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
  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.

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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.

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1. Cicero

Cicero, Illinois

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 83,972
% Hispanic: 88.79%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 74,555
Percent Change Since 2010: 4.21%

2. Melrose Park

Melrose Park, Illinois

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 25,422
% Hispanic: 73.47%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 18,677
Percent Change Since 2010: 8.38%

3. Summit


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

4. Berwyn

Berwyn, Illinois

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 56,414
% Hispanic: 62.24%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 35,110
Percent Change Since 2010: 8.49%

5. Northlake


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

6. Posen


Population: 6,251
% Hispanic: 58.97%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 3,686
Percent Change Since 2010: 31.88%

7. Park City

Source: Public Domain

Population: 7,402
% Hispanic: 58.4%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 4,323
Percent Change Since 2010: 4.07%

8. Waukegan

Waukegan, Illinois

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 88,159
% Hispanic: 55.54%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 48,966
Percent Change Since 2010: 5.02%

9. Stickney

Stickney, Illinois

Source: Wikipedia

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

10. West Chicago

West Chicago, Illinois

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 27,420
% Hispanic: 51.96%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 14,248
Percent Change Since 2010: 12.36%

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

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

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