The 10 California Cities With The Largest Latino Population For 2022


We scoured the internet to determine the towns and cities in California 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 California? Where cities and towns in California have seen the greatest increase in it's Hispanic population?

Turns out there's been a 14.3% increase in the Hispanic population in California.

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

  1. Parlier
  2. Maywood
  3. Calexico
  4. Huntington Park
  5. Coachella
  6. Cudahy
  7. Bell Gardens
  8. Mendota
  9. South Gate
  10. Orange Cove

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

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

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

Overall SnackAbility

5
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Population: 15,645
% Hispanic/Latino: 97.67%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 15,281
Percent Change Since 2010: 12.89%
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Parlier, CA

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Population: 27,127
% Hispanic/Latino: 97.6%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 26,477
Percent Change Since 2010: -1.31%
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Maywood, CA

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5
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Population: 39,841
% Hispanic/Latino: 97.46%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 38,831
Percent Change Since 2010: 11.69%
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Calexico, CA

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5
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Population: 57,761
% Hispanic/Latino: 97.05%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 56,059
Percent Change Since 2010: -1.85%
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Huntington Park, CA

Overall SnackAbility

4
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Population: 45,658
% Hispanic/Latino: 96.66%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 44,132
Percent Change Since 2010: 21.56%
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Coachella, CA

Overall SnackAbility

6
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Population: 23,606
% Hispanic/Latino: 96.49%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 22,777
Percent Change Since 2010: -0.35%
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Cudahy, CA

Overall SnackAbility

6
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Population: 41,770
% Hispanic/Latino: 96.23%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 40,195
Percent Change Since 2010: -1.34%
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Bell Gardens, CA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

3
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Population: 12,173
% Hispanic/Latino: 96.03%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 11,690
Percent Change Since 2010: 14.51%
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Mendota, CA

Overall SnackAbility

5
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Population: 94,905
% Hispanic/Latino: 95.34%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 90,487
Percent Change Since 2010: 0.57%
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South Gate, CA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

5
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Population: 10,120
% Hispanic/Latino: 95.32%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 9,646
Percent Change Since 2010: 13.91%
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Orange Cove, CA

Methodology: How We Determined The Cities In California 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 California.

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 421 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Hispanic or Latino. The percentages ranked from 97.7% to 2.5%.

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

Read on for more information on how the cities in California 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 California

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

  1. Saratoga
  2. Los Altos Hills
  3. Cupertino

For more California reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Hispanic Cities In California

Rank City % Hispanic Population
1 Parlier 97.67% 15,645
2 Maywood 97.6% 27,127
3 Calexico 97.46% 39,841
4 Huntington Park 97.05% 57,761
5 Coachella 96.66% 45,658
6 Cudahy 96.49% 23,606
7 Bell Gardens 96.23% 41,770
8 Mendota 96.03% 12,173
9 South Gate 95.34% 94,905
10 Orange Cove 95.32% 10,120
11 Commerce 95.17% 12,738
12 Huron 94.49% 7,084
13 Firebaugh 94.06% 7,772
14 Arvin 94.02% 21,220
15 San Fernando 92.8% 24,244
16 Gonzales 92.18% 8,348
17 Greenfield 91.95% 17,565
18 Guadalupe 91.91% 7,654
19 Mcfarland 91.77% 13,244
20 Pico Rivera 90.46% 62,507
21 Woodlake 90.4% 7,708
22 Bell 89.69% 35,301
23 Farmersville 88.66% 10,842
24 King City 87.63% 13,845
25 El Centro 87.29% 43,881
26 Lynwood 87.07% 69,625
27 Avenal 87.0% 13,033
28 Dinuba 86.91% 24,455
29 Lindsay 86.07% 12,793
30 Holtville 85.01% 6,129
31 Selma 84.99% 24,405
32 Shafter 84.22% 19,743
33 Wasco 84.11% 27,553
34 Santa Paula 83.8% 30,297
35 Brawley 83.75% 25,942
36 Watsonville 83.64% 52,398
37 Imperial 81.96% 18,631
38 South El Monte 81.9% 20,791
39 Paramount 81.75% 53,949
40 Kerman 81.74% 14,920
41 Sanger 80.46% 26,744
42 Perris 80.16% 77,708
43 La Puente 79.94% 39,780
44 Reedley 79.31% 25,710
45 Salinas 79.23% 156,177
46 Montebello 79.0% 62,697
47 Madera 78.26% 65,575
48 Hawaiian Gardens 77.29% 14,212
49 Delano 76.87% 52,821
50 Santa Maria 76.69% 105,528
51 Santa Ana 75.99% 332,610
52 Rialto 75.23% 103,549
53 Oxnard 75.1% 207,722
54 Soledad 75.02% 25,667
55 Livingston 74.53% 14,392
56 Downey 74.21% 111,263
57 Santa Fe Springs 73.32% 17,643
58 Calipatria 73.15% 7,260
59 Colton 73.13% 54,215
60 Baldwin Park 73.0% 75,659
61 Pomona 71.39% 151,124
62 Los Banos 71.38% 39,443
63 Fillmore 71.31% 15,631
64 Ontario 70.04% 178,194
65 Montclair 69.81% 40,041
66 Compton 69.34% 95,804
67 Corcoran 69.32% 22,078
68 Hollister 69.2% 40,100
69 Porterville 68.57% 59,056
70 Fontana 68.49% 212,704
71 Norwalk 67.84% 104,524
72 Adelanto 67.74% 34,238
73 Newman 67.09% 11,498
74 Patterson 66.66% 22,309
75 San Bernardino 66.24% 216,784
76 Whittier 65.8% 84,821
77 Fowler 65.24% 6,366
78 Indio 64.93% 89,996
79 Tulare 63.62% 64,546
80 El Monte 63.3% 113,917
81 Lawndale 62.51% 32,533
82 Azusa 62.48% 49,584
83 Ceres 62.26% 48,355
84 Coalinga 61.96% 17,252
85 National City 61.74% 61,342
86 Palmdale 61.58% 153,240
87 Gustine 61.29% 5,748
88 Port Hueneme 61.07% 21,979
89 Orland 60.91% 7,843
90 East Palo Alto 60.64% 29,448
91 Lompoc 60.38% 42,753
92 San Pablo 60.31% 30,959
93 Chula Vista 60.26% 268,779
94 Covina 59.97% 47,787
95 Moreno Valley 59.78% 208,751
96 Corning 59.27% 7,589
97 Hesperia 59.07% 95,163
98 La Habra 58.72% 62,787
99 Riverbank 58.35% 24,623
100 Merced 57.64% 84,081

How Is The Area In ?

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

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