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

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.

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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. The percentages ranked from 58.1% to 1.6%.

Finally, we ranked each city based on the percent of Hispanic population with a higher score being more Hispanic than a lower score. Woodburn took the distinction of being the most Hispanic, while Florence was the least Hispanic city.

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

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1. Woodburn

Woodburn, Oregon

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 24,765
% Hispanic: 58.1%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 14,389
Percent Change Since 2010: 14.9%

2. Cornelius

Cornelius, Oregon

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 12,241
% Hispanic: 51.67%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 6,325
Percent Change Since 2010: 11.99%

3. Milton-Freewater

Milton-Freewater, Oregon

Source: Google Maps

Population: 7,059
% Hispanic: 48.59%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 3,430
Percent Change Since 2010: 30.37%

4. Umatilla

Umatilla, Oregon

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,986
% Hispanic: 42.7%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 2,983
Percent Change Since 2010: 25.13%

5. Ontario

Ontario, Oregon

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 11,045
% Hispanic: 41.67%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 4,603
Percent Change Since 2010: 7.7%

6. Madras

Madras, Oregon

Source: Google Maps

Population: 6,504
% Hispanic: 41.36%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 2,690
Percent Change Since 2010: 16.5%

7. Hermiston

Hermiston, Oregon

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 17,150
% Hispanic: 35.65%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 6,114
Percent Change Since 2010: 8.6%

8. Independence

Independence, Oregon

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 8,982
% Hispanic: 29.7%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 2,668
Percent Change Since 2010: -20.07%

9. Hood River

Hood River, Oregon

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 7,476
% Hispanic: 25.36%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 1,896
Percent Change Since 2010: -8.54%

10. Hillsboro

Hillsboro, Oregon

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 100,462
% Hispanic: 22.72%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 22,825
Percent Change Since 2010: 11.49%

There You Have It – Hispanic Populations Across Oregon

If you’re looking for a breakdown of Hispanic populations across Oregon according to the most recent data, this is an accurate list.

If you’re curious enough, here are the least Hispanic 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

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

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