The 10 Idaho Cities With The Largest Latino Population For 2023


We scoured the internet to determine the towns and cities in Idaho that have the largest Hispanic/Latino population in 2023.

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

Turns out there's been a 45.4% increase in the Hispanic population in Idaho.

The 10 Cities In Idaho With The Largest Hispanic Population For 2023

  1. Rupert
  2. Jerome
  3. Caldwell
  4. Burley
  5. Hailey
  6. Weiser
  7. Nampa
  8. Payette
  9. Blackfoot
  10. Emmett

What's the city in Idaho with the largest hispanic/latino population? Rupert took the number one over all spot for the largest Hispanic population in Idaho for 2023.

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

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

Overall SnackAbility

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Population: 5,994
% Hispanic/Latino: 44.61%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 2,674
Percent Change Since 2010: 44.15%
More on Rupert: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Rupert, ID

Overall SnackAbility

5
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Population: 12,182
% Hispanic/Latino: 41.64%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 5,073
Percent Change Since 2010: 47.47%
More on Jerome: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Jerome, ID

Overall SnackAbility

6
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Population: 58,872
% Hispanic/Latino: 37.49%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 22,070
Percent Change Since 2010: 43.44%
More on Caldwell: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Caldwell, ID

Overall SnackAbility

6
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Population: 11,274
% Hispanic/Latino: 33.78%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 3,808
Percent Change Since 2010: 10.6%
More on Burley: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Burley, ID

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8
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Population: 9,001
% Hispanic/Latino: 31.52%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 2,837
Percent Change Since 2010: 42.56%
More on Hailey: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Hailey, ID

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

5
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Population: 5,578
% Hispanic/Latino: 28.33%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 1,580
Percent Change Since 2010: 14.24%
More on Weiser: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Weiser, ID

Overall SnackAbility

6
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Population: 98,881
% Hispanic/Latino: 24.96%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 24,681
Percent Change Since 2010: 41.26%
More on Nampa: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Nampa, ID

Overall SnackAbility

5
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Population: 7,999
% Hispanic/Latino: 20.44%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 1,635
Percent Change Since 2010: 0.99%
More on Payette: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Payette, ID

Overall SnackAbility

6
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Population: 12,106
% Hispanic/Latino: 19.35%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 2,343
Percent Change Since 2010: 8.52%
More on Blackfoot: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Blackfoot, ID

Overall SnackAbility

6
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Population: 7,408
% Hispanic/Latino: 17.93%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 1,328
Percent Change Since 2010: 65.59%
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Emmett, ID

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Methodology: How We Determined The Cities In Idaho With The Largest Hispanic Population For 2023

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 Idaho.

That lead us to the Census's most recently available data, the 2017-2021 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 32 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Hispanic or Latino. The percentages ranked from 44.6% to 1.6%.

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

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

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

  1. Hayden
  2. Star
  3. Preston

For more Idaho reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Hispanic Cities In Idaho

Rank City % Hispanic Population
1 Rupert 44.61% 5,994
2 Jerome 41.64% 12,182
3 Caldwell 37.49% 58,872
4 Burley 33.78% 11,274
5 Hailey 31.52% 9,001
6 Weiser 28.33% 5,578
7 Nampa 24.96% 98,881
8 Payette 20.44% 7,999
9 Blackfoot 19.35% 12,106
10 Emmett 17.93% 7,408
11 Idaho Falls 17.52% 64,399
12 Middleton 16.68% 9,091
13 Mountain Home 15.29% 15,863
14 Twin Falls 14.27% 51,223
15 Kuna 13.55% 23,765
16 Chubbuck 11.61% 15,445
17 Garden City 10.51% 12,056
18 Pocatello 9.4% 55,865
19 Boise City 8.83% 231,537
20 Rexburg 8.78% 33,684
21 Ammon 8.56% 17,401
22 Meridian 8.56% 115,227
23 Eagle 8.13% 29,665
24 Sandpoint 8.11% 8,448
25 Post Falls 6.44% 38,162
26 Coeur D'alene 5.57% 53,189
27 Moscow 5.28% 25,336
28 Lewiston 4.99% 33,964
29 Rathdrum 4.9% 9,099
30 Preston 4.83% 5,545
31 Star 2.63% 10,929
32 Hayden 1.55% 15,316

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Editor's Note: We updated this article for 2023. This is our tenth time ranking the cities in Idaho with the largest Hispanic/Latino population.

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