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


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

  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. Bellevue (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. Nebraska City (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  10. Alliance (Photos | Homes For Sale)

Schuyler took the number one over all spot for the largest Hispanic population in Nebraska for 2019.

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.

How We Determined The Cities In Nebraska 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 Nebraska.

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 31 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Hispanic or Latino. The percentages ranked from 72.7% to 2.7%.

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 Seward was the least Hispanic or Latino city.

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.

Schuyler, NE

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Population: 6,229
% Hispanic/Latino: 72.68%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 4,527
Percent Change Since 2010: 27.95%
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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Population: 10,097
% Hispanic/Latino: 62.25%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 6,285
Percent Change Since 2010: 2.24%
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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Population: 13,145
% Hispanic/Latino: 48.22%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 6,339
Percent Change Since 2010: 22.16%
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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Population: 7,079
% Hispanic/Latino: 37.59%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 2,661
Percent Change Since 2010: 26.29%
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

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Population: 14,887
% Hispanic/Latino: 33.83%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 5,036
Percent Change Since 2010: 23.86%
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

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Population: 51,042
% Hispanic/Latino: 30.16%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 15,393
Percent Change Since 2010: 35.73%
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

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Population: 22,834
% Hispanic/Latino: 22.36%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 5,106
Percent Change Since 2010: 64.23%
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.

Bellevue, NE

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Population: 53,040
% Hispanic/Latino: 15.66%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 8,305
Percent Change Since 2010: 48.73%
More on Bellevue: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Nebraska City, NE

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Population: 7,288
% Hispanic/Latino: 15.33%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 1,117
Percent Change Since 2010: 56.22%
More on Nebraska City: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Nebraska City is a city in, and the county seat of, Otoe County, Nebraska, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 7,289.

Alliance, NE

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Population: 8,392
% Hispanic/Latino: 14.95%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 1,255
Percent Change Since 2010: 21.73%
More on Alliance: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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.

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. Seward
  2. Beatrice
  3. Plattsmouth

For more Nebraska reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Hispanic Cities In Nebraska

Rank City % Hispanic Population
1 Schuyler 72.68% 6,229
2 Lexington 62.25% 10,097
3 South Sioux City 48.22% 13,145
4 Crete 37.59% 7,079
5 Scottsbluff 33.83% 14,887
6 Grand Island 30.16% 51,042
7 Columbus 22.36% 22,834
8 Bellevue 15.66% 53,040
9 Nebraska City 15.33% 7,288
10 Alliance 14.95% 8,392
11 Fremont 14.94% 26,356
12 Norfolk 14.32% 24,352
13 Omaha 13.66% 463,081
14 Gering 13.57% 8,377
15 Hastings 11.75% 24,948
16 Ralston 11.32% 7,348
17 North Platte 10.24% 24,135
18 Kearney 8.43% 33,082
19 Wayne 8.13% 5,557
20 La Vista 7.93% 17,062
21 Sidney 7.63% 6,830
22 Lincoln 7.29% 277,315
23 Mccook 6.05% 7,622
24 Chadron 6.03% 5,704
25 Holdrege 5.57% 5,497
26 York 5.41% 7,890
27 Blair 4.83% 8,011
28 Papillion 4.38% 19,478
29 Plattsmouth 3.4% 6,435
30 Beatrice 2.77% 12,309
31 Seward 2.7% 7,124

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