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


We scoured the internet to determine the towns and cities in Indiana 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 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 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 2019:

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

East Chicago took the number one over all spot for the largest Hispanic population in Indiana for 2019.

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 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 Indiana.

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 113 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Hispanic or Latino. The percentages ranked from 57.0% 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.

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.

East Chicago, IN

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Population: 28,728
% Hispanic/Latino: 57.04%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 16,386
Percent Change Since 2010: 9.79%
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: 77,827
% Hispanic/Latino: 36.63%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 28,509
Percent Change Since 2010: 2.45%
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.

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Population: 12,157
% Hispanic/Latino: 33.01%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 4,013
Percent Change Since 2010: 2.61%
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.

Goshen, IN

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Population: 33,583
% Hispanic/Latino: 29.96%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 10,061
Percent Change Since 2010: 34.31%
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.

Frankfort, IN

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Population: 16,226
% Hispanic/Latino: 27.77%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 4,506
Percent Change Since 2010: 16.16%
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.

Logansport, IN

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Population: 18,169
% Hispanic/Latino: 26.99%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 4,904
Percent Change Since 2010: 41.16%
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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Population: 10,011
% Hispanic/Latino: 25.52%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 2,555
Percent Change Since 2010: 11.62%
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.

Huntingburg, IN

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Population: 6,633
% Hispanic/Latino: 24.14%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 1,601
Percent Change Since 2010: 32.1%
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.

Elkhart, IN

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Population: 52,662
% Hispanic/Latino: 23.04%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 12,131
Percent Change Since 2010: -1.38%
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

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Population: 36,849
% Hispanic/Latino: 19.28%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 7,106
Percent Change Since 2010: 29.6%
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.

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. Salem
  3. Batesville

For more Indiana reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Hispanic Cities In Indiana

Rank City % Hispanic Population
1 East Chicago 57.04% 28,728
2 Hammond 36.63% 77,827
3 Lake Station 33.01% 12,157
4 Goshen 29.96% 33,583
5 Frankfort 27.77% 16,226
6 Logansport 26.99% 18,169
7 Plymouth 25.52% 10,011
8 Huntingburg 24.14% 6,633
9 Elkhart 23.04% 52,662
10 Portage 19.28% 36,849
11 Griffith 15.85% 16,468
12 Highland 15.51% 22,938
13 Monticello 15.12% 5,298
14 Merrillville 14.57% 35,183
15 Munster 14.51% 23,005
16 South Bend 14.41% 101,928
17 Washington 12.52% 11,999
18 La Porte 12.34% 21,825
19 Lafayette 12.2% 72,174
20 Lawrence 12.18% 48,081
21 Seymour 11.95% 19,225
22 Schererville 11.83% 28,778
23 Hobart 11.79% 28,573
24 Warsaw 10.27% 14,797
25 Indianapolis 10.12% 853,431
26 Dyer 10.1% 16,077
27 Speedway 9.25% 12,229
28 St. John 9.09% 16,391
29 Fort Wayne 8.71% 262,450
30 Avon 8.64% 16,479
31 Crown Point 8.58% 28,952
32 Crawfordsville 8.52% 16,075
33 Shelbyville 8.37% 19,034
34 Portland 8.36% 6,068
35 Jasper 8.08% 15,716
36 Clarksville 7.93% 21,228
37 Charlestown 7.61% 8,079
38 Decatur 7.56% 9,502
39 Chesterton 7.41% 14,052
40 Nappanee 7.26% 6,927
41 North Manchester 7.1% 6,152
42 Lowell 6.85% 9,502
43 Westville 6.8% 6,659
44 Valparaiso 6.72% 32,501
45 Mishawaka 6.31% 48,582
46 Greenwood 6.13% 55,459
47 Michigan City 6.07% 31,352
48 Madison 6.02% 11,920
49 Gas City 5.86% 5,920
50 Gary 5.84% 77,416
51 Marion 5.72% 28,490
52 New Haven 5.72% 15,895
53 Columbus 5.71% 46,926
54 Rensselaer 5.68% 5,631
55 Cedar Lake 5.47% 12,024
56 Anderson 5.28% 54,986
57 Jeffersonville 5.21% 46,840
58 Angola 4.82% 8,636
59 Plainfield 4.71% 31,012
60 Peru 4.67% 11,510
61 Noblesville 4.54% 59,807
62 Richmond 4.51% 35,819
63 Boonville 4.44% 6,379
64 New Albany 4.38% 36,548
65 West Lafayette 4.23% 45,110
66 Bloomington 4.17% 83,636
67 Alexandria 4.14% 5,045
68 Sellersburg 3.97% 8,806
69 Kendallville 3.97% 9,592
70 Lebanon 3.97% 15,710
71 Beech Grove 3.89% 14,943
72 Columbia City 3.88% 9,057
73 Kokomo 3.84% 57,941
74 Greencastle 3.65% 10,426
75 Bluffton 3.53% 9,823
76 Elwood 3.48% 8,458
77 Ellettsville 3.29% 6,542
78 Huntington 3.21% 17,214
79 Carmel 3.19% 88,595
80 Brownsburg 3.11% 24,625
81 Muncie 3.1% 69,237
82 New Whiteland 3.04% 5,881
83 Terre Haute 3.01% 60,691
84 Evansville 2.99% 119,806
85 Princeton 2.99% 8,573
86 Cumberland 2.91% 5,566
87 Scottsburg 2.9% 6,687
88 Rochester 2.84% 6,059
89 Tipton 2.83% 5,151
90 Franklin 2.67% 24,489
91 Hartford City 2.52% 6,002
92 Zionsville 2.46% 25,810
93 Vincennes 2.39% 17,944
94 Rushville 2.27% 6,160
95 Wabash 2.23% 10,272
96 Garrett 2.22% 6,762
97 Bedford 2.09% 13,292
98 Greensburg 2.02% 12,056
99 Greenfield 1.99% 21,565
100 Mooresville 1.96% 9,571

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