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 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 2018:
- Shelbyville (Photos)
- Morristown (Photos)
- Loudon (Photos)
- Lenoir City (Photos)
- La Vergne (Photos)
- Springfield (Photos)
- Sevierville (Photos)
- East Ridge (Photos)
- Mcminnville (Photos)
- Clarksville (Photos)
Shelbyville took the number one over all spot for the largest Hispanic population in Tennessee for 2018.
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.
How We Determined The Cities In Tennessee 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 Tennessee.
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*
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. The percentages ranked from 21.7% to 0.1%.
Finally, we ranked each city based on the percent of Hispanic population with a higher score being more Hispanic than a lower score. Shelbyville took the distinction of being the most Hispanic, while Bolivar was the least Hispanic city.
Read on for more information on how the cities in Tennessee 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.
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 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.
4. Lenoir City
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.
5. La Vergne
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.
8. East Ridge
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 Populations Across Tennessee
If you’re looking for a breakdown of Hispanic populations across Tennessee according to the most recent data, this is an accurate list.
If you’re curious enough, here are the least Hispanic places in Tennessee:
- Hartsville/Trousdale County
- Signal Mountain
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Detailed List Of The Most Hispanic Cities In Tennessee