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 Kansas? Where cities and towns in Kansas have seen the greatest increase in it’s Hispanic population?
Turns out there’s been a 18.7% increase in the Hispanic population in Kansas.
We broke down the most recent census data to determine the cities in Kansas with the largest Hispanic population in 2018:
- Liberal (Photos)
- Dodge City (Photos)
- Ulysses (Photos)
- Garden City (Photos)
- Kansas City (Photos)
- Emporia (Photos)
- Great Bend (Photos)
- Arkansas City (Photos)
- Newton (Photos)
- Wichita (Photos)
Liberal took the number one over all spot for the largest Hispanic population in Kansas for 2018.
Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how your town ranked.
To see where Kansas ranked as a state on diversity, we have a ranking of the most diverse states in America.
How We Determined The Cities In Kansas 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 Kansas.
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*
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 58 cities.
We then calculated the percent of residents that are Hispanic. The percentages ranked from 60.0% to 1.8%.
Finally, we ranked each city based on the percent of Hispanic population with a higher score being more Hispanic than a lower score. Liberal took the distinction of being the most Hispanic, while Mulvane was the least Hispanic city.
Read on for more information on how the cities in Kansas 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.
Liberal is the county seat of Seward County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 20,525.
2. Dodge City
Dodge City is the county seat of Ford County, Kansas, United States, named after nearby Fort Dodge. The city is famous in American culture for its history as a wild frontier town of the Old West. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 27,340.
Ulysses is a city in and the county seat of Grant County, Kansas, United States. It is named after Ulysses S. Grant, the 18th President of the United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 6,161.
4. Garden City
Garden City is a city in and the county seat of Finney County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 26,658. The city is home to Garden City Community College and the Lee Richardson Zoo, the largest zoological park in western Kansas.
5. Kansas City
Kansas City is the third-largest city in the state of Kansas, the county seat of Wyandotte County, and the third-largest city of the Kansas City metropolitan area. Kansas City, Kansas is abbreviated as ‘KCK’ to differentiate it from Kansas City, Missouri. It is part of a consolidated city-county government known as the ‘Unified Government’. Wyandotte County also includes the independent cities of Bonner Springs and Edwardsville. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 145,786 residents. It is situated at Kaw Point, which is the junction of the Missouri and Kansas rivers.
Emporia is a city in and the county seat of Lyon County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 24,916. Emporia lies between Topeka and Wichita at the intersection of U.S. Route 50 with Interstates 335 and 35 on the Kansas Turnpike. Emporia is also a college town, home to Emporia State University and Flint Hills Technical College.
7. Great Bend
Great Bend is a city in and the county seat of Barton County, Kansas, United States. It is named for its location at the point where the course of the Arkansas River bends east then southeast. As of the 2010 census, the population of the city was 15,995.
8. Arkansas City
Arkansas City is a city in Cowley County, Kansas, United States, situated at the confluence of the Arkansas and Walnut rivers in the southwestern part of the county. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 12,415.
Newton is a city in and the county seat of Harvey County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 19,132. Newton is located 25 miles north of Wichita. The city of North Newton is located immediately north, existing as a separate political entity.
Wichita is the largest city in the U.S. state of Kansas. Located in south-central Kansas on the Arkansas River, Wichita is the county seat of Sedgwick County and the principal city of the Wichita metropolitan area whose estimated population in 2015 was 644,610. As of 2016, the city of Wichita had an estimated population of 389,902.
There You Have It – Hispanic Populations Across Kansas
If you’re looking for a breakdown of Hispanic populations across Kansas according to the most recent data, this is an accurate list.
If you’re curious enough, here are the least Hispanic places in Kansas:
- Prairie Village
For more Kansas reading , check out:
Detailed List Of The Most Hispanic Cities In Kansas