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


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

Turns out there’s been a 24.2% increase in the Hispanic population in Mississippi.

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

  1. Forest (Photos)
  2. Pontotoc (Photos)
  3. Ripley (Photos)
  4. Pascagoula (Photos)
  5. Richland
  6. New Albany (Photos)
  7. Ocean Springs
  8. Gautier
  9. Biloxi
  10. Horn Lake (Photos)

Forest took the number one over all spot for the largest Hispanic population in Mississippi for 2018.

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

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

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How We Determined The Cities In Mississippi 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 Mississippi.

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 60 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Hispanic. The percentages ranked from 21.6% 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. Forest took the distinction of being the most Hispanic, while Clarksdale was the least Hispanic city.

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

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1. Forest

Forest, Mississippi

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,700
% Hispanic: 21.58%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 1,230
Percent Change Since 2010: -5.53%

2. Pontotoc

Pontotoc, Mississippi

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,906
% Hispanic: 14.51%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 857
Percent Change Since 2010: -22.72%

3. Ripley

Ripley, Mississippi

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,336
% Hispanic: 13.62%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 727
Percent Change Since 2010: 90.81%

4. Pascagoula

Pascagoula, Mississippi

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 22,163
% Hispanic: 11.04%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 2,447
Percent Change Since 2010: -4.75%

5. Richland


Population: 7,069
% Hispanic: 10.09%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 713
Percent Change Since 2010: 131.49%

6. New Albany

New Albany, Mississippi

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 8,589
% Hispanic: 8.71%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 748
Percent Change Since 2010: 33.1%

7. Ocean Springs

Ocean Springs, Mississippi

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 17,547
% Hispanic: 8.65%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 1,517
Percent Change Since 2010: 307.8%

8. Gautier

Gautier, Mississippi

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 18,541
% Hispanic: 7.83%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 1,452
Percent Change Since 2010: 62.23%

9. Biloxi

Biloxi, Mississippi

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 45,271
% Hispanic: 7.81%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 3,534
Percent Change Since 2010: 16.6%

10. Horn Lake

Horn Lake, Mississippi

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 26,785
% Hispanic: 6.69%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 1,792
Percent Change Since 2010: -23.42%

There You Have It – Hispanic Populations Across Mississippi

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

If you’re curious enough, here are the least Hispanic places in Mississippi:

  1. Clarksdale
  2. Brookhaven
  3. Batesville

For more Mississippi reading , check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Hispanic Cities In Mississippi

City Rank Population % Hispanic
Forest 1 5,700 21.58%
Pontotoc 2 5,906 14.51%
Ripley 3 5,336 13.62%
Pascagoula 4 22,163 11.04%
Richland 5 7,069 10.09%
New Albany 6 8,589 8.71%
Ocean Springs 7 17,547 8.65%
Gautier 8 18,541 7.83%
Biloxi 9 45,271 7.81%
Horn Lake 10 26,785 6.69%
Petal 11 10,736 6.56%
Gulfport 12 71,265 6.21%
D’Iberville 13 10,829 6.08%
Southaven 14 51,816 5.38%
Pearl 15 26,344 4.9%
Corinth 16 14,832 4.83%
Canton 17 13,504 4.56%
Laurel 18 18,806 4.39%
Olive Branch 19 35,508 4.29%
Ridgeland 20 24,338 4.24%
Clinton 21 25,411 4.23%
Senatobia 22 7,969 3.63%
Hernando 23 15,227 3.41%
Tupelo 24 38,856 3.4%
Brandon 25 23,186 3.39%
Bay St. Louis 26 11,448 3.33%
Philadelphia 27 7,399 3.12%
Hattiesburg 28 46,846 2.8%
Flowood 29 8,532 2.66%
Picayune 30 10,732 2.53%
Moss Point 31 13,652 2.45%
Vicksburg 32 23,320 2.44%
Columbia 33 6,292 2.4%
Natchez 34 15,345 2.2%
Oxford 35 21,634 2.14%
Long Beach 36 15,450 2.13%
Waveland 37 6,454 2.03%
Meridian 38 40,094 2.01%
Holly Springs 39 7,591 1.98%
Indianola 40 10,047 1.67%
Mccomb 41 12,732 1.64%
Louisville 42 6,373 1.47%
Kosciusko 43 7,208 1.43%
Columbus 44 24,833 1.37%
Jackson 45 172,039 1.32%
Starkville 46 25,011 1.28%
Yazoo City 47 11,336 1.16%
Booneville 48 8,764 1.05%
Madison 49 25,473 0.99%
Cleveland 50 12,346 0.91%
Byram 51 11,610 0.86%
Greenwood 52 14,780 0.84%
Greenville 53 32,612 0.48%
Aberdeen 54 5,427 0.44%
West Point 55 11,042 0.25%
Grenada 56 12,863 0.2%
Amory 57 7,110 0.2%
Batesville 58 7,402 0.18%
Brookhaven 59 12,418 0.04%
Clarksdale 60 16,994 0.0%

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