Oregon Cities With The Largest Latino Population For 2020


We scoured the internet to determine the towns and cities in Oregon that have the largest Hispanic/Latino population in 2019

Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2020. This is our third time ranking the cities in Oregon with the largest Hispanic/Latino population.

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The Latino and 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 24.7% increase in the Hispanic population in oregon.

Here are the cities in oregon with the largest Hispanic population in 2020:

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

What's the city in oregon with the largest hispanic/latino population? Woodburn took the number one over all spot for the largest Hispanic population in oregon for 2020.

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 safest places in oregon.

Woodburn, OR

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 25,417
% Hispanic/Latino: 56.18%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 14,279
Percent Change Since 2010: 14.02%
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
/10

Population: 12,575
% Hispanic/Latino: 51.51%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 6,478
Percent Change Since 2010: 14.7%
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

Source: Wikipedia
Overall SnackAbility

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Population: 7,035
% Hispanic/Latino: 49.21%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 3,462
Percent Change Since 2010: 31.58%
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.

Ontario, OR

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 10,997
% Hispanic/Latino: 44.81%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 4,928
Percent Change Since 2010: 15.3%
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.

Hermiston, OR

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 17,346
% Hispanic/Latino: 43.94%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 7,621
Percent Change Since 2010: 35.36%
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.

Umatilla, OR

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 7,114
% Hispanic/Latino: 42.54%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 3,026
Percent Change Since 2010: 26.93%
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.

Madras, OR

Source: Wikipedia
Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Population: 6,674
% Hispanic/Latino: 40.46%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 2,700
Percent Change Since 2010: 16.93%
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.

Independence, OR

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 9,556
% Hispanic/Latino: 35.26%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 3,369
Percent Change Since 2010: 0.93%
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.

Forest Grove, OR

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 23,923
% Hispanic/Latino: 23.4%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 5,597
Percent Change Since 2010: 9.34%
More on Forest Grove: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Forest Grove is a city in Washington County, Oregon, United States, 25 miles west of Portland. Originally a small farm town, it is now primarily a bedroom suburb of Portland. Settled in the 1840s, the town was platted in 1850, then incorporated in 1872, making it the first city in Washington County. The population was 21,083 at the 2010 census, an increase of 19.1% over the 2000 figure.

Hillsboro, OR

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 104,730
% Hispanic/Latino: 23.39%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 24,499
Percent Change Since 2010: 19.67%
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.

How We Determined The Cities In oregon With The Largest Hispanic Population For 2020

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 2014-2018 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 73 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Hispanic or Latino. The percentages ranked from 56.2% to 3.7%.

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. You can download the data here.

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.

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. Scappoose

For more Oregon reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Hispanic Cities In Oregon

Rank City % Hispanic Population
1 Woodburn 56.18% 25,417
2 Cornelius 51.51% 12,575
3 Milton-Freewater 49.21% 7,035
4 Ontario 44.81% 10,997
5 Hermiston 43.94% 17,346
6 Umatilla 42.54% 7,114
7 Madras 40.46% 6,674
8 Independence 35.26% 9,556
9 Forest Grove 23.4% 23,923
10 Hillsboro 23.39% 104,730
11 Mcminnville 23.17% 33,662
12 Salem 23.0% 166,756
13 Keizer 21.32% 38,479
14 Gresham 20.53% 110,770
15 Stayton 18.87% 8,025
16 The Dalles 18.53% 15,320
17 Molalla 18.5% 9,082
18 Hood River 18.2% 7,688
19 Tualatin 17.36% 27,338
20 Canby 17.01% 17,527
21 Beaverton 16.61% 97,012
22 Newport 16.36% 10,381
23 Medford 16.27% 80,051
24 Sheridan 14.48% 6,106
25 Newberg 14.04% 23,167
26 Talent 13.93% 6,424
27 Troutdale 13.68% 16,559
28 Monmouth 13.5% 10,131
29 Junction City 13.35% 5,946
30 Gladstone 13.33% 12,045
31 Klamath Falls 13.24% 21,138
32 Fairview 13.23% 9,303
33 Winston 12.3% 5,406
34 Albany 12.26% 52,736
35 Redmond 12.24% 29,234
36 Central Point 12.07% 18,130
37 Seaside 11.95% 6,643
38 Lincoln City 11.77% 8,684
39 Eagle Point 11.6% 9,015
40 Springfield 11.55% 61,525
41 Wilsonville 11.36% 23,418
42 Pendleton 11.26% 16,713
43 Prineville 11.15% 9,748
44 Cottage Grove 10.75% 10,083
45 Tigard 10.74% 52,368
46 Grants Pass 10.14% 37,201
47 Eugene 9.84% 165,997
48 Portland 9.71% 639,387
49 Sandy 9.68% 10,834
50 North Bend 9.14% 9,615
51 Bend 9.12% 90,500
52 Milwaukie 9.07% 20,955
53 Astoria 8.71% 9,747
54 Lebanon 8.13% 16,599
55 St. Helens 8.05% 13,446
56 Coos Bay 7.94% 16,176
57 Corvallis 7.92% 57,213
58 Silverton 7.55% 10,028
59 Oregon City 7.12% 36,040
60 Ashland 6.74% 20,912
61 Roseburg 6.59% 22,988
62 Sherwood 5.95% 19,337
63 Brookings 5.68% 6,413
64 Dallas 5.58% 15,805
65 Sutherlin 5.3% 7,941
66 Lake Oswego 5.16% 38,705
67 La Grande 4.98% 13,103
68 West Linn 4.9% 26,511
69 Happy Valley 4.45% 19,471
70 Baker City 4.24% 9,738
71 Scappoose 4.18% 7,125
72 Sweet Home 4.11% 9,435
73 Florence 3.68% 8,815

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