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 (Photos)
  4. Progreso (Photos)
  5. Rio Grande City (Photos)
  6. San Juan (Photos)
  7. Crystal City (Photos)
  8. Palmview
  9. Alton
  10. Socorro (Photos)

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.

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.

1. Roma

Roma, Texas

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

2. Elsa


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

3. Hidalgo

Hidalgo, Texas

Population: 13,449
% Hispanic: 99.0%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 13,314
Percent Change Since 2010: 27.74%
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Hidalgo is a city in Hidalgo County, Texas, United States. The population was 11,198 at the 2010 census.

4. Progreso

Progreso, Texas

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

Rio Grande City, Texas

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

6. San Juan

San Juan, Texas

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

7. Crystal City

Crystal City, Texas

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

8. Palmview


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


Population: 15,581
% Hispanic: 97.42%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 15,179
Percent Change Since 2010: 28.54%
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Alton is a city in Hidalgo County, Texas, United States. The population was 12,341 at the 2010 census.

10. Socorro

Socorro, Texas

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

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

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