New Mexico Cities With The Largest Latino Population For 2020

We scoured the internet to determine the towns and cities in New Mexico 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 New Mexico 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 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 11.1% increase in the Hispanic population in new mexico.

Here are the cities in new mexico with the largest Hispanic population in 2020:

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

What's the city in new mexico with the largest hispanic/latino population? Sunland Park took the number one over all spot for the largest Hispanic population in new mexico for 2020.

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 safest places in new mexico.

Sunland Park, NM

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Population: 16,602
% Hispanic/Latino: 94.3%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 15,656
Percent Change Since 2010: 17.79%
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Sunland Park is a city in southern Doa Ana County, New Mexico, United States, on the borders of Texas and the Mexican state of Chihuahua, with Ciudad Jurez adjoining it on the south and El Paso, Texas on the east. The community of Santa Teresa adjoins it on the northwest. The population of Sunland Park was 14,106 at the 2010 census and was estimated at 15,400 by the United States Census Bureau in 2014. Though it lies adjacent to El Paso, being in Doa Ana County makes it a part of the Las Cruces metropolitan statistical area. Las Cruces is 42 miles to the north.

Las Vegas, NM

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Population: 13,341
% Hispanic/Latino: 78.54%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 10,478
Percent Change Since 2010: -7.47%
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Las Vegas is a city in and the county seat of San Miguel County, New Mexico, United States. Once two separate municipalities both named Las Vegas, west Las Vegas and east Las Vegas, separated by the Gallinas River, retain distinct characters and separate, rival school districts. The population was 14,565 at the 2000 census. Las Vegas, NM is located 110 miles south of Raton, New Mexico, 65 miles east of Santa Fe, New Mexico, 122 miles northeast of Albuquerque, New Mexico, 257 miles south of Colorado Springs, Colorado, and 326 miles south of Denver, Colorado.

Deming, NM

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Population: 14,292
% Hispanic/Latino: 72.08%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 10,301
Percent Change Since 2010: -0.21%
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Deming is a city in Luna County, New Mexico, United States, located 60 miles west of Las Cruces and thirty-three miles north of the Mexican border. The population was 14,855 according to the 2010 census. Deming is the county seat and principal community of Luna County.

Lovington, NM

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Population: 11,575
% Hispanic/Latino: 72.03%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 8,337
Percent Change Since 2010: 19.56%
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Bernalillo, NM

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Population: 9,315
% Hispanic/Latino: 66.0%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 6,148
Percent Change Since 2010: 9.07%
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Bernalillo is a town in Sandoval County, New Mexico, in the United States. As of the 2010 census, the town population was 8,320. It is the county seat of Sandoval County.

Las Cruces, NM

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Population: 101,742
% Hispanic/Latino: 60.17%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 61,219
Percent Change Since 2010: 15.68%
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Las Cruces, also known as "The City of the Crosses", is the seat of Doa Ana County, New Mexico, United States. As of the 2010 census the population was 97,618, and in 2015 the estimated population was 101,643, making it the second largest city in the state, after Albuquerque. Las Cruces is the largest city in both Doa Ana County and southern New Mexico. The Las Cruces metropolitan area had an estimated population of 213,676 in 2014. It is the principal city of a metropolitan statistical area which encompasses all of Doa Ana County and is part of the larger El Paso-Las Cruces combined statistical area.

Raton, NM

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Population: 6,145
% Hispanic/Latino: 59.61%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 3,663
Percent Change Since 2010: -11.01%
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Raton is a city and the county seat of Colfax County in northeastern New Mexico. The city is located just south of Raton Pass.

Belen, NM

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Population: 7,106
% Hispanic/Latino: 59.47%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 4,226
Percent Change Since 2010: -17.85%
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Belen is the second most populous city in Valencia County, New Mexico, United States, after its county seat Los Lunas. The population was 7,152 in 2015 census data.

Hobbs, NM

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Population: 38,052
% Hispanic/Latino: 57.92%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 22,039
Percent Change Since 2010: 30.38%
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Hobbs is a city in Lea County, New Mexico, United States. The population was 34,122 at the 2010 Census, increasing from 28,657 at the 2000 census.

Roswell, NM

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Population: 48,186
% Hispanic/Latino: 57.53%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 27,723
Percent Change Since 2010: 12.82%
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Roswell is a city in New Mexico. It is the county seat of Chaves County in the southeastern quarter of the state of New Mexico, United States. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 48,411, making it the fifth-largest city in New Mexico. It is a center for irrigated farming, dairying, ranching, manufacturing, distribution, and petroleum production. It is also the home of New Mexico Military Institute, founded in 1891. Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge is located a few miles northeast of the city on the Pecos River. Bottomless Lakes State Park is located 12 miles east of Roswell on US 380.

How We Determined The Cities In new mexico 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 new mexico.

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 5,000 people. That left us with 31 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Hispanic or Latino. The percentages ranked from 94.3% to 22.7%.

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. Sunland Park took the distinction of being the most Hispanic or Latino, while Farmington was the least Hispanic or Latino city. You can download the data here.

Read on for more information on how the cities in new mexico 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 New Mexico

If you're looking for a breakdown of Latino 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 or Latino places in New Mexico:

  1. Farmington
  2. Aztec
  3. Corrales

For more New Mexico reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Hispanic Cities In New Mexico

Rank City % Hispanic Population
1 Sunland Park 94.3% 16,602
2 Las Vegas 78.54% 13,341
3 Deming 72.08% 14,292
4 Lovington 72.03% 11,575
5 Bernalillo 66.0% 9,315
6 Las Cruces 60.17% 101,742
7 Raton 59.61% 6,145
8 Belen 59.47% 7,106
9 Hobbs 57.92% 38,052
10 Roswell 57.53% 48,186
11 Los Lunas 57.39% 15,428
12 Santa Fe 55.02% 83,847
13 Socorro 54.37% 8,554
14 Silver City 53.82% 9,783
15 Artesia 52.12% 12,202
16 Albuquerque 48.97% 559,202
17 Carlsbad 48.0% 28,838
18 Grants 48.0% 9,063
19 Portales 45.5% 11,974
20 Clovis 45.34% 39,239
21 Taos 44.46% 6,021
22 Los Ranchos De Albuquerque 43.68% 6,131
23 Rio Rancho 40.83% 94,765
24 Bloomfield 35.96% 7,996
25 Alamogordo 34.85% 31,230
26 Gallup 34.12% 22,105
27 Truth Or Consequences 28.5% 5,968
28 Ruidoso 28.49% 7,757
29 Corrales 26.25% 8,544
30 Aztec 24.55% 6,567
31 Farmington 22.72% 45,582

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