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 Nebraska? Where cities and towns in Nebraska have seen the greatest increase in it’s Hispanic population?
Turns out there’s been a 26.2% increase in the Hispanic population in Nebraska.
We broke down the most recent census data to determine the cities in Nebraska with the largest Hispanic population in 2018:
- Schuyler (Photos)
- Lexington (Photos)
- South Sioux City (Photos)
- Crete (Photos)
- Scottsbluff (Photos)
- Grand Island (Photos)
- Columbus (Photos)
- Gering (Photos)
- Alliance (Photos)
- Ralston (Photos)
Schuyler took the number one over all spot for the largest Hispanic population in Nebraska for 2018.
Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how your town ranked.
To see where Nebraska ranked as a state on diversity, we have a ranking of the most diverse states in America.
How We Determined The Cities In Nebraska 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 Nebraska.
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 31 cities.
We then calculated the percent of residents that are Hispanic. The percentages ranked from 71.8% to 2.5%.
Finally, we ranked each city based on the percent of Hispanic population with a higher score being more Hispanic than a lower score. Schuyler took the distinction of being the most Hispanic, while Seward was the least Hispanic city.
Read on for more information on how the cities in Nebraska 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.
Schuyler is a city in Colfax County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 6,211 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Colfax County. The city is named after former Vice President of the United States, Schuyler Colfax.
Lexington is a city in Dawson County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 10,230 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Dawson County. Lexington is located in southern Nebraska, on the Platte River, southeast of North Platte. It sits along the route of U.S. Route 30 and the Union Pacific Railroad. In the 1860s it was the location of a stop along the Pony Express.
3. South Sioux City
South Sioux City is a city in Dakota County, Nebraska, United States. It is located immediately across the Missouri River from Sioux City, Iowa, and is part of the Sioux City, IA-NE-SD Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 13,353, making it the 14th largest city in Nebraska.
Crete is a city in Saline County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 6,960 at the 2010 census.
Scottsbluff is a city in Scotts Bluff County, in the western part of the state of Nebraska, in the Great Plains region of the United States. The population was 15,039 at the 2010 census. Scottsbluff is the largest city in the Nebraska Panhandle, and the 13th largest city in Nebraska.
6. Grand Island
Grand Island is a city in and the county seat of Hall County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 48,520 at the 2010 census.
Columbus is a city in and the county seat of Platte County, in the state of Nebraska in the Midwestern United States. The population was 22,111 at the 2010 census.
Gering is a city in Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 8,500 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Scotts Bluff County.
Alliance is a city in Box Butte County, in the northwestern part of the state of Nebraska, in the Great Plains region of the United States. Its population was 8,491 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Box Butte County.
Ralston is a city in Douglas County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 5,943 at the 2010 census. Ralston is surrounded on three sides by the city of Omaha, and by Sarpy County on the south side.
There You Have It – Hispanic Populations Across Nebraska
If you’re looking for a breakdown of Hispanic populations across Nebraska according to the most recent data, this is an accurate list.
If you’re curious enough, here are the least Hispanic places in Nebraska:
For more Nebraska reading , check out:
Detailed List Of The Most Hispanic Cities In Nebraska
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