The 10 Arizona Cities With The Largest Latino Population For 2022


We scoured the internet to determine the towns and cities in Arizona that have the largest Hispanic/Latino population in 2022.

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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 Arizona? Where cities and towns in Arizona have seen the greatest increase in it's Hispanic population?

Turns out there's been a 24.6% increase in the Hispanic population in Arizona.

The 10 Cities In Arizona With The Largest Hispanic Population For 2022

  1. Somerton
  2. San Luis
  3. Nogales
  4. Douglas
  5. Tolleson
  6. Guadalupe
  7. South Tucson
  8. Yuma
  9. Eloy
  10. Avondale

What's the city in Arizona with the largest hispanic/latino population? Somerton took the number one over all spot for the largest Hispanic population in Arizona for 2022.

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

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

Overall SnackAbility

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Population: 16,301
% Hispanic/Latino: 97.15%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 15,837
Percent Change Since 2010: 30.72%
More on Somerton: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Somerton, AZ

Overall SnackAbility

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Population: 33,875
% Hispanic/Latino: 95.09%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 32,212
Percent Change Since 2010: 44.77%
More on San Luis: Real Estate | Data | Photos

San Luis, AZ

Overall SnackAbility

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Population: 20,182
% Hispanic/Latino: 94.83%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 19,139
Percent Change Since 2010: -2.46%
More on Nogales: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Nogales, AZ

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Overall SnackAbility

4
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Population: 16,292
% Hispanic/Latino: 80.6%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 13,131
Percent Change Since 2010: -4.71%
More on Douglas: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Douglas, AZ

Overall SnackAbility

4
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Population: 7,340
% Hispanic/Latino: 76.58%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 5,621
Percent Change Since 2010: 7.64%
More on Tolleson: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Tolleson, AZ

Overall SnackAbility

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Population: 6,572
% Hispanic/Latino: 75.12%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 4,937
Percent Change Since 2010: 27.64%
More on Guadalupe: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Guadalupe, AZ

Overall SnackAbility

4
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Population: 5,692
% Hispanic/Latino: 67.15%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 3,822
Percent Change Since 2010: -12.9%
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South Tucson, AZ

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

4
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Population: 97,428
% Hispanic/Latino: 59.2%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 57,674
Percent Change Since 2010: 15.83%
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Yuma, AZ

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

5
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Population: 18,306
% Hispanic/Latino: 56.03%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 10,256
Percent Change Since 2010: -9.14%
More on Eloy: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Eloy, AZ

Overall SnackAbility

6
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Population: 86,091
% Hispanic/Latino: 53.82%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 46,337
Percent Change Since 2010: 34.46%
More on Avondale: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Avondale, AZ

Methodology: How We Determined The Cities In Arizona With The Largest Hispanic Population For 2022

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 Arizona.

That lead us to the Census's most recently available data, the 2016-2020 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 56 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Hispanic or Latino. The percentages ranked from 97.2% to 3.6%.

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. Somerton took the distinction of being the most Hispanic or Latino, while Fountain Hills was the least Hispanic or Latino city. You can download the data here.

Read on for more information on how the cities in Arizona 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.

Summary: Hispanic or Latino Populations Across Arizona

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

  1. Fountain Hills
  2. Prescott
  3. Paradise Valley

For more Arizona reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Hispanic Cities In Arizona

Rank City % Hispanic Population
1 Somerton 97.15% 16,301
2 San Luis 95.09% 33,875
3 Nogales 94.83% 20,182
4 Douglas 80.6% 16,292
5 Tolleson 76.58% 7,340
6 Guadalupe 75.12% 6,572
7 South Tucson 67.15% 5,692
8 Yuma 59.2% 97,428
9 Eloy 56.03% 18,306
10 Avondale 53.82% 86,091
11 Safford 49.46% 9,707
12 Coolidge 48.59% 13,016
13 El Mirage 48.03% 35,702
14 Casa Grande 44.82% 57,318
15 Tucson 44.21% 545,340
16 Globe 44.18% 7,351
17 Phoenix 42.65% 1,658,422
18 Glendale 39.04% 250,290
19 Florence 37.87% 26,777
20 Winslow 37.76% 9,505
21 Youn 35.75% 6,837
22 Sahuarita 35.24% 30,679
23 Maricopa 30.55% 50,358
24 Holbrook 30.04% 5,073
25 Goodyear 28.97% 83,519
26 Mesa 27.61% 508,918
27 Bisbee 27.1% 5,199
28 Marana 26.7% 47,164
29 Sierra Vista 24.22% 43,756
30 Bullhead City 23.64% 40,808
31 Tempe 22.05% 191,607
32 Camp Verde 21.72% 11,241
33 Surprise 20.19% 139,007
34 Chandler 19.94% 257,076
35 Flagstaff 19.73% 73,319
36 Prescott Valley 19.6% 45,592
37 Peoria 19.58% 172,109
38 Chino Valley 18.76% 11,362
39 Show Low 17.6% 11,280
40 Cottonwood 17.39% 12,228
41 Gilbert 17.35% 248,349
42 Sedona 16.73% 10,341
43 Litchfield Park 16.51% 6,228
44 Lake Havasu City 16.47% 55,463
45 Apache Junction 16.36% 41,863
46 Oro Valley 15.89% 45,303
47 Kingman 15.64% 30,433
48 Queen Creek 14.42% 52,162
49 Scottsdale 10.15% 254,995
50 Snowflake 9.45% 5,873
51 Page 9.34% 7,551
52 Wickenburg 9.17% 7,708
53 Payson 8.65% 15,708
54 Paradise Valley 8.64% 14,502
55 Prescott 7.96% 43,463
56 Fountain Hills 3.61% 25,167

How Is The Area In ?

Editor's Note: We updated this article for 2022. This is our ninth time ranking the cities in Arizona with the largest Hispanic/Latino population.

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