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


We scoured the internet to determine the towns and cities in Michigan 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 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 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 2019:

  1. Sturgis (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  2. Holland (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. Ecorse (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. Grand Rapids (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  10. River Rouge (Photos | Homes For Sale)

Sturgis took the number one over all spot for the largest Hispanic population in Michigan for 2019.

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 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 Michigan.

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 146 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Hispanic or Latino. The percentages ranked from 24.9% 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 Ironwood 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.

Sturgis, MI

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Population: 10,861
% Hispanic/Latino: 24.93%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 2,708
Percent Change Since 2010: 21.65%
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.

Holland, MI

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Population: 33,488
% Hispanic/Latino: 24.12%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 8,076
Percent Change Since 2010: -2.18%
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.

Wyoming, MI

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Population: 75,124
% Hispanic/Latino: 22.06%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 16,571
Percent Change Since 2010: 37.79%
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

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Population: 37,028
% Hispanic/Latino: 20.6%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 7,628
Percent Change Since 2010: 51.44%
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

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Population: 10,432
% Hispanic/Latino: 19.76%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 2,061
Percent Change Since 2010: 38.14%
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: 20,743
% Hispanic/Latino: 18.71%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 3,881
Percent Change Since 2010: 24.43%
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

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Population: 60,039
% Hispanic/Latino: 18.09%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 10,859
Percent Change Since 2010: 2.58%
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.

Ecorse, MI

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Population: 9,321
% Hispanic/Latino: 15.91%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 1,483
Percent Change Since 2010: 15.59%
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

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Population: 195,355
% Hispanic/Latino: 15.35%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 29,983
Percent Change Since 2010: -1.52%
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.

River Rouge, MI

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Population: 7,559
% Hispanic/Latino: 15.29%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 1,156
Percent Change Since 2010: 241.0%
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. Ironwood
  2. Ishpeming
  3. Swartz Creek

For more Michigan reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Hispanic Cities In Michigan

Rank City % Hispanic Population
1 Sturgis 24.93% 10,861
2 Holland 24.12% 33,488
3 Wyoming 22.06% 75,124
4 Lincoln Park 20.6% 37,028
5 Melvindale 19.76% 10,432
6 Adrian 18.71% 20,743
7 Pontiac 18.09% 60,039
8 Ecorse 15.91% 9,321
9 Grand Rapids 15.35% 195,355
10 River Rouge 15.29% 7,559
11 Saginaw 14.94% 49,366
12 Zeeland 12.86% 5,584
13 Lansing 12.16% 115,222
14 Springfield 10.76% 5,203
15 Dowagiac 10.58% 5,812
16 Kentwood 9.97% 51,154
17 Allen Park 9.83% 27,406
18 Bay City 8.88% 33,736
19 Grandville 8.8% 15,902
20 Muskegon 8.6% 38,189
21 Albion 7.95% 8,263
22 Southgate 7.7% 29,291
23 Alma 7.66% 9,108
24 Ionia 7.63% 11,253
25 Detroit 7.6% 679,865
26 St. Louis 7.51% 7,261
27 Kalamazoo 7.09% 75,833
28 Battle Creek 6.46% 51,505
29 Charlotte 6.41% 9,062
30 Niles 6.39% 11,332
31 Jackson 6.38% 32,875
32 Coldwater 6.32% 10,819
33 Flat Rock 6.2% 9,889
34 Marshall 5.97% 7,016
35 Taylor 5.92% 61,648
36 Port Huron 5.82% 29,285
37 Holly 5.64% 6,173
38 Mason 5.59% 8,387
39 Ludington 5.27% 8,047
40 Auburn Hills 5.23% 22,644
41 Three Rivers 5.23% 7,726
42 Marysville 5.1% 9,760
43 Norton Shores 4.99% 24,234
44 Flushing 4.93% 8,058
45 Tecumseh 4.79% 8,351
46 Walker 4.73% 24,618
47 East Lansing 4.65% 48,281
48 Woodhaven 4.63% 12,565
49 Wyandotte 4.57% 25,175
50 Rochester Hills 4.53% 73,458
51 Ypsilanti 4.5% 20,804
52 Ann Arbor 4.38% 119,303
53 Wixom 4.3% 13,777
54 Clawson 4.27% 12,006
55 Garden City 4.26% 26,889
56 Eaton Rapids 4.26% 5,191
57 South Lyon 4.24% 11,695
58 Monroe 4.21% 20,128
59 Howell 4.19% 9,514
60 Owosso 4.18% 14,641
61 Benton Harbor 4.15% 9,944
62 Riverview 4.14% 12,192
63 Mount Pleasant 4.1% 25,711
64 Portage 4.05% 48,072
65 Fenton 4.04% 11,364
66 Saline 3.94% 9,160
67 Flint 3.94% 97,810
68 Dearborn Heights 3.87% 56,201
69 Hillsdale 3.86% 8,170
70 Novi 3.78% 58,835
71 Trenton 3.64% 18,392
72 St. Johns 3.64% 7,894
73 Manistee 3.55% 6,079
74 Grand Ledge 3.54% 7,799
75 Milan 3.52% 5,965
76 Wayne 3.46% 17,090
77 Muskegon Heights 3.44% 10,743
78 Rockford 3.38% 6,132
79 Burton 3.35% 28,856
80 Greenville 3.34% 8,385
81 Westland 3.23% 82,172
82 Lapeer 3.19% 8,769
83 New Baltimore 3.17% 12,315
84 Inkster 3.15% 24,670
85 Fraser 3.13% 14,616
86 Belding 3.09% 5,730
87 Midland 3.08% 41,958
88 Berkley 3.0% 15,269
89 Big Rapids 2.98% 10,413
90 Dearborn 2.96% 95,295
91 Grosse Pointe Farms 2.91% 9,238
92 Sterling Heights 2.85% 131,996
93 Grand Blanc 2.84% 7,964
94 St. Clair 2.79% 5,375
95 Walled Lake 2.79% 7,174
96 Birmingham 2.78% 20,836
97 Ferndale 2.78% 20,159
98 Romulus 2.75% 23,479
99 Oak Park 2.66% 29,824
100 Farmington Hills 2.64% 81,235

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