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 Utah? Where cities and towns in Utah have seen the greatest increase in it’s Hispanic population?
Turns out there’s been a 21.8% increase in the Hispanic population in Utah.
We broke down the most recent census data to determine the cities in Utah with the largest Hispanic population in 2018:
- West Valley City (Photos)
- Ogden (Photos)
- South Salt Lake (Photos)
- Sunset (Photos)
- Midvale (Photos)
- Salt Lake City (Photos)
- Taylorsville (Photos)
- Hyrum (Photos)
- West Jordan (Photos)
- Orem (Photos)
West Valley City took the number one over all spot for the largest Hispanic population in Utah for 2018.
Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how your town ranked.
To see where Utah ranked as a state on diversity, we have a ranking of the most diverse states in America.
How We Determined The Cities In Utah 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 Utah.
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 82 cities.
We then calculated the percent of residents that are Hispanic. The percentages ranked from 37.9% to 0.8%.
Finally, we ranked each city based on the percent of Hispanic population with a higher score being more Hispanic than a lower score. West Valley City took the distinction of being the most Hispanic, while Plain City was the least Hispanic city.
Read on for more information on how the cities in Utah 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. West Valley City
West Valley City is a city in Salt Lake County and a suburb of Salt Lake City in the U.S. state of Utah. The population was 129,480 at the 2010 census, making it the second-largest city in Utah. The city incorporated in 1980 from a large, quickly growing unincorporated area, which was variously known as Granger, Hunter, Chesterfield, and Redwood. It is home to the Maverik Center and USANA Amphitheatre.
Ogden is a city and the county seat of Weber County, Utah, United States, approximately 10 miles east of the Great Salt Lake and 40 miles north of Salt Lake City. The population was 84,316 in 2014, according to the US Census Bureau, making it Utah’s 7th largest city. The city served as a major railway hub through much of its history, and still handles a great deal of freight rail traffic which makes it a convenient location for manufacturing and commerce. Ogden is also known for its many historic buildings, proximity to the Wasatch Mountains, and as the location of Weber State University.
3. South Salt Lake
South Salt Lake is a city in Salt Lake County, Utah, United States and is part of the Salt Lake City Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 23,617 at the 2010 census.
Midvale is a city in Salt Lake County, Utah, United States. It is part of the Salt Lake City, Utah Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 30,764 at the 2010 census.
6. Salt Lake City
Salt Lake City is the capital and the most populous municipality of the U.S. state of Utah. With an estimated population of 190,884 in 2014, the city is the core of the Salt Lake City metropolitan area, which has a population of 1,153,340. Salt Lake City is further situated within a larger metropolis known as the Salt Lake City-Ogden-Provo Combined Statistical Area. This region is a corridor of contiguous urban and suburban development stretched along an approximately 120-mile segment of the Wasatch Front, comprising a population of 2,423,912 as of 2014. It is one of only two major urban areas in the Great Basin.
Taylorsville is a city in Salt Lake County, Utah, United States. It is part of the Salt Lake City, Utah Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 58,657 at the 2010 census. Taylorsville was incorporated from the Taylorsville-Bennion CDP and portions of the Kearns CDP on April 24, 1996. The city is located adjacent to interstate 215 and Bangerter Highway. It is centrally located in the middle of the Salt Lake Valley.
Hyrum is a city in Cache County, Utah, United States. The population was 7,609 at the 2010 census, with an estimated population of 7,818 in 2014. It is included in the Logan, Utah-Idaho Metropolitan Statistical Area.
9. West Jordan
West Jordan is a city in Salt Lake County, Utah, United States. West Jordan is a rapidly growing suburb of Salt Lake City and has a mixed economy. According to the 2010 Census, the city had a population of 103,712, placing it as the fourth most populous in the state. The city occupies the southwest end of the Salt Lake Valley at an elevation of 4,330 feet. Named after the nearby Jordan River, the limits of the city begin on the river’s western bank and end in the eastern foothills of the Oquirrh Mountains, where Kennecott Copper Mine, the world’s largest man-made excavation is located.
There You Have It – Hispanic Populations Across Utah
If you’re looking for a breakdown of Hispanic populations across Utah according to the most recent data, this is an accurate list.
If you’re curious enough, here are the least Hispanic places in Utah:
- Plain City
- Santa Clara
For more Utah reading , check out:
Detailed List Of The Most Hispanic Cities In Utah
|West Valley City||37.95%||2|
|South Salt Lake||25.4%||4|
|Salt Lake City||21.55%||7|
|North Salt Lake||13.54%||23|