These Are The 10 Texas Cities With The Largest Hispanic Population For 2018


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

Turns out there’s been a 16.8% increase in the Hispanic population in Texas.

We broke down the most recent census data to determine the cities in Texas with the largest Hispanic population in 2018:

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

Roma took the number one over all spot for the largest Hispanic population in Texas for 2018.

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 most diverse places in Texas.

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How We Determined The Cities In Texas 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 Texas.

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 329 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Hispanic. The percentages ranked from 99.6% to 4.0%.

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

Read on for more information on how the cities in Texas 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. Roma

Roma, Texas

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 10,093
% Hispanic: 99.63%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 10,056
Percent Change Since 2010: 3.04%

2. Elsa

Elsa, Texas

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,542
% Hispanic: 99.6%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 6,516
Percent Change Since 2010: 16.42%

3. Hidalgo

Hidalgo, Texas

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 13,449
% Hispanic: 99.0%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 13,314
Percent Change Since 2010: 27.74%

4. Progreso

Progreso, Texas

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,826
% Hispanic: 98.99%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 5,767
Percent Change Since 2010: 7.53%

5. Rio Grande City

Rio Grande City, Texas

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 14,242
% Hispanic: 98.79%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 14,069
Percent Change Since 2010: 5.13%

6. San Juan

San Juan, Texas

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 35,983
% Hispanic: 97.5%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 35,083
Percent Change Since 2010: 12.46%

7. Crystal City

Crystal City, Texas

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 7,414
% Hispanic: 97.48%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 7,227
Percent Change Since 2010: 7.77%

8. Palmview


Population: 5,644
% Hispanic: 97.47%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 5,501
Percent Change Since 2010: 5.16%

9. Alton


Population: 15,581
% Hispanic: 97.42%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 15,179
Percent Change Since 2010: 28.54%

10. Socorro

Socorro, Texas

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 32,988
% Hispanic: 96.65%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 31,883
Percent Change Since 2010: 5.86%

There You Have It – Hispanic Populations Across Texas

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

If you’re curious enough, here are the least Hispanic places in Texas:

  1. Iowa Park
  2. Fairview
  3. Bridge City

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Detailed List Of The Most Hispanic Cities In Texas

City Rank Population % Hispanic
Roma 1 10,093 99.63%
Elsa 2 6,542 99.6%
Hidalgo 3 13,449 99.0%
Progreso 4 5,826 98.99%
Rio Grande City 5 14,242 98.79%
San Juan 6 35,983 97.5%
Crystal City 7 7,414 97.48%
Palmview 8 5,644 97.47%
Alton 9 15,581 97.42%
Socorro 10 32,988 96.65%
Laredo 11 251,671 95.38%
Eagle Pass 12 28,209 94.63%
Mercedes 13 16,501 93.98%
Brownsville 14 182,110 93.95%
Robstown 15 11,622 93.8%
Pharr 16 75,172 93.65%
San Benito 17 24,442 93.58%
Mathis 18 5,003 92.22%
Donna 19 16,349 91.74%
Raymondville 20 11,165 89.72%
Edinburg 21 84,399 89.07%
Los Fresnos 22 6,376 88.9%
Carrizo Springs 23 5,828 88.88%
South Houston 24 17,474 88.84%
Horizon City 25 19,142 87.58%
Mission 26 82,200 87.52%
Weslaco 27 39,021 86.89%
La Feria 28 7,241 86.74%
Alamo 29 19,021 86.52%
Alice 30 19,439 86.01%
Jacinto City 31 10,753 85.82%
Mcallen 32 138,475 85.24%
Del Rio 33 36,007 84.44%
Galena Park 34 11,119 83.8%
Pearsall 35 9,847 83.21%
Uvalde 36 16,353 80.69%
Harlingen 37 65,634 80.51%
El Paso 38 678,058 80.23%
Hereford 39 15,086 74.9%
Port Isabel 40 5,015 73.76%
Pecos 41 9,285 73.56%
Fort Stockton 42 8,445 73.45%
Kingsville 43 26,177 73.33%
Sinton 44 5,701 72.16%
Beeville 45 13,209 69.15%
Pasadena 46 153,286 66.48%
San Antonio 47 1,439,358 63.64%
Muleshoe 48 5,076 63.28%
Post 49 5,369 62.6%
Plainview 50 21,365 62.23%
Corpus Christi 51 320,050 61.93%
Kermit 52 6,219 61.47%
Freeport 53 12,122 61.07%
Richmond 54 11,939 60.41%
Hondo 55 9,071 60.32%
Floresville 56 7,154 59.67%
Lamesa 57 9,367 59.09%
Rosenberg 58 34,908 58.49%
Port Lavaca 59 12,374 57.56%
Andrews 60 13,087 57.22%
Pleasanton 61 10,120 57.19%
Leon Valley 62 10,990 57.18%
Brownfield 63 9,716 56.65%
Perryton 64 9,343 56.64%
Balch Springs 65 25,043 56.24%
Littlefield 66 6,178 55.84%
Mount Pleasant 67 16,115 55.54%
Gonzales 68 7,440 55.52%
Lockhart 69 13,222 55.38%
El Campo 70 11,685 54.97%
Odessa 71 114,258 54.76%
Yoakum 72 5,865 53.84%
Monahans 73 7,484 52.75%
Seguin 74 27,543 52.67%
Levelland 75 13,872 52.41%
Dumas 76 14,963 50.62%
Victoria 77 66,139 50.23%
Alpine 78 5,973 50.09%
River Oaks 79 7,666 49.95%
Everman 80 6,312 48.81%
Clute 81 11,370 48.62%
Aransas Pass 82 8,180 47.91%
Kirby 83 8,441 47.81%
Big Spring 84 28,295 46.64%
Bay City 85 17,558 45.95%
Slaton 86 6,068 45.7%
Grand Prairie 87 185,631 45.66%
Luling 88 5,679 45.59%
Farmers Branch 89 32,211 45.58%
Baytown 90 75,310 45.47%
Bridgeport 91 6,277 44.78%
Houston 92 2,240,582 44.31%
Cuero 93 8,429 44.31%
Sealy 94 6,320 44.19%
Forest Hill 95 12,774 43.7%
Haltom City 96 43,864 43.48%
Seminole 97 7,239 43.04%
Midland 98 128,051 42.86%
Kyle 99 34,080 42.86%
San Marcos 100 57,743 42.61%

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