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


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

Turns out there’s been a 23.5% increase in the Hispanic population in Washington.

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

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

Toppenish took the number one over all spot for the largest Hispanic population in Washington for 2018.

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 most diverse places in Washington.

How We Determined The Cities In Washington 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 Washington.

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 115 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Hispanic. The percentages ranked from 84.4% to 2.2%.

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

Read on for more information on how the cities in Washington 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. Toppenish

Toppenish, Washington

Population: 8,977
% Hispanic: 84.42%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 7,578
Percent Change Since 2010: 10.94%
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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.

2. Sunnyside

Sunnyside, Washington

Population: 16,217
% Hispanic: 83.47%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 13,536
Percent Change Since 2010: 9.43%
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Sunnyside is a city in Yakima County, Washington, United States. As of the 2010 census the population was 15,858.

3. Grandview

Grandview, Washington

Population: 11,098
% Hispanic: 79.56%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 8,830
Percent Change Since 2010: 13.86%
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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.

4. Othello

Othello, Washington

Population: 7,726
% Hispanic: 77.3%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 5,972
Percent Change Since 2010: 16.5%
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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.

5. Quincy

Quincy, Washington

Population: 7,248
% Hispanic: 75.4%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 5,465
Percent Change Since 2010: 10.29%
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Quincy is a city in Grant County, Washington, United States. The population was 6,750 at the 2010 census.

6. Pasco

Pasco, Washington

Population: 68,567
% Hispanic: 55.57%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 38,104
Percent Change Since 2010: 26.8%
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Pasco is a city in and the county seat of Franklin County, Washington, United States.

7. Union Gap

Union Gap, Washington

Population: 6,125
% Hispanic: 49.76%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 3,048
Percent Change Since 2010: 21.1%
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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.

8. Yakima

Yakima, Washington

Population: 93,338
% Hispanic: 45.77%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 42,725
Percent Change Since 2010: 26.38%
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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.

9. Prosser

Prosser, Washington

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Population: 5,860
% Hispanic: 36.37%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 2,131
Percent Change Since 2010: 31.22%
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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.

10. Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon, Washington

Population: 33,388
% Hispanic: 34.82%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 11,627
Percent Change Since 2010: 9.39%
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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.

There You Have It – Hispanic Populations Across Washington

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

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

  1. Port Townsend
  2. Mercer Island
  3. Woodinville

For more Washington reading , check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Hispanic Cities In Washington

Rank City Population % Hispanic
1
Toppenish 8,977 84.42%
2
Sunnyside 16,217 83.47%
3
Grandview 11,098 79.56%
4
Othello 7,726 77.3%
5
Quincy 7,248 75.4%
6
Pasco 68,567 55.57%
7
Union Gap 6,125 49.76%
8
Yakima 93,338 45.77%
9
Prosser 5,860 36.37%
10
Mount Vernon 33,388 34.82%
11
Wenatchee 33,257 32.14%
12
Moses Lake 21,846 29.47%
13
Burlington 8,572 28.84%
14
East Wenatchee 13,589 28.42%
15
Kennewick 77,975 25.05%
16
Walla Walla 31,952 24.29%
17
Burien 50,187 24.0%
18
Ephrata 7,980 23.02%
19
Shelton 9,832 18.92%
20
Seatac 28,298 18.71%
21
Woodland 5,684 18.63%
22
Monroe 17,906 18.55%
23
Aberdeen 16,335 18.13%
24
Federal Way 93,986 17.74%
25
Des Moines 30,904 17.49%
26
Yelm 8,066 16.87%
27
Selah 7,599 16.67%
28
Centralia 16,729 16.54%
29
Fife 9,645 16.46%
30
Kent 125,492 16.39%
31
Lakewood 59,489 16.3%
32
Pacific 7,042 15.54%
33
Tukwila 19,878 15.49%
34
College Place 8,996 15.05%
35
Everett 106,580 14.74%
36
Auburn 75,607 14.42%
37
Sedro-Woolley 11,225 14.3%
38
Kelso 11,871 14.3%
39
Lynnwood 36,861 13.97%
40
Chehalis 7,340 13.24%
41
Airway Heights 6,523 12.85%
42
Renton 98,499 12.45%
43
Vancouver 169,982 12.39%
44
Ferndale 12,666 12.25%
45
West Richland 13,407 12.1%
46
Oak Harbor 22,544 11.71%
47
Tacoma 205,602 11.29%
48
Enumclaw 11,543 11.27%
49
Sequim 6,736 11.25%
50
Poulsbo 9,806 11.24%
51
Lake Stevens 30,352 11.14%
52
Lacey 45,644 11.13%
53
Richland 53,227 10.75%
54
North Bend 6,475 10.66%
55
Cheney 11,479 10.62%
56
Marysville 64,955 10.61%
57
Ellensburg 18,957 10.47%
58
Mountlake Terrace 20,747 10.44%
59
Port Orchard 13,265 9.78%
60
Kenmore 21,830 9.51%
61
Sumner 9,691 9.44%
62
Stanwood 6,685 9.39%
63
Longview 36,720 9.33%
64
Bremerton 39,388 9.32%
65
Edgewood 9,862 9.26%
66
Hoquiam 8,434 9.24%
67
Shoreline 55,021 9.02%
68
Dupont 9,224 8.65%
69
Bothell 43,153 8.57%
70
Redmond 59,268 8.2%
71
Puyallup 39,274 8.2%
72
Bellingham 84,462 8.18%
73
Arlington 18,749 7.95%
74
University Place 32,342 7.84%
75
Orting 7,254 7.51%
76
Snohomish 9,551 7.4%
77
Olympia 49,608 7.35%
78
Issaquah 34,728 7.16%
79
Lynden 13,204 7.14%
80
Battle Ground 18,987 7.12%
81
Normandy Park 6,598 7.08%
82
Bellevue 136,718 7.05%
83
Covington 19,172 6.92%
84
Milton 7,239 6.76%
85
Bonney Lake 19,022 6.73%
86
Kirkland 85,812 6.73%
87
Pullman 32,176 6.58%
88
Seattle 668,849 6.56%
89
Brier 6,530 6.55%
90
Spokane 212,078 6.09%
91
Mill Creek 19,372 6.08%
92
Steilacoom 6,175 5.89%
93
Maple Valley 25,093 5.88%
94
Spokane Valley 93,322 5.2%
95
Port Angeles 19,420 5.17%
96
Edmonds 41,020 4.95%
97
Gig Harbor 8,307 4.91%
98
Mukilteo 20,994 4.9%
99
Duvall 7,534 4.87%
100
Camas 21,393 4.69%

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