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


We scoured the internet to determine the towns and cities in Kansas 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 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:

  1. Liberal (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  2. Dodge City (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  3. Ulysses (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  4. Garden City (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  5. Kansas City (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  6. Emporia (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  7. Great Bend (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  8. Arkansas City (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. Newton (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  10. Wichita (Photos | Homes For Sale)

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.

And if you already knew these places were Hispanic, check out the best places to live in Kansas or the most diverse places in Kansas.

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*
* 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 58 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Hispanic or Latino. The percentages ranked from 60.0% to 1.8%.

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. Liberal took the distinction of being the most Hispanic or Latino, while Mulvane was the least Hispanic or Latino city.

Read on for more information on how the cities in Kansas 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.

Liberal, KS

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Population: 20,709
% Hispanic/Latino: 59.98%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 12,422
Percent Change Since 2010: 10.51%
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Liberal is the county seat of Seward County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 20,525.

Dodge City, KS

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Overall SnackAbility

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Population: 27,875
% Hispanic/Latino: 59.09%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 16,472
Percent Change Since 2010: 13.76%
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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, KS

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7
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Population: 5,768
% Hispanic/Latino: 53.52%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 3,087
Percent Change Since 2010: 5.68%
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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.

Garden City, KS

Overall SnackAbility

7
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Population: 26,916
% Hispanic/Latino: 48.56%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 13,070
Percent Change Since 2010: 4.21%
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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.

Kansas City, KS

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6
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Population: 149,755
% Hispanic/Latino: 29.2%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 43,727
Percent Change Since 2010: 15.3%
More on Kansas City: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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, KS

Overall SnackAbility

5
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Population: 24,707
% Hispanic/Latino: 26.88%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 6,642
Percent Change Since 2010: 4.57%
More on Emporia: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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.

Great Bend, KS

Overall SnackAbility

4
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Population: 15,741
% Hispanic/Latino: 20.56%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 3,237
Percent Change Since 2010: 16.36%
More on Great Bend: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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.

Arkansas City, KS

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4
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Population: 12,198
% Hispanic/Latino: 20.33%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 2,480
Percent Change Since 2010: 51.87%
More on Arkansas City: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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, KS

Overall SnackAbility

7
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Population: 19,103
% Hispanic/Latino: 16.52%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 3,155
Percent Change Since 2010: 16.42%
More on Newton: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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, KS

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Overall SnackAbility

6
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Population: 388,033
% Hispanic/Latino: 16.41%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 63,659
Percent Change Since 2010: 22.24%
More on Wichita: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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 or Latino Populations Across Kansas

If you’re looking for a breakdown of Latino populations across Kansas 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 Kansas:

  1. Mulvane
  2. Leawood
  3. Prairie Village

For more Kansas reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Hispanic Cities In Kansas

Rank City % Hispanic Population
1 Liberal 59.98% 20,709
2 Dodge City 59.09% 27,875
3 Ulysses 53.52% 5,768
4 Garden City 48.56% 26,916
5 Kansas City 29.2% 149,755
6 Emporia 26.88% 24,707
7 Great Bend 20.56% 15,741
8 Arkansas City 20.33% 12,198
9 Newton 16.52% 19,103
10 Wichita 16.41% 388,033
11 Junction City 14.59% 25,016
12 Topeka 14.1% 127,472
13 Roeland Park 13.1% 6,816
14 De Soto 11.77% 5,982
15 Hutchinson 11.68% 41,661
16 Salina 11.68% 47,676
17 Independence 11.0% 9,084
18 Olathe 10.88% 132,787
19 Wellington 9.97% 7,950
20 Leavenworth 8.94% 35,948
21 Merriam 8.63% 11,248
22 Pratt 8.45% 6,879
23 Park City 8.35% 7,273
24 Lansing 8.18% 11,706
25 Lenexa 8.14% 51,206
26 Gardner 7.99% 20,667
27 Bonner Springs 7.76% 7,567
28 Parsons 7.15% 10,111
29 Pittsburg 7.12% 20,399
30 Mission 7.02% 9,490
31 Winfield 6.96% 12,283
32 Shawnee 6.95% 64,444
33 Coffeyville 6.91% 9,796
34 Chanute 6.71% 9,216
35 Manhattan 6.63% 55,909
36 Lawrence 6.59% 92,611
37 Overland Park 6.41% 183,775
38 Valley Center 5.95% 6,420
39 Andover 5.76% 12,477
40 Hays 5.53% 21,073
41 Derby 5.27% 23,847
42 Ottawa 5.22% 12,433
43 El Dorado 5.05% 13,102
44 Abilene 4.67% 6,598
45 Augusta 4.63% 9,262
46 Bel Aire 4.27% 7,214
47 Concordia 4.21% 5,273
48 Mcpherson 4.0% 13,212
49 Paola 3.83% 5,583
50 Haysville 3.38% 11,393
51 Atchison 3.36% 10,798
52 Colby 3.3% 5,460
53 Eudora 3.17% 6,116
54 Fort Scott 2.92% 7,852
55 Iola 2.9% 5,560
56 Prairie Village 2.79% 21,824
57 Leawood 2.15% 33,763
58 Mulvane 1.76% 5,461

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