These Are The 10 New Mexico Cities With The Largest Hispanic Population For 2018


We scoured the internet to determine the towns and cities in New Mexico that have the largest Hispanic population in 2018.

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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:

  1. Sunland Park (Photos)
  2. Las Vegas (Photos)
  3. Deming (Photos)
  4. Lovington (Photos)
  5. Belen (Photos)
  6. Bernalillo (Photos)
  7. Raton (Photos)
  8. Las Cruces (Photos)
  9. Hobbs (Photos)
  10. 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.

And if you already knew these places were Hispanic, check out the best places to live in New Mexico or the most diverse places in New Mexico.

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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*
* 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 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.

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1. Sunland Park

Sunland Park, New Mexico

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 15,588
% Hispanic: 95.09%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 14,822
Percent Change Since 2010: 11.51%

2. Las Vegas

Las Vegas, New Mexico

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 13,570
% Hispanic: 76.21%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 10,342
Percent Change Since 2010: -8.67%

3. Deming

Deming, New Mexico

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 14,582
% Hispanic: 72.59%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 10,585
Percent Change Since 2010: 2.54%

4. Lovington

Lovington, New Mexico

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 11,559
% Hispanic: 69.16%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 7,994
Percent Change Since 2010: 14.64%

5. Belen

Belen, New Mexico

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 7,184
% Hispanic: 63.11%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 4,534
Percent Change Since 2010: -11.86%

6. Bernalillo

Bernalillo, New Mexico

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 8,676
% Hispanic: 62.43%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 5,416
Percent Change Since 2010: -3.92%

7. Raton

Raton, New Mexico

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,348
% Hispanic: 60.1%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 3,815
Percent Change Since 2010: -7.31%

8. Las Cruces

Las Cruces, New Mexico

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 101,459
% Hispanic: 58.13%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 58,979
Percent Change Since 2010: 11.45%

9. Hobbs

Hobbs, New Mexico

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 36,863
% Hispanic: 57.73%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 21,280
Percent Change Since 2010: 25.89%

10. Tucumcari

Tucumcari, New Mexico

Source: Wikipedia

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:

  1. Aztec
  2. Farmington
  3. Ruidoso

For more New Mexico reading , check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Hispanic Cities In New Mexico

City Rank Population % Hispanic
Sunland Park 1 15,588 95.09%
Las Vegas 2 13,570 76.21%
Deming 3 14,582 72.59%
Lovington 4 11,559 69.16%
Belen 5 7,184 63.11%
Bernalillo 6 8,676 62.43%
Raton 7 6,348 60.1%
Las Cruces 8 101,459 58.13%
Hobbs 9 36,863 57.73%
Tucumcari 10 5,091 57.26%
Los Lunas 11 15,271 57.0%
Roswell 12 48,407 56.54%
Socorro 13 8,760 56.03%
Santa Fe 14 82,927 54.42%
Silver City 15 10,103 53.13%
Grants 16 9,263 50.24%
Artesia 17 11,817 49.72%
Albuquerque 18 556,859 47.94%
Carlsbad 19 28,079 47.7%
Taos 20 5,735 45.96%
Portales 21 12,275 44.01%
Clovis 22 39,461 42.55%
Rio Rancho 23 92,966 40.28%
Gallup 24 22,523 35.17%
Los Ranchos De Albuquerque 25 6,069 34.54%
Alamogordo 26 31,201 33.68%
Bloomfield 27 7,565 31.91%
Truth Or Consequences 28 6,157 30.16%
Corrales 29 8,474 28.61%
Ruidoso 30 7,833 26.25%
Farmington 31 44,067 24.0%
Aztec 32 6,354 23.53%

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