Pennsylvania Cities With The Largest Latino Population For 2020


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

Turns out there's been a 37.9% increase in the Hispanic population in pennsylvania.

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

  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)

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

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 safest places in pennsylvania.

Reading, PA

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Overall SnackAbility

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Population: 88,211
% Hispanic/Latino: 66.49%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 58,652
Percent Change Since 2010: 23.41%
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: 24,812
% Hispanic/Latino: 56.95%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 14,130
Percent Change Since 2010: 80.09%
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

Overall SnackAbility

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Population: 120,410
% Hispanic/Latino: 52.21%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 62,863
Percent Change Since 2010: 40.01%
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

Overall SnackAbility

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Population: 6,159
% Hispanic/Latino: 45.27%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 2,788
Percent Change Since 2010: -5.81%
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

Overall SnackAbility

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Population: 25,739
% Hispanic/Latino: 43.98%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 11,321
Percent Change Since 2010: 56.04%
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

Overall SnackAbility

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Population: 59,503
% Hispanic/Latino: 38.51%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 22,916
Percent Change Since 2010: 7.28%
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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Overall SnackAbility

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Population: 44,044
% Hispanic/Latino: 33.28%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 14,659
Percent Change Since 2010: 24.78%
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

Overall SnackAbility

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Population: 75,296
% Hispanic/Latino: 28.64%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 21,562
Percent Change Since 2010: 22.56%
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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Overall SnackAbility

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Population: 34,490
% Hispanic/Latino: 27.5%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 9,485
Percent Change Since 2010: 13.52%
More on Norri: Real Estate | Data

Coatesville, PA

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Overall SnackAbility

4
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Population: 13,147
% Hispanic/Latino: 23.83%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 3,133
Percent Change Since 2010: 4.64%
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.

How We Determined The Cities In pennsylvania 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 pennsylvania.

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 185 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Hispanic or Latino. The percentages ranked from 66.5% to 0.1%.

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 Brookhaven was the least Hispanic or Latino city. You can download the data here.

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.

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. Brookhaven
  2. Ellwood City
  3. Sayre

For more Pennsylvania reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Hispanic Cities In Pennsylvania

Rank City % Hispanic Population
1 Reading 66.49% 88,211
2 Hazleton 56.95% 24,812
3 Allentown 52.21% 120,410
4 Kennett Square 45.27% 6,159
5 Lebanon 43.98% 25,739
6 Lancaster 38.51% 59,503
7 York 33.28% 44,044
8 Bethlehem 28.64% 75,296
9 Norri 27.5% 34,490
10 Coatesville 23.83% 13,147
11 Easton 23.21% 27,100
12 Harrisburg 21.79% 49,230
13 Steelton 20.04% 5,954
14 Wilkes-Barre 19.14% 40,847
15 Chambersburg 16.64% 20,734
16 Bristol 16.35% 9,614
17 East Stroudsburg 16.27% 10,279
18 Catasauqua 15.27% 6,550
19 Wilson 14.59% 7,795
20 Philadelphia 14.45% 1,575,522
21 Scranton 14.39% 76,869
22 Olyphant 13.77% 5,090
23 Stroudsburg 13.67% 5,501
24 Columbia 13.65% 10,389
25 Souderton 12.29% 6,910
26 Shillington 12.06% 5,300
27 Downin 11.97% 7,929
28 Chester 11.9% 33,977
29 Ambler 11.58% 6,488
30 Hanover 11.11% 15,563
31 Gettysburg 10.93% 7,646
32 Middl 10.92% 9,176
33 Folcroft 10.63% 6,630
34 Phoenixville 10.32% 16,815
35 Mount Joy 10.26% 8,106
36 West Chester 8.84% 19,888
37 Wyomissing 8.51% 10,452
38 Taylor 8.47% 6,007
39 Quake 8.31% 8,836
40 Morrisville 8.16% 8,588
41 Pott 7.91% 22,694
42 Shamokin 7.85% 7,096
43 Erie 7.78% 98,156
44 Northampton 7.5% 9,873
45 Old Forge 7.33% 8,038
46 Ephrata 7.04% 13,802
47 Hatboro 6.89% 7,428
48 Shippensburg 6.61% 5,479
49 Sunbury 6.61% 9,581
50 Berwick 6.49% 10,167
51 Palmyra 6.4% 7,498
52 Plymouth 6.22% 5,832
53 Camp Hill 6.17% 7,911
54 Lansdale 6.13% 16,579
55 Red Lion 6.06% 6,320
56 Helle 5.95% 5,848
57 Carlisle 5.85% 19,116
58 Lewisburg 5.64% 5,740
59 Selinsgrove 5.44% 5,897
60 Kingston 5.4% 12,935
61 Bangor 5.36% 5,225
62 New Cumberland 5.28% 7,298
63 New Holland 5.04% 5,455
64 Millersville 4.99% 8,344
65 Nanticoke 4.98% 10,302
66 Exeter 4.94% 5,603
67 Emmaus 4.88% 11,361
68 Brentwood 4.77% 9,453
69 Doyle 4.61% 8,307
70 Collingdale 4.45% 8,790
71 State College 4.35% 42,256
72 Lititz 4.15% 9,288
73 Coraopolis 4.12% 5,587
74 Glenolden 4.0% 7,147
75 Edinboro 3.91% 5,964
76 Palmerton 3.88% 5,314
77 Sharon Hill 3.78% 5,691
78 Lansdowne 3.73% 10,628
79 Nazareth 3.72% 5,698
80 Ridley Park 3.61% 7,035
81 Canonsburg 3.6% 8,864
82 Ambridge 3.57% 6,787
83 Archbald 3.48% 7,002
84 Waynesboro 3.43% 10,842
85 Darby 3.42% 10,699
86 Tamaqua 3.41% 6,796
87 Bradford 3.3% 8,424
88 Pittston 3.29% 7,697
89 Lehighton 3.22% 5,313
90 Lewi 3.16% 8,228
91 Bloomsburg 3.12% 14,275
92 Elizabet 3.12% 11,492
93 Swarthmore 3.11% 6,304
94 Dunmore 3.1% 13,282
95 Mckees Rocks 3.1% 5,966
96 Pittsburgh 3.06% 303,587
97 Pottsville 3.02% 13,728
98 Williamsport 2.91% 28,757
99 Duquesne 2.89% 5,544
100 Johnstown 2.88% 19,812

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