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 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 22.3% increase in the Hispanic population in North Carolina.
We broke down the most recent census data to determine the cities in North Carolina with the largest Hispanic population in 2018:
- Siler City (Photos)
- Selma (Photos)
- Monroe (Photos)
- Sanford (Photos)
- Lincolnton (Photos)
- Morganton (Photos)
- Spring Lake
- Lexington (Photos)
Siler City took the number one over all spot for the largest Hispanic population in North Carolina for 2018.
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.
How We Determined The Cities In North Carolina 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 North Carolina.
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 126 cities.
We then calculated the percent of residents that are Hispanic. The percentages ranked from 42.7% to 0.0%.
Finally, we ranked each city based on the percent of Hispanic population with a higher score being more Hispanic than a lower score. Siler City took the distinction of being the most Hispanic, while Nashville was the least Hispanic city.
Read on for more information on how the cities in North Carolina 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. Siler City
Population: 8,269% Hispanic: 42.69%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 3,530
Percent Change Since 2010: -16.57%
Population: 6,325% Hispanic: 33.0%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 2,087
Percent Change Since 2010: 3.01%
Population: 34,212% Hispanic: 27.89%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 9,541
Percent Change Since 2010: 8.74%
Population: 25,978% Hispanic: 24.36%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 6,328
Percent Change Since 2010: -0.71%
Population: 29,048% Hispanic: 23.66%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 6,873
Percent Change Since 2010: 0.69%
Population: 10,593% Hispanic: 20.8%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 2,203
Percent Change Since 2010: 29.89%
Population: 7,873% Hispanic: 18.82%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 1,482
Percent Change Since 2010: 13.3%
Population: 16,717% Hispanic: 18.45%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 3,084
Percent Change Since 2010: 24.0%
9. Spring Lake
Population: 13,258 % Hispanic: 17.59%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 2,332
Percent Change Since 2010: 26.33%
Population: 19,089% Hispanic: 16.62%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 3,173
Percent Change Since 2010: 4.68%
There You Have It – Hispanic Populations Across North Carolina
If you’re looking for a breakdown of Hispanic 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 places in North Carolina:
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Detailed List Of The Most Hispanic Cities In North Carolina
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