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


We scoured the internet to determine the towns and cities in Nebraska 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 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:

  1. Schuyler (Photos)
  2. Lexington
  3. South Sioux City (Photos)
  4. Crete (Photos)
  5. Scottsbluff (Photos)
  6. Grand Island (Photos)
  7. Columbus (Photos)
  8. Gering (Photos)
  9. Alliance (Photos)
  10. 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.

And if you already knew these places were Hispanic, check out the best places to live in Nebraska or the most diverse places in Nebraska.

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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*
* 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 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.

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1. Schuyler

Schuyler, Nebraska

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,171
% Hispanic: 71.84%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 4,433
Percent Change Since 2010: 25.3%

2. Lexington

Lexington, Nebraska

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 10,090
% Hispanic: 61.4%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 6,195
Percent Change Since 2010: 0.78%

3. South Sioux City

South Sioux City, Nebraska

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 13,268
% Hispanic: 47.96%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 6,363
Percent Change Since 2010: 22.62%

4. Crete

Crete, Nebraska

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 7,089
% Hispanic: 35.6%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 2,524
Percent Change Since 2010: 19.79%

5. Scottsbluff

Scottsbluff, Nebraska

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 14,937
% Hispanic: 34.14%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 5,099
Percent Change Since 2010: 25.41%

6. Grand Island

Grand Island, Nebraska

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 50,895
% Hispanic: 29.62%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 15,077
Percent Change Since 2010: 32.94%

7. Columbus

Columbus, Nebraska

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 22,668
% Hispanic: 21.8%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 4,942
Percent Change Since 2010: 58.96%

8. Gering

Gering, Nebraska

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 8,401
% Hispanic: 15.03%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 1,263
Percent Change Since 2010: 2.68%

9. Alliance

Alliance, Nebraska

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 8,469
% Hispanic: 14.71%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 1,246
Percent Change Since 2010: 20.85%

10. Ralston

Ralston, Nebraska

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 7,334
% Hispanic: 14.71%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 1,079
Percent Change Since 2010: 55.92%

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:

  1. Seward
  2. Beatrice
  3. Plattsmouth

For more Nebraska reading , check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Hispanic Cities In Nebraska

City Rank Population % Hispanic
Schuyler 1 6,171 71.84%
Lexington 2 10,090 61.4%
South Sioux City 3 13,268 47.96%
Crete 4 7,089 35.6%
Scottsbluff 5 14,937 34.14%
Grand Island 6 50,895 29.62%
Columbus 7 22,668 21.8%
Gering 8 8,401 15.03%
Alliance 9 8,469 14.71%
Ralston 10 7,334 14.71%
Fremont 11 26,450 14.65%
Bellevue 12 52,993 14.56%
Nebraska City 13 7,303 14.43%
Omaha 14 443,072 13.78%
Norfolk 15 24,398 13.46%
Hastings 16 24,983 11.02%
North Platte 17 24,311 9.7%
Wayne 18 5,560 8.33%
La Vista 19 17,064 8.02%
Kearney 20 32,709 7.84%
Sidney 21 6,875 7.71%
Lincoln 22 273,018 7.05%
Mccook 23 7,618 6.43%
Chadron 24 5,792 5.61%
York 25 7,899 5.1%
Holdrege 26 5,545 4.91%
Papillion 27 19,520 4.34%
Blair 28 8,007 4.21%
Plattsmouth 29 6,476 3.23%
Beatrice 30 12,358 2.87%
Seward 31 7,133 2.5%

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