These Are The 10 Illinois Cities With The Largest Latino Population For 2019


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

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Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2019. This is our second 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 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 2019:

  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. Berwyn (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  6. Northlake (Homes For Sale)
  7. Posen (Homes For Sale)
  8. Waukegan (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. West Chicago (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  10. Stickney (Photos | Homes For Sale)

Cicero took the number one over all spot for the largest Hispanic population in Illinois for 2019.

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 2019

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 2013-2017 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 329 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Hispanic or Latino. The percentages ranked from 88.9% 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 East Alton was the least Hispanic or Latino city.

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.

Cicero, IL

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Population: 83,735
% Hispanic/Latino: 88.93%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 74,465
Percent Change Since 2010: 4.08%
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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.

Melrose Park, IL

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Population: 25,447
% Hispanic/Latino: 73.87%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 18,797
Percent Change Since 2010: 9.08%
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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: 11,398
% Hispanic/Latino: 71.86%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 8,191
Percent Change Since 2010: 16.71%
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Population: 7,438
% Hispanic/Latino: 64.88%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 4,826
Percent Change Since 2010: 16.18%
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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.

Berwyn, IL

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Population: 56,367
% Hispanic/Latino: 63.74%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 35,928
Percent Change Since 2010: 11.02%
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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: 12,376
% Hispanic/Latino: 61.64%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 7,628
Percent Change Since 2010: 19.37%
More on Northlake: Real Estate | Data

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Population: 6,371
% Hispanic/Latino: 60.34%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 3,844
Percent Change Since 2010: 37.53%
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: 87,999
% Hispanic/Latino: 55.39%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 48,746
Percent Change Since 2010: 4.55%
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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.

West Chicago, IL

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Population: 27,385
% Hispanic/Latino: 52.98%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 14,508
Percent Change Since 2010: 14.41%
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.

Stickney, IL

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Population: 6,775
% Hispanic/Latino: 52.84%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 3,580
Percent Change Since 2010: 11.32%
More on Stickney: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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. East Alton
  2. Pana
  3. Creve Coeur

For more Illinois reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Hispanic Cities In Illinois

Rank City % Hispanic Population
1 Cicero 88.93% 83,735
2 Melrose Park 73.87% 25,447
3 Summit 71.86% 11,398
4 Park City 64.88% 7,438
5 Berwyn 63.74% 56,367
6 Northlake 61.64% 12,376
7 Posen 60.34% 6,371
8 Waukegan 55.39% 87,999
9 West Chicago 52.98% 27,385
10 Stickney 52.84% 6,775
11 Carpentersville 51.48% 38,280
12 Blue Island 48.57% 22,446
13 Lyons 48.01% 10,599
14 Highwood 47.91% 5,375
15 Bensenville 47.41% 18,432
16 Harvard 46.71% 9,482
17 Round Lake Beach 46.67% 27,825
18 Franklin Park 46.36% 18,257
19 Elgin 44.87% 112,628
20 Round Lake Park 44.52% 8,203
21 Aurora 42.94% 200,946
22 Addison 42.21% 37,104
23 Hanover Park 38.09% 38,350
24 Montgomery 35.74% 19,187
25 Beardstown 35.33% 6,004
26 Chicago Heights 34.13% 30,292
27 Prospect Heights 33.4% 16,345
28 Romeoville 32.86% 39,682
29 North Riverside 32.76% 6,966
30 Streamwood 31.92% 40,615
31 Mundelein 31.83% 31,786
32 Hillside 31.78% 8,151
33 Glendale Heights 31.72% 34,330
34 Plano 31.5% 11,863
35 North Chicago 31.11% 30,013
36 Wheeling 31.07% 38,264
37 Elmwood Park 30.64% 24,831
38 Zion 30.1% 24,157
39 Belvidere 29.65% 25,358
40 Mendota 29.37% 6,980
41 Berkeley 29.3% 5,205
42 Schiller Park 29.24% 11,779
43 Burbank 29.17% 29,081
44 Chicago 29.01% 2,722,586
45 Round Lake 28.92% 18,533
46 Joliet 28.83% 148,172
47 Beach Park 28.01% 13,631
48 River Grove 27.87% 10,232
49 Sterling 25.96% 14,948
50 Bolingbrook 25.91% 74,548
51 Maywood 25.76% 23,981
52 Wood Dale 25.15% 13,897
53 Harvey 24.38% 25,685
54 Wauconda 24.36% 13,776
55 Rolling Meadows 23.61% 23,418
56 Midlothian 23.45% 14,809
57 Alsip 23.07% 19,302
58 Brookfield 22.5% 18,937
59 Rochelle 22.32% 9,293
60 Woodstock 22.13% 25,340
61 Westchester 21.72% 16,687
62 Villa Park 21.13% 21,867
63 Warrenville 20.53% 13,373
64 Palatine 20.38% 69,099
65 Oak Lawn 20.32% 56,754
66 East Moline 19.73% 21,302
67 Lasalle 19.2% 9,351
68 Countryside 19.0% 6,000
69 Crest Hill 18.48% 20,368
70 Bellwood 18.37% 19,165
71 Rockford 18.37% 148,640
72 Kankakee 18.34% 26,036
73 Des Plaines 18.33% 58,805
74 Mount Prospect 17.24% 54,493
75 Moline 16.82% 42,644
76 Bridgeview 16.66% 16,511
77 Rock Falls 16.46% 8,898
78 Minooka 16.11% 11,449
79 Justice 15.99% 12,973
80 Steger 15.89% 9,505
81 Hoffman Estates 15.86% 51,631
82 South Elgin 15.83% 22,322
83 Lakemoor 15.72% 6,343
84 Gilberts 15.62% 7,638
85 Sandwich 15.38% 7,633
86 Monmouth 15.34% 9,011
87 Oswego 15.06% 33,759
88 Lansing 14.78% 28,308
89 Carol Stream 14.67% 40,231
90 Hoopeston 14.64% 5,186
91 North Aurora 14.59% 17,473
92 Marengo 14.5% 8,280
93 Mchenry 14.32% 26,730
94 Spring Valley 14.27% 5,331
95 Riverside 14.11% 8,838
96 Hickory Hills 14.1% 13,852
97 Westmont 13.94% 25,040
98 Lake In The Hills 13.93% 28,908
99 Oak Forest 13.73% 28,027
100 Gurnee 13.72% 30,971

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