Texas Cities With The Largest Latino Population For 2020


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

Turns out there's been a 22.5% increase in the Hispanic population in texas.

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

  1. Progreso (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  2. Roma (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  3. Hidalgo (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  4. Elsa (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  5. Crystal City (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  6. Rio Grande City (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  7. San Juan (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  8. Palmview (Homes For Sale)
  9. Alton (Homes For Sale)
  10. Socorro (Photos | Homes For Sale)

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

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

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

Progreso, TX

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Population: 5,905
% Hispanic/Latino: 99.98%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 5,904
Percent Change Since 2010: 10.09%
More on Progreso: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Roma, TX

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Population: 11,363
% Hispanic/Latino: 99.85%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 11,346
Percent Change Since 2010: 16.26%
More on Roma: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Roma is a city in Starr County, Texas, United States. The population was 9,765 at the 2010 census. The city is located along the Rio Grande, across from Ciudad Miguel Alemn in Tamaulipas, Mexico.

Hidalgo, TX

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Population: 13,760
% Hispanic/Latino: 99.61%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 13,706
Percent Change Since 2010: 31.5%
More on Hidalgo: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Hidalgo is a city in Hidalgo County, Texas, United States. The population was 11,198 at the 2010 census.

Elsa, TX

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Overall SnackAbility

2
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Population: 7,142
% Hispanic/Latino: 98.96%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 7,068
Percent Change Since 2010: 26.28%
More on Elsa: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Elsa is a city in Hidalgo County, Texas, United States. The population was 5,660 at the 2010 census. It is part of the McAllen-Edinburg-Mission and Reynosa-McAllen metropolitan areas.

Crystal City, TX

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Population: 7,381
% Hispanic/Latino: 98.81%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 7,293
Percent Change Since 2010: 8.75%
More on Crystal City: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Crystal City is a city in and the county seat of Zavala County, Texas, United States. The population was 7,138 at the 2010 census. It was settled as a farming and ranching community and was a major railroad stop being 110 miles from San Antonio. Spinach became a major crop and the city has promoted itself as "Spinach Capital of the World." During World War II, a large internment camp was located here. The town is also noteworthy in the history of Mexican American political self-determination for the founding of the La Raza Unida Party.

Rio Grande City, TX

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Population: 14,415
% Hispanic/Latino: 98.44%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 14,190
Percent Change Since 2010: 6.03%
More on Rio Grande City: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Rio Grande City is a city in and the county seat of Starr County, Texas. The population was 13,834 at the 2010 census. The city is 41 miles west of McAllen. The city also holds the March record high for the United States at 108 degrees Fahrenheit. The city is connected to Camargo, Tamaulipas, via the Rio Grande City-Camargo International Bridge.

San Juan, TX

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Overall SnackAbility

4
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Population: 36,740
% Hispanic/Latino: 97.44%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 35,801
Percent Change Since 2010: 14.77%
More on San Juan: Real Estate | Data | Photos

San Juan is a city in Hidalgo County, Texas. The population in July 2010 was 33,970 since then the population of San Juan increased since 2000 by +29.5%. It is part of the McAllen-Edinburg-Mission and Reynosa-McAllen metropolitan areas.

Overall SnackAbility

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Population: 5,740
% Hispanic/Latino: 96.64%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 5,547
Percent Change Since 2010: 6.04%
More on Palmview: Real Estate | Data

Overall SnackAbility

4
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Population: 16,566
% Hispanic/Latino: 96.38%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 15,967
Percent Change Since 2010: 35.21%
More on Alton: Real Estate | Data

Alton is a city in Hidalgo County, Texas, United States. The population was 12,341 at the 2010 census.

Socorro, TX

Overall SnackAbility

4
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Population: 33,923
% Hispanic/Latino: 95.82%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 32,505
Percent Change Since 2010: 7.93%
More on Socorro: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Socorro is a city in El Paso County, Texas, United States on the north bank of the Rio Grande southeast of El Paso and on the border of Mexico. El Paso adjoins it on the west and the smaller city of San Elizario on the southeast; small unincorporated areas of El Paso County separate it from the nearby municipalities of Horizon City to the north and Clint to the east. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 27,152. By the 2010 census, the number had grown to 32,013. It is part of the El Paso Metropolitan Statistical Area. The city is El Paso County's second-largest municipality, after El Paso. It has a council manager type of government with five city council members. Socorro is the 93rd largest community in the state of Texas.

How We Determined The Cities In texas 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 texas.

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 328 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Hispanic or Latino. The percentages ranked from 100.0% to 2.4%.

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. Progreso took the distinction of being the most Hispanic or Latino, while Colleyville was the least Hispanic or Latino city. You can download the data here.

Read on for more information on how the cities in texas 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 Texas

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

  1. Colleyville
  2. Bridge City
  3. Fairview

For more Texas reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Hispanic Cities In Texas

Rank City % Hispanic Population
1 Progreso 99.98% 5,905
2 Roma 99.85% 11,363
3 Hidalgo 99.61% 13,760
4 Elsa 98.96% 7,142
5 Crystal City 98.81% 7,381
6 Rio Grande City 98.44% 14,415
7 San Juan 97.44% 36,740
8 Palmview 96.64% 5,740
9 Alton 96.38% 16,566
10 Socorro 95.82% 33,923
11 Laredo 95.38% 257,575
12 Eagle Pass 95.09% 29,151
13 Mercedes 94.12% 16,648
14 Pharr 94.07% 77,835
15 Brownsville 93.99% 182,679
16 Robstown 93.82% 11,494
17 Donna 93.38% 16,576
18 San Benito 93.25% 24,466
19 Horizon City 92.19% 19,479
20 Raymondville 91.63% 11,051
21 Los Fresnos 91.62% 7,707
22 Carrizo Springs 91.12% 5,676
23 South Houston 90.55% 17,627
24 Mission 89.69% 83,709
25 Edinburg 88.6% 94,019
26 Weslaco 87.5% 39,871
27 Jacinto City 87.11% 10,747
28 La Feria 87.04% 7,329
29 Alamo 85.82% 19,591
30 Del Rio 85.68% 35,921
31 Mcallen 85.33% 141,597
32 Alice 84.38% 19,146
33 Pearsall 83.54% 10,252
34 Uvalde 81.94% 16,277
35 Harlingen 81.51% 65,449
36 El Paso 80.94% 680,354
37 Galena Park 79.89% 11,075
38 Hereford 77.22% 14,938
39 Sinton 76.22% 5,556
40 Pecos 75.45% 9,814
41 Kingsville 74.51% 25,782
42 Fort Stockton 74.39% 8,414
43 Port Isabel 70.3% 5,057
44 Beeville 69.1% 13,044
45 Pasadena 68.93% 154,193
46 Muleshoe 67.96% 5,568
47 Kermit 65.6% 6,614
48 Floresville 64.65% 7,377
49 San Antonio 64.22% 1,486,521
50 Freeport 63.49% 12,098
51 Corpus Christi 62.89% 324,692
52 Plainview 62.81% 20,714
53 Lamesa 62.12% 9,264
54 Rosenberg 61.42% 36,509
55 Brownfield 60.19% 9,596
56 Andrews 60.01% 13,525
57 Port Lavaca 59.64% 12,303
58 Post 59.02% 5,369
59 Hondo 58.75% 9,204
60 Perryton 58.54% 9,167
61 Leon Valley 58.12% 11,306
62 Richmond 57.99% 12,084
63 Littlefield 57.17% 6,024
64 Gonzales 56.2% 7,520
65 Monahans 56.16% 7,587
66 Odessa 56.15% 118,582
67 Balch Springs 56.06% 25,312
68 Clute 55.8% 11,524
69 El Campo 54.5% 11,670
70 Yoakum 54.48% 6,233
71 Mount Pleasant 53.63% 16,100
72 Levelland 53.5% 13,686
73 Victoria 52.66% 66,939
74 Seguin 52.47% 28,357
75 Pleasanton 52.27% 10,450
76 Lockhart 52.13% 13,548
77 Slaton 51.99% 5,995
78 Kirby 51.76% 8,625
79 Dumas 51.41% 14,597
80 Luling 50.98% 5,779
81 Everman 50.88% 6,252
82 Bay City 50.26% 17,681
83 River Oaks 49.24% 7,683
84 Forest Hill 48.03% 12,913
85 Big Spring 47.5% 28,367
86 Seminole 46.97% 7,460
87 Ingleside 46.56% 10,050
88 Haltom City 46.4% 44,275
89 Alpine 46.03% 5,992
90 Grand Prairie 45.41% 191,104
91 Snyder 45.17% 11,456
92 Aransas Pass 44.96% 8,113
93 Kyle 44.83% 39,857
94 Houston 44.76% 2,295,982
95 Baytown 44.6% 76,581
96 Taylor 44.13% 16,811
97 Elgin 43.73% 9,616
98 Ennis 43.66% 19,196
99 Farmers Branch 43.66% 35,552
100 Midland 43.57% 135,134

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