These Are The 10 Pennsylvania Cities With The Largest Latino Population For 2019


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

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Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2019. This is our second 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 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 2019:

  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 2019.

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 2019

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 2013-2017 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 186 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Hispanic or Latino. The percentages ranked from 64.7% 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 Economy 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: 88,275
% Hispanic/Latino: 64.67%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 57,088
Percent Change Since 2010: 20.12%
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: 24,882
% Hispanic/Latino: 54.22%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 13,490
Percent Change Since 2010: 71.93%
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: 120,128
% Hispanic/Latino: 50.61%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 60,800
Percent Change Since 2010: 35.41%
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: 6,138
% Hispanic/Latino: 48.06%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 2,950
Percent Change Since 2010: -0.34%
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: 25,703
% Hispanic/Latino: 41.52%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 10,671
Percent Change Since 2010: 47.08%
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: 59,556
% Hispanic/Latino: 38.68%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 23,036
Percent Change Since 2010: 7.84%
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: 44,058
% Hispanic/Latino: 31.7%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 13,968
Percent Change Since 2010: 18.9%
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: 75,240
% Hispanic/Latino: 28.52%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 21,455
Percent Change Since 2010: 21.95%
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: 34,556
% Hispanic/Latino: 26.63%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 9,202
Percent Change Since 2010: 10.14%
More on Norri: Real Estate | Data

Coatesville, PA

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Population: 13,169
% Hispanic/Latino: 24.54%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 3,232
Percent Change Since 2010: 7.95%
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. Economy
  2. Vandergrift
  3. Brookhaven

For more Pennsylvania reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Hispanic Cities In Pennsylvania

Rank City % Hispanic Population
1 Reading 64.67% 88,275
2 Hazleton 54.22% 24,882
3 Allentown 50.61% 120,128
4 Kennett Square 48.06% 6,138
5 Lebanon 41.52% 25,703
6 Lancaster 38.68% 59,556
7 York 31.7% 44,058
8 Bethlehem 28.52% 75,240
9 Norri 26.63% 34,556
10 Coatesville 24.54% 13,169
11 Easton 21.72% 27,045
12 Harrisburg 20.32% 49,278
13 Chambersburg 17.56% 20,640
14 Wilkes-Barre 17.35% 40,887
15 Steelton 17.02% 5,953
16 Philadelphia 14.13% 1,569,657
17 Olyphant 13.65% 5,127
18 Scranton 13.37% 76,624
19 Downin 12.94% 7,961
20 East Stroudsburg 12.8% 10,149
21 Hanover 12.74% 15,506
22 Souderton 12.12% 6,813
23 Bristol 11.95% 9,645
24 Chester 11.86% 34,102
25 Wilson 11.56% 7,817
26 Gettysburg 11.37% 7,627
27 Stroudsburg 10.95% 5,491
28 Catasauqua 10.3% 6,541
29 Mount Joy 10.17% 8,071
30 West Chester 10.12% 19,698
31 Columbia 10.04% 10,430
32 Shillington 10.03% 5,282
33 Ambler 9.81% 6,525
34 Phoenixville 9.54% 16,743
35 Wyomissing 9.18% 10,452
36 Northampton 8.83% 9,888
37 Folcroft 8.29% 6,620
38 Lewisburg 7.93% 5,753
39 Erie 7.51% 98,970
40 Quake 7.41% 8,889
41 Helle 7.32% 5,833
42 Taylor 7.18% 6,061
43 New Holland 7.0% 5,445
44 Morrisville 6.99% 8,630
45 Red Lion 6.97% 6,324
46 Selinsgrove 6.84% 5,875
47 Lansdale 6.83% 16,506
48 Berwick 6.66% 10,231
49 Middl 6.61% 9,098
50 Pott 6.49% 22,715
51 Shippensburg 6.39% 5,558
52 Old Forge 6.34% 8,090
53 Exeter 6.32% 5,614
54 Ephrata 6.06% 13,785
55 Shamokin 5.97% 7,165
56 Sunbury 5.86% 9,643
57 Hatboro 5.73% 7,436
58 Kingston 5.7% 12,959
59 Carlisle 5.61% 19,113
60 Palmyra 5.22% 7,488
61 Camp Hill 5.12% 7,906
62 Brentwood 5.04% 9,528
63 Doyle 4.98% 8,307
64 Archbald 4.98% 7,004
65 Lansdowne 4.92% 10,641
66 Canonsburg 4.68% 8,913
67 Palmerton 4.61% 5,313
68 Emmaus 4.45% 11,360
69 Millersville 4.45% 8,366
70 Tamaqua 4.44% 6,841
71 State College 4.36% 42,224
72 Milton 4.29% 6,926
73 Darby 3.86% 10,710
74 Edinboro 3.85% 6,206
75 Johnstown 3.69% 19,967
76 Mount Carmel 3.62% 5,724
77 Nanticoke 3.55% 10,296
78 Lititz 3.53% 9,269
79 Collingdale 3.48% 8,800
80 Pittston 3.45% 7,682
81 Williamsport 3.42% 28,938
82 Plymouth 3.39% 5,863
83 Conshohocken 3.38% 7,985
84 Sharon Hill 3.36% 5,711
85 Swarthmore 3.35% 6,243
86 New Cumberland 3.33% 7,305
87 Castle Shannon 3.31% 8,251
88 Pottsville 3.2% 13,827
89 Nazareth 3.15% 5,706
90 Dickson City 3.15% 5,903
91 Dubois 3.1% 7,556
92 Sharon 3.06% 13,505
93 Carbondale 3.05% 8,625
94 Mckeesport 3.0% 19,488
95 Mechanicsburg 2.99% 9,016
96 Lewi 2.98% 8,264
97 Pittsburgh 2.95% 305,012
98 Glenolden 2.93% 7,167
99 Bradford 2.76% 8,440
100 Ambridge 2.76% 6,853

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