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 Nevada? Where cities and towns in Nevada have seen the greatest increase in it’s Hispanic population?
Turns out there’s been a 17.3% increase in the Hispanic population in Nevada.
We broke down the most recent census data to determine the cities in Nevada with the largest Hispanic population in 2018:
- North Las Vegas (Photos)
- Winnemucca (Photos)
- Las Vegas (Photos)
- Elko (Photos)
- Sparks (Photos)
- Reno (Photos)
- Carson City
- Mesquite (Photos)
- Fernley (Photos)
- Henderson (Photos)
North Las Vegas took the number one over all spot for the largest Hispanic population in Nevada for 2018.
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.
How We Determined The Cities In Nevada 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 Nevada.
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 7,000 people. That left us with 12 cities.
We then calculated the percent of residents that are Hispanic. The percentages ranked from 40.4% to 9.2%.
Finally, we ranked each city based on the percent of Hispanic population with a higher score being more Hispanic than a lower score. North Las Vegas took the distinction of being the most Hispanic, while Boulder City was the least Hispanic city.
Read on for more information on how the cities in Nevada 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.
1. North Las Vegas
Population: 230,436% Hispanic: 40.35%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 92,987
Percent Change Since 2010: 22.49%
Population: 7,881% Hispanic: 35.66%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 2,810
Percent Change Since 2010: 63.37%
3. Las Vegas
Population: 613,295% Hispanic: 32.2%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 197,460
Percent Change Since 2010: 10.24%
Population: 20,078% Hispanic: 27.99%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 5,620
Percent Change Since 2010: 40.43%
Population: 94,718% Hispanic: 27.65%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 26,187
Percent Change Since 2010: 12.7%
Population: 237,121% Hispanic: 25.11%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 59,537
Percent Change Since 2010: 17.8%
7. Carson City
Population: 54,412% Hispanic: 22.93%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 12,474
Percent Change Since 2010: 11.96%
Population: 16,953% Hispanic: 21.02%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 3,563
Percent Change Since 2010: -11.35%
Population: 19,228% Hispanic: 17.84%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 3,430
Percent Change Since 2010: 7.69%
Population: 277,872% Hispanic: 15.78%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 43,855
Percent Change Since 2010: 26.93%
There You Have It – Hispanic Populations Across Nevada
If you’re looking for a breakdown of Hispanic populations across Nevada according to the most recent data, this is an accurate list.
If you’re curious enough, here are the least Hispanic places in Nevada:
- Boulder City
For more Nevada reading , check out:
Detailed List Of The Most Hispanic Cities In Nevada
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