North Carolina Cities With The Largest Latino Population For 2020


We scoured the internet to determine the towns and cities in North Carolina 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 North Carolina 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 north carolina? Where cities and towns in north carolina have seen the greatest increase in it's Hispanic population?

Turns out there's been a 29.4% increase in the Hispanic population in north carolina.

Here are the cities in north carolina with the largest Hispanic population in 2020:

  1. Siler City (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  2. Monroe (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  3. Selma (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  4. Sanford (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  5. Asheboro (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  6. Smithfield (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  7. Morganton (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  8. Marion (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. Lincolnton (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  10. Burlington (Photos | Homes For Sale)

What's the city in north carolina with the largest hispanic/latino population? Siler City took the number one over all spot for the largest Hispanic population in north carolina for 2020.

Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how your town ranked.

To see where north carolina 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 north carolina or the safest places in north carolina.

Siler City, NC

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Population: 8,106
% Hispanic/Latino: 42.51%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 3,446
Percent Change Since 2010: -18.55%
More on Siler City: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Siler City is a town in Chatham County, North Carolina, United States. As of the 2010 census, the town's population was 7,887. The population was estimated to be 8,169 in 2013.

Monroe, NC

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Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 34,679
% Hispanic/Latino: 29.85%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 10,352
Percent Change Since 2010: 17.98%
More on Monroe: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Monroe is a city in and the county seat of Union County, North Carolina, United States. The population increased from 26,228 in 2000 to 32,797 in 2010. It is within the rapidly growing Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC Metropolitan area. Monroe has a council-manager form of government.

Selma, NC

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 6,577
% Hispanic/Latino: 27.38%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 1,801
Percent Change Since 2010: -11.11%
More on Selma: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Selma is a town in Johnston County, North Carolina, United States. In 2010, the population was 6,073. Selma is part of the Raleigh-Durham-Cary Combined Statistical Area, and the Raleigh-Cary Metropolitan Statistical Area. The area has a population over 1.7 million residents, though the town of Selma is able to maintain its rural character. The Everitt P. Stevens House, located in Selma, was the site of the last Grand Review of the Confederate Army held on April 6, 1865, after its defeat at the Battle of Bentonville.

Sanford, NC

Overall SnackAbility

6
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Population: 29,274
% Hispanic/Latino: 26.05%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 7,627
Percent Change Since 2010: 11.73%
More on Sanford: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Sanford is a city in Lee County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 28,518 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Lee County.

Asheboro, NC

Overall SnackAbility

3
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Population: 25,859
% Hispanic/Latino: 24.32%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 6,290
Percent Change Since 2010: -1.3%
More on Asheboro: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Smithfield, NC

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Overall SnackAbility

6
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Population: 12,117
% Hispanic/Latino: 20.7%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 2,508
Percent Change Since 2010: 74.05%
More on Smithfield: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Morganton, NC

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Overall SnackAbility

6
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Population: 16,466
% Hispanic/Latino: 19.14%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 3,152
Percent Change Since 2010: 26.74%
More on Morganton: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Morganton is a city in Burke County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 16,918 at the 2010 census. Morganton is the county seat.

Marion, NC

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 7,839
% Hispanic/Latino: 19.01%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 1,490
Percent Change Since 2010: 13.91%
More on Marion: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Marion is a city in McDowell County, North Carolina, United States. It is the county seat of McDowell County. Founded in 1844, the city was named in honor of Brigadier General Francis Marion, the American Revolutionary War Hero whose talent in guerrilla warfare earned him the name -Swamp Fox-. Marion's Main Street Historic District is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The population was 7,838 at the 2010 Census.

Lincolnton, NC

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Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 10,678
% Hispanic/Latino: 18.18%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 1,941
Percent Change Since 2010: 14.45%
More on Lincolnton: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Lincolnton is a small city in Lincoln County, North Carolina, United States, within the Charlotte metropolitan area. The population was 10,683 at the 2010 census. Lincolnton is northwest of Charlotte, on the South Fork of the Catawba River. The junction of State Highway 27 and U.S. Route 321 is located nearby. The city is the county seat of Lincoln County, and is the only legally incorporated municipality wholly within the rural county.

Burlington, NC

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 52,524
% Hispanic/Latino: 18.01%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 9,458
Percent Change Since 2010: 34.6%
More on Burlington: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Burlington is a city in Alamance County in the U.S. state of North Carolina. It is the principal city of the Burlington, North Carolina Metropolitan Statistical Area which encompasses all of Alamance County, in which most of the city is located, and is a part of the Greensboro-Winston-Salem-High Point CSA. The population was 50,042 at the 2010 census, which makes Burlington the 17th largest city in North Carolina. The Metropolitan Statistical Area population was over 150,000 in 2010.

How We Determined The Cities In north carolina 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 north carolina.

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 126 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Hispanic or Latino. The percentages ranked from 42.5% to 0.0%.

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. Siler City took the distinction of being the most Hispanic or Latino, while Nashville was the least Hispanic or Latino city. You can download the data here.

Read on for more information on how the cities in north carolina 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 North Carolina

If you're looking for a breakdown of Latino populations across North Carolina 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 North Carolina:

  1. Nashville
  2. Wadesboro
  3. Brevard

For more North Carolina reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Hispanic Cities In North Carolina

Rank City % Hispanic Population
1 Siler City 42.51% 8,106
2 Monroe 29.85% 34,679
3 Selma 27.38% 6,577
4 Sanford 26.05% 29,274
5 Asheboro 24.32% 25,859
6 Smithfield 20.7% 12,117
7 Morganton 19.14% 16,466
8 Marion 19.01% 7,839
9 Lincolnton 18.18% 10,678
10 Burlington 18.01% 52,524
11 Graham 17.4% 14,670
12 Thomasville 16.7% 26,839
13 Spring Lake 16.16% 12,284
14 Jacksonville 15.73% 73,226
15 Butner 15.6% 7,699
16 Newton 15.01% 13,005
17 Winston-Salem 14.61% 242,125
18 Washington 14.52% 9,649
19 Woodfin 14.4% 6,487
20 Havelock 14.37% 20,330
21 Kannapolis 14.19% 47,553
22 Durham 14.09% 264,310
23 Lexington 14.06% 18,897
24 Charlotte 13.97% 841,611
25 Roxboro 13.82% 8,283
26 Knightdale 13.05% 15,198
27 Clayton 13.0% 20,324
28 Clinton 12.95% 8,557
29 Hickory 12.84% 40,402
30 Wendell 12.65% 6,828
31 Indian Trail 12.49% 37,983
32 Concord 12.31% 89,729
33 Kernersville 12.3% 24,088
34 Fayetteville 12.01% 209,867
35 Conover 11.69% 8,300
36 Pineville 11.16% 8,574
37 Fuquay-Varina 11.08% 25,932
38 Raleigh 10.97% 457,159
39 Kill Devil Hills 10.85% 7,035
40 Statesville 10.76% 26,263
41 Garner 10.6% 28,731
42 High Point 10.21% 111,035
43 Wilson 10.07% 49,230
44 Sawmills 9.85% 5,159
45 Salisbury 9.3% 33,652
46 Lumberton 9.18% 21,198
47 Gastonia 9.17% 75,138
48 Hendersonville 9.02% 13,809
49 Forest City 8.97% 7,167
50 Matthews 8.94% 31,400
51 Hillsborough 8.84% 7,083
52 Hope Mills 8.81% 15,762
53 Mount Airy 8.44% 10,227
54 Henderson 8.23% 14,986
55 Clemmons 8.21% 20,050
56 Mebane 8.19% 15,198
57 Lenoir 8.17% 17,899
58 Bessemer City 8.05% 5,438
59 Carrboro 8.05% 21,216
60 Elizabeth City 7.94% 17,604
61 Waxhaw 7.84% 14,383
62 Mint Hill 7.76% 26,168
63 Cary 7.73% 163,266
64 Greensboro 7.49% 288,719
65 Eden 7.46% 15,121
66 Mooresville 7.46% 37,165
67 Huntersville 7.11% 54,572
68 Holly Springs 7.08% 33,341
69 Apex 7.05% 48,254
70 Tarboro 6.87% 11,045
71 New Bern 6.83% 29,958
72 Mount Holly 6.79% 15,305
73 Morehead City 6.71% 9,304
74 Chapel Hill 6.6% 59,561
75 Cornelius 6.38% 28,649
76 Dunn 6.36% 9,635
77 Stallings 6.23% 15,240
78 Wilmington 6.13% 118,094
79 Asheville 6.0% 90,531
80 Goldsboro 5.81% 34,972
81 Elon 5.8% 11,008
82 Wake Forest 5.79% 40,159
83 Albemarle 5.54% 15,889
84 Davidson 5.43% 12,666
85 Greenville 5.17% 91,207
86 Waynesville 4.96% 9,898
87 Morrisville 4.9% 25,007
88 Hamlet 4.73% 6,362
89 Aberdeen 4.64% 7,419
90 Fletcher 4.56% 7,952
91 Leland 4.54% 19,157
92 Boone 4.38% 18,795
93 Roanoke Rapids 4.3% 14,937
94 Oak Ridge 4.16% 6,829
95 Shelby 4.14% 20,053
96 Southern Pines 4.13% 13,694
97 Pinehurst 4.1% 15,821
98 Trinity 3.91% 6,621
99 Gibsonville 3.76% 7,024
100 Rocky Mount 3.64% 54,982

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