Kansas Cities With The Largest Latino Population For 2020


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

Turns out there's been a 23.4% increase in the Hispanic population in kansas.

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

  1. Dodge City (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  2. Liberal (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. Wichita (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  10. Newton (Photos | Homes For Sale)

What's the city in kansas with the largest hispanic/latino population? Dodge City took the number one over all spot for the largest Hispanic population in kansas for 2020.

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 safest places in kansas.

Dodge City, KS

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 27,808
% Hispanic/Latino: 62.22%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 17,301
Percent Change Since 2010: 19.48%
More on Dodge City: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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.

Liberal, KS

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 20,251
% Hispanic/Latino: 61.49%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 12,452
Percent Change Since 2010: 10.77%
More on Liberal: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Liberal is the county seat of Seward County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 20,525.

Ulysses, KS

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Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 5,639
% Hispanic/Latino: 50.98%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 2,875
Percent Change Since 2010: -1.57%
More on Ulysses: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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

6
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Population: 26,806
% Hispanic/Latino: 50.4%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 13,509
Percent Change Since 2010: 7.71%
More on Garden City: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 152,069
% Hispanic/Latino: 29.93%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 45,511
Percent Change Since 2010: 20.01%
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
/10

Population: 24,649
% Hispanic/Latino: 26.87%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 6,622
Percent Change Since 2010: 4.25%
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: 15,544
% Hispanic/Latino: 22.27%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 3,461
Percent Change Since 2010: 24.41%
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

Overall SnackAbility

4
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Population: 11,986
% Hispanic/Latino: 20.22%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 2,423
Percent Change Since 2010: 48.38%
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.

Wichita, KS

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 389,563
% Hispanic/Latino: 17.04%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 66,379
Percent Change Since 2010: 27.46%
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.

Newton, KS

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 18,923
% Hispanic/Latino: 15.96%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 3,021
Percent Change Since 2010: 11.48%
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.

How We Determined The Cities In kansas 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 kansas.

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 58 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Hispanic or Latino. The percentages ranked from 62.2% to 0.4%.

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. Dodge City took the distinction of being the most Hispanic or Latino, while Mulvane was the least Hispanic or Latino city. You can download the data here.

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.

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. Paola
  3. Leawood

For more Kansas reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Hispanic Cities In Kansas

Rank City % Hispanic Population
1 Dodge City 62.22% 27,808
2 Liberal 61.49% 20,251
3 Ulysses 50.98% 5,639
4 Garden City 50.4% 26,806
5 Kansas City 29.93% 152,069
6 Emporia 26.87% 24,649
7 Great Bend 22.27% 15,544
8 Arkansas City 20.22% 11,986
9 Wichita 17.04% 389,563
10 Newton 15.96% 18,923
11 Topeka 14.95% 126,877
12 Junction City 14.26% 23,703
13 De Soto 12.76% 6,138
14 Hutchinson 12.6% 41,146
15 Salina 12.0% 47,230
16 Olathe 11.3% 135,986
17 Coffeyville 10.91% 9,578
18 Bonner Springs 9.89% 7,796
19 Park City 9.31% 7,885
20 Leavenworth 9.05% 36,008
21 Lansing 8.79% 11,835
22 Pittsburg 8.59% 20,280
23 Winfield 8.38% 12,138
24 Andover 8.28% 12,862
25 Merriam 8.07% 11,243
26 Wellington 7.99% 7,834
27 Shawnee 7.81% 65,239
28 Lenexa 7.69% 53,051
29 Roeland Park 7.61% 6,796
30 Pratt 7.56% 6,774
31 Gardner 7.46% 21,351
32 Independence 7.26% 8,847
33 Manhattan 6.91% 55,489
34 Parsons 6.78% 9,876
35 Lawrence 6.75% 95,294
36 Valley Center 6.67% 6,747
37 Overland Park 6.58% 188,687
38 Chanute 6.51% 9,119
39 Augusta 6.04% 9,358
40 Bel Aire 6.02% 7,671
41 Hays 5.7% 20,956
42 Mission 5.53% 9,437
43 Eudora 5.5% 6,745
44 Mcpherson 5.23% 13,041
45 Concordia 5.22% 5,138
46 Ottawa 5.19% 12,275
47 Derby 5.09% 23,768
48 Haysville 4.84% 11,298
49 Colby 4.67% 5,505
50 El Dorado 4.17% 12,988
51 Abilene 4.06% 6,422
52 Atchison 3.67% 10,675
53 Iola 3.43% 5,400
54 Fort Scott 3.28% 7,800
55 Prairie Village 2.88% 22,048
56 Leawood 2.72% 34,570
57 Paola 1.2% 5,585
58 Mulvane 0.37% 5,719

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