These Are The 10 North Carolina Cities With The Largest Hispanic Population For 2018


We scoured the internet to determine the towns and cities in North Carolina 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 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:

  1. Siler City (Photos)
  2. Selma (Photos)
  3. Monroe (Photos)
  4. Asheboro
  5. Sanford (Photos)
  6. Lincolnton (Photos)
  7. Marion
  8. Morganton (Photos)
  9. Spring Lake
  10. 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.

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

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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*
* 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. 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.

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1. Siler City

Siler City, North Carolina

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 8,269
% Hispanic: 42.69%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 3,530
Percent Change Since 2010: -16.57%

2. Selma

Selma, North Carolina

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,325
% Hispanic: 33.0%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 2,087
Percent Change Since 2010: 3.01%

3. Monroe

Monroe, North Carolina

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 34,212
% Hispanic: 27.89%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 9,541
Percent Change Since 2010: 8.74%

4. Asheboro

Asheboro, North Carolina

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 25,978
% Hispanic: 24.36%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 6,328
Percent Change Since 2010: -0.71%

5. Sanford

Sanford, North Carolina

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 29,048
% Hispanic: 23.66%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 6,873
Percent Change Since 2010: 0.69%

6. Lincolnton

Lincolnton, North Carolina

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 10,593
% Hispanic: 20.8%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 2,203
Percent Change Since 2010: 29.89%

7. Marion

Marion, North Carolina

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 7,873
% Hispanic: 18.82%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 1,482
Percent Change Since 2010: 13.3%

8. Morganton

Morganton, North Carolina

Source: Wikipedia

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%

10. Lexington

Lexington, North Carolina

Source: Wikipedia

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:

  1. Nashville
  2. Brevard
  3. Unionville

For more North Carolina reading , check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Hispanic Cities In North Carolina

City Rank Population % Hispanic
Siler City 1 8,269 42.69%
Selma 2 6,325 33.0%
Monroe 3 34,212 27.89%
Asheboro 4 25,978 24.36%
Sanford 5 29,048 23.66%
Lincolnton 6 10,593 20.8%
Marion 7 7,873 18.82%
Morganton 8 16,717 18.45%
Spring Lake 9 13,258 17.59%
Lexington 10 19,089 16.62%
Smithfield 11 11,746 16.39%
Graham 12 14,506 16.19%
Burlington 13 52,570 16.04%
Pineville 14 8,244 15.34%
Jacksonville 15 68,404 14.96%
Winston-Salem 16 238,474 14.9%
Butner 17 7,692 14.85%
Durham 18 251,761 13.92%
Charlotte 19 808,834 13.66%
Hickory 20 40,274 13.62%
Knightdale 21 13,787 13.53%
Hendersonville 22 13,548 13.51%
Newton 23 12,999 13.28%
Forest City 24 7,356 12.51%
Concord 25 85,753 12.49%
Conover 26 8,263 12.48%
Wendell 27 6,298 12.43%
Havelock 28 20,630 12.2%
Indian Trail 29 36,357 12.07%
Thomasville 30 27,178 12.06%
Kannapolis 31 45,685 12.05%
Fayetteville 32 203,670 11.65%
Carrboro 33 20,867 11.41%
Statesville 34 25,731 11.2%
Hillsborough 35 6,428 11.11%
Sawmills 36 5,119 10.98%
Raleigh 37 441,326 10.81%
Garner 38 27,625 10.49%
High Point 39 108,982 9.96%
Fuquay-Varina 40 22,722 9.93%
Salisbury 41 33,674 9.83%
Eden 42 15,434 9.72%
Mount Airy 43 10,364 9.66%
Washington 44 9,862 9.58%
Whiteville 45 5,535 9.5%
Kernersville 46 23,736 9.5%
Mint Hill 47 25,024 9.42%
Lumberton 48 21,646 9.35%
Woodfin 49 6,241 9.26%
Gastonia 50 73,877 9.2%
Henderson 51 15,258 9.2%
Clinton 52 8,799 9.16%
Mooresville 53 35,387 9.0%
Wilson 54 49,558 8.54%
Waxhaw 55 12,398 8.44%
Clemmons 56 19,536 8.16%
Mount Holly 57 14,058 8.13%
Tarboro 58 11,206 7.98%
Roxboro 59 8,329 7.96%
Hope Mills 60 16,189 7.95%
Davidson 61 12,076 7.91%
Cary 62 155,822 7.87%
Lenoir 63 17,956 7.84%
Apex 64 43,893 7.8%
Kill Devil Hills 65 6,948 7.73%
Morehead City 66 9,273 7.44%
Greensboro 67 282,177 7.41%
Dunn 68 9,762 7.31%
Hamlet 69 6,500 7.11%
Clayton 70 18,553 7.07%
Stallings 71 14,759 6.97%
Elizabeth City 72 18,025 6.32%
Goldsboro 73 35,924 6.14%
New Bern 74 30,075 6.12%
Wilmington 75 113,724 5.99%
Chapel Hill 76 59,005 5.9%
Huntersville 77 51,701 5.86%
Mebane 78 13,592 5.82%
Asheville 79 87,531 5.72%
Gibsonville 80 6,759 5.49%
Wake Forest 81 36,472 5.35%
Cornelius 82 27,426 5.17%
Roanoke Rapids 83 15,454 5.13%
Matthews 84 30,054 5.09%
Holly Springs 85 30,126 5.09%
Albemarle 86 15,968 5.02%
Aberdeen 87 7,107 5.0%
Weddington 88 10,254 4.72%
Cherryville 89 5,901 4.69%
Greenville 90 89,745 4.64%
Pinehurst 91 15,522 4.62%
Morrisville 92 22,600 4.34%
Wesley Chapel 93 8,217 4.31%
Leland 94 17,023 4.25%
Waynesville 95 9,788 4.17%
Wadesboro 96 5,577 4.14%
Rockingham 97 9,289 4.12%
Shelby 98 20,259 4.08%
Trinity 99 6,651 4.06%
Belmont 100 10,494 3.98%

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