Washington Cities With The Largest Latino Population For 2020


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

Turns out there's been a 31.8% increase in the Hispanic population in washington.

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

  1. Toppenish (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  2. Sunnyside (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  3. Grandview (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  4. Othello (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  5. Quincy (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  6. Union Gap (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  7. Pasco (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  8. Yakima (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. Prosser (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  10. Mount Vernon (Photos | Homes For Sale)

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

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

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

Toppenish, WA

Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Population: 8,906
% Hispanic/Latino: 86.41%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 7,696
Percent Change Since 2010: 12.66%
More on Toppenish: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Toppenish is a city in Yakima County, Washington, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 8,949. It is located within the Yakama Indian Reservation, established in 1855.

Sunnyside, WA

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 16,442
% Hispanic/Latino: 86.39%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 14,204
Percent Change Since 2010: 14.83%
More on Sunnyside: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Sunnyside is a city in Yakima County, Washington, United States. As of the 2010 census the population was 15,858.

Grandview, WA

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 11,124
% Hispanic/Latino: 83.46%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 9,284
Percent Change Since 2010: 19.72%
More on Grandview: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Grandview is a city in Yakima County, Washington, United States. It is about 38 miles west of Kennewick and 38 miles southeast of Yakima. The population was 10,862 at the 2010 census. Grandview-s economy is agriculture based; with apples, cherries, concord and wine grapes, hops, asparagus, corn, wheat, dairy and other fruit and vegetable production supported by processing plants and cold storage facilities.

Othello, WA

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 7,980
% Hispanic/Latino: 78.65%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 6,276
Percent Change Since 2010: 22.43%
More on Othello: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Othello is a city in Adams County, Washington, United States. The population was 5,847 at the 2000 census and grew 25.9% over the next decade to 7,364 at the 2010 census. Othello refers to the city as being in the "Heart" of the Columbia Basin Project. It is located approximately 100 miles southwest of Spokane, 180 miles east of Seattle, and about 25 miles south of Interstate 90, at the intersection of SR 17 and SR 26.

Quincy, WA

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 7,531
% Hispanic/Latino: 76.58%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 5,767
Percent Change Since 2010: 16.39%
More on Quincy: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Quincy is a city in Grant County, Washington, United States. The population was 6,750 at the 2010 census.

Union Gap, WA

Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Population: 6,142
% Hispanic/Latino: 56.07%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 3,444
Percent Change Since 2010: 36.83%
More on Union Gap: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Union Gap is a city in Yakima County, Washington, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 6,047. Union Gap has a storied history and in recent years has become the retail hub for the entire Yakima Valley as a result of Valley Mall and other thriving businesses being located here. Part of the city is part of the Yakama Nation.

Pasco, WA

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 71,858
% Hispanic/Latino: 55.11%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 39,600
Percent Change Since 2010: 31.78%
More on Pasco: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Pasco is a city in and the county seat of Franklin County, Washington, United States.

Yakima, WA

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 93,416
% Hispanic/Latino: 46.4%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 43,341
Percent Change Since 2010: 28.2%
More on Yakima: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Yakima is a U.S. city located about 60 miles southeast of Mount Rainier in Washington. Yakima is the county seat of Yakima County, Washington, and the state's eleventh largest city by population. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 91,067 and a metropolitan population of 243,231. The unincorporated suburban areas of West Valley and Terrace Heights are considered a part of greater Yakima.

Prosser, WA

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Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 6,076
% Hispanic/Latino: 42.41%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 2,577
Percent Change Since 2010: 58.68%
More on Prosser: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Prosser is a city in and the county seat of Benton County, Washington, United States, along the Yakima River with only one zip code 99350. The population was 5,714 at the 2010 census.

Mount Vernon, WA

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 34,504
% Hispanic/Latino: 35.22%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 12,152
Percent Change Since 2010: 14.33%
More on Mount Vernon: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Mount Vernon is the county seat of Skagit County, Washington, United States. The population was 31,743 at the 2010 census. It is one of two principal cities of and included in the Mount Vernon-Anacortes, Washington Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is the county seat of Skagit County. Downtown Mount Vernon is known for its annual Tulip Festival Street Fair, which is part of the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. The climate of Skagit County is similar to that of Northern France, with millions of tulips grown in the Skagit Valley. In 1998, Mount Vernon was rated the #1 "Best Small City in America" by the New Rating Guide to Life in America's Small Cities.

How We Determined The Cities In washington 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 washington.

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 115 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Hispanic or Latino. The percentages ranked from 86.4% to 2.3%.

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. Toppenish took the distinction of being the most Hispanic or Latino, while Gig Harbor was the least Hispanic or Latino city. You can download the data here.

Read on for more information on how the cities in washington 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 Washington

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

  1. Gig Harbor
  2. Liberty Lake
  3. Port Townsend

For more Washington reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Hispanic Cities In Washington

Rank City % Hispanic Population
1 Toppenish 86.41% 8,906
2 Sunnyside 86.39% 16,442
3 Grandview 83.46% 11,124
4 Othello 78.65% 7,980
5 Quincy 76.58% 7,531
6 Union Gap 56.07% 6,142
7 Pasco 55.11% 71,858
8 Yakima 46.4% 93,416
9 Prosser 42.41% 6,076
10 Mount Vernon 35.22% 34,504
11 Moses Lake 34.59% 22,663
12 Wenatchee 32.47% 34,094
13 East Wenatchee 29.67% 13,817
14 Burlington 29.49% 8,743
15 Kennewick 26.44% 80,204
16 Burien 24.6% 51,326
17 Walla Walla 23.83% 32,731
18 Ephrata 23.57% 8,050
19 Pacific 21.57% 7,177
20 Des Moines 19.6% 31,518
21 Shelton 19.4% 9,996
22 Federal Way 18.55% 96,110
23 College Place 18.37% 9,136
24 Seatac 18.21% 28,925
25 Centralia 18.05% 16,932
26 Monroe 17.99% 18,503
27 Aberdeen 17.64% 16,359
28 Lakewood 16.43% 59,606
29 Auburn 16.22% 79,110
30 Kelso 16.16% 11,983
31 Sedro-Woolley 16.09% 11,579
32 Kent 16.05% 128,057
33 Woodland 15.7% 5,912
34 Everett 15.59% 108,941
35 Fife 14.98% 9,968
36 Lynnwood 14.81% 37,671
37 Oak Harbor 14.4% 22,820
38 Renton 13.9% 101,054
39 Tukwila 13.49% 20,198
40 North Bend 13.35% 6,830
41 Vancouver 13.27% 178,413
42 Ferndale 13.02% 13,622
43 Chehalis 12.64% 7,404
44 Selah 12.55% 7,766
45 Port Orchard 12.34% 13,788
46 Ellensburg 12.0% 19,799
47 Tacoma 11.92% 210,103
48 Lake Stevens 11.45% 31,778
49 Enumclaw 11.06% 11,768
50 Richland 11.05% 55,043
51 Lacey 11.05% 47,852
52 Cheney 10.88% 11,962
53 Poulsbo 10.8% 10,301
54 Mountlake Terrace 10.72% 21,106
55 Yelm 10.66% 8,772
56 Steilacoom 10.51% 6,270
57 Longview 10.49% 37,092
58 Marysville 10.3% 67,567
59 West Richland 10.21% 14,187
60 Arlington 9.79% 19,154
61 Snohomish 9.74% 9,875
62 Bremerton 9.68% 40,220
63 Bellingham 9.26% 87,071
64 Issaquah 9.09% 36,938
65 Bothell 9.05% 44,994
66 Airway Heights 9.03% 8,285
67 Battle Ground 8.94% 19,932
68 Sumner 8.63% 9,898
69 Olympia 8.42% 50,836
70 Puyallup 8.35% 40,305
71 Milton 8.34% 7,543
72 Covington 8.21% 20,447
73 Kenmore 8.15% 22,546
74 Stanwood 7.94% 6,973
75 Lynden 7.7% 13,862
76 Shoreline 7.66% 56,020
77 Bonney Lake 7.62% 20,313
78 Sequim 7.61% 7,100
79 Kirkland 7.57% 88,079
80 Hoquiam 7.49% 8,454
81 Redmond 7.32% 63,197
82 Pullman 7.24% 33,050
83 Edgewood 7.18% 10,599
84 Dupont 7.13% 9,379
85 University Place 7.04% 32,907
86 Clarkston 6.97% 7,360
87 Edmonds 6.93% 41,770
88 Bellevue 6.91% 142,242
89 Orting 6.82% 7,732
90 Tumwater 6.65% 22,500
91 Seattle 6.58% 708,823
92 Fircrest 6.5% 6,711
93 Spokane 6.47% 214,804
94 Maple Valley 5.98% 25,953
95 Mukilteo 5.96% 21,264
96 Spokane Valley 5.91% 96,070
97 Duvall 5.8% 7,811
98 Port Angeles 5.71% 19,615
99 Lake Forest Park 5.68% 13,378
100 Mill Creek 5.28% 20,164

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