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


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

Turns out there’s been a 18.8% increase in the Hispanic population in Indiana.

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

  1. East Chicago (Photos)
  2. Hammond (Photos)
  3. Lake Station
  4. Goshen (Photos)
  5. Huntingburg (Photos)
  6. Frankfort (Photos)
  7. Logansport (Photos)
  8. Plymouth (Photos)
  9. Elkhart (Photos)
  10. Portage (Photos)

East Chicago took the number one over all spot for the largest Hispanic population in Indiana for 2018.

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

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

How We Determined The Cities In Indiana 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 Indiana.

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 113 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Hispanic. The percentages ranked from 53.9% to 0.2%.

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

Read on for more information on how the cities in Indiana 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. East Chicago

East Chicago, Indiana

Population: 28,961
% Hispanic: 53.93%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 15,618
Percent Change Since 2010: 4.64%
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East Chicago is a city in Lake County, Indiana, United States. The population was 29,698 at the 2010 census. It is the home of Marktown, Clayton Mark’s planned worker community.

2. Hammond

Hammond, Indiana

Population: 78,349
% Hispanic: 35.71%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 27,975
Percent Change Since 2010: 0.53%
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Hammond is a city in Lake County, Indiana, United States. It is part of the Chicago metropolitan area. First settled in the mid-19th century, it is one of the oldest cities of northern Lake County. As of the 2010 United States census, it is also the largest in population: the 2010 population was 80,830, replacing Gary as the most populous city in Lake County. From north to south, Hammond runs from Lake Michigan down to the Little Calumet River; from east to west along its southern border, it runs from the Illinois state line to Cline Avenue. The city is traversed by numerous railroads and expressways, including the South Shore Line, Borman Expressway, and Indiana Toll Road.

3. Lake Station


Population: 12,199
% Hispanic: 30.54%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 3,726
Percent Change Since 2010: -4.73%
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Lake Station is a city in Lake County, Indiana, United States. The population was 12,572 at the 2010 census.

4. Goshen

Goshen, Indiana

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Population: 33,385
% Hispanic: 29.97%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 10,004
Percent Change Since 2010: 33.55%
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Goshen is a city in and the county seat of Elkhart County, Indiana, United States. It is the smaller of the two principal cities of the Elkhart-Goshen Metropolitan Statistical Area, which in turn is part of the South Bend-Elkhart-Mishawaka Combined Statistical Area. It is located in the northern part of Indiana near the Michigan border, in a region known as Michiana. Goshen is located 10 miles southeast of Elkhart, 25 miles southeast of South Bend, 120 miles east of Chicago, and 150 miles north of Indianapolis. The population was 31,719 at the 2010 census. The city is known as a center of manufacturing for recreational vehicles and accessories, the home of Goshen College, a small Mennonite liberal arts college, and home to the Elkhart County 4-H Fair, one of the largest county fairs in the United States.

5. Huntingburg

Huntingburg, Indiana

Source:Public domain

Population: 6,414
% Hispanic: 27.56%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 1,768
Percent Change Since 2010: 45.87%
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Huntingburg is a city in Patoka Township, Dubois County, in the U.S. state of Indiana. The population was 6,057 at the 2010 census.

6. Frankfort

Frankfort, Indiana

Population: 16,447
% Hispanic: 26.73%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 4,396
Percent Change Since 2010: 13.33%
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Frankfort is a city in Clinton County, Indiana, United States. The population was 16,422 at the 2010 census. The city is the county seat of Clinton County.

7. Logansport

Logansport, Indiana

Source:Public domain

Population: 17,924
% Hispanic: 26.62%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 4,771
Percent Change Since 2010: 37.33%
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Logansport is a city in and the county seat of Cass County, Indiana, United States. The population was 18,396 at the 2010 census. Logansport is located in northern Indiana at the junction of the Wabash and Eel rivers, northeast of Lafayette.

8. Plymouth

Plymouth, Indiana

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Population: 10,012
% Hispanic: 25.81%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 2,584
Percent Change Since 2010: 12.89%
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Plymouth is a city in Marshall County, Indiana, United States. The population was 10,033 at the 2010 census. The city is the county seat of Marshall County. Plymouth was the site of the first retail outlet of defunct U.S. retailer Montgomery Ward in 1926.

9. Elkhart

Elkhart, Indiana

Population: 52,378
% Hispanic: 23.5%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 12,311
Percent Change Since 2010: 0.08%
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Elkhart is a city in Elkhart County, Indiana, United States. The city is located 15 miles east of South Bend, Indiana, 110 miles east of Chicago, Illinois, and 150 miles north of Indianapolis, Indiana. Elkhart has the larger population of the two principal cities of the Elkhart-Goshen Metropolitan Statistical Area, which in turn is part of the South Bend-Elkhart-Mishawaka Combined Statistical Area, in a region commonly known as Michiana. The population was 50,949 at the 2010 census. Despite the shared name, it is not the county seat of Elkhart County; that position is held by the city of Goshen, located about 10 miles southeast of Elkhart.

10. Portage

Portage, Indiana

Population: 37,054
% Hispanic: 18.03%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 6,682
Percent Change Since 2010: 21.87%
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Portage is a city in Portage Township, Porter County, in the U.S. state of Indiana. The population was 36,828 as of the 2010 census. It is the largest city in Porter County, and third largest in Northwest Indiana.

There You Have It – Hispanic Populations Across Indiana

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

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

  1. Yor
  2. Salem
  3. Linton

For more Indiana reading , check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Hispanic Cities In Indiana

Rank City Population % Hispanic
1
East Chicago 28,961 53.93%
2
Hammond 78,349 35.71%
3
Lake Station 12,199 30.54%
4
Goshen 33,385 29.97%
5
Huntingburg 6,414 27.56%
6
Frankfort 16,447 26.73%
7
Logansport 17,924 26.62%
8
Plymouth 10,012 25.81%
9
Elkhart 52,378 23.5%
10
Portage 37,054 18.03%
11
Griffith 16,583 16.25%
12
Highland 23,107 15.29%
13
Munster 23,103 15.15%
14
South Bend 101,037 14.6%
15
Merrillville 35,268 14.0%
16
Hobart 28,693 13.15%
17
Schererville 28,899 12.13%
18
Washington 11,941 11.85%
19
Monticello 5,312 11.77%
20
Seymour 18,996 11.73%
21
Lafayette 71,249 11.55%
22
Lawrence 47,415 11.02%
23
La Porte 21,876 10.83%
24
Warsaw 14,640 10.59%
25
Indianapolis 846,674 9.93%
26
St. John 15,777 9.7%
27
Dyer 16,133 9.38%
28
Speedway 12,145 9.17%
29
Fort Wayne 260,954 8.48%
30
Decatur 9,384 8.35%
31
Nappanee 6,767 8.2%
32
Crown Point 28,743 8.2%
33
Clarksville 21,812 8.04%
34
Charlestown 7,990 7.97%
35
Shelbyville 19,083 7.97%
36
Portland 6,225 7.61%
37
North Manchester 6,346 7.44%
38
Crawfordsville 15,996 7.4%
39
Avon 15,712 7.19%
40
Rensselaer 5,359 7.05%
41
Chesterton 13,912 6.82%
42
Michigan City 31,374 6.8%
43
Westville 6,862 6.66%
44
Jasper 15,790 6.5%
45
Valparaiso 32,271 6.38%
46
Cedar Lake 11,872 6.17%
47
Marion 28,698 5.88%
48
Columbus 46,474 5.72%
49
Gas City 5,983 5.68%
50
Greenwood 54,564 5.6%
51
Kendallville 9,980 5.58%
52
Gary 77,858 5.58%
53
Mishawaka 48,234 5.38%
54
Elwood 8,489 4.97%
55
New Haven 15,677 4.96%
56
Anderson 55,342 4.93%
57
Angola 8,624 4.81%
58
Jeffersonville 46,415 4.7%
59
Noblesville 58,719 4.61%
60
Boonville 6,186 4.53%
61
Richmond 36,082 4.44%
62
New Albany 36,622 4.24%
63
Plainfield 30,318 4.14%
64
West Lafayette 44,543 4.1%
65
Bloomington 83,093 4.06%
66
Lebanon 15,846 4.05%
67
Greencastle 10,413 4.03%
68
Columbia City 9,324 3.85%
69
Kokomo 58,075 3.79%
70
Beech Grove 14,319 3.71%
71
Lowell 9,423 3.69%
72
Cumberland 5,422 3.54%
73
Peru 11,415 3.44%
74
Scottsburg 6,671 3.33%
75
Brownsburg 24,072 3.31%
76
Carmel 86,940 3.27%
77
Alexandria 5,060 3.26%
78
Terre Haute 61,021 3.25%
79
Rochester 6,110 3.24%
80
Madison 12,045 3.12%
81
Huntington 17,340 3.08%
82
Evansville 120,156 3.05%
83
New Whiteland 5,814 2.99%
84
Princeton 8,617 2.98%
85
Sellersburg 8,722 2.92%
86
Tipton 5,217 2.78%
87
Muncie 69,583 2.74%
88
Auburn 12,758 2.68%
89
Bluffton 9,702 2.56%
90
Ellettsville 6,501 2.52%
91
Rushville 6,267 2.52%
92
Greenfield 21,380 2.51%
93
Mooresville 9,553 2.5%
94
North Vernon 7,134 2.41%
95
Franklin 24,021 2.26%
96
Vincennes 18,098 2.24%
97
Garrett 6,620 2.1%
98
Bedford 13,341 2.06%
99
Tell City 7,313 2.05%
100
Hartford City 6,110 1.96%

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