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 Mexico? Where cities and towns in New Mexico have seen the greatest increase in it’s Hispanic population?
Turns out there’s been a 9.0% increase in the Hispanic population in New Mexico.
We broke down the most recent census data to determine the cities in New Mexico with the largest Hispanic population in 2018:
- Sunland Park (Photos)
- Las Vegas (Photos)
- Deming (Photos)
- Lovington (Photos)
- Belen (Photos)
- Bernalillo (Photos)
- Raton (Photos)
- Las Cruces (Photos)
- Hobbs (Photos)
- Tucumcari (Photos)
Sunland Park took the number one over all spot for the largest Hispanic population in New Mexico for 2018.
Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how your town ranked.
To see where New Mexico ranked as a state on diversity, we have a ranking of the most diverse states in America.
How We Determined The Cities In New Mexico 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 Mexico.
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 5,000 people. That left us with 32 cities.
We then calculated the percent of residents that are Hispanic. The percentages ranked from 95.1% to 23.5%.
Finally, we ranked each city based on the percent of Hispanic population with a higher score being more Hispanic than a lower score. Sunland Park took the distinction of being the most Hispanic, while Aztec was the least Hispanic city.
Read on for more information on how the cities in New Mexico 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. Sunland Park
Population: 15,588% Hispanic: 95.09%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 14,822
Percent Change Since 2010: 11.51%
2. Las Vegas
Population: 13,570% Hispanic: 76.21%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 10,342
Percent Change Since 2010: -8.67%
Population: 14,582% Hispanic: 72.59%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 10,585
Percent Change Since 2010: 2.54%
Population: 11,559% Hispanic: 69.16%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 7,994
Percent Change Since 2010: 14.64%
Population: 7,184% Hispanic: 63.11%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 4,534
Percent Change Since 2010: -11.86%
Population: 8,676% Hispanic: 62.43%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 5,416
Percent Change Since 2010: -3.92%
Population: 6,348% Hispanic: 60.1%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 3,815
Percent Change Since 2010: -7.31%
8. Las Cruces
Population: 101,459% Hispanic: 58.13%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 58,979
Percent Change Since 2010: 11.45%
Population: 36,863% Hispanic: 57.73%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 21,280
Percent Change Since 2010: 25.89%
Population: 5,091% Hispanic: 57.26%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 2,915
Percent Change Since 2010: -0.55%
There You Have It – Hispanic Populations Across New Mexico
If you’re looking for a breakdown of Hispanic populations across New Mexico according to the most recent data, this is an accurate list.
If you’re curious enough, here are the least Hispanic places in New Mexico:
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Detailed List Of The Most Hispanic Cities In New Mexico
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