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
  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.

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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.

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1. Toppenish

Toppenish, Washington

Source: Wikipedia

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

2. Sunnyside

Sunnyside, Washington

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 16,217
% Hispanic: 83.47%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 13,536
Percent Change Since 2010: 9.43%

3. Grandview

Grandview, Washington

Source: Wikipedia

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

4. Othello

Othello, Washington

Source: Wikipedia

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

5. Quincy

Quincy, Washington

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 7,248
% Hispanic: 75.4%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 5,465
Percent Change Since 2010: 10.29%

6. Pasco

Pasco, Washington

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 68,567
% Hispanic: 55.57%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 38,104
Percent Change Since 2010: 26.8%

7. Union Gap

Union Gap, Washington

Source: Wikipedia

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

8. Yakima

Yakima, Washington

Source: Wikipedia

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

9. Prosser

Prosser, Washington

Source: Wikipedia

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

10. Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon, Washington

Source: Wikipedia

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

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

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Detailed List Of The Most Hispanic Cities In Washington

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

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