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


We scoured the internet to determine the towns and cities in Texas 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 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 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 2019:

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

Roma took the number one over all spot for the largest Hispanic population in Texas for 2019.

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.

How We Determined The Cities In Texas 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 Texas.

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 328 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Hispanic or Latino. The percentages ranked from 99.8% to 1.8%.

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. Roma took the distinction of being the most Hispanic or Latino, while Bridge City was the least Hispanic or Latino city.

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.

Roma, TX

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Population: 11,255
% Hispanic/Latino: 99.76%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 11,228
Percent Change Since 2010: 15.05%
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.

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Population: 7,135
% Hispanic/Latino: 99.29%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 7,084
Percent Change Since 2010: 26.57%
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.

Hidalgo, TX

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Population: 13,593
% Hispanic/Latino: 99.18%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 13,482
Percent Change Since 2010: 29.35%
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.

Rio Grande City, TX

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Population: 14,310
% Hispanic/Latino: 99.11%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 14,183
Percent Change Since 2010: 5.98%
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.

Progreso, TX

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Population: 5,867
% Hispanic/Latino: 98.93%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 5,804
Percent Change Since 2010: 8.22%
More on Progreso: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Crystal City, TX

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Population: 7,401
% Hispanic/Latino: 98.19%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 7,267
Percent Change Since 2010: 8.37%
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.

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Population: 5,693
% Hispanic/Latino: 97.49%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 5,550
Percent Change Since 2010: 6.1%
More on Palmview: Real Estate | Data

San Juan, TX

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Population: 36,469
% Hispanic/Latino: 97.35%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 35,502
Percent Change Since 2010: 13.81%
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.

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Population: 16,019
% Hispanic/Latino: 97.28%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 15,583
Percent Change Since 2010: 31.96%
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

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Population: 33,587
% Hispanic/Latino: 96.18%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 32,303
Percent Change Since 2010: 7.25%
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.

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. Bridge City
  2. Highland Park
  3. Fairview

For more Texas reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Hispanic Cities In Texas

Rank City % Hispanic Population
1 Roma 99.76% 11,255
2 Elsa 99.29% 7,135
3 Hidalgo 99.18% 13,593
4 Rio Grande City 99.11% 14,310
5 Progreso 98.93% 5,867
6 Crystal City 98.19% 7,401
7 Palmview 97.49% 5,693
8 San Juan 97.35% 36,469
9 Alton 97.28% 16,019
10 Socorro 96.18% 33,587
11 Laredo 95.4% 255,305
12 Eagle Pass 95.25% 28,469
13 Pharr 94.3% 76,727
14 Mercedes 94.12% 16,588
15 Brownsville 93.92% 182,083
16 Robstown 93.71% 11,546
17 San Benito 93.44% 24,474
18 Donna 92.3% 16,507
19 Los Fresnos 91.45% 7,588
20 Raymondville 91.06% 11,087
21 Horizon City 90.51% 19,331
22 Carrizo Springs 89.89% 5,779
23 South Houston 89.42% 17,563
24 Edinburg 89.13% 86,123
25 Mission 88.57% 83,042
26 Weslaco 87.69% 39,420
27 La Feria 87.27% 7,314
28 Alamo 87.12% 19,442
29 Jacinto City 86.53% 10,748
30 Galena Park 85.39% 11,103
31 Alice 85.24% 19,226
32 Mcallen 85.17% 139,838
33 Del Rio 84.5% 35,951
34 Pearsall 82.82% 10,111
35 Uvalde 81.01% 16,256
36 El Paso 80.79% 678,266
37 Harlingen 80.53% 65,444
38 Hereford 76.04% 15,003
39 Sinton 75.46% 5,619
40 Pecos 74.83% 9,552
41 Fort Stockton 73.91% 8,405
42 Kingsville 73.89% 25,875
43 Port Isabel 72.83% 5,049
44 Beeville 69.61% 13,117
45 Pasadena 67.66% 153,909
46 Muleshoe 66.42% 5,078
47 Freeport 64.74% 12,082
48 San Antonio 64.0% 1,461,623
49 Post 63.52% 5,568
50 Kermit 62.98% 6,405
51 Plainview 62.93% 21,030
52 Corpus Christi 62.42% 322,726
53 Hondo 61.44% 9,119
54 Rosenberg 60.81% 35,867
55 Lamesa 59.29% 9,322
56 Floresville 59.26% 7,180
57 Andrews 58.85% 13,333
58 Leon Valley 58.83% 11,183
59 Balch Springs 58.83% 25,236
60 Port Lavaca 58.31% 12,331
61 Perryton 57.87% 9,351
62 Brownfield 57.24% 9,740
63 Richmond 57.17% 12,063
64 El Campo 57.07% 11,645
65 Odessa 55.8% 115,930
66 Lockhart 54.91% 13,319
67 Monahans 54.88% 7,526
68 Littlefield 54.79% 6,058
69 Seguin 54.19% 27,762
70 Yoakum 53.92% 6,231
71 Pleasanton 53.85% 10,309
72 Gonzales 53.82% 7,496
73 Mount Pleasant 53.08% 16,069
74 Levelland 52.53% 13,752
75 Clute 51.82% 11,414
76 Victoria 51.45% 66,515
77 Luling 51.39% 5,709
78 Everman 51.07% 6,321
79 Dumas 50.72% 14,775
80 Slaton 50.09% 6,037
81 Aransas Pass 48.95% 8,343
82 Bay City 48.66% 17,487
83 River Oaks 48.37% 7,633
84 Kirby 48.22% 8,542
85 Big Spring 47.01% 28,257
86 Alpine 46.53% 5,977
87 Forest Hill 46.51% 12,831
88 Farmers Branch 46.22% 33,808
89 Baytown 45.68% 76,205
90 Grand Prairie 45.37% 188,664
91 Cuero 45.23% 8,375
92 Ingleside 44.71% 9,898
93 Haltom City 44.66% 44,059
94 Taylor 44.65% 16,603
95 Kyle 44.52% 36,929
96 Houston 44.47% 2,267,336
97 Sealy 44.41% 6,365
98 Seminole 44.21% 7,327
99 Ennis 44.04% 18,864
100 Elgin 44.02% 9,024

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