These Are The 10 Michigan Cities With The Largest Hispanic Population For 2018


We scoured the internet to determine the towns and cities in Michigan that have the largest Hispanic population in 2018.

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The 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 Michigan? Where cities and towns in Michigan have seen the greatest increase in it’s Hispanic population?

Turns out there’s been a 12.0% increase in the Hispanic population in Michigan.

We broke down the most recent census data to determine the cities in Michigan with the largest Hispanic population in 2018:

  1. Holland (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  2. Sturgis (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  3. Wyoming (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  4. Lincoln Park (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  5. Melvindale (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  6. Adrian (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  7. Pontiac (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  8. Grand Rapids (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. Saginaw (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  10. River Rouge (Photos | Homes For Sale)

Holland took the number one over all spot for the largest Hispanic population in Michigan for 2018.

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

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

How We Determined The Cities In Michigan With The Largest Hispanic Population For 2018

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 Michigan.

That lead us to the Census’s most recently available data, the 2012-2016 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 146 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Hispanic or Latino. The percentages ranked from 24.1% to 0.3%.

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. Holland took the distinction of being the most Hispanic or Latino, while Ishpeming was the least Hispanic or Latino city.

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

Holland, MI

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Population: 33,581
% Hispanic/Latino: 24.05%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 8,077
Percent Change Since 2010: -2.17%
More on Holland: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Holland is a city in the western region of the Lower Peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan. It is situated near the eastern shore of Lake Michigan on Lake Macatawa, which is fed by the Macatawa River.

Sturgis, MI

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Population: 10,921
% Hispanic/Latino: 21.85%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 2,386
Percent Change Since 2010: 7.19%
More on Sturgis: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Sturgis is a city in St. Joseph County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 10,994 at the 2010 census. The city is located at the northeast corner of Sturgis Township and at the intersection of U.S. Highway 12 and M-66. Sturgis is just off the Michigan 90 Indiana Toll Road.

Wyoming, MI

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Population: 74,692
% Hispanic/Latino: 20.92%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 15,623
Percent Change Since 2010: 29.91%
More on Wyoming: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Wyoming is a city in Kent County, Michigan. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 72,125. That makes it the 3rd largest community or city in West Michigan, the 14th largest city in the state of Michigan, and the 18th largest community in the state as well as being the largest suburb of Grand Rapids.

Lincoln Park, MI

Overall SnackAbility

4
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Population: 37,155
% Hispanic/Latino: 19.52%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 7,253
Percent Change Since 2010: 43.99%
More on Lincoln Park: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Lincoln Park is a city in Wayne County in the U.S. state of Michigan. It lies in an area of cities and communities known as Downriver. The population was 38,144 at the 2010 census. The settlement was organized as a village in 1921, and reorganized as a city in 1925. The area was originally home to the Potawatomi Indians who ceded the land to a French settler, Pierre St. Cosme, in 1776. It developed as a bedroom community, providing homes to workers in the nearby steel mills and automobile plants of the Detroit area while having no industry within its bounds.

Melvindale, MI

Overall SnackAbility

4
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Population: 10,437
% Hispanic/Latino: 18.78%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 1,960
Percent Change Since 2010: 31.37%
More on Melvindale: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Melvindale is a city in Wayne County of the U.S. state of Michigan and a Downriver suburb of Detroit. At the 2010 census, the city population was 10,715. Melvindale’s slogan is “The Little City with a Big Heart.”

Adrian, MI

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Population: 20,800
% Hispanic/Latino: 18.27%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 3,801
Percent Change Since 2010: 21.87%
More on Adrian: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Adrian is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan and the county seat of Lenawee County. The population was 21,133 at the 2010 census. Adrian lies in Michigan’s 7th congressional district.

Pontiac, MI

Overall SnackAbility

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Population: 59,920
% Hispanic/Latino: 17.25%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 10,335
Percent Change Since 2010: -2.37%
More on Pontiac: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Pontiac is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan, located near Metro Detroit. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 59,515. It is the county seat of Oakland County, and about 12 miles north and slightly west of the Detroit city limits.

Grand Rapids, MI

Overall SnackAbility

6
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Population: 193,887
% Hispanic/Latino: 15.62%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 30,279
Percent Change Since 2010: -0.55%
More on Grand Rapids: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Grand Rapids is the second-largest city in Michigan, and the largest city in West Michigan. It is on the Grand River about 30 miles east of Lake Michigan. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 188,040. In 2010, the Grand Rapids metropolitan area had a population of 1,005,648, and the combined statistical area of Grand Rapids-Muskegon-Holland had a population of 1,321,557. Grand Rapids is the county seat of Kent County.

Saginaw, MI

Overall SnackAbility

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Population: 49,892
% Hispanic/Latino: 15.08%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 7,525
Percent Change Since 2010: 11.23%
More on Saginaw: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Saginaw is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan and the seat of Saginaw County. The city of Saginaw and Saginaw County are both located in the area known as Mid-Michigan or Central Michigan. The city of Saginaw is located adjacent to Saginaw Charter Township and is considered part of the Tri-City area, along with neighboring Bay City and Midland. The Saginaw County MSA had a population of 196,542 in 2013. The city is also the largest municipality within the Saginaw, Midland, and Bay City Metropolitan Area.

River Rouge, MI

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Overall SnackAbility

3
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Population: 7,609
% Hispanic/Latino: 14.96%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 1,138
Percent Change Since 2010: 235.69%
More on River Rouge: Real Estate | Data | Photos

River Rouge is a city in Wayne County in the U.S. state of Michigan and an industrial Downriver suburb of Detroit. The population was 7,903 at the 2010 census. It is named after the River Rouge, which flows along the city’s northern border and into the Detroit River. The city includes the heavily industrialized Zug Island at the mouth of the River Rouge.

There You Have It – Hispanic or Latino Populations Across Michigan

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

  1. Ishpeming
  2. Hazel Park
  3. Iron Mountain

For more Michigan reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Hispanic Cities In Michigan

Rank City % Hispanic Population
1 Holland 24.05% 33,581
2 Sturgis 21.85% 10,921
3 Wyoming 20.92% 74,692
4 Lincoln Park 19.52% 37,155
5 Melvindale 18.78% 10,437
6 Adrian 18.27% 20,800
7 Pontiac 17.25% 59,920
8 Grand Rapids 15.62% 193,887
9 Saginaw 15.08% 49,892
10 River Rouge 14.96% 7,609
11 Zeeland 13.92% 5,595
12 Ecorse 13.51% 9,270
13 Dowagiac 13.25% 5,863
14 Lansing 11.98% 114,773
15 Allen Park 10.04% 27,519
16 Kentwood 9.79% 50,761
17 Springfield 9.33% 5,218
18 Grandville 9.28% 15,842
19 Bay City 8.53% 34,110
20 Muskegon 7.75% 38,086
21 Detroit 7.49% 683,443
22 Coldwater 7.42% 10,834
23 Southgate 7.16% 29,355
24 Ionia 6.86% 11,396
25 Battle Creek 6.8% 51,763
26 Charlotte 6.71% 9,043
27 Kalamazoo 6.69% 75,885
28 Holly 6.66% 6,171
29 Marshall 6.63% 7,046
30 Three Rivers 6.56% 7,743
31 Mason 6.47% 8,334
32 St. Louis 6.09% 7,302
33 Wixom 5.91% 13,733
34 Wyandotte 5.9% 25,225
35 Auburn Hills 5.84% 22,342
36 Jackson 5.79% 33,165
37 Alma 5.55% 9,222
38 Niles 5.52% 11,379
39 Taylor 5.49% 61,716
40 Clawson 5.3% 12,008
41 Fenton 5.21% 11,471
42 Flat Rock 5.19% 9,836
43 Albion 4.91% 8,293
44 Owosso 4.79% 14,738
45 Walker 4.7% 24,458
46 Norton Shores 4.64% 24,091
47 Monroe 4.56% 20,243
48 Port Huron 4.55% 29,388
49 East Lansing 4.54% 48,395
50 Ludington 4.47% 8,051
51 Marysville 4.46% 9,775
52 Flushing 4.4% 8,129
53 St. Johns 4.35% 7,951
54 Riverview 4.35% 12,208
55 Rochester Hills 4.32% 72,987
56 Ann Arbor 4.25% 118,087
57 Milan 4.24% 5,917
58 South Lyon 4.22% 11,672
59 Ypsilanti 4.21% 20,577
60 Ferndale 4.2% 20,167
61 Lapeer 4.18% 8,795
62 Woodhaven 4.18% 12,590
63 Portage 4.1% 47,854
64 Dearborn Heights 4.06% 56,329
65 Tecumseh 4.05% 8,370
66 Garden City 4.05% 27,009
67 Trenton 4.01% 18,426
68 Flint 3.91% 98,918
69 Rockford 3.84% 6,044
70 Manistee 3.59% 6,100
71 Novi 3.58% 58,233
72 Grosse Pointe Farms 3.57% 9,265
73 Petoskey 3.49% 5,731
74 Walled Lake 3.46% 7,102
75 Mount Pleasant 3.36% 25,896
76 Burton 3.35% 28,995
77 Belding 3.33% 5,766
78 Eaton Rapids 3.24% 5,212
79 Greenville 3.2% 8,429
80 Eastpointe 3.19% 32,648
81 Fraser 3.17% 14,620
82 Grand Ledge 3.14% 7,794
83 Dearborn 3.09% 95,520
84 Westland 3.06% 82,218
85 Howell 2.95% 9,507
86 Birmingham 2.91% 20,653
87 Wayne 2.9% 17,143
88 Inkster 2.86% 24,738
89 Hillsdale 2.83% 8,203
90 Benton Harbor 2.8% 9,988
91 Big Rapids 2.79% 10,495
92 New Baltimore 2.74% 12,266
93 Midland 2.74% 42,063
94 Saline 2.73% 9,082
95 Farmington Hills 2.69% 81,154
96 Swartz Creek 2.6% 5,617
97 Berkley 2.57% 15,239
98 Royal Oak 2.5% 58,823
99 Sterling Heights 2.39% 131,674
100 Roseville 2.38% 47,606

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