Virginia Cities With The Largest Latino Population For 2020


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

Turns out there's been a 34.1% increase in the Hispanic population in virginia.

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

  1. Manassas Park (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  2. Herndon (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  3. Manassas (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  4. Culpeper (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  5. Harrisonburg (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  6. Winchester (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  7. Leesburg (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  8. Fairfax (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. Alexandria (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  10. Galax (Photos | Homes For Sale)

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

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

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

Manassas Park, VA

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Population: 16,423
% Hispanic/Latino: 38.72%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 6,359
Percent Change Since 2010: 46.52%
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Manassas Park is an independent city in the U.S. state of Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 14,273. Manassas Park is bordered by the city of Manassas and Prince William County. Manassas Park is a part of the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area. "A" Fort and Battery Hill Redoubt-Camp Early resides in Manassas Park.

Herndon, VA

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 24,520
% Hispanic/Latino: 36.21%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 8,878
Percent Change Since 2010: 51.04%
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Herndon is a town in Fairfax County, Virginia, in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area of the United States. The population was 23,292 at the 2010 census, which makes it the largest of three incorporated towns in the county.

Manassas, VA

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 41,457
% Hispanic/Latino: 35.85%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 14,863
Percent Change Since 2010: 39.08%
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Manassas is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. As of the 2010 Census, the population was 37,821. The city borders Prince William County, the independent city of Manassas Park, and Fairfax County. The Bureau of Economic Analysis includes both Manassas and Manassas Park with Prince William County for statistical purposes.

Culpeper, VA

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 18,113
% Hispanic/Latino: 19.89%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 3,602
Percent Change Since 2010: 40.81%
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Culpeper is the only incorporated town in Culpeper County, Virginia, United States. The population was 16,379 at the 2010 census, up from 9,664 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Culpeper County.

Harrisonburg, VA

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 53,391
% Hispanic/Latino: 19.34%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 10,324
Percent Change Since 2010: 50.96%
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Harrisonburg is an independent city in the Shenandoah Valley region of the U.S. state of Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 48,914, with a census-estimated 2016 population of 53,078. Harrisonburg is the county seat of the surrounding Rockingham County, although the two are separate jurisdictions. The Bureau of Economic Analysis combines the city of Harrisonburg with Rockingham County for statistical purposes into the Harrisonburg, Virginia Metropolitan Statistical Area, which has a 2011 estimated population of 126,562.

Winchester, VA

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 27,789
% Hispanic/Latino: 17.42%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 4,842
Percent Change Since 2010: 39.22%
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Winchester is an independent city located in the northwestern portion of the Commonwealth of Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 26,203. As of 2015, its population is an estimated 27,284. It is the county seat of Frederick County, although the two are separate jurisdictions. The Bureau of Economic Analysis combines the city of Winchester with surrounding Frederick County for statistical purposes.

Leesburg, VA

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Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 52,125
% Hispanic/Latino: 17.18%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 8,956
Percent Change Since 2010: 41.6%
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Leesburg is a historic town within and the county seat of Loudoun County, Virginia. Leesburg is 33 miles west-northwest of Washington, D.C. along the base of Catoctin Mountain and adjacent to the Potomac River. Its population according to the 2010 Census is 42,616. The town is also the northwestern terminus of the Dulles Greenway, a private toll road that connects to the Dulles Toll Road at Washington Dulles International Airport.

Fairfax, VA

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 23,865
% Hispanic/Latino: 16.92%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 4,039
Percent Change Since 2010: 26.42%
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Fairfax, colloquially Central Fairfax, Downtown Fairfax, Fairfax City, or the City of Fairfax, is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. As of the 2010 census the population was 22,565, which had risen to an estimated 24,013 as of 2015.

Alexandria, VA

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 156,505
% Hispanic/Latino: 16.77%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 26,247
Percent Change Since 2010: 30.86%
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Alexandria is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia in the United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 139,966, and in 2016, the population was estimated to be 155,810. Located along the western bank of the Potomac River, Alexandria is approximately 7 miles south of downtown Washington, D.C.

Galax, VA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 6,638
% Hispanic/Latino: 16.56%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 1,099
Percent Change Since 2010: 14.12%
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Galax is an independent city in the southwestern part of the Commonwealth of Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 7,042. In 2015 the estimated population was 6,941.

How We Determined The Cities In virginia 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 virginia.

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 59 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Hispanic or Latino. The percentages ranked from 38.7% to 0.1%.

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

Read on for more information on how the cities in virginia 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 Virginia

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

  1. Richlands
  2. Bristol
  3. Wytheville

For more Virginia reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Hispanic Cities In Virginia

Rank City % Hispanic Population
1 Manassas Park 38.72% 16,423
2 Herndon 36.21% 24,520
3 Manassas 35.85% 41,457
4 Culpeper 19.89% 18,113
5 Harrisonburg 19.34% 53,391
6 Winchester 17.42% 27,789
7 Leesburg 17.18% 52,125
8 Fairfax 16.92% 23,865
9 Alexandria 16.77% 156,505
10 Galax 16.56% 6,638
11 Ashland 12.07% 7,655
12 Fredericksburg 10.76% 28,469
13 Falls Church 10.67% 14,067
14 Purcellville 10.07% 9,709
15 Warrenton 9.19% 9,873
16 Vienna 9.01% 16,488
17 Newport News 8.77% 180,145
18 Farmville 8.77% 8,076
19 Virginia Beach 8.01% 450,135
20 Norfolk 7.88% 245,592
21 Waynesboro 7.63% 21,926
22 Hopewell 7.61% 22,408
23 Williamsburg 7.06% 14,788
24 Front Royal 6.86% 15,240
25 Richmond 6.68% 223,787
26 Roanoke 6.13% 99,621
27 Chesapeake 5.94% 237,820
28 Colonial Heights 5.75% 17,593
29 Hampton 5.6% 135,583
30 Emporia 5.5% 5,381
31 Charlottesville 5.38% 47,042
32 Martinsville 5.37% 13,101
33 Strasburg 5.24% 6,585
34 Lexington 5.09% 7,110
35 Smithfield 4.88% 8,324
36 Petersburg 4.78% 31,827
37 Blacksburg 4.38% 44,245
38 Portsmouth 4.31% 95,311
39 Suffolk 4.22% 89,160
40 Danville 4.12% 41,512
41 Lynchburg 3.99% 80,131
42 Vinton 3.46% 8,074
43 Bridgewater 3.34% 5,983
44 Salem 3.24% 25,519
45 Pulaski 3.09% 8,794
46 Staunton 2.98% 24,452
47 Radford 2.9% 17,630
48 Christiansburg 2.88% 22,049
49 Poquoson 2.58% 12,039
50 Covington 2.58% 5,582
51 Abingdon 2.11% 8,020
52 Big Stone Gap 1.9% 5,326
53 Marion 1.28% 5,787
54 Franklin 1.1% 8,211
55 South Boston 0.97% 7,828
56 Buena Vista 0.97% 6,399
57 Wytheville 0.71% 8,000
58 Bristol 0.61% 16,843
59 Richlands 0.07% 5,439

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