With The Largest Latino Population For 2020


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

Turns out there's been a 12.1% increase in the Hispanic population in illinois.

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

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

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

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 safest places in illinois.

Cicero, IL

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Population: 83,147
% Hispanic/Latino: 89.22%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 74,180
Percent Change Since 2010: 3.69%
More on Cicero: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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.

Melrose Park, IL

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Population: 25,311
% Hispanic/Latino: 74.19%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 18,777
Percent Change Since 2010: 8.96%
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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.

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Population: 11,340
% Hispanic/Latino: 73.83%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 8,372
Percent Change Since 2010: 19.29%
More on Summit: Real Estate | Data

Source: Public Domain
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Population: 7,456
% Hispanic/Latino: 64.71%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 4,825
Percent Change Since 2010: 16.15%
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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.

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Population: 12,351
% Hispanic/Latino: 63.48%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 7,840
Percent Change Since 2010: 22.69%
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Berwyn, IL

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Population: 55,949
% Hispanic/Latino: 63.23%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 35,377
Percent Change Since 2010: 9.32%
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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.

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Population: 6,211
% Hispanic/Latino: 56.45%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 3,506
Percent Change Since 2010: 25.44%
More on Posen: Real Estate | Data

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.

Waukegan, IL

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Population: 87,571
% Hispanic/Latino: 55.55%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 48,649
Percent Change Since 2010: 4.34%
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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.

Stickney, IL

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Population: 6,732
% Hispanic/Latino: 54.4%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 3,662
Percent Change Since 2010: 13.87%
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West Chicago, IL

Overall SnackAbility

8
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Population: 27,328
% Hispanic/Latino: 52.87%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 14,448
Percent Change Since 2010: 13.93%
More on West Chicago: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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.

How We Determined The Cities In illinois 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 illinois.

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 330 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Hispanic or Latino. The percentages ranked from 89.2% to 0.0%.

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

Read on for more information on how the cities in illinois 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 Illinois

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

  1. Geneseo
  2. Fairfield
  3. East Alton

For more Illinois reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Hispanic Cities In Illinois

Rank City % Hispanic Population
1 Cicero 89.22% 83,147
2 Melrose Park 74.19% 25,311
3 Summit 73.83% 11,340
4 Park City 64.71% 7,456
5 Northlake 63.48% 12,351
6 Berwyn 63.23% 55,949
7 Posen 56.45% 6,211
8 Waukegan 55.55% 87,571
9 Stickney 54.4% 6,732
10 West Chicago 52.87% 27,328
11 Carpentersville 50.46% 38,138
12 Lyons 50.43% 10,566
13 Harvard 49.82% 9,292
14 Bensenville 49.7% 18,400
15 Blue Island 49.07% 22,636
16 Highwood 47.94% 5,361
17 Round Lake Beach 47.84% 27,692
18 Round Lake Park 47.83% 8,057
19 Franklin Park 46.73% 18,138
20 Elgin 45.23% 113,023
21 Aurora 42.89% 200,660
22 Addison 40.65% 37,089
23 Hanover Park 39.91% 38,275
24 Berkeley 36.86% 5,171
25 Chicago Heights 36.83% 30,087
26 Beardstown 34.72% 5,902
27 Streamwood 34.37% 40,413
28 Montgomery 34.26% 19,216
29 North Chicago 33.29% 30,011
30 Romeoville 33.08% 39,702
31 Belvidere 32.88% 25,319
32 Prospect Heights 31.75% 16,250
33 Mundelein 31.6% 31,683
34 Plano 31.5% 11,766
35 Hillside 31.47% 8,096
36 Glendale Heights 31.34% 34,280
37 North Riverside 31.29% 6,813
38 Burbank 31.03% 28,947
39 Wheeling 30.62% 38,424
40 Elmwood Park 30.61% 24,680
41 Round Lake 30.06% 18,489
42 Mendota 30.04% 7,035
43 River Grove 29.7% 10,148
44 Joliet 29.65% 147,957
45 Chicago 28.99% 2,718,555
46 Zion 28.84% 24,047
47 Beach Park 28.45% 13,534
48 Maywood 27.34% 23,810
49 Sterling 26.91% 14,810
50 Bolingbrook 25.44% 74,448
51 Midlothian 24.91% 14,718
52 Schiller Park 24.73% 11,704
53 Countryside 23.96% 5,997
54 Wood Dale 23.79% 13,848
55 Rolling Meadows 23.75% 23,229
56 Villa Park 23.06% 21,893
57 Woodstock 22.94% 25,198
58 Brookfield 22.9% 18,858
59 Harvey 22.89% 24,599
60 Bridgeview 22.74% 16,440
61 Wauconda 22.68% 13,754
62 Rochelle 22.67% 9,196
63 Alsip 21.95% 19,179
64 Westchester 21.57% 16,573
65 Oak Lawn 21.25% 56,420
66 Palatine 20.37% 68,847
67 Lasalle 19.44% 9,305
68 Warrenville 18.98% 13,311
69 South Elgin 18.65% 22,522
70 Des Plaines 18.56% 58,694
71 Silvis 18.03% 7,553
72 Rockford 17.97% 147,881
73 Hickory Hills 17.94% 14,018
74 Bellwood 17.9% 19,112
75 Minooka 17.79% 11,291
76 Marengo 17.76% 8,175
77 East Moline 17.53% 21,373
78 Crest Hill 17.46% 20,379
79 Mount Prospect 17.29% 55,127
80 Moline 17.07% 42,364
81 Gilberts 17.04% 7,742
82 Monmouth 16.78% 9,189
83 Kankakee 16.76% 25,884
84 Justice 16.63% 12,919
85 Hoffman Estates 16.55% 51,282
86 Sandwich 16.49% 7,617
87 Spring Valley 16.34% 5,282
88 Hoopeston 16.22% 5,229
89 North Aurora 16.13% 17,653
90 Mchenry 16.05% 26,740
91 Elburn 15.99% 5,823
92 Rock Falls 15.79% 8,911
93 Willow Springs 15.26% 5,696
94 Oswego 15.24% 34,383
95 Calumet City 15.18% 36,856
96 Lakemoor 15.15% 6,171
97 Steger 15.03% 9,439
98 Carol Stream 14.85% 39,989
99 Lansing 14.72% 28,141
100 Riverside 14.28% 8,810

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One thought on “Illinois Cities With The Largest Latino Population, 2020

  1. Your stats make me lol. Aurora should have been in the top ten. Seriously. I live here and you can’t turn around without knocking over a mexican. You don’t even see non-hispanics except when there’s a big event at the Paramount or Riveredge Park, and they mostly come from out of town. The hispanic population here has to be somewhere close to 75%, especially considering, and to quote you “it is the second most populous city in the state”. The east side is known as “Little Mexico” to people who live here.

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