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


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

Turns out there’s been a 26.1% increase in the Hispanic population in Virginia.

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

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

Manassas Park took the number one over all spot for the largest Hispanic population in Virginia for 2018.

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 most diverse places in Virginia.

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How We Determined The Cities In Virginia 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 Virginia.

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 60 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Hispanic. The percentages ranked from 36.5% to 0.0%.

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

Read on for more information on how the cities in Virginia 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. Manassas Park

Manassas Park, Virginia

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 15,827
% Hispanic: 36.53%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 5,781
Percent Change Since 2010: 33.2%

2. Herndon

Herndon, Virginia

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 24,415
% Hispanic: 36.04%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 8,799
Percent Change Since 2010: 49.69%

3. Manassas

Manassas, Virginia

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 41,149
% Hispanic: 34.1%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 14,030
Percent Change Since 2010: 31.28%

4. Harrisonburg

Harrisonburg, Virginia

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 51,979
% Hispanic: 18.18%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 9,452
Percent Change Since 2010: 38.21%

5. Culpeper

Culpeper, Virginia

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 17,565
% Hispanic: 17.68%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 3,105
Percent Change Since 2010: 21.38%

6. Galax

Galax, Virginia

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,858
% Hispanic: 17.45%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 1,197
Percent Change Since 2010: 24.3%

7. Leesburg

Leesburg, Virginia

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 49,401
% Hispanic: 16.81%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 8,303
Percent Change Since 2010: 31.27%

8. Alexandria

Alexandria, Virginia

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 151,473
% Hispanic: 16.74%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 25,359
Percent Change Since 2010: 26.43%

9. Fairfax

Fairfax, Virginia

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 23,620
% Hispanic: 16.67%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 3,938
Percent Change Since 2010: 23.26%

10. Winchester

Winchester, Virginia

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 27,349
% Hispanic: 16.49%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 4,509
Percent Change Since 2010: 29.64%

There You Have It – Hispanic Populations Across Virginia

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

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

  1. Richlands
  2. South Boston
  3. Franklin

For more Virginia reading , check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Hispanic Cities In Virginia

City Rank Population % Hispanic
Manassas Park 1 15,827 36.53%
Herndon 2 24,415 36.04%
Manassas 3 41,149 34.1%
Harrisonburg 4 51,979 18.18%
Culpeper 5 17,565 17.68%
Galax 6 6,858 17.45%
Leesburg 7 49,401 16.81%
Alexandria 8 151,473 16.74%
Fairfax 9 23,620 16.67%
Winchester 10 27,349 16.49%
Fredericksburg 11 27,853 10.82%
Warrenton 12 9,880 9.96%
Purcellville 13 8,914 9.95%
Falls Church 14 13,597 9.92%
Ashland 15 7,406 8.48%
Newport News 16 181,606 8.39%
Vienna 17 16,378 8.29%
Virginia Beach 18 449,733 7.65%
Norfolk 19 245,724 7.42%
Williamsburg 20 14,988 7.41%
Waynesboro 21 21,366 7.24%
Hopewell 22 22,332 7.18%
Richmond 23 216,773 6.33%
Front Royal 24 15,006 6.27%
Roanoke 25 99,329 5.97%
Colonial Heights 26 17,554 5.3%
Hampton 27 136,789 5.29%
Chesapeake 28 233,194 5.27%
Charlottesville 29 45,538 5.04%
Farmville 30 8,562 4.82%
Martinsville 31 13,551 4.71%
Petersburg 32 31,997 4.5%
Blacksburg 33 43,973 4.28%
Strasburg 34 6,525 4.25%
Smithfield 35 8,304 4.23%
Lexington 36 7,036 4.18%
Bridgewater 37 5,906 4.0%
Portsmouth 38 96,071 3.88%
Pulaski 39 8,918 3.76%
Suffolk 40 87,061 3.75%
Danville 41 42,360 3.59%
Big Stone Gap 42 5,462 3.46%
Salem 43 25,290 3.35%
Lynchburg 44 78,755 3.34%
Emporia 45 5,565 3.25%
Bluefield 46 5,254 3.01%
Abingdon 47 8,117 2.96%
Radford 48 17,186 2.96%
Christiansburg 49 21,799 2.93%
Staunton 50 24,234 2.7%
Wytheville 51 8,167 2.4%
Marion 52 5,891 2.38%
Poquoson 53 12,068 2.35%
Bristol 54 17,340 1.98%
Vinton 55 8,170 1.33%
Covington 56 5,650 1.26%
Buena Vista 57 6,610 1.26%
Franklin 58 8,413 1.07%
South Boston 59 8,000 0.33%
Richlands 60 5,568 0.0%

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