Michigan Cities With The Largest Latino Population For 2020


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

Turns out there's been a 17.6% increase in the Hispanic population in michigan.

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

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

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

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 safest places in michigan.

Sturgis, MI

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 10,855
% Hispanic/Latino: 23.57%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 2,559
Percent Change Since 2010: 14.96%
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

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 75,532
% Hispanic/Latino: 22.77%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 17,197
Percent Change Since 2010: 43.0%
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.

Holland, MI

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 33,503
% Hispanic/Latino: 22.75%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 7,623
Percent Change Since 2010: -7.67%
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.

Melvindale, MI

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 10,419
% Hispanic/Latino: 21.93%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 2,285
Percent Change Since 2010: 53.15%
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."

Lincoln Park, MI

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 36,883
% Hispanic/Latino: 21.85%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 8,058
Percent Change Since 2010: 59.98%
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.

Pontiac, MI

Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Population: 60,116
% Hispanic/Latino: 19.6%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 11,782
Percent Change Since 2010: 11.3%
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.

Adrian, MI

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 20,640
% Hispanic/Latino: 19.42%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 4,009
Percent Change Since 2010: 28.53%
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.

Ecorse, MI

Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Population: 9,372
% Hispanic/Latino: 19.28%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 1,807
Percent Change Since 2010: 40.84%
More on Ecorse: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Ecorse is a city in Wayne County in the U.S. state of Michigan, named for the Ecorse River. The population was 9,512 at the 2010 census.

Grand Rapids, MI

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 197,081
% Hispanic/Latino: 15.92%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 31,379
Percent Change Since 2010: 3.07%
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

3
/10

Population: 48,997
% Hispanic/Latino: 14.36%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 7,035
Percent Change Since 2010: 3.99%
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.

How We Determined The Cities In michigan 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 michigan.

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 145 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Hispanic or Latino. The percentages ranked from 23.6% to 0.6%.

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. Sturgis took the distinction of being the most Hispanic or Latino, while Ishpeming was the least Hispanic or Latino city. You can download the data here.

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.

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. Harper Woods
  3. Escanaba

For more Michigan reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Hispanic Cities In Michigan

Rank City % Hispanic Population
1 Sturgis 23.57% 10,855
2 Wyoming 22.77% 75,532
3 Holland 22.75% 33,503
4 Melvindale 21.93% 10,419
5 Lincoln Park 21.85% 36,883
6 Pontiac 19.6% 60,116
7 Adrian 19.42% 20,640
8 Ecorse 19.28% 9,372
9 Grand Rapids 15.92% 197,081
10 Saginaw 14.36% 48,997
11 River Rouge 12.57% 7,536
12 Zeeland 12.54% 5,581
13 Lansing 12.53% 116,699
14 Allen Park 10.27% 27,353
15 Kentwood 9.58% 51,525
16 Ionia 9.5% 11,187
17 Bay City 9.05% 33,463
18 Muskegon 8.62% 37,969
19 Springfield 8.22% 5,208
20 Dowagiac 8.2% 5,779
21 Grandville 8.02% 15,952
22 Albion 7.95% 8,324
23 Southgate 7.86% 29,268
24 Alma 7.72% 9,051
25 Detroit 7.61% 677,155
26 Battle Creek 7.09% 51,475
27 St. Louis 7.0% 7,198
28 Flat Rock 6.91% 9,932
29 Kalamazoo 6.83% 76,040
30 Woodhaven 6.63% 12,551
31 Three Rivers 6.5% 7,680
32 Jackson 6.43% 32,800
33 Taylor 6.06% 61,574
34 Coldwater 5.98% 12,284
35 Ludington 5.97% 8,057
36 Charlotte 5.93% 9,091
37 Port Huron 5.64% 29,175
38 Mason 5.28% 8,447
39 Auburn Hills 5.18% 23,107
40 Niles 5.0% 11,265
41 Marysville 4.96% 9,739
42 Flushing 4.94% 8,012
43 Norton Shores 4.91% 24,357
44 Saline 4.91% 9,223
45 Benton Harbor 4.88% 9,920
46 Rockford 4.85% 6,186
47 East Lansing 4.79% 48,374
48 Tecumseh 4.76% 8,346
49 Rochester Hills 4.74% 74,011
50 Monroe 4.73% 19,947
51 Portage 4.7% 48,421
52 Ann Arbor 4.69% 120,641
53 Hastings 4.65% 7,284
54 Ypsilanti 4.6% 20,939
55 Marshall 4.47% 7,021
56 Eaton Rapids 4.39% 5,216
57 Wyandotte 4.21% 25,138
58 Mount Pleasant 4.13% 25,691
59 Swartz Creek 4.1% 5,531
60 Grand Ledge 4.1% 7,805
61 Clawson 4.02% 12,029
62 Riverview 3.95% 12,167
63 Flint 3.95% 97,161
64 Howell 3.94% 9,597
65 Walker 3.93% 24,768
66 Dearborn Heights 3.91% 56,089
67 Garden City 3.9% 26,809
68 Wayne 3.84% 17,063
69 Holly 3.81% 6,194
70 Owosso 3.77% 14,604
71 Westland 3.75% 82,120
72 Walled Lake 3.64% 7,193
73 Novi 3.61% 59,625
74 Burton 3.59% 28,754
75 Trenton 3.57% 18,368
76 Big Rapids 3.56% 10,392
77 Berkley 3.53% 15,360
78 Midland 3.51% 41,963
79 St. Clair 3.46% 5,350
80 Fenton 3.38% 11,336
81 Hillsdale 3.36% 8,125
82 Grosse Pointe 3.33% 5,218
83 Manistee 3.29% 6,071
84 Romulus 3.24% 23,515
85 Fraser 3.23% 14,638
86 Dearborn 3.15% 95,089
87 Milan 3.11% 5,944
88 Muskegon Heights 3.1% 10,735
89 Inkster 3.1% 24,615
90 Grosse Pointe Farms 3.07% 9,224
91 Royal Oak 2.99% 59,107
92 Grand Blanc 2.95% 7,925
93 St. Johns 2.82% 7,910
94 Farmington Hills 2.81% 81,482
95 Kingsford 2.81% 5,022
96 Birmingham 2.81% 21,066
97 Lapeer 2.78% 8,731
98 South Lyon 2.77% 11,786
99 Madison Heights 2.63% 30,226
100 Sterling Heights 2.6% 132,470

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