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


We scoured the internet to determine the towns and cities in Washington that have the largest Hispanic/Latino population in 2019

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Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2019. This is our second 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 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 2019:

  1. Sunnyside (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  2. Toppenish (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)

Sunnyside took the number one over all spot for the largest Hispanic population in Washington for 2019.

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 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 Washington.

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 115 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Hispanic or Latino. The percentages ranked from 87.6% to 1.9%.

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. Sunnyside took the distinction of being the most Hispanic or Latino, while Ocean Shores was the least Hispanic or Latino city.

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.

Sunnyside, WA

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Population: 16,248
% Hispanic/Latino: 87.62%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 14,236
Percent Change Since 2010: 15.08%
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.

Toppenish, WA

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Population: 8,923
% Hispanic/Latino: 84.58%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 7,547
Percent Change Since 2010: 10.48%
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.

Grandview, WA

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Population: 11,112
% Hispanic/Latino: 82.48%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 9,165
Percent Change Since 2010: 18.18%
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

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Population: 7,797
% Hispanic/Latino: 77.45%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 6,039
Percent Change Since 2010: 17.81%
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

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Population: 7,333
% Hispanic/Latino: 75.49%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 5,536
Percent Change Since 2010: 11.73%
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

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Population: 6,152
% Hispanic/Latino: 55.2%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 3,396
Percent Change Since 2010: 34.92%
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

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Population: 70,607
% Hispanic/Latino: 55.08%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 38,893
Percent Change Since 2010: 29.42%
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

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Population: 93,182
% Hispanic/Latino: 46.19%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 43,041
Percent Change Since 2010: 27.31%
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

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Population: 5,967
% Hispanic/Latino: 38.31%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 2,286
Percent Change Since 2010: 40.76%
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

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Population: 33,787
% Hispanic/Latino: 34.35%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 11,605
Percent Change Since 2010: 9.18%
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.

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. Ocean Shores
  2. Mercer Island
  3. Woodinville

For more Washington reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Hispanic Cities In Washington

Rank City % Hispanic Population
1 Sunnyside 87.62% 16,248
2 Toppenish 84.58% 8,923
3 Grandview 82.48% 11,112
4 Othello 77.45% 7,797
5 Quincy 75.49% 7,333
6 Union Gap 55.2% 6,152
7 Pasco 55.08% 70,607
8 Yakima 46.19% 93,182
9 Prosser 38.31% 5,967
10 Mount Vernon 34.35% 33,787
11 Moses Lake 33.32% 22,038
12 Wenatchee 31.82% 33,544
13 East Wenatchee 30.67% 13,624
14 Burlington 27.14% 8,590
15 Kennewick 26.91% 78,858
16 Walla Walla 24.6% 32,585
17 Burien 24.33% 50,729
18 Ephrata 20.14% 7,956
19 Pacific 19.92% 7,113
20 Aberdeen 19.35% 16,281
21 Shelton 19.05% 9,882
22 Monroe 18.94% 18,149
23 Woodland 18.54% 5,765
24 Seatac 18.27% 28,597
25 Des Moines 18.24% 31,080
26 Federal Way 18.1% 94,905
27 Yelm 18.04% 8,425
28 Centralia 17.61% 16,771
29 College Place 17.24% 9,041
30 Fife 17.17% 9,805
31 Lakewood 16.15% 59,102
32 Kent 15.92% 126,561
33 Sedro-Woolley 15.1% 11,360
34 Tukwila 15.02% 20,025
35 Everett 14.84% 107,560
36 Auburn 14.44% 77,440
37 Kelso 14.07% 11,864
38 Ferndale 13.91% 13,171
39 Renton 13.68% 99,692
40 North Bend 13.5% 6,645
41 Lynnwood 13.35% 37,242
42 Vancouver 12.73% 171,393
43 Poulsbo 12.34% 10,005
44 Lake Stevens 12.34% 31,022
45 Enumclaw 12.31% 11,670
46 Chehalis 12.12% 7,337
47 Tacoma 11.59% 207,280
48 Oak Harbor 11.55% 22,527
49 West Richland 11.52% 13,797
50 Lacey 11.22% 46,655
51 Ellensburg 11.2% 19,307
52 Marysville 11.13% 66,178
53 Longview 11.08% 36,740
54 Selah 10.96% 7,652
55 Richland 10.96% 53,991
56 Airway Heights 10.6% 8,017
57 Bothell 10.6% 44,082
58 Mountlake Terrace 10.39% 20,922
59 Sumner 10.24% 9,789
60 Port Orchard 9.88% 13,476
61 Cheney 9.77% 11,735
62 Shoreline 9.52% 55,431
63 Snohomish 9.44% 9,713
64 Stanwood 9.0% 6,825
65 Sequim 8.86% 6,819
66 Bremerton 8.79% 39,584
67 Arlington 8.74% 18,884
68 Issaquah 8.54% 35,629
69 Bellingham 8.27% 85,388
70 University Place 7.99% 32,528
71 Puyallup 7.86% 39,637
72 Edgewood 7.82% 10,165
73 Dupont 7.75% 9,303
74 Steilacoom 7.69% 6,199
75 Battle Ground 7.68% 19,439
76 Kenmore 7.61% 22,154
77 Hoquiam 7.6% 8,416
78 Redmond 7.52% 60,712
79 Milton 7.46% 7,481
80 Olympia 7.38% 49,928
81 Lynden 7.26% 13,452
82 Bellevue 7.24% 139,014
83 Covington 7.14% 19,918
84 Kirkland 7.04% 86,772
85 Bonney Lake 6.99% 19,560
86 Orting 6.96% 7,460
87 Duvall 6.73% 7,683
88 Pullman 6.72% 32,382
89 Seattle 6.47% 688,245
90 Tumwater 6.38% 22,005
91 Clarkston 6.35% 7,344
92 Spokane 6.15% 212,982
93 Brier 5.96% 6,697
94 Mukilteo 5.77% 21,101
95 Spokane Valley 5.65% 94,424
96 Maple Valley 5.64% 25,375
97 Port Angeles 5.44% 19,419
98 Fircrest 5.43% 6,666
99 Lake Forest Park 5.37% 13,247
100 Edmonds 5.32% 41,309

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