Mississippi Cities With The Largest Latino Population For 2020


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

Turns out there's been a 29.6% increase in the Hispanic population in mississippi.

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

  1. Forest (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  2. Pontotoc (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  3. Ripley (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  4. Pascagoula (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  5. Gautier (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  6. Richland (Homes For Sale)
  7. New Albany (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  8. Biloxi (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. Ocean Springs (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  10. Canton (Photos | Homes For Sale)

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

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 safest places in mississippi.

Forest, MS

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 5,668
% Hispanic/Latino: 29.92%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 1,696
Percent Change Since 2010: 30.26%
More on Forest: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Pontotoc, MS

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 5,997
% Hispanic/Latino: 16.22%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 973
Percent Change Since 2010: -12.26%
More on Pontotoc: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Pontotoc is a city in, and the county seat of, Pontotoc County, Mississippi, located to the west of the much larger city of Tupelo. The population was 5,625 at the 2010 census.

Ripley, MS

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 5,282
% Hispanic/Latino: 16.02%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 846
Percent Change Since 2010: 122.05%
More on Ripley: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Pascagoula, MS

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 21,865
% Hispanic/Latino: 12.4%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 2,712
Percent Change Since 2010: 5.57%
More on Pascagoula: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Pascagoula is a city in Jackson County, Mississippi, United States. It is the principal city of the Pascagoula, Mississippi Metropolitan Statistical Area, as a part of the Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, Mississippi Combined Statistical Area. The population was 26,200 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Jackson County.

Gautier, MS

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 18,563
% Hispanic/Latino: 10.59%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 1,965
Percent Change Since 2010: 119.55%
More on Gautier: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Gautier is a city in Jackson County, Mississippi, along the Gulf of Mexico west of Pascagoula. It is part of the Pascagoula Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 18,572 at the 2010 census. In 2002, Gautier annexed land nearly doubling its population to 18,413 by 2010, according to the Gautier Comprehensive Plan 2030.

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 7,185
% Hispanic/Latino: 10.15%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 729
Percent Change Since 2010: 136.69%
More on Richland: Real Estate | Data

New Albany, MS

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 8,714
% Hispanic/Latino: 10.13%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 883
Percent Change Since 2010: 57.12%
More on New Albany: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Biloxi, MS

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 45,568
% Hispanic/Latino: 8.95%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 4,078
Percent Change Since 2010: 34.54%
More on Biloxi: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Biloxi is a city in Harrison County, Mississippi, United States. The 2010 United States Census recorded the population as 44,054, and in 2016 the estimated population was 45,975. Along with the adjoining city of Gulfport, Biloxi is a county seat of Harrison County. It was first settled by French colonists.

Ocean Springs, MS

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 17,613
% Hispanic/Latino: 8.65%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 1,523
Percent Change Since 2010: 309.41%
More on Ocean Springs: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Ocean Springs is a city in Jackson County, Mississippi, United States, approximately 2 miles east of Biloxi and west of Gautier. It is part of the Pascagoula, Mississippi Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 17,225 at the 2000 U.S. Census. As of the 2010 U.S. Census, the city of Ocean Springs had a population of 17,442.

Canton, MS

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 12,330
% Hispanic/Latino: 7.74%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 954
Percent Change Since 2010: 122.9%
More on Canton: Real Estate | Data | Photos

How We Determined The Cities In mississippi 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 mississippi.

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 60 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Hispanic or Latino. The percentages ranked from 29.9% to 0.0%.

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

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

If you're looking for a breakdown of Latino populations across Mississippi 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 Mississippi:

  1. West Point
  2. Clarksdale
  3. Byram

For more Mississippi reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Hispanic Cities In Mississippi

Rank City % Hispanic Population
1 Forest 29.92% 5,668
2 Pontotoc 16.22% 5,997
3 Ripley 16.02% 5,282
4 Pascagoula 12.4% 21,865
5 Gautier 10.59% 18,563
6 Richland 10.15% 7,185
7 New Albany 10.13% 8,714
8 Biloxi 8.95% 45,568
9 Ocean Springs 8.65% 17,613
10 Canton 7.74% 12,330
11 Horn Lake 7.57% 26,925
12 Bay St. Louis 6.23% 12,465
13 Petal 6.17% 10,669
14 Laurel 5.78% 18,607
15 Long Beach 5.3% 15,529
16 Gulfport 5.25% 71,570
17 Southaven 5.17% 53,274
18 Clinton 5.06% 25,456
19 Olive Branch 4.79% 36,721
20 Philadelphia 4.7% 7,284
21 Ridgeland 4.69% 24,265
22 Pearl 4.5% 26,508
23 Picayune 4.12% 11,140
24 Corinth 4.1% 14,647
25 Hernando 4.07% 15,807
26 Moss Point 3.5% 13,487
27 Yazoo City 3.37% 11,076
28 Senatobia 3.1% 7,966
29 Louisville 3.06% 6,298
30 Brandon 3.0% 23,688
31 Hattiesburg 2.96% 46,251
32 Flowood 2.66% 8,870
33 Vicksburg 2.63% 22,706
34 Tupelo 2.63% 38,270
35 Waveland 2.53% 6,358
36 Oxford 2.29% 23,037
37 Meridian 2.14% 38,602
38 D'iberville 1.88% 13,531
39 Booneville 1.88% 8,767
40 Indianola 1.72% 9,624
41 Madison 1.68% 25,522
42 Columbus 1.57% 24,272
43 Mccomb 1.54% 12,723
44 Starkville 1.45% 25,122
45 Cleveland 1.37% 11,998
46 Jackson 1.24% 168,862
47 Aberdeen 1.1% 5,347
48 Columbia 1.08% 6,088
49 Holly Springs 1.04% 7,578
50 Batesville 0.75% 7,303
51 Natchez 0.74% 15,188
52 Greenville 0.69% 31,319
53 Grenada 0.61% 12,633
54 Greenwood 0.58% 14,280
55 Brookhaven 0.55% 12,226
56 Kosciusko 0.47% 6,959
57 Amory 0.37% 6,983
58 Byram 0.32% 11,657
59 Clarksdale 0.07% 16,174
60 West Point 0.0% 10,794

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