Maine Cities With The Largest Latino Population For 2020


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

Turns out there's been a 25.7% increase in the Hispanic population in maine.

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

  1. Biddeford (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  2. Portland (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  3. Caribou (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  4. Waterville (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  5. Belfast (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  6. Gardiner (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  7. South Portland (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  8. Lewiston (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. Bangor (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  10. Westbrook (Photos | Homes For Sale)

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

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

To see where maine 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 maine or the safest places in maine.

Biddeford, ME

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 21,452
% Hispanic/Latino: 3.72%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 798
Percent Change Since 2010: 80.14%
More on Biddeford: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Biddeford is a city in York County, Maine, United States. It is the principal commercial center of York County. The population was 21,277 at the 2010 census. Twin city of Saco, Biddeford includes the resort community of Biddeford Pool, Fortunes Rocks and Granite Point. The town is the site of the University of New England and the annual La Kermesse Franco-Americaine Festival. First visited by Europeans in 1616, it is the site of one of the earliest European settlements in the United States.

Portland, ME

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 66,735
% Hispanic/Latino: 3.45%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 2,300
Percent Change Since 2010: -2.17%
More on Portland: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Portland is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Maine, with a population of 66,937 as of 2016. This makes it the fourth least populous city in the U.S. to be the most populous in its state. The Greater Portland metropolitan area is home to over half a million people, more than one-third of Maine's total population. The Old Port district is frequented by tourists, while Portland Head Light is also a destination. The city seal depicts a phoenix rising from ashes, which is a reference to the recoveries from four devastating fires. Portland was named after the English Isle of Portland, and the city of Portland, Oregon, was in turn named after Portland, Maine.

Caribou, ME

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Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 7,749
% Hispanic/Latino: 2.8%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 217
Percent Change Since 2010: 63.16%
More on Caribou: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Caribou is the second largest city in Aroostook County, Maine, United States. Its population was 8,189 at the 2010 census.

Waterville, ME

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 16,515
% Hispanic/Latino: 2.56%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 422
Percent Change Since 2010: -6.43%
More on Waterville: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Waterville is a city in Kennebec County of the U.S. state of Maine, United States, on the west bank of the Kennebec River. Home to Colby College and Thomas College, the population was 15,722 at the 2010 census. Waterville is also the latter of the cities which make up the Augusta-Waterville, ME Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Belfast, ME

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 6,696
% Hispanic/Latino: 2.4%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 161
Percent Change Since 2010: 250.0%
More on Belfast: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Belfast is a city in Waldo County, Maine, in the United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 6,668. Located at the mouth of the Passagassawakeag River estuary on Penobscot Bay, Belfast is the county seat of Waldo County. The seaport has a wealth of antique architecture in several historic districts, and remains popular with tourists.

Gardiner, ME

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Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 5,667
% Hispanic/Latino: 2.36%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 134
Percent Change Since 2010: 3250.0%
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Gardiner is a city in Kennebec County, Maine, United States. The population was 5,800 at the 2010 census. Popular with tourists, Gardiner is noted for its culture and old architecture. Gardiner is included in the Augusta, Maine micropolitan New England City and Town Area.

South Portland, ME

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 25,515
% Hispanic/Latino: 2.3%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 588
Percent Change Since 2010: 127.03%
More on South Portland: Real Estate | Data | Photos

South Portland is a city in Cumberland County, Maine, United States, and is the fourth-largest city in the state, incorporated in 1898. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 25,002. Known for its working waterfront, South Portland is situated on Portland Harbor and overlooks the skyline of Portland and the islands of Casco Bay. Due to South Portland's close proximity to air, marine, rail, and highway transportation options, the city has become a center for retail and industry in the region.

Lewiston, ME

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 36,097
% Hispanic/Latino: 2.3%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 829
Percent Change Since 2010: 36.57%
More on Lewiston: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Lewiston is the second largest city in Maine and the most central city in Androscoggin County. The city borders the coastal sideways of the Gulf of Maine and is south of Augusta, the state's capital and north of Portland, the cultural hub of Maine. It is one-half of the Lewiston-Auburn Metropolitan Statistical Area, commonly referred to as "L.A." or "L-A." Lewiston exerts a significant impact upon the diversity, religious variety, commerce, education, and economic power of Maine. It is known for a relatively low cost of living, substantial access to medical care, and an extremely low violent crime rate. While the dominant language spoken in the city is English, it is home to the largest French-speaking population in the United States while it is second to St. Martin Parish, Louisiana, in percentage of speakers.

Bangor, ME

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 32,098
% Hispanic/Latino: 2.13%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 685
Percent Change Since 2010: 58.93%
More on Bangor: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Bangor is a city along the Penobscot River in the U.S. state of Maine. The city proper has a population of 33,039, while the Bangor metropolitan area has a population of 153,746. Bangor is known as the "Queen City" of Maine.

Westbrook, ME

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 18,417
% Hispanic/Latino: 2.13%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 392
Percent Change Since 2010: 64.02%
More on Westbrook: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Westbrook is a city in Cumberland County, Maine, United States and a suburb of Portland. The population was 17,494 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, Maine metropolitan statistical area.

How We Determined The Cities In maine 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 maine.

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 19 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Hispanic or Latino. The percentages ranked from 3.7% 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. Biddeford took the distinction of being the most Hispanic or Latino, while Old Town was the least Hispanic or Latino city. You can download the data here.

Read on for more information on how the cities in maine 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 Maine

If you're looking for a breakdown of Latino populations across Maine 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 Maine:

  1. Old Town
  2. Brewer
  3. Presque Isle

For more Maine reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Hispanic Cities In Maine

Rank City % Hispanic Population
1 Biddeford 3.72% 21,452
2 Portland 3.45% 66,735
3 Caribou 2.8% 7,749
4 Waterville 2.56% 16,515
5 Belfast 2.4% 6,696
6 Gardiner 2.36% 5,667
7 South Portland 2.3% 25,515
8 Lewiston 2.3% 36,097
9 Bangor 2.13% 32,098
10 Westbrook 2.13% 18,417
11 Auburn 1.92% 23,064
12 Saco 1.71% 19,342
13 Augusta 1.65% 18,635
14 Ellsworth 1.47% 7,960
15 Rockland 1.42% 7,190
16 Bath 1.42% 8,320
17 Presque Isle 1.09% 9,162
18 Brewer 0.53% 9,123
19 Old Town 0.0% 7,549

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