The 10 Idaho Cities With The Largest Latino Population For 2021


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

Turns out there's been a 33.6% increase in the Hispanic population in Idaho.

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

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

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 2021.

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.

Rupert, ID

Overall SnackAbility

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Population: 5,796
% Hispanic/Latino: 45.38%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 2,630
Percent Change Since 2010: 41.78%
More on Rupert: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Caldwell, ID

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Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 54,887
% Hispanic/Latino: 38.83%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 21,310
Percent Change Since 2010: 38.5%
More on Caldwell: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Burley, ID

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
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Population: 10,313
% Hispanic/Latino: 37.85%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 3,903
Percent Change Since 2010: 13.36%
More on Burley: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Jerome, ID

Overall SnackAbility

5
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Population: 11,653
% Hispanic/Latino: 36.45%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 4,247
Percent Change Since 2010: 23.46%
More on Jerome: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Hailey, ID

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 8,408
% Hispanic/Latino: 32.28%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 2,714
Percent Change Since 2010: 36.38%
More on Hailey: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Weiser, ID

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 5,323
% Hispanic/Latino: 30.47%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 1,622
Percent Change Since 2010: 17.28%
More on Weiser: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Nampa, ID

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Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 93,952
% Hispanic/Latino: 24.46%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 22,979
Percent Change Since 2010: 31.52%
More on Nampa: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Payette, ID

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 7,487
% Hispanic/Latino: 20.94%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 1,568
Percent Change Since 2010: -3.15%
More on Payette: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Emmett, ID

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 6,770
% Hispanic/Latino: 18.76%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 1,270
Percent Change Since 2010: 58.35%
More on Emmett: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Blackfoot, ID

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 11,907
% Hispanic/Latino: 17.43%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 2,075
Percent Change Since 2010: -3.89%
More on Blackfoot: Real Estate | Data | Photos

How We Determined The Cities In Idaho 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 Idaho.

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 32 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Hispanic or Latino. The percentages ranked from 45.4% 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.

There You Have It - 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. Lewiston
  3. Rathdrum

For more Idaho reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Hispanic Cities In Idaho

Rank City % Hispanic Population
1 Rupert 45.38% 5,796
2 Caldwell 38.83% 54,887
3 Burley 37.85% 10,313
4 Jerome 36.45% 11,653
5 Hailey 32.28% 8,408
6 Weiser 30.47% 5,323
7 Nampa 24.46% 93,952
8 Payette 20.94% 7,487
9 Emmett 18.76% 6,770
10 Blackfoot 17.43% 11,907
11 Twin Falls 16.22% 48,951
12 Idaho Falls 14.77% 61,459
13 Mountain Home 13.38% 14,166
14 Kuna 10.9% 19,580
15 Preston 10.7% 5,376
16 Chubbuck 10.36% 14,995
17 Boise City 8.99% 226,115
18 Pocatello 8.98% 55,525
19 Garden City 8.35% 11,819
20 Rexburg 8.34% 28,414
21 Star 8.22% 9,115
22 Ammon 8.1% 15,859
23 Middleton 7.36% 7,556
24 Meridian 6.97% 101,905
25 Coeur D'alene 5.75% 50,540
26 Sandpoint 5.54% 8,386
27 Post Falls 5.12% 33,225
28 Eagle 5.06% 26,514
29 Moscow 4.73% 25,319
30 Rathdrum 4.56% 8,284
31 Lewiston 4.08% 32,664
32 Hayden 1.61% 14,698

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