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

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. The percentages ranked from 24.1% to 0.3%.

Finally, we ranked each city based on the percent of Hispanic population with a higher score being more Hispanic than a lower score. Holland took the distinction of being the most Hispanic, while Ishpeming was the least Hispanic city.

Read on for more information on how the cities in Michigan ranked by population of Hispanic residents or, for a more general take on diversity in America, head over to our ranking of the most diverse cities in America.

1. Holland

Holland, Michigan

Population: 33,581
% Hispanic: 24.05%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 8,077
Percent Change Since 2010: -2.17%
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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.

2. Sturgis

Sturgis, Michigan

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Population: 10,921
% Hispanic: 21.85%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 2,386
Percent Change Since 2010: 7.19%
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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.

3. Wyoming

Wyoming, Michigan

Population: 74,692
% Hispanic: 20.92%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 15,623
Percent Change Since 2010: 29.91%
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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.

4. Lincoln Park

Lincoln Park, Michigan

Population: 37,155
% Hispanic: 19.52%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 7,253
Percent Change Since 2010: 43.99%
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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.

5. Melvindale

Melvindale, Michigan

Population: 10,437
% Hispanic: 18.78%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 1,960
Percent Change Since 2010: 31.37%
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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.’

6. Adrian

Adrian, Michigan

Population: 20,800
% Hispanic: 18.27%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 3,801
Percent Change Since 2010: 21.87%
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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.

7. Pontiac

Pontiac, Michigan

Population: 59,920
% Hispanic: 17.25%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 10,335
Percent Change Since 2010: -2.37%
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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.

8. Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids, Michigan

Population: 193,887
% Hispanic: 15.62%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 30,279
Percent Change Since 2010: -0.55%
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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.

9. Saginaw

Saginaw, Michigan

Population: 49,892
% Hispanic: 15.08%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 7,525
Percent Change Since 2010: 11.23%
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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.

10. River Rouge

River Rouge, Michigan

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Population: 7,609
% Hispanic: 14.96%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 1,138
Percent Change Since 2010: 235.69%
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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 Populations Across Michigan

If you’re looking for a breakdown of Hispanic populations across Michigan according to the most recent data, this is an accurate list.

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

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