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? Which cities and towns in Pennsylvania have seen the greatest increase in its 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)
  2. Hazleton (Photos)
  3. Allentown (Photos)
  4. Kennett Square (Photos)
  5. Lebanon (Photos)
  6. Lancaster (Photos)
  7. York (Photos)
  8. Bethlehem (Photos)
  9. Norri
  10. Coatesville (Photos)

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.

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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. The percentages ranked from 63.1% to 0.0%.

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

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

Reading, Pennsylvania

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 87,899
% Hispanic: 63.15%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 55,508
Percent Change Since 2010: 16.79%

2. Hazleton

Hazleton, Pennsylvania

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 24,954
% Hispanic: 52.16%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 13,015
Percent Change Since 2010: 65.88%

3. Allentown

Allentown, Pennsylvania

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 119,624
% Hispanic: 48.98%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 58,593
Percent Change Since 2010: 30.5%

4. Kennett Square

Kennett Square, Pennsylvania

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,139
% Hispanic: 48.9%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 3,002
Percent Change Since 2010: 1.42%

5. Lebanon

Lebanon, Pennsylvania

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 25,654
% Hispanic: 40.44%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 10,374
Percent Change Since 2010: 42.99%

6. Lancaster

Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 59,341
% Hispanic: 38.53%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 22,866
Percent Change Since 2010: 7.05%

7. York

York, Pennsylvania

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 43,848
% Hispanic: 30.87%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 13,535
Percent Change Since 2010: 15.21%

8. Bethlehem

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 75,110
% Hispanic: 27.89%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 20,946
Percent Change Since 2010: 19.06%

9. Norri

Source: Public Domain

Population: 34,460
% Hispanic: 25.62%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 8,829
Percent Change Since 2010: 5.67%

10. Coatesville

Coatesville, Pennsylvania

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 13,132
% Hispanic: 24.82%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 3,260
Percent Change Since 2010: 8.88%

There You Have It – Hispanic Populations Across Pennsylvania

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

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

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

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