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


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

Turns out there’s been a 28.4% increase in the Hispanic population in Pennsylvania.

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

  1. Reading (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  2. Hazleton (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  3. Allentown (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  4. Kennett Square (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  5. Lebanon (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  6. Lancaster (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  7. York (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  8. Bethlehem (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. Norri (Homes For Sale)
  10. Coatesville (Photos | Homes For Sale)

Reading took the number one over all spot for the largest Hispanic population in Pennsylvania for 2018.

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

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

How We Determined The Cities In Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania.

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 189 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Hispanic or Latino. The percentages ranked from 63.1% to 0.0%.

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. Reading took the distinction of being the most Hispanic or Latino, while Sharon Hill was the least Hispanic or Latino city.

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

Reading, PA

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Population: 87,899
% Hispanic/Latino: 63.15%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 55,508
Percent Change Since 2010: 16.79%
More on Reading: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Reading is a city in and the county seat of Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States. With a population of 87,575, it is the fifth-largest city in Pennsylvania. Located in the southeastern part of the state, it is the principal city of the Greater Reading Area.

Hazleton, PA

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Population: 24,954
% Hispanic/Latino: 52.16%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 13,015
Percent Change Since 2010: 65.88%
More on Hazleton: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Hazleton is a city in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 25,340 at the 2010 census. The population of Greater Hazleton was 77,187. Hazleton is the second largest city in Luzerne County and the seventeenth largest city in Pennsylvania. It was incorporated as a borough on January 5, 1857, and as a city on December 4, 1891.

Allentown, PA

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Population: 119,624
% Hispanic/Latino: 48.98%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 58,593
Percent Change Since 2010: 30.5%
More on Allentown: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Allentown is a city located in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is Pennsylvania’s third most populous city and the 224th largest city in the United States. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 118,032 and is currently the fastest growing city in all of Pennsylvania. It is the largest city in the metropolitan area known as the Lehigh Valley, which had a population of 821,623 residents as of 2010. Allentown constitutes a portion of the New York City Combined Statistical Area and is the county seat of Lehigh County. In 2012, the city celebrated the 250th anniversary of its founding in 1762.

Kennett Square, PA

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Population: 6,139
% Hispanic/Latino: 48.9%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 3,002
Percent Change Since 2010: 1.42%
More on Kennett Square: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Kennett Square is a borough in Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is known as the Mushroom Capital of the World because mushroom farming in the region produces over a million pounds of mushrooms a day. To celebrate this heritage, Kennett Square has an annual Mushroom Festival, where the town shuts down to have a parade, tour mushroom farms, and buy and sell food and other goods. It is also home to the corporate headquarters of Genesis HealthCare which administers elderly care facilities. The local high school is Kennett High School. Its population was 6,072 at the 2010 census.

Lebanon, PA

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Population: 25,654
% Hispanic/Latino: 40.44%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 10,374
Percent Change Since 2010: 42.99%
More on Lebanon: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Lebanon, is a city in and the county seat of Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 25,477 at the 2010 census, a 4.2% increase from the 2000 count of 24,461. Lebanon is located in the central part of the Lebanon Valley, 26 miles east of Harrisburg and 29 miles west of Reading.

Lancaster, PA

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Population: 59,341
% Hispanic/Latino: 38.53%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 22,866
Percent Change Since 2010: 7.05%
More on Lancaster: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Lancaster is a city located in South Central Pennsylvania which serves as the seat of Pennsylvania’s Lancaster County and one of the oldest inland towns in the United States. With a population of 59,322, it ranks eighth in population among Pennsylvania’s cities. The Lancaster metropolitan area population is 507,766, making it the 101st largest metropolitan area in the U.S. and second largest in the South Central Pennsylvania area.

York, PA

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Population: 43,848
% Hispanic/Latino: 30.87%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 13,535
Percent Change Since 2010: 15.21%
More on York: Real Estate | Data | Photos

York, known as the White Rose City, is the county seat of York County, Pennsylvania, United States, located in the south-central region of the state. The population within York’s city limits was 43,718 at the 2010 census, a 7.0% increase from the 2000 count of 40,862. When combined with the adjacent boroughs of West York and North York and surrounding Spring Garden, West Manchester, and Springettsbury townships, the population of Greater York was 108,386. York is the 11th largest city in Pennsylvania.

Bethlehem, PA

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Population: 75,110
% Hispanic/Latino: 27.89%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 20,946
Percent Change Since 2010: 19.06%
More on Bethlehem: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Bethlehem is a city in Lehigh and Northampton counties in the Lehigh Valley region of the eastern portion of the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 74,982, making it the seventh largest city in Pennsylvania, after Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Allentown, Erie, Reading, and Scranton. Of this, 55,639 were in Northampton County, and 19,343 were in Lehigh County.

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Population: 34,460
% Hispanic/Latino: 25.62%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 8,829
Percent Change Since 2010: 5.67%
More on Norri: Real Estate | Data

Coatesville, PA

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Population: 13,132
% Hispanic/Latino: 24.82%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 3,260
Percent Change Since 2010: 8.88%
More on Coatesville: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Coatesville is a city in Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 13,100 at the 2010 census. Coatesville is approximately 39 miles west of Philadelphia. It developed along Lancaster Turnpike, beginning in the late 18th century. It spans Rt. 30, the “Main Line” highway that runs west of Philadelphia.

There You Have It – Hispanic or Latino Populations Across Pennsylvania

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

  1. Sharon Hill
  2. Clarion
  3. Brookhaven

For more Pennsylvania reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Hispanic Cities In Pennsylvania

Rank City % Hispanic Population
1 Reading 63.15% 87,899
2 Hazleton 52.16% 24,954
3 Allentown 48.98% 119,624
4 Kennett Square 48.9% 6,139
5 Lebanon 40.44% 25,654
6 Lancaster 38.53% 59,341
7 York 30.87% 43,848
8 Bethlehem 27.89% 75,110
9 Norri 25.62% 34,460
10 Coatesville 24.82% 13,132
11 Easton 23.07% 27,014
12 Harrisburg 19.39% 49,160
13 Bristol 16.08% 9,593
14 Chambersburg 15.9% 20,576
15 Wilkes-Barre 15.86% 40,964
16 Steelton 15.8% 5,938
17 Philadelphia 13.77% 1,559,938
18 East Stroudsburg 13.55% 10,023
19 Stroudsburg 13.23% 5,486
20 Scranton 12.58% 76,380
21 Chester 11.91% 34,056
22 Phoenixville 10.59% 16,638
23 Shillington 10.45% 5,265
24 Gettysburg 10.35% 7,643
25 Olyphant 10.03% 5,156
26 West Chester 9.95% 19,434
27 Hanover 9.92% 15,429
28 Downin 9.91% 7,940
29 Wilson 9.89% 7,819
30 Ambler 9.76% 6,507
31 New Holland 9.34% 5,418
32 Taylor 9.26% 6,136
33 Lewisburg 9.14% 5,757
34 Columbia 9.1% 10,382
35 Mount Joy 9.02% 7,978
36 Shippensburg 8.83% 5,529
37 Catasauqua 8.77% 6,509
38 Souderton 8.71% 6,737
39 Wyomissing 8.52% 10,442
40 Middl 8.51% 9,002
41 Northampton 8.51% 9,887
42 Hatboro 7.95% 7,412
43 Morrisville 7.78% 8,611
44 Quake 7.4% 8,869
45 Erie 7.22% 100,157
46 Folcroft 7.1% 6,616
47 Pott 7.05% 22,619
48 Helle 6.82% 5,837
49 Archbald 6.4% 7,036
50 Palmyra 6.39% 7,481
51 Sunbury 6.09% 9,705
52 Lansdale 6.05% 16,454
53 Berwick 5.89% 10,276
54 Red Lion 5.67% 6,318
55 Darby 5.6% 10,677
56 Palmerton 5.42% 5,330
57 Milton 5.37% 6,968
58 Tamaqua 5.12% 6,901
59 Edinboro 4.96% 6,393
60 Brentwood 4.93% 9,550
61 Selinsgrove 4.89% 5,810
62 Doyle 4.78% 8,305
63 Kingston 4.69% 12,996
64 Millersville 4.68% 8,370
65 State College 4.2% 42,074
66 Carlisle 4.2% 19,014
67 Waynesboro 4.16% 10,764
68 Emmaus 3.95% 11,363
69 Lansdowne 3.87% 10,621
70 Swarthmore 3.84% 6,218
71 Fox Chapel 3.84% 5,392
72 Ephrata 3.76% 13,714
73 Nazareth 3.68% 5,703
74 Conshohocken 3.68% 7,916
75 Canonsburg 3.66% 8,933
76 Collingdale 3.47% 8,777
77 Pottsville 3.47% 13,955
78 Williamsport 3.42% 29,180
79 Lititz 3.31% 9,209
80 Glenolden 3.29% 7,167
81 Shamokin 3.26% 7,202
82 Exeter 3.25% 5,605
83 Carbondale 3.23% 8,707
84 Dubois 3.17% 7,637
85 Johnstown 3.12% 20,169
86 Nanticoke 3.12% 10,302
87 Old Forge 3.1% 8,172
88 Mckeesport 3.02% 19,529
89 Mechanicsburg 2.97% 8,989
90 Lewi 2.89% 8,300
91 Turtle Creek 2.87% 5,292
92 Plymouth 2.86% 5,865
93 Pittsburgh 2.83% 305,305
94 Bloomsburg 2.75% 14,619
95 Aliquippa 2.71% 9,258
96 Munhall 2.65% 11,305
97 Camp Hill 2.63% 7,912
98 Mount Carmel 2.56% 5,773
99 Castle Shannon 2.55% 8,288
100 New Castle 2.53% 22,500

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