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

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

Turns out there’s been a 28.0% increase in the Hispanic population in Maryland.

We broke down the most recent census data to determine the cities in Maryland with the largest Hispanic population in 2019:

  1. Riverdale Park (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  2. Hyattsville (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  3. Bladensburg (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  4. Mount Rainier (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  5. Gaithersburg (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  6. New Carrollton (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  7. Annapolis (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  8. Frederick (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. Rockville (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  10. Laurel (Photos | Homes For Sale)

Riverdale Park took the number one over all spot for the largest Hispanic population in Maryland for 2019.

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

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

How We Determined The Cities In Maryland 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 Maryland.

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 39 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Hispanic or Latino. The percentages ranked from 56.4% to 2.0%.

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. Riverdale Park took the distinction of being the most Hispanic or Latino, while Cumberland was the least Hispanic or Latino city.

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

Riverdale Park, MD

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Population: 7,248
% Hispanic/Latino: 56.37%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 4,086
Percent Change Since 2010: 39.74%
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Riverdale Park, formerly known and often referred to as Riverdale, Maryland is a semi-urban town in Prince George’s County, Maryland, United States, a suburb in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. The population was 6,956 as of 2010.

Hyattsville, MD

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Population: 18,225
% Hispanic/Latino: 39.7%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 7,236
Percent Change Since 2010: 20.78%
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Hyattsville is a city in Prince George’s County, Maryland, and also a close, urban suburb of Washington, D.C. The population was 17,557 at the 2010 United States Census.

Bladensburg, MD

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Population: 9,374
% Hispanic/Latino: 35.53%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 3,331
Percent Change Since 2010: 46.61%
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Bladensburg is a town in Prince George’s County, Maryland, United States. The population was 9,148 at the 2010 census. Areas in Bladensburg have the ZIP code 20710. Bladensburg is 8.6 miles from central Washington, D.C.

Mount Rainier, MD

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Population: 8,097
% Hispanic/Latino: 33.09%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 2,679
Percent Change Since 2010: 21.22%
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Gaithersburg, MD

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Population: 67,417
% Hispanic/Latino: 25.84%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 17,422
Percent Change Since 2010: 26.42%
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Gaithersburg ), officially the City of Gaithersburg, is a city in Montgomery County, Maryland. At the time of the 2010 U.S. Census, Gaithersburg had a population of 59,933, making it the fourth largest incorporated city in the state, behind Baltimore, Frederick, and Rockville. Gaithersburg is located to the northwest of Washington, D.C., and is considered a suburb and a primary city within the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area. Gaithersburg was incorporated as a town in 1878 and as a city in 1968.

New Carrollton, MD

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Population: 12,932
% Hispanic/Latino: 22.51%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 2,911
Percent Change Since 2010: -15.55%
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New Carrollton is a city located in central Prince George’s County, Maryland, in the United States. As of the 2010 U.S. Census, the population was 12,135. New Carrollton is located 12 miles east of central Washington, D.C.

Annapolis, MD

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Population: 39,151
% Hispanic/Latino: 20.43%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 8,000
Percent Change Since 2010: 35.89%
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Annapolis is the capital of the U.S. state of Maryland, as well as the county seat of Anne Arundel County. Situated on the Chesapeake Bay at the mouth of the Severn River, 25 miles south of Baltimore and about 30 miles east of Washington, D.C., Annapolis is part of the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area. Its population was measured at 38,394 by the 2010 census.

Frederick, MD

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Population: 69,330
% Hispanic/Latino: 15.92%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 11,037
Percent Change Since 2010: 54.8%
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Frederick is a city and the county seat of Frederick County in the U.S. state of Maryland. It is part of the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area. Frederick has long been an important crossroads, located at the intersection of a major north-south Indian trail, and east-west routes to the Chesapeake Bay, both at Baltimore and what became Washington, D.C. and across the Appalachian mountains to the Ohio River watershed. It is a part of the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is part of a greater Washington-Baltimore-Arlington, DC-MD-VA-WV-PA Combined Statistical Area. The city’s population was 65,239 people at the 2010 United States Census, making it the second-largest incorporated city in Maryland, behind Baltimore. Frederick is home to Frederick Municipal Airport, which primarily accommodates general aviation traffic, and to the county’s largest employer U.S. Army’s Fort Detrick bioscience/communications research installation.

Rockville, MD

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Population: 66,420
% Hispanic/Latino: 15.43%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 10,249
Percent Change Since 2010: 25.03%
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Rockville is a U.S. city located in the central region of Montgomery County, Maryland. It is the county seat and is a major incorporated city of Montgomery County and forms part of the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area. The 2010 census tabulated Rockville’s population at 61,209, making it the third largest incorporated city in Maryland, behind Baltimore and Frederick. Rockville is the largest incorporated city in Montgomery County, Maryland, although the nearby census-designated place of Germantown is more populous.

Laurel, MD

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Population: 25,913
% Hispanic/Latino: 15.22%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 3,944
Percent Change Since 2010: 8.03%
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Laurel is a city in northern Prince George’s County, Maryland, in the United States, located almost midway between Washington, D.C., and Baltimore on the banks of the Patuxent River. Founded as a mill town in the early 19th century, the arrival of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad in 1835 expanded local industry and later enabled the city to become an early commuter town for Washington and Baltimore workers. Largely residential today, the city maintains a historic district centered on its Main Street, highlighting its industrial past.

There You Have It – Hispanic or Latino Populations Across Maryland

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

  1. Cumberland
  2. Hampstead
  3. Frostburg

For more Maryland reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Hispanic Cities In Maryland

Rank City % Hispanic Population
1 Riverdale Park 56.37% 7,248
2 Hyattsville 39.7% 18,225
3 Bladensburg 35.53% 9,374
4 Mount Rainier 33.09% 8,097
5 Gaithersburg 25.84% 67,417
6 New Carrollton 22.51% 12,932
7 Annapolis 20.43% 39,151
8 Frederick 15.92% 69,330
9 Rockville 15.43% 66,420
10 Laurel 15.22% 25,913
11 Greenbelt 15.15% 23,289
12 College Park 12.45% 32,186
13 Easton 12.12% 16,606
14 Cheverly 10.86% 6,453
15 Takoma Park 10.77% 17,643
16 Glenarden 9.58% 6,128
17 Elkton 8.89% 15,651
18 Walkersville 7.82% 6,048
19 District Heights 7.6% 5,989
20 Hagerstown 7.55% 40,222
21 Westminster 7.44% 18,557
22 Bowie 6.89% 58,290
23 Cambridge 6.82% 12,484
24 Salisbury 6.39% 32,368
25 Brunswick 6.24% 6,134
26 Aberdeen 6.04% 15,523
27 Baltimore 4.96% 619,796
28 Ocean City 4.36% 7,026
29 Mount Airy 4.01% 9,387
30 La Plata 3.31% 9,160
31 Taneytown 3.27% 6,762
32 Bel Air 3.26% 10,139
33 Chesapeake Beach 2.88% 5,930
34 Cheste 2.71% 5,132
35 Havre De Grace 2.69% 13,511
36 Thurmont 2.66% 6,496
37 Frostburg 2.16% 8,689
38 Hampstead 2.01% 6,331
39 Cumberland 1.97% 20,084

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