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


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

Turns out there’s been a 29.3% increase in the Hispanic population in Louisiana.

We broke down the most recent census data to determine the cities in Louisiana with the largest Hispanic population in 2018:

  1. Kenner (Photos)
  2. Gretna (Photos)
  3. Oakdale
  4. Leesville
  5. Morgan City (Photos)
  6. Bossier City (Photos)
  7. Gonzales (Photos)
  8. Deridder (Photos)
  9. Slidell (Photos)
  10. Franklin (Photos)

Kenner took the number one over all spot for the largest Hispanic population in Louisiana for 2018.

Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how your town ranked.

To see where Louisiana 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 Louisiana or the most diverse places in Louisiana.

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How We Determined The Cities In Louisiana 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 Louisiana.

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 61 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Hispanic. The percentages ranked from 22.9% to 0.1%.

Finally, we ranked each city based on the percent of Hispanic population with a higher score being more Hispanic than a lower score. Kenner took the distinction of being the most Hispanic, while Jennings was the least Hispanic city.

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

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1. Kenner

Kenner, Louisiana

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 66,954
% Hispanic: 22.93%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 15,353
Percent Change Since 2010: 15.05%

2. Gretna

Gretna, Louisiana

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 17,832
% Hispanic: 16.8%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 2,996
Percent Change Since 2010: 16.58%

3. Oakdale

Oakdale, Louisiana

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 7,693
% Hispanic: 12.47%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 959
Percent Change Since 2010: 57.21%

4. Leesville

Leesville, Louisiana

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,551
% Hispanic: 8.62%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 565
Percent Change Since 2010: 47.91%

5. Morgan City

Morgan City, Louisiana

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 11,936
% Hispanic: 8.25%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 985
Percent Change Since 2010: 10.8%

6. Bossier City

Bossier City, Louisiana

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 67,152
% Hispanic: 8.09%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 5,432
Percent Change Since 2010: 44.51%

7. Gonzales

Gonzales, Louisiana

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 10,492
% Hispanic: 7.99%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 838
Percent Change Since 2010: 20.4%

8. Deridder

Deridder, Louisiana

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 10,918
% Hispanic: 7.71%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 842
Percent Change Since 2010: 48.24%

9. Slidell

Slidell, Louisiana

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 27,697
% Hispanic: 7.28%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 2,015
Percent Change Since 2010: 9.27%

10. Franklin

Franklin, Louisiana

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 7,339
% Hispanic: 5.57%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 409
Percent Change Since 2010: 1360.71%

There You Have It – Hispanic Populations Across Louisiana

If you’re looking for a breakdown of Hispanic populations across Louisiana according to the most recent data, this is an accurate list.

If you’re curious enough, here are the least Hispanic places in Louisiana:

  1. Jennings
  2. Bastrop
  3. Ville Platte

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Detailed List Of The Most Hispanic Cities In Louisiana

City Rank Population % Hispanic
Kenner 1 66,954 22.93%
Gretna 2 17,832 16.8%
Oakdale 3 7,693 12.47%
Leesville 4 6,551 8.62%
Morgan City 5 11,936 8.25%
Bossier City 6 67,152 8.09%
Gonzales 7 10,492 7.99%
Deridder 8 10,918 7.71%
Slidell 9 27,697 7.28%
Franklin 10 7,339 5.57%
New Orleans 11 382,922 5.47%
Crowley 12 13,155 5.44%
Westwego 13 8,545 5.27%
Covington 14 9,725 5.16%
Harahan 15 9,321 4.88%
Walker 16 6,256 4.81%
Houma 17 34,052 4.73%
Lafayette 18 125,808 4.72%
Bogalusa 19 11,964 4.62%
Plaquemine 20 6,920 4.57%
Broussard 21 10,221 4.55%
Sulphur 22 20,198 4.42%
Mandeville 23 12,244 4.4%
New Iberia 24 30,717 4.26%
St. Martinville 25 6,096 4.12%
Eunice 26 10,199 3.99%
Hammond 27 20,389 3.96%
Scott 28 8,687 3.94%
Lake Charles 29 75,044 3.76%
Carencro 30 8,420 3.37%
Patterson 31 6,085 3.32%
Baton Rouge 32 228,694 3.14%
Pineville 33 14,477 3.14%
Baker 34 13,754 2.93%
Thibodaux 35 14,565 2.73%
Denham Springs 36 10,278 2.72%
Shreveport 37 198,571 2.69%
Youngsville 38 10,878 2.25%
Central 39 28,017 2.14%
Ponchatoula 40 6,944 2.13%
West Monroe 41 13,031 2.11%
Abbeville 42 12,408 1.96%
Port Allen 43 5,123 1.95%
Monroe 44 49,361 1.57%
Natchitoches 45 18,402 1.52%
Jeanerette 46 5,526 1.5%
Ruston 47 22,245 1.46%
Alexandria 48 48,044 1.42%
Rayne 49 8,051 1.23%
St. Gabriel 50 6,984 1.0%
Marksville 51 5,560 0.92%
Minden 52 12,790 0.86%
Springhill 53 5,149 0.8%
Opelousas 54 16,605 0.78%
Donaldsonville 55 7,916 0.63%
Zachary 56 16,154 0.45%
Tallulah 57 7,144 0.29%
Breaux Bridge 58 8,331 0.25%
Ville Platte 59 7,338 0.23%
Bastrop 60 10,851 0.17%
Jennings 61 10,180 0.14%

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