The 10 Kansas Cities With The Largest Latino Population For 2021


We scoured the internet to determine the towns and cities in Kansas that have the largest Hispanic/Latino population in 2021.

Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2021. This is our third time ranking the cities in Kansas 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 Kansas? Where cities and towns in Kansas have seen the greatest increase in it's Hispanic population?

Turns out there's been a 25.2% increase in the Hispanic population in Kansas.

The 10 Cities In Kansas With The Largest Hispanic Population For 2021

  1. Liberal
  2. Dodge City
  3. Garden City
  4. Ulysses
  5. Kansas City
  6. Emporia
  7. Great Bend
  8. Arkansas City
  9. Wichita
  10. Newton

What's the city in Kansas with the largest hispanic/latino population? Liberal took the number one over all spot for the largest Hispanic population in Kansas for 2021.

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

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

Liberal, KS

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 19,731
% Hispanic/Latino: 62.63%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 12,357
Percent Change Since 2010: 9.93%
More on Liberal: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Dodge City, KS

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 27,555
% Hispanic/Latino: 61.99%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 17,081
Percent Change Since 2010: 17.96%
More on Dodge City: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Garden City, KS

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 26,647
% Hispanic/Latino: 50.73%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 13,519
Percent Change Since 2010: 7.79%
More on Garden City: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Ulysses, KS

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 5,712
% Hispanic/Latino: 50.42%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 2,880
Percent Change Since 2010: -1.4%
More on Ulysses: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Kansas City, KS

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 152,522
% Hispanic/Latino: 30.35%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 46,291
Percent Change Since 2010: 22.06%
More on Kansas City: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Emporia, KS

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 24,607
% Hispanic/Latino: 27.25%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 6,705
Percent Change Since 2010: 5.56%
More on Emporia: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Great Bend, KS

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 15,358
% Hispanic/Latino: 22.27%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 3,420
Percent Change Since 2010: 22.93%
More on Great Bend: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Arkansas City, KS

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 11,868
% Hispanic/Latino: 20.96%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 2,488
Percent Change Since 2010: 52.36%
More on Arkansas City: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Wichita, KS

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 389,877
% Hispanic/Latino: 17.2%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 67,050
Percent Change Since 2010: 28.75%
More on Wichita: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Newton, KS

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 18,877
% Hispanic/Latino: 16.31%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 3,079
Percent Change Since 2010: 13.62%
More on Newton: Real Estate | Data | Photos

How We Determined The Cities In Kansas With The Largest Hispanic Population For 2021

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 Kansas.

That lead us to the Census's most recently available data, the 2015-2019 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 58 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Hispanic or Latino. The percentages ranked from 62.6% to 1.3%.

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

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

There You Have It - Hispanic or Latino Populations Across Kansas

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

  1. Mulvane
  2. Leawood
  3. Paola

For more Kansas reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Hispanic Cities In Kansas

Rank City % Hispanic Population
1 Liberal 62.63% 19,731
2 Dodge City 61.99% 27,555
3 Garden City 50.73% 26,647
4 Ulysses 50.42% 5,712
5 Kansas City 30.35% 152,522
6 Emporia 27.25% 24,607
7 Great Bend 22.27% 15,358
8 Arkansas City 20.96% 11,868
9 Wichita 17.2% 389,877
10 Newton 16.31% 18,877
11 Topeka 15.4% 126,397
12 De Soto 14.49% 6,254
13 Junction City 14.31% 23,104
14 Hutchinson 12.96% 40,914
15 Salina 12.53% 46,998
16 Olathe 11.67% 137,618
17 Roeland Park 10.47% 6,769
18 Coffeyville 10.44% 9,457
19 Park City 10.3% 8,138
20 Merriam 9.86% 11,185
21 Lansing 9.63% 11,900
22 Bonner Springs 9.61% 7,782
23 Pittsburg 9.48% 20,171
24 Leavenworth 9.42% 36,064
25 Independence 9.13% 8,698
26 Andover 8.98% 13,062
27 Wellington 8.55% 7,788
28 Winfield 8.03% 12,085
29 Pratt 8.03% 6,703
30 Eudora 7.62% 6,602
31 Gardner 7.45% 21,528
32 Lenexa 7.45% 54,011
33 Manhattan 7.08% 55,290
34 Mission 7.0% 9,523
35 Bel Aire 6.95% 7,858
36 Lawrence 6.87% 96,369
37 Parsons 6.86% 9,736
38 Overland Park 6.68% 191,011
39 Augusta 6.67% 9,368
40 Hays 6.58% 20,899
41 Derby 6.5% 24,067
42 Shawnee 6.47% 65,540
43 Haysville 6.4% 11,132
44 Colby 5.96% 5,473
45 Chanute 5.69% 9,102
46 Mcpherson 5.61% 13,054
47 Ottawa 5.49% 12,260
48 Concordia 5.46% 5,070
49 Iola 4.86% 5,351
50 Abilene 4.39% 6,362
51 Atchison 4.02% 10,598
52 Valley Center 3.68% 7,176
53 El Dorado 3.53% 12,988
54 Prairie Village 3.39% 22,170
55 Fort Scott 2.98% 7,742
56 Paola 2.98% 5,611
57 Leawood 2.81% 34,670
58 Mulvane 1.32% 6,045

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