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 Oklahoma? Where cities and towns in Oklahoma have seen the greatest increase in it’s Hispanic population?
Turns out there’s been a 26.2% increase in the Hispanic population in Oklahoma.
We broke down the most recent census data to determine the cities in Oklahoma with the largest Hispanic population in 2018:
- Guymon (Photos)
- Clinton (Photos)
- Altus (Photos)
- Warr Acres (Photos)
- Oklahoma City (Photos)
- Pauls Valley (Photos)
- Elk City (Photos)
- El Reno (Photos)
- Woodward (Photos)
- Tulsa (Photos)
Guymon took the number one over all spot for the largest Hispanic population in Oklahoma for 2018.
Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how your town ranked.
To see where Oklahoma ranked as a state on diversity, we have a ranking of the most diverse states in America.
How We Determined The Cities In Oklahoma 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 Oklahoma.
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 73 cities.
We then calculated the percent of residents that are Hispanic. The percentages ranked from 56.4% to 1.4%.
Finally, we ranked each city based on the percent of Hispanic population with a higher score being more Hispanic than a lower score. Guymon took the distinction of being the most Hispanic, while Skiatook was the least Hispanic city.
Read on for more information on how the cities in Oklahoma 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.
Guymon is a city in and the county seat of Texas County, Oklahoma. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 11,442, an increase of 6.5 percent from 10,472 in 2000. The 2012 census estimate grew to 11,930. Cattle feedlots, corporate pork farms, and natural gas dominate its economy, with wind energy production and transmission recently diversifying landowners’ farms.
Clinton is a city in Custer and Washita counties in the U.S. state of Oklahoma. The population was 9,556 at the 2015 census.
Altus is a city and county seat in Jackson County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 19,813 at the 2010 census, a loss of 7.7 percent compared to 21,454 at the 2000 census.
4. Warr Acres
Warr Acres is a city in Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, United States, and a part of the Oklahoma City metropolitan area. It was established after World War II by C.B. Warr, a dynamic businessman, builder, and commercial developer. The population was 10,043 at the 2010 census.
5. Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City is the capital and largest city of the U.S. state of Oklahoma. The county seat of Oklahoma County, the city ranks 27th among United States cities in population. The population grew following the 2010 Census, with the population estimated to have increased to 631,346 as of July 2015. As of 2015, the Oklahoma City metropolitan area had a population of 1,358,452, and the Oklahoma City-Shawnee Combined Statistical Area had a population of 1,459,758 residents, making it Oklahoma’s largest metropolitan area.
6. Pauls Valley
Pauls Valley is a city in and the county seat of Garvin County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 6,187 at the 2010 census, a decline of 1.1 percent from 6,256 at the 2000 census. It was settled by and named for Smith Paul, a North Carolina native who married a Chickasaw woman and became a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation before the Civil War. The town economy is largely based on agriculture and oil production.
7. Elk City
Elk City is a city in Beckham County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 11,693 at the 2010 census, and the population was estimated at 12,717 in 2015. Elk City is located on Interstate 40 and Historic U.S. Route 66 in western Oklahoma, approximately 110 miles west of Oklahoma City and 150 miles east of Amarillo, Texas.
8. El Reno
El Reno is a city in and county seat of Canadian County, Oklahoma, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 16,729. The city was begun shortly after the 1889 land rush and named for the nearby Fort Reno. It is located in the central part of the state, approximately 25 miles west of downtown Oklahoma City, and is part of the Oklahoma City Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Woodward is a city in and the county seat of Woodward County, Oklahoma, United States. It is the largest city in a nine-county area. The population was 12,051 at the 2010 census.
Tulsa is the second-largest city in the state of Oklahoma and 47th-most populous city in the United States. As of July 2015, the population was 403,505, an increase of 11,599 over that reported in the 2010 Census. It is the principal municipality of the Tulsa Metropolitan Area, a region with 981,005 residents in the MSA and 1,151,172 in the CSA. The city serves as the county seat of Tulsa County, the most densely populated county in Oklahoma, with urban development extending into Osage, Rogers, and Wagoner counties.
There You Have It – Hispanic Populations Across Oklahoma
If you’re looking for a breakdown of Hispanic populations across Oklahoma according to the most recent data, this is an accurate list.
If you’re curious enough, here are the least Hispanic places in Oklahoma:
For more Oklahoma reading , check out:
Detailed List Of The Most Hispanic Cities In Oklahoma