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 Wisconsin? Where cities and towns in Wisconsin have seen the greatest increase in it’s Hispanic population?
Turns out there’s been a 19.5% increase in the Hispanic population in Wisconsin.
We broke down the most recent census data to determine the cities in Wisconsin with the largest Hispanic population in 2018:
- Delavan (Photos)
- Racine (Photos)
- Fitchburg (Photos)
- Beloit (Photos)
- Milwaukee (Photos)
- Kenosha (Photos)
- Lake Geneva (Photos)
- Green Bay (Photos)
- West Allis (Photos)
- Cottage Grove (Photos)
Delavan took the number one over all spot for the largest Hispanic population in Wisconsin for 2018.
Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how your town ranked.
To see where Wisconsin ranked as a state on diversity, we have a ranking of the most diverse states in America.
How We Determined The Cities In Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin.
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*
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 137 cities.
We then calculated the percent of residents that are Hispanic. The percentages ranked from 29.5% to 0.0%.
Finally, we ranked each city based on the percent of Hispanic population with a higher score being more Hispanic than a lower score. Delavan took the distinction of being the most Hispanic, while Hobart was the least Hispanic city.
Read on for more information on how the cities in Wisconsin 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.
Delavan is a city in Walworth County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 8,463 at the 2010 census. The city is located partially within the Town of Delavan but the two entities are politically independent. City events include the Delavan Train Show in March, Cinco de Mayo in May, Heritage Fest in August, and Scarecrow Fest in September.
Racine is a city in and the county seat of Racine County, Wisconsin, United States. It is located on the shore of Lake Michigan at the mouth of the Root River. Racine is located 22 miles south of Milwaukee. As of the 2013 U.S. census, the city had a population of 78,199, making it the fifth-largest city in Wisconsin. Its median home price of $103,625 makes it one of the most affordable cities in Wisconsin to buy a home. In January 2017, it was rated ‘the most affordable place to live in the world’ by the Demographia International Housing Affordability survey. Also in 2017, Racine was ranked the fourth worst city in America for black residents.
Fitchburg is a city in Dane County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 25,260 at the 2010 census. Fitchburg is a suburb of Madison and is part of the Madison Metropolitan Statistical Area. Fitchburg consists of a mix of suburban neighborhoods closer the border with the city of Madison, commercial and industrial properties, and more rural properties in the southern portion of the city. Despite its status as an incorporated city, some rural parts of Fitchburg still lack certain municipal services such as sewer, water, and natural gas.
Beloit is a city in Rock County, Wisconsin, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 36,966.
Milwaukee is the largest city in the state of Wisconsin and the fifth-largest city in the Midwestern United States. The county seat of Milwaukee County, it is on Lake Michigan’s western shore. Ranked by estimated 2014 population, Milwaukee was the 31st largest city in the United States. The city’s estimated population in 2015 was 600,155. Milwaukee is the main cultural and economic center of the Milwaukee metropolitan area. It is also part of the larger Milwaukee-Racine-Waukesha combined statistical area, which had an estimated population of 2,026,243 in the 2010 census.
Kenosha is a city in and the county seat of Kenosha County, Wisconsin, United States. Kenosha is on the southwestern shore of Lake Michigan. With an estimated population of 99,889 as of July 1, 2013, it is the fourth-largest city in Wisconsin and the fourth-largest city on Lake Michigan. The city is part of the United States Census Bureau’s Chicago Combined Statistical Area.
7. Lake Geneva
Lake Geneva is a city in Walworth County, Wisconsin, USA. The population was 7,651 at the 2010 census. A resort city located on Geneva Lake, it is popular with vacationers from Chicago and Milwaukee areas.
8. Green Bay
Green Bay is a city in and the county seat of Brown County in the U.S. state of Wisconsin, at the head of Green Bay, a sub-basin of Lake Michigan, at the mouth of the Fox River. It is 581 feet above sea level and 112 miles north of Milwaukee. The population was 104,057 at the 2010 census. Green Bay is the third-largest city in the state of Wisconsin, after Milwaukee and Madison, and the third-largest city on Lake Michigan’s west shore, after Chicago and Milwaukee. Green Bay is home to the National Football League team Green Bay Packers.
9. West Allis
West Allis is a city in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, United States. A suburb of Milwaukee, it is part of the Milwaukee metropolitan area. The population was 60,411 at the 2010 census.
10. Cottage Grove
There You Have It – Hispanic Populations Across Wisconsin
If you’re looking for a breakdown of Hispanic populations across Wisconsin according to the most recent data, this is an accurate list.
If you’re curious enough, here are the least Hispanic places in Wisconsin:
- Lake Hallie
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