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 Minnesota? Where cities and towns in Minnesota have seen the greatest increase in it’s Hispanic population?
Turns out there’s been a 18.1% increase in the Hispanic population in Minnesota.
We broke down the most recent census data to determine the cities in Minnesota with the largest Hispanic population in 2018:
- Worthington (Photos)
- Willmar (Photos)
- West St. Paul (Photos)
- Richfield (Photos)
- Austin (Photos)
- South St. Paul (Photos)
- Crookston (Photos)
- Glencoe (Photos)
- Albert Lea (Photos)
- Faribault (Photos)
Worthington took the number one over all spot for the largest Hispanic population in Minnesota for 2018.
Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how your town ranked.
To see where Minnesota ranked as a state on diversity, we have a ranking of the most diverse states in America.
How We Determined The Cities In Minnesota 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 Minnesota.
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*
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 139 cities.
We then calculated the percent of residents that are Hispanic. The percentages ranked from 40.6% to 0.0%.
Finally, we ranked each city based on the percent of Hispanic population with a higher score being more Hispanic than a lower score. Worthington took the distinction of being the most Hispanic, while Albertville was the least Hispanic city.
Read on for more information on how the cities in Minnesota 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.
Worthington is a city and county seat of Nobles County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 12,764 at the 2010 census.
Willmar is a city in, and the county seat of, Kandiyohi County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 19,610 at the 2010 census.
3. West St. Paul
Richfield is a city in Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States. An inner-ring suburb of the Minneapolis-Saint Paul region, it is bordered by Minneapolis to the north, Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport to the east, Bloomington to the south, and Edina to the west. Best Buy, the U.S.’s largest electronics retailer, has its headquarters in Richfield. The population was 35,228 at the 2010 census.
Austin is a city in Mower County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 24,718 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Mower County. The town was originally settled along the Cedar River and it has two artificial lakes called East Side Lake and Mill Pond. The town was named for Austin R. Nichols, the first settler in the area.
6. South St. Paul
Crookston is a city in the U.S. state of Minnesota. It is the county seat of Polk County. The population was 7,891 at the 2010 census. It is part of the ‘Grand Forks, ND-MN Metropolitan Statistical Area’ or ‘Greater Grand Forks’.
Glencoe is the county seat of McLeod County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 5,631 at the 2010 census.
9. Albert Lea
Albert Lea is a city located in Freeborn County, in the southeastern part of the State of Minnesota. It is also the county seat. The population was 18,016 at the 2010 census.
Faribault is a city in Rice County, Minnesota, United States. It is the county seat. The population was 23,352 at the 2010 census. Faribault is approximately 50 miles south of Minneapolis and St. Paul.
There You Have It – Hispanic Populations Across Minnesota
If you’re looking for a breakdown of Hispanic populations across Minnesota according to the most recent data, this is an accurate list.
If you’re curious enough, here are the least Hispanic places in Minnesota:
- International Falls
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Detailed List Of The Most Hispanic Cities In Minnesota
|West St. Paul||20.25%||4|
|South St. Paul||14.49%||7|
|Inver Grove Heights||9.64%||16|
|Spring Lake Park||6.95%||33|
|North St. Paul||6.35%||39|
|St. Paul Park||5.06%||51|
|East Grand Forks||5.04%||52|
|St. Louis Park||4.24%||61|
|Thief River Falls||3.25%||78|