Louisiana Cities With The Largest Latino Population For 2020


We scoured the internet to determine the towns and cities in Louisiana 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 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 36.0% increase in the Hispanic population in louisiana.

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

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

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

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 safest places in louisiana.

Kenner, LA

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 66,910
% Hispanic/Latino: 25.1%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 16,793
Percent Change Since 2010: 25.84%
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.

Oakdale, LA

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 7,640
% Hispanic/Latino: 15.73%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 1,202
Percent Change Since 2010: 97.05%
More on Oakdale: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Gretna, LA

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 17,797
% Hispanic/Latino: 14.8%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 2,634
Percent Change Since 2010: 2.49%
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.

Gonzales, LA

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 10,677
% Hispanic/Latino: 9.18%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 980
Percent Change Since 2010: 40.8%
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.

Morgan City, LA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 11,452
% Hispanic/Latino: 8.99%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 1,030
Percent Change Since 2010: 15.86%
More on Morgan City: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Leesville, LA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Population: 6,055
% Hispanic/Latino: 8.92%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 540
Percent Change Since 2010: 41.36%
More on Leesville: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Bossier City, LA

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 67,935
% Hispanic/Latino: 8.51%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 5,781
Percent Change Since 2010: 53.79%
More on Bossier City: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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

Harahan, LA

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 9,309
% Hispanic/Latino: 8.1%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 754
Percent Change Since 2010: 98.94%
More on Harahan: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Harahan is a city in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, United States, and a suburb of New Orleans. The population was 9,277 at the 2010 census.

Westwego, LA

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 8,499
% Hispanic/Latino: 7.75%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 659
Percent Change Since 2010: 254.3%
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.

Scott, LA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 8,761
% Hispanic/Latino: 7.61%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 667
Percent Change Since 2010: 195.13%
More on Scott: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Scott is the fourth largest municipality in Lafayette Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population rose to over 8,000 according to the 2010 census results. Scott is a suburb of Lafayette and is part of the Lafayette Metropolitan Statistical Area.

How We Determined The Cities In louisiana 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 louisiana.

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 60 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Hispanic or Latino. The percentages ranked from 25.1% to 0.0%.

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 Ville Platte was the least Hispanic or Latino city. You can download the data here.

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.

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. Ville Platte
  2. Bastrop
  3. Jennings

For more Louisiana reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Hispanic Cities In Louisiana

Rank City % Hispanic Population
1 Kenner 25.1% 66,910
2 Oakdale 15.73% 7,640
3 Gretna 14.8% 17,797
4 Gonzales 9.18% 10,677
5 Morgan City 8.99% 11,452
6 Leesville 8.92% 6,055
7 Bossier City 8.51% 67,935
8 Harahan 8.1% 9,309
9 Westwego 7.75% 8,499
10 Scott 7.61% 8,761
11 Deridder 7.57% 11,050
12 Slidell 6.8% 27,769
13 Crowley 6.29% 12,960
14 Eunice 6.06% 10,407
15 Plaquemine 5.98% 6,726
16 Walker 5.71% 6,250
17 New Orleans 5.49% 389,648
18 Sulphur 5.25% 20,241
19 Houma 4.65% 33,520
20 Hammond 4.56% 20,444
21 St. Martinville 4.54% 6,014
22 New Iberia 4.17% 29,992
23 Lafayette 4.08% 126,515
24 Covington 4.0% 10,133
25 Lake Charles 3.74% 76,267
26 Baton Rouge 3.69% 225,362
27 Denham Springs 3.67% 9,991
28 Pineville 3.43% 14,313
29 Thibodaux 3.18% 14,515
30 Bogalusa 3.13% 11,793
31 Mandeville 2.87% 12,252
32 Carencro 2.8% 8,775
33 Youngsville 2.74% 12,753
34 Patterson 2.71% 6,012
35 Franklin 2.66% 7,097
36 Natchitoches 2.6% 18,080
37 Shreveport 2.49% 193,785
38 Abbeville 2.46% 12,286
39 Marksville 2.45% 5,476
40 West Monroe 2.25% 12,756
41 Central 2.15% 28,577
42 Ponchatoula 2.06% 7,131
43 Alexandria 2.02% 47,539
44 Jeanerette 1.96% 5,410
45 Port Allen 1.94% 5,051
46 Monroe 1.78% 48,663
47 Ruston 1.72% 22,055
48 Donaldsonville 1.58% 8,090
49 Minden 1.35% 12,442
50 Broussard 1.33% 11,412
51 St. Gabriel 1.24% 7,200
52 Opelousas 1.16% 16,399
53 Tallulah 0.84% 6,929
54 Rayne 0.52% 8,075
55 Baker 0.46% 13,557
56 Breaux Bridge 0.41% 8,299
57 Zachary 0.37% 17,056
58 Jennings 0.26% 10,047
59 Bastrop 0.08% 10,521
60 Ville Platte 0.0% 7,196

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