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


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

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

Forest took the number one over all spot for the largest Hispanic population in Mississippi for 2019.

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.

How We Determined The Cities In Mississippi 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 Mississippi.

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 60 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Hispanic or Latino. The percentages ranked from 25.1% 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.

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.

Forest, MS

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Population: 5,679
% Hispanic/Latino: 25.07%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 1,424
Percent Change Since 2010: 9.37%
More on Forest: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Ripley, MS

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Population: 5,302
% Hispanic/Latino: 14.13%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 749
Percent Change Since 2010: 96.59%
More on Ripley: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Pontotoc, MS

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Population: 5,923
% Hispanic/Latino: 14.05%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 832
Percent Change Since 2010: -24.98%
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.

Pascagoula, MS

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Population: 21,935
% Hispanic/Latino: 12.59%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 2,762
Percent Change Since 2010: 7.51%
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.

New Albany, MS

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Population: 8,642
% Hispanic/Latino: 10.55%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 912
Percent Change Since 2010: 62.28%
More on New Albany: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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Population: 7,175
% Hispanic/Latino: 10.52%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 755
Percent Change Since 2010: 145.13%
More on Richland: Real Estate | Data

Ocean Springs, MS

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Population: 17,514
% Hispanic/Latino: 8.96%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 1,570
Percent Change Since 2010: 322.04%
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.

Gautier, MS

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Population: 18,555
% Hispanic/Latino: 8.12%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 1,507
Percent Change Since 2010: 68.38%
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.

Biloxi, MS

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Population: 45,328
% Hispanic/Latino: 8.03%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 3,640
Percent Change Since 2010: 20.09%
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.

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7
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Population: 11,150
% Hispanic/Latino: 6.61%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 737
Percent Change Since 2010: 90.93%
More on D’iberville: Real Estate | Data | Photos

D’Iberville is a city in Harrison County, Mississippi, immediately north of Biloxi, across the Back Bay. As of the 2010 United States Census, it had a population of 9,486. It is part of the Gulfport-Biloxi Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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. Amory

For more Mississippi reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Hispanic Cities In Mississippi

Rank City % Hispanic Population
1 Forest 25.07% 5,679
2 Ripley 14.13% 5,302
3 Pontotoc 14.05% 5,923
4 Pascagoula 12.59% 21,935
5 New Albany 10.55% 8,642
6 Richland 10.52% 7,175
7 Ocean Springs 8.96% 17,514
8 Gautier 8.12% 18,555
9 Biloxi 8.03% 45,328
10 D’iberville 6.61% 11,150
11 Horn Lake 6.11% 26,804
12 Petal 5.76% 10,669
13 Gulfport 5.65% 71,318
14 Pearl 5.47% 26,468
15 Clinton 5.28% 25,398
16 Olive Branch 5.24% 36,033
17 Ridgeland 5.09% 24,312
18 Southaven 5.08% 52,434
19 Bay St. Louis 5.06% 11,918
20 Canton 4.84% 12,800
21 Laurel 4.06% 18,661
22 Philadelphia 3.98% 7,334
23 Corinth 3.78% 14,727
24 Senatobia 3.77% 7,903
25 Picayune 3.65% 10,528
26 Long Beach 3.37% 15,446
27 Hernando 3.2% 15,534
28 Tupelo 2.97% 38,321
29 Hattiesburg 2.85% 46,495
30 Flowood 2.79% 8,704
31 Columbia 2.64% 6,163
32 Louisville 2.59% 6,325
33 Brandon 2.54% 23,421
34 Yazoo City 2.42% 11,189
35 Moss Point 2.26% 13,501
36 Meridian 2.23% 39,213
37 Booneville 2.22% 8,757
38 Oxford 2.05% 22,092
39 Natchez 1.9% 15,191
40 Mccomb 1.84% 12,620
41 Waveland 1.75% 6,382
42 Starkville 1.47% 24,954
43 Columbus 1.44% 24,409
44 Indianola 1.34% 9,805
45 Madison 1.27% 25,350
46 Jackson 1.14% 170,393
47 Aberdeen 1.13% 5,375
48 Batesville 1.04% 7,319
49 Cleveland 1.0% 12,157
50 Byram 0.96% 11,660
51 Holly Springs 0.89% 7,538
52 Greenwood 0.76% 14,496
53 Vicksburg 0.74% 22,961
54 Grenada 0.72% 12,719
55 Greenville 0.72% 31,934
56 Brookhaven 0.65% 12,289
57 Kosciusko 0.58% 7,018
58 Amory 0.14% 7,028
59 Clarksdale 0.04% 16,579
60 West Point 0.0% 10,903

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