Nevada Cities With The Largest Latino Population For 2020

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

Turns out there's been a 23.4% increase in the Hispanic population in nevada.

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

  1. North Las Vegas (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  2. Winnemucca (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  3. Las Vegas (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  4. Sparks (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  5. Elko (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  6. Reno (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  7. Carson City (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  8. Mesquite (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. Fernley (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  10. Henderson (Photos | Homes For Sale)

What's the city in nevada with the largest hispanic/latino population? North Las Vegas took the number one over all spot for the largest Hispanic population in nevada for 2020.

Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how your town ranked.

To see where nevada 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 nevada or the safest places in nevada.

North Las Vegas, NV

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Population: 236,986
% Hispanic/Latino: 41.06%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 97,307
Percent Change Since 2010: 28.18%
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North Las Vegas is a city in Clark County, Nevada, United States, in the Las Vegas Valley. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 216,961, with an estimated population of 249,180 in 2017. The city was incorporated on May 16, 1946. It is in the Las Vegas-Paradise, NV MSA and is the fourth largest city in the state of Nevada.

Winnemucca, NV

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Population: 7,798
% Hispanic/Latino: 35.09%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 2,736
Percent Change Since 2010: 59.07%
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Winnemucca ) is the only incorporated city in and is the county seat of Humboldt County, Nevada, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 7,396, up 3.1 percent from the 2000 census figure of 7,174. Interstate 80 passes through the city, where it meets U.S. Route 95.

Las Vegas, NV

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Population: 626,637
% Hispanic/Latino: 32.88%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 206,031
Percent Change Since 2010: 15.03%
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Las Vegas, officially the City of Las Vegas and often known simply as Vegas, is the 28th-most populated city in the United States, the most populated city in the state of Nevada, and the county seat of Clark County. The city anchors the Las Vegas Valley metropolitan area and is the largest city within the greater Mojave Desert. Las Vegas is an internationally renowned major resort city, known primarily for its gambling, shopping, fine dining, entertainment, and nightlife. The Las Vegas Valley as a whole serves as the leading financial, commercial, and cultural center for Nevada.

Sparks, NV

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Population: 98,524
% Hispanic/Latino: 29.34%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 28,911
Percent Change Since 2010: 24.43%
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Sparks is a city in Washoe County, Nevada, United States. It was founded in 1904 and incorporated on March 15, 1905, and is located just east of Reno. The 2010 U.S. Census Bureau population count was 90,264. It is the fifth most populous city in Nevada. It is named after the late Nevada Governor John Sparks, a member of the Silver Party.

Elko, NV

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Population: 20,247
% Hispanic/Latino: 27.56%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 5,580
Percent Change Since 2010: 39.43%
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Coordinates: 4050N 11546W 40.833; -115.767 Elko is the largest city and county seat of Elko County, Nevada, United States. The population was 18,297 at the 2010 census. The city straddles the Humboldt River.

Reno, NV

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Population: 242,633
% Hispanic/Latino: 24.66%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 59,827
Percent Change Since 2010: 18.38%
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Reno is a city in the U.S. state of Nevada. It is in Northern Nevada, approximately 22 miles from Lake Tahoe. Known as "The Biggest Little City in the World", Reno is famous for its hotels and casinos and as the birthplace of Harrah's Entertainment. It is the county seat of Washoe County, in the northwestern part of the state. The city sits in a high desert at the foot of the Sierra Nevada and its downtown area occupies a valley informally known as the Truckee Meadows. It is named after Jesse L. Reno.

Carson City, NV

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Population: 54,467
% Hispanic/Latino: 23.74%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 12,931
Percent Change Since 2010: 16.07%
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Carson City, officially the Consolidated Municipality of Carson City, is an independent city and the capital of the US state of Nevada, named after the mountain man Kit Carson. As of the 2010 census, the population was 55,274. The majority of the population of the town lives in Eagle Valley, on the eastern edge of the Carson Range, a branch of the Sierra Nevada, about 30 miles south of Reno. The town originated as a stopover for California bound emigrants, but developed into a city with the Comstock Lode, a silver strike in the mountains to the northeast. The city has served as the capital of Nevada since statehood in 1864 and for much of its history was a hub for the Virginia and Truckee Railroad, although the tracks were removed in the 1950s. Prior to 1969, Carson City was the county seat of Ormsby County. In 1969, the county was abolished, and its territory merged with Carson City to form the Consolidated Municipality of Carson City. With the consolidation, the city limits today extend west across the Sierra Nevada to the California state line in the middle of Lake Tahoe. Like other independent cities in the United States, it is treated as a county-equivalent for census purposes.

Mesquite, NV

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Population: 17,904
% Hispanic/Latino: 20.88%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 3,738
Percent Change Since 2010: -6.99%
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Mesquite is a U.S. city in Clark County, Nevada, adjacent to the Arizona state line and 80 miles northeast of Las Vegas on Interstate 15. As of 2015, the United States Census estimates that the city had a population of 17,496. The city is located in the Virgin River valley adjacent to the Virgin Mountains in the northeastern part of the Mojave Desert. It is home to a growing retirement community, as well as several casino resorts and golf courses.

Fernley, NV

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Population: 19,573
% Hispanic/Latino: 18.14%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 3,550
Percent Change Since 2010: 11.46%
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Coordinates: 393555N 1191254W 39.59861; -119.21500 Fernley is a city in Lyon County, Nevada, United States, east of the Reno-Sparks metropolitan area. The city incorporated in 2001; prior to that it was a census-designated place. The population of the city was 19,368 at the 2010 census. Fernley is home to the Reno-Fernley Raceway.

Henderson, NV

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Population: 291,346
% Hispanic/Latino: 16.37%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 47,689
Percent Change Since 2010: 38.02%
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Henderson, officially the City of Henderson, is a city in Clark County, Nevada, United States, about 16 miles southeast of Las Vegas. It is the second-largest city in Nevada, after Las Vegas, with an estimated population of 292,969 in 2016. The city is part of the Las Vegas metropolitan area, which spans the entire Las Vegas Valley. Henderson occupies the southeastern end of the valley, at an elevation of approximately 1,330 feet.

How We Determined The Cities In nevada 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 nevada.

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 7,000 people. That left us with 12 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Hispanic or Latino. The percentages ranked from 41.1% to 7.4%.

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. North Las Vegas took the distinction of being the most Hispanic or Latino, while Boulder City was the least Hispanic or Latino city. You can download the data here.

Read on for more information on how the cities in nevada 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 Nevada

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

  1. Boulder City
  2. Fallon
  3. Henderson

For more Nevada reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Hispanic Cities In Nevada

Rank City % Hispanic Population
1 North Las Vegas 41.06% 236,986
2 Winnemucca 35.09% 7,798
3 Las Vegas 32.88% 626,637
4 Sparks 29.34% 98,524
5 Elko 27.56% 20,247
6 Reno 24.66% 242,633
7 Carson City 23.74% 54,467
8 Mesquite 20.88% 17,904
9 Fernley 18.14% 19,573
10 Henderson 16.37% 291,346
11 Fallon 15.01% 8,330
12 Boulder City 7.42% 15,680

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