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 New Hampshire? Where cities and towns in New Hampshire have seen the greatest increase in it’s Hispanic population?
Turns out there’s been a 23.1% increase in the Hispanic population in New Hampshire.
We broke down the most recent census data to determine the cities in New Hampshire with the largest Hispanic population in 2018:
- Nashua (Photos)
- Manchester (Photos)
- Lebanon (Photos)
- Berlin (Photos)
- Somersworth (Photos)
- Portsmouth (Photos)
- Franklin (Photos)
- Keene (Photos)
- Dover (Photos)
- Claremont (Photos)
Nashua took the number one over all spot for the largest Hispanic population in New Hampshire for 2018.
Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how your town ranked.
To see where New Hampshire ranked as a state on diversity, we have a ranking of the most diverse states in America.
How We Determined The Cities In New Hampshire 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 New Hampshire.
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 8,000 people. That left us with 13 cities.
We then calculated the percent of residents that are Hispanic. The percentages ranked from 12.3% to 1.0%.
Finally, we ranked each city based on the percent of Hispanic population with a higher score being more Hispanic than a lower score. Nashua took the distinction of being the most Hispanic, while Laconia was the least Hispanic city.
Read on for more information on how the cities in New Hampshire 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.
Nashua is a city in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, United States. As of the 2010 census, Nashua had a total population of 86,494, making it the second-largest city in the state after Manchester. As of 2016 the population had risen to an estimated 87,882.
Manchester is the most populous city in the U.S. state of New Hampshire and the largest city in northern New England, an area comprising the states of Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 109,565, and its estimated 2016 population was 110,506. It is one of two seats of Hillsborough County, the state of New Hampshire’s most populous county. Manchester is located near the northern end of the Northeast megalopolis, along the banks of the Merrimack River-which divides the city into eastern and western sections. It was first named by the merchant and inventor Samuel Blodgett. Blodget’s vision was to create a great industrial center similar to that of the original Manchester in England, which was the world’s first industrialized city.
Lebanon locally is a city in Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 13,151 at the 2010 census and an estimated 13,513 as of 2016. Lebanon is located in western New Hampshire, south of Hanover, near the Connecticut River. It is the home to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and Dartmouth Medical School, together comprising the largest medical facility between Boston, Massachusetts and Burlington, Vermont.
Berlin is a city along the Androscoggin River in Cos County in northern New Hampshire, United States. The population was 10,051 at the 2010 census. It includes the village of Cascade. Located on the edge of the White Mountains, the city’s boundaries extend into the White Mountain National Forest. Berlin is home to the Berlin and Cos County Historical Society’s Moffett House Museum & Genealogy Center, Service Credit Union Heritage Park, the Berlin Fish Hatchery, and the White Mountains Community College, member of the Community College System of New Hampshire.
Somersworth is a city in Strafford County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 11,766 at the 2010 census. Somersworth has the smallest area and third-lowest population of New Hampshire’s 13 cities.
Portsmouth is a city in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, in the United States. It is the only city in the county, but only the fourth-largest community, with a population of 21,233 at the 2010 census. As of 2016 the estimated population was 21,485. A historic seaport and popular summer tourist destination, Portsmouth was the home of the Strategic Air Command’s Pease Air Force Base, later converted to Portsmouth International Airport at Pease with limited commercial air service.
Franklin is a city in Merrimack County, New Hampshire, United States. At the 2010 census, the population was 8,477, the lowest of any of New Hampshire’s 13 cities. Franklin includes the village of West Franklin.
Keene is a city in Cheshire County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 23,409 at the 2010 census. It is the seat of Cheshire County.
Dover is a city in Strafford County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 29,987 at the 2010 census, the largest in the New Hampshire Seacoast region. The population was estimated at 31,153 in 2016. It is the county seat of Strafford County, and home to Wentworth-Douglass Hospital, the Woodman Institute Museum, and the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire.
Claremont is the only city in Sullivan County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 13,355 at the 2010 census.
There You Have It – Hispanic Populations Across New Hampshire
If you’re looking for a breakdown of Hispanic populations across New Hampshire according to the most recent data, this is an accurate list.
If you’re curious enough, here are the least Hispanic places in New Hampshire:
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