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


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 2019. This is our second 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 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 2019:

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

Manassas Park took the number one over all spot for the largest Hispanic population in Virginia for 2019.

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.

How We Determined The Cities In Virginia 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 Virginia.

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 60 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Hispanic or Latino. The percentages ranked from 37.8% to 0.0%.

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.

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.

Manassas Park, VA

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 16,117
% Hispanic/Latino: 37.76%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 6,085
Percent Change Since 2010: 40.21%
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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.

Manassas, VA

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 41,379
% Hispanic/Latino: 34.99%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 14,477
Percent Change Since 2010: 35.46%
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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.

Herndon, VA

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 24,545
% Hispanic/Latino: 34.08%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 8,365
Percent Change Since 2010: 42.31%
More on Herndon: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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.

Harrisonburg, VA

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 53,064
% Hispanic/Latino: 18.7%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 9,922
Percent Change Since 2010: 45.08%
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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.

Leesburg, VA

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Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 51,015
% Hispanic/Latino: 17.19%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 8,769
Percent Change Since 2010: 38.64%
More on Leesburg: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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.

Culpeper, VA

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 17,882
% Hispanic/Latino: 16.99%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 3,039
Percent Change Since 2010: 18.8%
More on Culpeper: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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.

Fairfax, VA

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 23,580
% Hispanic/Latino: 16.9%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 3,985
Percent Change Since 2010: 24.73%
More on Fairfax: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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.

Winchester, VA

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 27,516
% Hispanic/Latino: 16.89%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 4,647
Percent Change Since 2010: 33.61%
More on Winchester: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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.

Alexandria, VA

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 154,710
% Hispanic/Latino: 16.74%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 25,900
Percent Change Since 2010: 29.13%
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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: 6,788
% Hispanic/Latino: 14.69%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 997
Percent Change Since 2010: 3.53%
More on Galax: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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.

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. South Boston
  3. Bristol

For more Virginia reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Hispanic Cities In Virginia

Rank City % Hispanic Population
1 Manassas Park 37.76% 16,117
2 Manassas 34.99% 41,379
3 Herndon 34.08% 24,545
4 Harrisonburg 18.7% 53,064
5 Leesburg 17.19% 51,015
6 Culpeper 16.99% 17,882
7 Fairfax 16.9% 23,580
8 Winchester 16.89% 27,516
9 Alexandria 16.74% 154,710
10 Galax 14.69% 6,788
11 Fredericksburg 10.69% 28,135
12 Falls Church 10.65% 13,843
13 Vienna 9.46% 16,474
14 Newport News 8.64% 180,775
15 Warrenton 8.48% 9,854
16 Ashland 8.22% 7,554
17 Virginia Beach 7.83% 450,057
18 Williamsburg 7.67% 14,817
19 Norfolk 7.62% 245,752
20 Hopewell 7.32% 22,353
21 Front Royal 7.18% 15,027
22 Waynesboro 7.16% 21,620
23 Farmville 6.93% 8,452
24 Purcellville 6.89% 9,217
25 Strasburg 6.82% 6,570
26 Richmond 6.49% 220,892
27 Roanoke 6.04% 99,572
28 Emporia 5.66% 5,495
29 Chesapeake 5.61% 235,410
30 Colonial Heights 5.52% 17,582
31 Hampton 5.42% 136,255
32 Charlottesville 5.23% 46,487
33 Martinsville 5.05% 13,256
34 Smithfield 4.95% 8,262
35 Lexington 4.82% 7,113
36 Petersburg 4.66% 32,037
37 Blacksburg 4.42% 44,079
38 Big Stone Gap 4.11% 5,395
39 Portsmouth 4.07% 95,536
40 Suffolk 4.01% 88,057
41 Bluefield 3.93% 5,058
42 Danville 3.88% 41,911
43 Lynchburg 3.66% 79,237
44 Pulaski 3.58% 8,860
45 Salem 3.19% 25,521
46 Christiansburg 2.91% 21,892
47 Radford 2.88% 17,380
48 Staunton 2.85% 24,273
49 Abingdon 2.82% 8,044
50 Vinton 2.74% 8,069
51 Poquoson 2.39% 12,022
52 Covington 2.04% 5,675
53 Bridgewater 1.99% 5,930
54 Wytheville 1.72% 8,041
55 Marion 1.31% 5,814
56 Buena Vista 0.71% 6,495
57 Franklin 0.71% 8,334
58 Bristol 0.54% 17,077
59 South Boston 0.32% 7,887
60 Richlands 0.02% 5,513

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