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 | Homes For Sale)
  2. Selma (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  3. Monroe (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  4. Asheboro (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  5. Sanford (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  6. Lincolnton (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  7. Marion (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  8. Morganton (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. Spring Lake (Homes For Sale)
  10. Lexington (Photos | Homes For Sale)

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.

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 or Latino. The percentages ranked from 42.7% 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.

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.

Siler City, NC

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

Selma, NC

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

Monroe, NC

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

Asheboro, NC

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Population: 25,978
% Hispanic/Latino: 24.36%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 6,328
Percent Change Since 2010: -0.71%
More on Asheboro: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Sanford, NC

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

Lincolnton, NC

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

Marion, NC

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

Morganton, NC

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Overall SnackAbility

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Population: 16,717
% Hispanic/Latino: 18.45%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 3,084
Percent Change Since 2010: 24.0%
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.

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Population: 13,258
% Hispanic/Latino: 17.59%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 2,332
Percent Change Since 2010: 26.33%
More on Spring Lake: Real Estate | Data

Spring Lake is a town in Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. The 2010 census recorded the population at 11,964 people, with an estimated population in 2013 of 13,037.

Lexington, NC

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Overall SnackAbility

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Population: 19,089
% Hispanic/Latino: 16.62%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 3,173
Percent Change Since 2010: 4.68%
More on Lexington: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Lexington is the county seat of Davidson County, North Carolina, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 18,931. It is located in central North Carolina, 20 miles south of Winston-Salem. Major highways include I-85, I-85B, U.S. Route 29, U.S. Route 70, U.S. Route 52 and U.S. Route 64. Lexington is part of the Piedmont Triad region of the state.

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. Brevard
  3. Unionville

For more North Carolina reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Hispanic Cities In North Carolina

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

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