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 Ohio? Where cities and towns in Ohio have seen the greatest increase in it’s Hispanic population?
Turns out there’s been a 20.4% increase in the Hispanic population in Ohio.
We broke down the most recent census data to determine the cities in Ohio with the largest Hispanic population in 2018:
- Lorain (Photos)
- Painesville (Photos)
- New Carlisle (Photos)
- Campbell (Photos)
- Wauseon (Photos)
- Fremont (Photos)
- Springdale (Photos)
- Willard (Photos)
- Defiance (Photos)
- Whitehall (Photos)
Lorain took the number one over all spot for the largest Hispanic population in Ohio for 2018.
Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how your town ranked.
To see where Ohio ranked as a state on diversity, we have a ranking of the most diverse states in America.
How We Determined The Cities In Ohio 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 Ohio.
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 246 cities.
We then calculated the percent of residents that are Hispanic. The percentages ranked from 28.3% 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. Lorain took the distinction of being the most Hispanic, while Wellston was the least Hispanic city.
Read on for more information on how the cities in Ohio 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.
Lorain is a city in Lorain County, Ohio, United States. The municipality is located in northeastern Ohio on Lake Erie, at the mouth of the Black River, approximately 30 miles west of Cleveland. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 64,097, making it Ohio’s tenth largest city, the second largest in Greater Cleveland, and the largest in Lorain County by population.
Painesville is a city in and the county seat of Lake County, Ohio, United States, located along the Grand River. Its population was 19,563 at the 2010 census.
3. New Carlisle
New Carlisle is a city in Clark County, Ohio, United States. The population was 5,785 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Springfield, Ohio Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Wauseon is a city in and the county seat of Fulton County, Ohio, United States. The population was 7,332 at the 2010 census. It was named after Wauseon, a Potawatomi Native American chief who lived in the area before the founding of the state.
Fremont is a city in and the county seat of Sandusky County, Ohio, United States, located about 40 miles from Toledo. The population was 16,734 at the 2010 census. It was the home of Rutherford B. Hayes, who served as President of the United States from 1877 to 1881. The Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center remains one of the focal points of Fremont, OH. The National Arbor Day Foundation designated Fremont as a Tree City USA.
Willard is a city in Huron County, Ohio, United States. The population was 6,236 at the 2010 census. Willard is served by the Willard Memorial Library.
Defiance is a city in and the county seat of Defiance County, Ohio, United States, about 55 miles southwest of Toledo and 47 miles northeast of Fort Wayne, Indiana, in Ohio’s northwestern corner. The population was 16,494 at the 2010 census.
Whitehall is a city in Franklin County, Ohio, United States and an enclave on the east side of Columbus. The population was 18,062 at the 2010 census. The current mayor of Whitehall is Kim Maggard.
There You Have It – Hispanic Populations Across Ohio
If you’re looking for a breakdown of Hispanic populations across Ohio according to the most recent data, this is an accurate list.
If you’re curious enough, here are the least Hispanic places in Ohio:
For more Ohio reading , check out:
Detailed List Of The Most Hispanic Cities In Ohio