Tennessee Cities With The Largest Latino Population For 2020


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

Turns out there's been a 34.8% increase in the Hispanic population in tennessee.

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

  1. Shelbyville (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  2. La Vergne (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  3. Morristown (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  4. Loudon (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  5. Springfield (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  6. Pigeon Forge (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  7. Lenoir City (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  8. Sevierville (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. Collegedale (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  10. East Ridge (Photos | Homes For Sale)

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

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

To see where tennessee 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 tennessee or the safest places in tennessee.

Shelbyville, TN

Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Population: 21,319
% Hispanic/Latino: 22.27%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 4,748
Percent Change Since 2010: 10.29%
More on Shelbyville: Real Estate | Data | Photos

La Vergne, TN

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 35,237
% Hispanic/Latino: 20.94%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 7,378
Percent Change Since 2010: 100.33%
More on La Vergne: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Morristown, TN

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 29,547
% Hispanic/Latino: 20.62%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 6,093
Percent Change Since 2010: 22.72%
More on Morristown: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Morristown is a city in and the county seat of Hamblen County, Tennessee, United States. The population was 29,137 at the 2010 United States Census. It is the principal city of the Morristown, Tennessee Metropolitan Statistical Area, which encompasses all of Grainger, Hamblen, and Jefferson counties. The Morristown metropolitan area is also a part of the Knoxville-Sevierville-La Follette Combined Statistical Area. Morristown is primarily located in Hamblen County while a small portion of the city is located in Jefferson County.

Loudon, TN

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 5,687
% Hispanic/Latino: 17.71%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 1,007
Percent Change Since 2010: 15.75%
More on Loudon: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Loudon is a city in and the county seat of Loudon County, Tennessee, United States. Its population was 4,476 at the 2000 census. It is included in the Knoxville, Tennessee Metropolitan Statistical Area. The city is located in eastern Tennessee, southwest of Knoxville, on the Tennessee River. Fort Loudoun, the colonial era fort for which the city was named, is located several miles to the south in Monroe County.

Springfield, TN

Overall SnackAbility

6
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Population: 16,787
% Hispanic/Latino: 17.52%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 2,941
Percent Change Since 2010: 8.12%
More on Springfield: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Pigeon Forge, TN

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 6,197
% Hispanic/Latino: 15.69%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 972
Percent Change Since 2010: 141.19%
More on Pigeon Forge: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Pigeon Forge is a mountain resort city in Sevier County, Tennessee, in the southeastern United States. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 5,875.

Lenoir City, TN

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 9,122
% Hispanic/Latino: 14.83%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 1,353
Percent Change Since 2010: 46.91%
More on Lenoir City: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Lenoir City is a city in Loudon County, Tennessee, United States. The population was 6,418 at the 2000 census and the population rose to 8,642 as of 2010. It is included in the Knoxville Metropolitan Area in the state's eastern region, along the Tennessee River southwest of Knoxville. Fort Loudoun Dam is nearby.

Sevierville, TN

Overall SnackAbility

4
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Population: 16,439
% Hispanic/Latino: 14.64%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 2,407
Percent Change Since 2010: 76.34%
More on Sevierville: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Sevierville is a city in and the county seat of Sevier County, Tennessee, located in Eastern Tennessee. The population was 14,807 at the 2010 United States Census and 16,355 according to the 2014 census estimate.

Collegedale, TN

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 11,256
% Hispanic/Latino: 12.95%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 1,458
Percent Change Since 2010: 77.8%
More on Collegedale: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Collegedale is a city in Hamilton County, Tennessee, United States. The population was 8,282 at the 2010 census and 10,729 in a 2014 estimate. Collegedale is a suburb of Chattanooga and is part of the Chattanooga, TN-GA Metropolitan Statistical Area. Collegedale is home to Southern Adventist University. The median household income is among one of the highest in Hamilton County. It has been ranked as one of the best and safest places to live in Tennessee.

East Ridge, TN

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 21,134
% Hispanic/Latino: 12.43%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 2,628
Percent Change Since 2010: 560.3%
More on East Ridge: Real Estate | Data | Photos

How We Determined The Cities In tennessee 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 tennessee.

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 94 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Hispanic or Latino. The percentages ranked from 22.3% 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. Shelbyville took the distinction of being the most Hispanic or Latino, while Bolivar was the least Hispanic or Latino city. You can download the data here.

Read on for more information on how the cities in tennessee 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 Tennessee

If you're looking for a breakdown of Latino populations across Tennessee 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 Tennessee:

  1. Bolivar
  2. Signal Mountain
  3. Hartsville/Trousdale County

For more Tennessee reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Hispanic Cities In Tennessee

Rank City % Hispanic Population
1 Shelbyville 22.27% 21,319
2 La Vergne 20.94% 35,237
3 Morristown 20.62% 29,547
4 Loudon 17.71% 5,687
5 Springfield 17.52% 16,787
6 Pigeon Forge 15.69% 6,197
7 Lenoir City 14.83% 9,122
8 Sevierville 14.64% 16,439
9 Collegedale 12.95% 11,256
10 East Ridge 12.43% 21,134
11 Clarksville 11.46% 150,602
12 Cleveland 10.68% 43,924
13 Nashville 10.45% 660,062
14 Mcminnville 10.43% 13,650
15 Smyrna 10.25% 48,361
16 Lewisburg 9.97% 11,638
17 Columbia 8.98% 37,455
18 Crossville 8.76% 11,368
19 Gallatin 8.29% 36,139
20 Lebanon 7.34% 31,592
21 Jefferson City 7.31% 8,235
22 Memphis 7.18% 653,248
23 Erwin 7.1% 5,891
24 Manchester 7.08% 10,561
25 Millersville 7.06% 6,570
26 Franklin 6.88% 75,366
27 Dayton 6.83% 7,340
28 Oak Ridge 6.8% 29,030
29 Spring Hill 6.78% 37,830
30 Alcoa 6.74% 9,633
31 Millington 6.67% 10,720
32 Murfreesboro 6.66% 130,968
33 Cookeville 6.6% 32,894
34 Portland 6.58% 12,539
35 Savannah 6.39% 6,964
36 Dickson 6.38% 15,294
37 Chattanooga 6.13% 177,365
38 Union City 5.97% 10,478
39 Knoxville 5.72% 185,429
40 Lakeland 5.45% 12,628
41 Tullahoma 4.99% 19,669
42 Jackson 4.77% 66,878
43 Fairview 4.76% 8,599
44 Athens 4.73% 13,752
45 White House 4.69% 11,513
46 Fayetteville 4.68% 6,987
47 Red Bank 4.63% 11,748
48 Johnson City 4.62% 66,037
49 Humboldt 4.51% 8,226
50 Dyersburg 4.3% 16,559
51 Goodlettsville 4.17% 16,900
52 Bartlett 4.0% 58,828
53 Greeneville 4.0% 14,896
54 Winchester 4.0% 8,578
55 Hendersonville 4.0% 56,421
56 Munford 3.85% 5,998
57 Elizabethton 3.84% 13,555
58 Brentwood 3.82% 41,987
59 Maryville 3.81% 28,520
60 Lexington 3.66% 7,735
61 Greenbrier 3.65% 6,770
62 Mount Carmel 3.62% 5,327
63 Newport 3.61% 6,757
64 Pulaski 3.57% 7,652
65 Martin 3.54% 10,721
66 Mount Juliet 3.48% 32,882
67 Sweetwater 3.46% 5,870
68 Milan 3.44% 7,703
69 Nolensville 3.42% 7,656
70 Arlington 3.18% 11,689
71 Farragut 3.15% 22,260
72 Rockwood 2.9% 5,419
73 Lawrenceburg 2.7% 10,684
74 La Follette 2.58% 6,911
75 Kingsport 2.39% 53,115
76 Collierville 2.36% 49,610
77 Brownsville 2.34% 9,715
78 Germantown 2.28% 39,164
79 Oakland 2.08% 7,707
80 Bristol 2.07% 26,766
81 Kingston 1.87% 5,821
82 Harriman 1.76% 6,136
83 Paris 1.65% 10,042
84 Soddy-Daisy 1.62% 13,460
85 Mckenzie 1.47% 5,363
86 Atoka 1.47% 9,139
87 Covington 1.45% 8,855
88 Clinton 1.31% 9,908
89 Ripley 1.27% 8,023
90 Church Hill 1.12% 6,681
91 Henderson 0.99% 6,247
92 Hartsville/trousdale County 0.68% 9,573
93 Signal Mountain 0.54% 8,523
94 Bolivar 0.02% 5,002

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