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


We scoured the internet to determine the towns and cities in Tennessee 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 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 25.2% increase in the Hispanic population in Tennessee.

We broke down the most recent census data to determine the cities in Tennessee with the largest Hispanic population in 2019:

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

Shelbyville took the number one over all spot for the largest Hispanic population in Tennessee for 2019.

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 most diverse places in Tennessee.

How We Determined The Cities In Tennessee 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 Tennessee.

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 94 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Hispanic or Latino. The percentages ranked from 22.4% 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.

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.

Shelbyville, TN

Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Population: 21,028
% Hispanic/Latino: 22.38%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 4,707
Percent Change Since 2010: 9.34%
More on Shelbyville: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Morristown, TN

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5
/10

Population: 29,446
% Hispanic/Latino: 20.51%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 6,040
Percent Change Since 2010: 21.65%
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: 5,697
% Hispanic/Latino: 20.29%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 1,156
Percent Change Since 2010: 32.87%
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.

La Vergne, TN

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 34,905
% Hispanic/Latino: 19.07%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 6,658
Percent Change Since 2010: 80.78%
More on La Vergne: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Lenoir City, TN

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4
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Population: 9,007
% Hispanic/Latino: 15.74%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 1,418
Percent Change Since 2010: 53.96%
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.

Springfield, TN

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6
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Population: 16,692
% Hispanic/Latino: 14.4%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 2,403
Percent Change Since 2010: -11.65%
More on Springfield: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Sevierville, TN

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 16,387
% Hispanic/Latino: 13.61%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 2,231
Percent Change Since 2010: 63.44%
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.

East Ridge, TN

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6
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Population: 21,193
% Hispanic/Latino: 13.0%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 2,755
Percent Change Since 2010: 592.21%
More on East Ridge: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Collegedale, TN

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 10,902
% Hispanic/Latino: 12.24%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 1,334
Percent Change Since 2010: 62.68%
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.

Clarksville, TN

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 147,771
% Hispanic/Latino: 11.3%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 16,701
Percent Change Since 2010: 58.62%
More on Clarksville: Real Estate | Data | Photos

The city of Clarksville is the county seat of Montgomery County, Tennessee, United States. It is the fifth-largest city in the state behind Nashville, Memphis, Knoxville, and Chattanooga. The city had a population of 132,929 at the 2010 census, and an estimated population of 150,287 in 2016.

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. La Follette

For more Tennessee reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Hispanic Cities In Tennessee

Rank City % Hispanic Population
1 Shelbyville 22.38% 21,028
2 Morristown 20.51% 29,446
3 Loudon 20.29% 5,697
4 La Vergne 19.07% 34,905
5 Lenoir City 15.74% 9,007
6 Springfield 14.4% 16,692
7 Sevierville 13.61% 16,387
8 East Ridge 13.0% 21,193
9 Collegedale 12.24% 10,902
10 Clarksville 11.3% 147,771
11 Mcminnville 10.6% 13,591
12 Cleveland 10.59% 43,496
13 Nashville 10.36% 654,187
14 Pigeon Forge 10.05% 6,147
15 Gallatin 9.17% 34,495
16 Crossville 9.11% 11,284
17 Erwin 8.78% 5,921
18 Smyrna 8.71% 46,885
19 Columbia 8.58% 36,635
20 Manchester 8.51% 10,430
21 Lewisburg 8.22% 11,457
22 Jefferson City 7.48% 8,220
23 Franklin 7.0% 72,990
24 Memphis 6.99% 654,723
25 Spring Hill 6.94% 35,995
26 Dayton 6.91% 7,341
27 Portland 6.87% 12,258
28 Lebanon 6.73% 30,212
29 Oak Ridge 6.66% 29,009
30 Murfreesboro 6.55% 126,188
31 Cookeville 6.49% 32,536
32 Lakeland 6.35% 12,623
33 Alcoa 6.29% 9,343
34 White House 6.07% 11,107
35 Millington 5.91% 11,073
36 Dickson 5.72% 15,128
37 Humboldt 5.69% 8,155
38 Chattanooga 5.59% 176,291
39 Union City 5.58% 10,479
40 Knoxville 5.58% 184,465
41 Lexington 5.43% 7,731
42 Savannah 5.32% 6,977
43 Red Bank 5.31% 11,744
44 Athens 5.24% 13,559
45 Newport 5.07% 6,780
46 Milan 4.87% 7,715
47 Tullahoma 4.51% 19,037
48 Sweetwater 4.5% 5,842
49 Fayetteville 4.39% 6,976
50 Jackson 4.38% 66,977
51 Johnson City 4.23% 65,598
52 Greeneville 4.16% 14,895
53 Lawrenceburg 4.08% 10,614
54 Mount Juliet 3.97% 31,397
55 Dyersburg 3.92% 16,666
56 Pulaski 3.76% 7,653
57 Covington 3.74% 8,921
58 Hendersonville 3.73% 55,635
59 Martin 3.55% 10,797
60 Bartlett 3.42% 58,640
61 Brentwood 3.39% 41,524
62 Fairview 3.39% 8,442
63 Oakland 3.29% 7,508
64 Elizabethton 3.28% 13,796
65 Rockwood 3.25% 5,415
66 Goodlettsville 3.25% 16,935
67 Germantown 3.22% 39,230
68 Millersville 3.17% 6,760
69 Maryville 3.12% 28,208
70 Mount Carmel 2.97% 5,386
71 Greenbrier 2.9% 6,720
72 Kingsport 2.77% 52,698
73 Arlington 2.71% 11,678
74 Farragut 2.7% 21,975
75 Nolensville 2.58% 7,119
76 Winchester 2.54% 8,467
77 Brownsville 2.39% 9,829
78 Bristol 2.26% 26,668
79 Soddy-Daisy 2.23% 13,364
80 Munford 2.21% 6,009
81 Collierville 2.14% 48,960
82 Atoka 1.91% 8,994
83 Ripley 1.78% 8,148
84 Paris 1.71% 10,059
85 Kingston 1.62% 5,812
86 Henderson 1.51% 6,237
87 Clinton 1.36% 9,961
88 Harriman 1.12% 6,153
89 Hartsville/trousdale County 1.12% 8,773
90 Church Hill 1.03% 6,686
91 Mckenzie 0.95% 5,455
92 La Follette 0.86% 6,983
93 Signal Mountain 0.56% 8,507
94 Bolivar 0.0% 5,037

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