Nebraska Cities With The Largest Latino Population For 2020


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

Turns out there's been a 33.8% increase in the Hispanic population in nebraska.

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

  1. Schuyler (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  2. Lexington (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  3. South Sioux City (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  4. Crete (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  5. Scottsbluff (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  6. Grand Island (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  7. Columbus (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  8. Gering (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. Bellevue (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  10. Fremont (Photos | Homes For Sale)

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

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 safest places in nebraska.

Schuyler, NE

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

5
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Population: 6,301
% Hispanic/Latino: 72.45%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 4,565
Percent Change Since 2010: 29.03%
More on Schuyler: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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, NE

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Overall SnackAbility

6
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Population: 10,067
% Hispanic/Latino: 61.83%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 6,224
Percent Change Since 2010: 1.25%
More on Lexington: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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.

South Sioux City, NE

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Overall SnackAbility

5
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Population: 12,994
% Hispanic/Latino: 47.91%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 6,225
Percent Change Since 2010: 19.97%
More on South Sioux City: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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, NE

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Overall SnackAbility

6
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Population: 7,050
% Hispanic/Latino: 42.23%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 2,977
Percent Change Since 2010: 41.29%
More on Crete: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Crete is a city in Saline County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 6,960 at the 2010 census.

Scottsbluff, NE

Overall SnackAbility

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Population: 14,805
% Hispanic/Latino: 31.98%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 4,734
Percent Change Since 2010: 16.43%
More on Scottsbluff: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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.

Grand Island, NE

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
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Population: 51,187
% Hispanic/Latino: 30.98%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 15,860
Percent Change Since 2010: 39.85%
More on Grand Island: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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, NE

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7
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Population: 22,992
% Hispanic/Latino: 22.83%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 5,249
Percent Change Since 2010: 68.83%
More on Columbus: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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, NE

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8.5
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Population: 8,312
% Hispanic/Latino: 18.01%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 1,497
Percent Change Since 2010: 21.71%
More on Gering: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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.

Bellevue, NE

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 53,225
% Hispanic/Latino: 15.78%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 8,401
Percent Change Since 2010: 50.45%
More on Bellevue: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Fremont, NE

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 26,426
% Hispanic/Latino: 15.5%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 4,097
Percent Change Since 2010: 47.48%
More on Fremont: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Fremont is a city in Dodge County in the eastern portion of the state of Nebraska in the Midwestern United States. The population was 26,397 at the 2010 census. Fremont is the county seat and the home of Midland University.

How We Determined The Cities In nebraska 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 nebraska.

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 31 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Hispanic or Latino. The percentages ranked from 72.4% to 2.8%.

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

Read on for more information on how the cities in nebraska 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 Nebraska

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

  1. Beatrice
  2. Plattsmouth
  3. Seward

For more Nebraska reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Hispanic Cities In Nebraska

Rank City % Hispanic Population
1 Schuyler 72.45% 6,301
2 Lexington 61.83% 10,067
3 South Sioux City 47.91% 12,994
4 Crete 42.23% 7,050
5 Scottsbluff 31.98% 14,805
6 Grand Island 30.98% 51,187
7 Columbus 22.83% 22,992
8 Gering 18.01% 8,312
9 Bellevue 15.78% 53,225
10 Fremont 15.5% 26,426
11 Nebraska City 15.45% 7,263
12 Alliance 15.22% 8,313
13 Norfolk 14.68% 24,446
14 Omaha 13.94% 465,112
15 Hastings 12.4% 24,922
16 North Platte 10.61% 24,011
17 La Vista 9.2% 17,077
18 Ralston 8.96% 7,314
19 Kearney 8.77% 33,273
20 Wayne 8.22% 5,558
21 Sidney 8.16% 6,732
22 Lincoln 7.4% 280,849
23 York 6.35% 7,859
24 Holdrege 6.08% 5,476
25 Papillion 5.64% 20,466
26 Mccook 5.05% 7,580
27 Blair 4.66% 7,684
28 Chadron 4.39% 5,654
29 Seward 4.28% 7,151
30 Plattsmouth 3.32% 6,448
31 Beatrice 2.83% 12,307

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