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


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

  1. Kenner (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  2. Gretna (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  3. Oakdale (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  4. Gonzales (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  5. Bossier City (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  6. Morgan City (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  7. Leesville (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  8. DeRidder (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. Westwego (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  10. Slidell (Photos | Homes For Sale)

Kenner took the number one over all spot for the largest Hispanic population in Louisiana for 2019.

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.

How We Determined The Cities In Louisiana 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 Louisiana.

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 61 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Hispanic or Latino. The percentages ranked from 24.7% to 0.2%.

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. Kenner took the distinction of being the most Hispanic or Latino, while Bastrop was the least Hispanic or Latino city.

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

Kenner, LA

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 67,253
% Hispanic/Latino: 24.73%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 16,629
Percent Change Since 2010: 24.61%
More on Kenner: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Kenner is the sixth-largest city in the U.S. State of Louisiana. It is the largest city in Jefferson Parish, United States, Louisiana’s second-most populous parish, and a suburb of New Orleans. The population was 66,702 at the 2010 census.

Gretna, LA

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 17,888
% Hispanic/Latino: 14.8%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 2,648
Percent Change Since 2010: 3.04%
More on Gretna: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Gretna is the second-largest city and parish seat of Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, United States. Gretna is on the west bank of the Mississippi River, just east and across the river from uptown New Orleans. It is part of the New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 17,736 at the 2010 census.

Oakdale, LA

Overall SnackAbility

4
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Population: 7,669
% Hispanic/Latino: 14.3%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 1,097
Percent Change Since 2010: 79.84%
More on Oakdale: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Gonzales, LA

Overall SnackAbility

6
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Population: 10,558
% Hispanic/Latino: 9.07%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 958
Percent Change Since 2010: 37.64%
More on Gonzales: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Gonzales is a small city in Ascension Parish, Louisiana, United States. As of the 2010 census, it had a population of 9,781. Known as the “Jambalaya Capital of the World”, it is famous for its annual Jambalaya Festival, which was first held in 1968. Stephen “Steve” F. Juneau came up with the idea for the Jambalaya Festival and served as the first president of the Jambalaya Festival Association President.

Bossier City, LA

Overall SnackAbility

6
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Population: 67,511
% Hispanic/Latino: 8.85%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 5,975
Percent Change Since 2010: 58.95%
More on Bossier City: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Bossier City is a city in Bossier Parish, Louisiana, United States.

Morgan City, LA

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Overall SnackAbility

4
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Population: 11,685
% Hispanic/Latino: 8.45%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 987
Percent Change Since 2010: 11.02%
More on Morgan City: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Leesville, LA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Population: 6,335
% Hispanic/Latino: 8.43%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 534
Percent Change Since 2010: 39.79%
More on Leesville: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Deridder, LA

Overall SnackAbility

6
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Population: 10,995
% Hispanic/Latino: 7.83%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 861
Percent Change Since 2010: 51.58%
More on Deridder: Real Estate | Data | Photos

DeRidder is a small city in and the parish seat of Beauregard Parish, Louisiana, United States. A small portion of the city extends into Vernon Parish. As of the 2010 census DeRidder had a population of 10,578. It is the smaller principal city of the Fort Polk South-DeRidder CSA, a Combined Statistical Area that includes the Fort Polk South and DeRidder micropolitan areas, which had a combined population of 87,988 at the 2010 census.

Westwego, LA

Overall SnackAbility

4
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Population: 8,557
% Hispanic/Latino: 7.44%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 637
Percent Change Since 2010: 242.47%
More on Westwego: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Westwego is a city in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, United States, and a suburb of New Orleans. The population was 8,534 at the 2010 census. It lies along the west bank of the Mississippi River.

Slidell, LA

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 27,755
% Hispanic/Latino: 7.44%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 2,066
Percent Change Since 2010: 12.04%
More on Slidell: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Slidell is the largest city situated on the northeast shore of Lake Pontchartrain and St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 27,068 at the 2010 census. Greater Slidell has a population of about 90,000. It is part of the New OrleansMetairieKenner Metropolitan Statistical Area.

There You Have It – Hispanic or Latino Populations Across Louisiana

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

  1. Bastrop
  2. Springhill
  3. Jennings

For more Louisiana reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Hispanic Cities In Louisiana

Rank City % Hispanic Population
1 Kenner 24.73% 67,253
2 Gretna 14.8% 17,888
3 Oakdale 14.3% 7,669
4 Gonzales 9.07% 10,558
5 Bossier City 8.85% 67,511
6 Morgan City 8.45% 11,685
7 Leesville 8.43% 6,335
8 Deridder 7.83% 10,995
9 Westwego 7.44% 8,557
10 Slidell 7.44% 27,755
11 Harahan 6.01% 9,367
12 Crowley 5.91% 13,047
13 Sulphur 5.63% 20,237
14 Plaquemine 5.55% 6,812
15 New Orleans 5.53% 388,182
16 Franklin 5.14% 7,244
17 Hammond 4.62% 20,325
18 Houma 4.43% 33,784
19 Broussard 4.32% 10,888
20 St. Martinville 4.31% 6,058
21 Scott 4.19% 8,784
22 Bogalusa 4.18% 11,852
23 Lafayette 4.09% 126,476
24 Covington 4.01% 9,925
25 New Iberia 3.89% 30,292
26 Mandeville 3.86% 12,215
27 Lake Charles 3.51% 75,194
28 Denham Springs 3.47% 10,066
29 Baton Rouge 3.45% 227,549
30 Patterson 3.41% 6,067
31 Eunice 3.41% 10,305
32 Walker 3.38% 6,266
33 Shreveport 2.63% 196,217
34 Carencro 2.62% 8,620
35 Baker 2.53% 13,694
36 Thibodaux 2.44% 14,488
37 Pineville 2.29% 14,381
38 Abbeville 2.26% 12,350
39 Central 2.2% 28,462
40 Natchitoches 2.18% 18,176
41 Rayne 1.82% 8,079
42 Alexandria 1.82% 47,954
43 Jeanerette 1.72% 5,465
44 Ponchatoula 1.63% 7,015
45 Donaldsonville 1.57% 7,975
46 Youngsville 1.54% 11,950
47 West Monroe 1.52% 12,874
48 Monroe 1.5% 48,938
49 Port Allen 1.38% 5,086
50 Ruston 1.36% 22,154
51 Marksville 1.29% 5,519
52 Zachary 1.26% 16,879
53 Minden 1.11% 12,614
54 Opelousas 1.01% 16,480
55 St. Gabriel 0.87% 7,094
56 Tallulah 0.78% 7,013
57 Breaux Bridge 0.27% 8,291
58 Ville Platte 0.26% 7,259
59 Jennings 0.22% 10,084
60 Springhill 0.2% 5,054
61 Bastrop 0.15% 10,643

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