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 Missouri? Where cities and towns in Missouri have seen the greatest increase in it’s Hispanic population?
Turns out there’s been a 19.4% increase in the Hispanic population in Missouri.
We broke down the most recent census data to determine the cities in Missouri with the largest Hispanic population in 2018:
- Carthage (Photos)
- Monett (Photos)
- Marshall (Photos)
- Neosho (Photos)
- Overland (Photos)
- Sedalia (Photos)
- Grandview (Photos)
- Kansas City (Photos)
- Independence (Photos)
- Branson (Photos)
Carthage took the number one over all spot for the largest Hispanic population in Missouri for 2018.
Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how your town ranked.
To see where Missouri ranked as a state on diversity, we have a ranking of the most diverse states in America.
How We Determined The Cities In Missouri 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 Missouri.
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 123 cities.
We then calculated the percent of residents that are Hispanic. The percentages ranked from 31.7% 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. Carthage took the distinction of being the most Hispanic, while Black Jack was the least Hispanic city.
Read on for more information on how the cities in Missouri 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.
Carthage is a city in Jasper County, Missouri, United States. The population was 14,378 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Jasper County and is nicknamed ‘America’s Maple Leaf City.’
Monett is a city in Monett Township in Barry County and Pierce Township in Lawrence County, Missouri, United States. The population was 8,873 at the 2010 census.
Marshall is a city in Saline County, Missouri, United States. The population was 13,065 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Saline County. The Marshall Micropolitan Statistical Area consists of Saline County. It is home to Missouri Valley College.
Neosho residents. Neosho lies on the western edge of the Ozarks.
Overland is a city in St. Louis County, Missouri, United States. The population was 16,062 at the 2010 census.
Sedalia, Missouri is a city located about 30 miles south of the Missouri River in Pettis County. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 21,387. As the county seat of Pettis County, it is the principal city of the Sedalia Micropolitan Statistical Area, which consists of Pettis County. Sedalia is also the location of the Missouri State Fair and the Scott Joplin Ragtime Festival. U.S. Routes 50 and 65 intersect in the city.
Grandview is a city in Jackson County, Missouri, United States. The population was 24,475 at the 2010 census.
8. Kansas City
Kansas City is the largest city in Missouri, United States. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city had an estimated population of 481,420 in 2016, making it the 37th largest city by population in the United States. It is the central city of the Kansas City metropolitan area, which straddles the Kansas-Missouri border. Kansas City was founded in the 1830s as a Missouri River port at its confluence with the Kansas River coming in from the west. On June 1, 1850 the town of Kansas was incorporated; shortly after came the establishment of the Kansas Territory. Confusion between the two ensued and the name Kansas City was assigned to distinguish them soon thereafter.
Independence is the fifth-largest city in the state of Missouri. It lies within Jackson County, of which it is the county seat. Independence is a satellite city of Kansas City, Missouri, and is part of the Kansas City metropolitan area. In 2010, it had a total population of 116,830.
Branson is a city in Stone and Taney counties in the U.S. state of Missouri. Most of the city is in Taney County, with a small portion in the west extending into Stone County. Branson is in the Ozark Mountains. The community was named after Reuben Branson, postmaster and operator of a general store in the area in the 1880s. The population was 10,520 at the 2010 census.
There You Have It – Hispanic Populations Across Missouri
If you’re looking for a breakdown of Hispanic populations across Missouri according to the most recent data, this is an accurate list.
If you’re curious enough, here are the least Hispanic places in Missouri:
- Black Jack
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