Indiana Cities With The Largest Latino Population For 2020


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

Turns out there's been a 24.6% increase in the Hispanic population in indiana.

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

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

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

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 safest places in indiana.

East Chicago, IN

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Population: 28,448
% Hispanic/Latino: 57.86%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 16,459
Percent Change Since 2010: 10.28%
More on East Chicago: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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.

Hammond, IN

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Population: 77,071
% Hispanic/Latino: 38.11%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 29,370
Percent Change Since 2010: 5.54%
More on Hammond: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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.

Overall SnackAbility

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Population: 12,059
% Hispanic/Latino: 33.61%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 4,053
Percent Change Since 2010: 3.63%
More on Lake Station: Real Estate | Data

Lake Station is a city in Lake County, Indiana, United States. The population was 12,572 at the 2010 census.

Frankfort, IN

Overall SnackAbility

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Population: 16,186
% Hispanic/Latino: 28.89%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 4,676
Percent Change Since 2010: 20.55%
More on Frankfort: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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.

Huntingburg, IN

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Overall SnackAbility

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Population: 6,634
% Hispanic/Latino: 28.43%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 1,886
Percent Change Since 2010: 55.61%
More on Huntingburg: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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.

Goshen, IN

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Overall SnackAbility

5
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Population: 33,915
% Hispanic/Latino: 27.63%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 9,372
Percent Change Since 2010: 25.11%
More on Goshen: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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.

Logansport, IN

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Overall SnackAbility

4
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Population: 18,141
% Hispanic/Latino: 26.83%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 4,867
Percent Change Since 2010: 40.1%
More on Logansport: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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.

Plymouth, IN

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Overall SnackAbility

5
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Population: 9,996
% Hispanic/Latino: 24.99%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 2,498
Percent Change Since 2010: 9.13%
More on Plymouth: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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.

Elkhart, IN

Overall SnackAbility

3
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Population: 52,308
% Hispanic/Latino: 24.59%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 12,865
Percent Change Since 2010: 4.58%
More on Elkhart: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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.

Portage, IN

Overall SnackAbility

6
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Population: 36,859
% Hispanic/Latino: 18.95%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 6,985
Percent Change Since 2010: 27.39%
More on Portage: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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.

How We Determined The Cities In indiana 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 indiana.

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 113 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Hispanic or Latino. The percentages ranked from 57.9% 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. East Chicago took the distinction of being the most Hispanic or Latino, while Yor was the least Hispanic or Latino city. You can download the data here.

Read on for more information on how the cities in indiana 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 Indiana

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

  1. Yor
  2. Cumberland
  3. Brazil

For more Indiana reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Hispanic Cities In Indiana

Rank City % Hispanic Population
1 East Chicago 57.86% 28,448
2 Hammond 38.11% 77,071
3 Lake Station 33.61% 12,059
4 Frankfort 28.89% 16,186
5 Huntingburg 28.43% 6,634
6 Goshen 27.63% 33,915
7 Logansport 26.83% 18,141
8 Plymouth 24.99% 9,996
9 Elkhart 24.59% 52,308
10 Portage 18.95% 36,859
11 Monticello 15.34% 5,282
12 South Bend 15.27% 102,233
13 Merrillville 14.95% 35,032
14 Highland 14.78% 22,743
15 Griffith 14.78% 16,377
16 Munster 14.4% 22,840
17 Lawrence 13.22% 48,405
18 Lafayette 12.79% 72,444
19 Hobart 12.62% 28,309
20 Seymour 12.61% 19,357
21 Washington 12.52% 12,069
22 La Porte 12.4% 21,874
23 Nappanee 10.77% 6,872
24 Indianapolis 10.24% 857,637
25 Schererville 10.13% 28,698
26 Dyer 10.03% 16,006
27 Warsaw 9.89% 15,062
28 Crown Point 9.35% 29,368
29 St. John 9.14% 16,839
30 Fort Wayne 8.86% 264,052
31 Shelbyville 8.65% 18,898
32 Clarksville 8.52% 21,336
33 Speedway 8.47% 12,188
34 Crawfordsville 8.46% 16,053
35 Chesterton 8.12% 13,899
36 Rensselaer 7.4% 5,757
37 Gary 7.32% 76,677
38 Portland 7.25% 5,996
39 Charlestown 6.76% 8,134
40 Valparaiso 6.72% 32,916
41 Avon 6.67% 17,169
42 Decatur 6.61% 10,331
43 Lowell 6.59% 9,546
44 Marion 6.3% 28,118
45 North Manchester 6.29% 5,917
46 Sellersburg 6.26% 9,013
47 Michigan City 6.22% 31,251
48 Madison 6.18% 11,890
49 Westville 6.12% 6,343
50 Greenwood 6.04% 56,791
51 Jasper 5.84% 15,765
52 Columbus 5.79% 47,227
53 Mishawaka 5.61% 48,926
54 Cedar Lake 5.5% 12,242
55 New Haven 5.16% 16,047
56 Jeffersonville 5.15% 47,175
57 Alexandria 5.05% 5,025
58 Anderson 5.04% 54,788
59 Richmond 5.01% 35,653
60 Linton 5.0% 5,262
61 Boonville 4.91% 6,337
62 Peru 4.82% 11,460
63 New Albany 4.63% 36,512
64 Brownsburg 4.41% 25,264
65 Noblesville 4.4% 61,558
66 Angola 4.37% 8,645
67 Elwood 4.3% 8,449
68 West Lafayette 4.29% 47,224
69 Gas City 4.14% 5,844
70 Bloomington 4.12% 84,058
71 New Whiteland 4.01% 5,955
72 Kokomo 4.0% 57,947
73 Kendallville 3.9% 9,522
74 Garrett 3.71% 6,661
75 Carmel 3.57% 90,163
76 North Vernon 3.44% 6,662
77 Tipton 3.43% 5,137
78 Scottsburg 3.41% 6,696
79 Beech Grove 3.39% 14,912
80 Muncie 3.36% 69,164
81 Plainfield 3.33% 32,045
82 Bluffton 3.19% 9,855
83 Mount Vernon 3.18% 6,513
84 Franklin 3.06% 24,813
85 Terre Haute 3.03% 60,691
86 Evansville 2.99% 118,952
87 Zionsville 2.88% 26,209
88 Greencastle 2.85% 10,461
89 Ellettsville 2.8% 6,602
90 Lebanon 2.74% 15,816
91 Vincennes 2.69% 17,607
92 Huntington 2.69% 17,147
93 Hartford City 2.55% 5,929
94 Rushville 2.52% 6,149
95 Wabash 2.27% 10,184
96 Greensburg 2.21% 11,712
97 Danville 2.16% 9,791
98 Mooresville 2.08% 9,604
99 Greenfield 2.05% 21,871
100 Tell City 1.98% 7,270

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