Maryland Cities With The Largest Latino Population For 2020

We scoured the internet to determine the towns and cities in Maryland 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 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 37.0% increase in the Hispanic population in maryland.

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

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

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

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 safest places in maryland.

Riverdale Park, MD

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Population: 7,219
% Hispanic/Latino: 55.23%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 3,987
Percent Change Since 2010: 36.35%
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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: 18,209
% Hispanic/Latino: 39.58%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 7,208
Percent Change Since 2010: 20.31%
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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.

Mount Rainier, MD

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Population: 8,110
% Hispanic/Latino: 33.74%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 2,736
Percent Change Since 2010: 23.8%
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Bladensburg, MD

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Population: 9,397
% Hispanic/Latino: 27.18%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 2,554
Percent Change Since 2010: 12.41%
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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.

Gaithersburg, MD

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Population: 67,529
% Hispanic/Latino: 25.9%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 17,491
Percent Change Since 2010: 26.92%
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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: 22.21%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 2,872
Percent Change Since 2010: -16.68%
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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: 39,147
% Hispanic/Latino: 20.94%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 8,199
Percent Change Since 2010: 39.27%
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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.

Greenbelt, MD

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Population: 23,203
% Hispanic/Latino: 16.92%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 3,925
Percent Change Since 2010: 75.07%
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Greenbelt is a city in Prince George's County, Maryland, United States. Contained within today's City of Greenbelt is the historic planned community now known locally as "Old Greenbelt" and designated as the Greenbelt Historic District. Greenbelt's population was 23,068 at the 2010 U.S. Census.

Frederick, MD

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Population: 70,166
% Hispanic/Latino: 16.7%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 11,716
Percent Change Since 2010: 64.32%
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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.

Laurel, MD

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Population: 25,834
% Hispanic/Latino: 15.91%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 4,109
Percent Change Since 2010: 12.54%
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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.

How We Determined The Cities In maryland 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 maryland.

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 39 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Hispanic or Latino. The percentages ranked from 55.2% to 0.8%.

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 Chesapeake Beach was the least Hispanic or Latino city. You can download the data here.

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.

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. Chesapeake Beach
  2. Cumberland
  3. Thurmont

For more Maryland reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Hispanic Cities In Maryland

Rank City % Hispanic Population
1 Riverdale Park 55.23% 7,219
2 Hyattsville 39.58% 18,209
3 Mount Rainier 33.74% 8,110
4 Bladensburg 27.18% 9,397
5 Gaithersburg 25.9% 67,529
6 New Carrollton 22.21% 12,932
7 Annapolis 20.94% 39,147
8 Greenbelt 16.92% 23,203
9 Frederick 16.7% 70,166
10 Laurel 15.91% 25,834
11 Rockville 15.87% 67,062
12 College Park 14.25% 32,183
13 Easton 11.54% 16,551
14 Cheverly 10.94% 6,452
15 Takoma Park 10.67% 17,622
16 Glenarden 9.0% 6,170
17 Hagerstown 8.44% 40,186
18 Aberdeen 8.13% 15,701
19 Elkton 7.53% 15,675
20 District Heights 7.25% 5,975
21 Cambridge 7.15% 12,401
22 Westminster 7.13% 18,553
23 Bowie 7.0% 58,368
24 Walkersville 6.69% 6,095
25 Salisbury 5.92% 32,536
26 Ocean City 5.75% 6,990
27 Baltimore 5.12% 614,700
28 Mount Airy 4.78% 9,395
29 Havre De Grace 4.33% 13,555
30 Bel Air 4.01% 10,068
31 Brunswick 3.92% 6,193
32 Taneytown 3.91% 6,774
33 La Plata 3.16% 9,252
34 Frostburg 3.11% 8,626
35 Cheste 2.93% 5,113
36 Hampstead 2.37% 6,340
37 Thurmont 2.18% 6,563
38 Cumberland 2.11% 19,845
39 Chesapeake Beach 0.83% 5,922

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