These Are The 10 Oregon Cities With The Largest Hispanic Population For 2018


We scoured the internet to determine the towns and cities in Oregon 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 Oregon? Where cities and towns in Oregon have seen the greatest increase in it’s Hispanic population?

Turns out there’s been a 17.8% increase in the Hispanic population in Oregon.

We broke down the most recent census data to determine the cities in Oregon with the largest Hispanic population in 2018:

  1. Woodburn (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  2. Cornelius (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  3. Milton-Freewater (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  4. Umatilla (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  5. Ontario (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  6. Madras (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  7. Hermiston (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  8. Independence (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. Hood River (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  10. Hillsboro (Photos | Homes For Sale)

Woodburn took the number one over all spot for the largest Hispanic population in Oregon for 2018.

Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how your town ranked.

To see where Oregon 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 Oregon or the most diverse places in Oregon.

How We Determined The Cities In Oregon 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 Oregon.

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 74 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Hispanic or Latino. The percentages ranked from 58.1% to 1.6%.

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. Woodburn took the distinction of being the most Hispanic or Latino, while Florence was the least Hispanic or Latino city.

Read on for more information on how the cities in Oregon 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.

Woodburn, OR

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Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 24,765
% Hispanic/Latino: 58.1%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 14,389
Percent Change Since 2010: 14.9%
More on Woodburn: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Woodburn is a city in Marion County, Oregon, United States. Incorporated in 1889, the community had been platted in 1871 after the arrival of the railroad. The city is located in the northern end of the Willamette Valley between Portland and Salem. Interstate 5 connects it to major cities to the north and south. Oregon routes 211, 214, 219, and 99E also serve the city, as do Union Pacific and Willamette Valley Railway freight rail lines.

Cornelius, OR

Overall SnackAbility

6
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Population: 12,241
% Hispanic/Latino: 51.67%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 6,325
Percent Change Since 2010: 11.99%
More on Cornelius: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Cornelius is a city in Washington County, Oregon, United States. Located in the Portland metropolitan area, the city’s population was 11,869 at the 2010 census. The city lies along Tualatin Valley Highway between Forest Grove to the west and Hillsboro to the east. Cornelius was incorporated in 1893 and is named for founder Thomas R. Cornelius.

Milton-Freewater, OR

Overall SnackAbility

5
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Population: 7,059
% Hispanic/Latino: 48.59%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 3,430
Percent Change Since 2010: 30.37%
More on Milton-Freewater: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Milton-Freewater is a city in Umatilla County, Oregon, United States. The city received its current name in 1951 when the neighboring rival cities of Milton and Freewater voted to merge. The population was 7,050 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Pendleton-Hermiston Micropolitan Statistical Area. Milton-Freewater is home to a growing wine industry.

Umatilla, OR

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 6,986
% Hispanic/Latino: 42.7%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 2,983
Percent Change Since 2010: 25.13%
More on Umatilla: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Umatilla is a city in Umatilla County, Oregon, United States. It is named for the Umatilla River, which enters the Columbia River on the side of the city. The river is named after the Umatilla Tribe. The city is on the south side of the Columbia River along U.S. Route 730 and I-82.

Ontario, OR

Overall SnackAbility

5
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Population: 11,045
% Hispanic/Latino: 41.67%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 4,603
Percent Change Since 2010: 7.7%
More on Ontario: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Ontario is the largest city in Malheur County, Oregon, United States. It lies along the Snake River at the Idaho border. The population was 11,366 at the 2010 census. The city is the largest community in the region of far eastern Oregon, also known as the Western Treasure Valley.

Madras, OR

Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Population: 6,504
% Hispanic/Latino: 41.36%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 2,690
Percent Change Since 2010: 16.5%
More on Madras: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Madras is a city in Jefferson County, Oregon, United States. Originally called “The Basin” after the circular valley the city is in, it is unclear whether Madras was named in 1903 for the cotton fabric called “Madras” that originated in the city of Madras in Tamil Nadu, India, or from the name of the city itself. The population was 6,046 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Jefferson County.

Hermiston, OR

Overall SnackAbility

6
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Population: 17,150
% Hispanic/Latino: 35.65%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 6,114
Percent Change Since 2010: 8.6%
More on Hermiston: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Hermiston is a city in Umatilla County, Oregon, United States. The population of 17,985 makes it the largest city in Eastern Oregon. Hermiston is the largest, and fastest-growing, city in the Hermiston-Pendleton Micropolitan Statistical Area, the eighth largest Core Based Statistical Area in Oregon with a combined population of 87,062 at the 2010 census. Hermiston sits near the junction of I-82 and I-84, & is 7 miles south of the Columbia River, Lake Wallula, and the McNary Dam. The Hermiston area has become a transportation and logistics hub due to the proximity of the I-82 and I-84 interchange, and central location between the major Pacific Northwest metropolitan areas. The city is also known for its watermelons, which are part of its branding.

Independence, OR

Overall SnackAbility

6
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Population: 8,982
% Hispanic/Latino: 29.7%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 2,668
Percent Change Since 2010: -20.07%
More on Independence: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Independence is a city in Polk County, Oregon, United States, on the west bank of the Willamette River along Oregon Route 51, and east of nearby Monmouth. It is part of the Salem Metropolitan Statistical Area. Thirty square blocks of the oldest part of Independence form the National Register of Historic Places-listed Independence Historic District.

Hood River, OR

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
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Population: 7,476
% Hispanic/Latino: 25.36%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 1,896
Percent Change Since 2010: -8.54%
More on Hood River: Real Estate | Data | Photos

The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. It is a port on the Columbia River, and is named for the nearby Hood River. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 7,167.

Hillsboro, OR

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 100,462
% Hispanic/Latino: 22.72%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 22,825
Percent Change Since 2010: 11.49%
More on Hillsboro: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Hillsboro is the fifth-largest city in the State of Oregon and is the county seat of Washington County. Lying in the Tualatin Valley on the west side of the Portland metropolitan area, the city hosts many high-technology companies, such as Intel, that comprise what has become known as the Silicon Forest. At the 2010 Census, the city’s population was 91,611.

There You Have It – Hispanic or Latino Populations Across Oregon

If you’re looking for a breakdown of Latino populations across Oregon 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 Oregon:

  1. Florence
  2. Sweet Home
  3. Baker City

For more Oregon reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Hispanic Cities In Oregon

Rank City % Hispanic Population
1 Woodburn 58.1% 24,765
2 Cornelius 51.67% 12,241
3 Milton-Freewater 48.59% 7,059
4 Umatilla 42.7% 6,986
5 Ontario 41.67% 11,045
6 Madras 41.36% 6,504
7 Hermiston 35.65% 17,150
8 Independence 29.7% 8,982
9 Hood River 25.36% 7,476
10 Hillsboro 22.72% 100,462
11 Forest Grove 22.3% 23,214
12 Salem 21.71% 161,975
13 Mcminnville 21.66% 33,724
14 Canby 20.05% 17,218
15 Gresham 19.43% 110,042
16 Keizer 19.35% 37,497
17 Tualatin 18.12% 27,024
18 The Dalles 17.69% 15,276
19 Beaverton 16.69% 94,865
20 Newport 16.48% 10,139
21 Stayton 15.44% 7,875
22 Molalla 15.25% 8,867
23 Medford 14.64% 78,856
24 Monmouth 14.14% 9,919
25 Klamath Falls 13.93% 21,322
26 Wilsonville 13.68% 21,814
27 Fairview 13.19% 9,215
28 Newberg 12.99% 22,749
29 Redmond 12.97% 27,998
30 Albany 12.59% 51,919
31 Sheridan 12.47% 6,054
32 Springfield 12.04% 60,611
33 Lincoln City 11.7% 8,452
34 Tigard 11.54% 50,787
35 Gladstone 11.22% 11,850
36 Prineville 11.06% 9,419
37 Cottage Grove 10.78% 9,889
38 Troutdale 10.29% 16,535
39 Central Point 10.1% 17,793
40 Brookings 10.03% 6,390
41 Talent 9.92% 6,323
42 Portland 9.67% 620,589
43 Junction City 9.33% 5,735
44 Silverton 9.32% 9,585
45 Astoria 9.21% 9,595
46 Grants Pass 9.15% 36,776
47 North Bend 9.07% 9,635
48 Eugene 8.99% 161,649
49 Seaside 8.98% 6,514
50 Winston 8.8% 5,364
51 Bend 8.67% 84,416
52 St. Helens 8.36% 13,169
53 Corvallis 8.36% 55,766
54 Coos Bay 8.17% 16,129
55 Sandy 8.07% 10,369
56 Eagle Point 8.03% 8,790
57 Pendleton 8.01% 16,861
58 Oregon City 7.92% 35,057
59 Sherwood 7.68% 18,965
60 Milwaukie 7.52% 20,643
61 Roseburg 5.48% 22,201
62 Damascus 5.17% 10,842
63 Ashland 5.09% 21,002
64 Happy Valley 4.86% 17,474
65 Sutherlin 4.73% 7,883
66 West Linn 4.64% 26,242
67 Dallas 4.56% 15,175
68 La Grande 4.32% 13,079
69 Lake Oswego 4.18% 38,065
70 Lebanon 3.85% 16,162
71 Scappoose 3.36% 6,901
72 Baker City 3.25% 9,757
73 Sweet Home 2.52% 9,171
74 Florence 1.64% 8,597

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