The 10 Illinois Cities With The Largest Latino Population For 2022


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

Turns out there's been a 12.9% increase in the Hispanic population in Illinois.

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

  1. Cicero
  2. Melrose Park
  3. Summit
  4. Park City
  5. Posen
  6. Berwyn
  7. Northlake
  8. Stickney
  9. Lyons
  10. Harvard

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

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

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

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Population: 81,471
% Hispanic/Latino: 88.85%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 72,389
Percent Change Since 2010: 1.18%
More on Cicero: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Cicero, IL

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7
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Population: 25,404
% Hispanic/Latino: 77.61%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 19,715
Percent Change Since 2010: 14.4%
More on Melrose Park: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Melrose Park, IL

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5
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Population: 11,171
% Hispanic/Latino: 76.05%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 8,496
Percent Change Since 2010: 21.06%
More on Summit: Real Estate | Data

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5
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Population: 7,636
% Hispanic/Latino: 71.69%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 5,474
Percent Change Since 2010: 31.78%
More on Park City: Real Estate | Data

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6
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Population: 5,772
% Hispanic/Latino: 70.24%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 4,054
Percent Change Since 2010: 45.04%
More on Posen: Real Estate | Data

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8
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Population: 54,850
% Hispanic/Latino: 62.45%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 34,255
Percent Change Since 2010: 5.85%
More on Berwyn: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Berwyn, IL

Overall SnackAbility

6
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Population: 12,235
% Hispanic/Latino: 62.29%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 7,621
Percent Change Since 2010: 19.26%
More on Northlake: Real Estate | Data

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8.5
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Population: 6,607
% Hispanic/Latino: 61.71%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 4,077
Percent Change Since 2010: 26.77%
More on Stickney: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Stickney, IL

Overall SnackAbility

8
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Population: 10,338
% Hispanic/Latino: 57.28%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 5,922
Percent Change Since 2010: 39.18%
More on Lyons: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Lyons, IL

Overall SnackAbility

5
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Population: 9,203
% Hispanic/Latino: 52.18%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 4,802
Percent Change Since 2010: 58.17%
More on Harvard: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Harvard, IL

Methodology: How We Determined The Cities In Illinois 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 Illinois.

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 326 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Hispanic or Latino. The percentages ranked from 88.9% to 0.1%.

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

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

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

  1. West Frankfort
  2. Wood River
  3. Creve Coeur

For more Illinois reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Hispanic Cities In Illinois

Rank City % Hispanic Population
1 Cicero 88.85% 81,471
2 Melrose Park 77.61% 25,404
3 Summit 76.05% 11,171
4 Park City 71.69% 7,636
5 Posen 70.24% 5,772
6 Berwyn 62.45% 54,850
7 Northlake 62.29% 12,235
8 Stickney 61.71% 6,607
9 Lyons 57.28% 10,338
10 Harvard 52.18% 9,203
11 Waukegan 51.91% 87,157
12 West Chicago 51.68% 26,998
13 Carpentersville 50.98% 37,618
14 Franklin Park 50.93% 17,779
15 Round Lake Beach 50.55% 27,313
16 Bensenville 47.98% 18,273
17 Elgin 47.11% 112,062
18 Blue Island 46.96% 23,160
19 Highwood 44.1% 5,293
20 Aurora 42.71% 199,326
21 Burbank 41.38% 28,447
22 Addison 40.99% 36,714
23 Round Lake Park 40.68% 7,744
24 Berkeley 40.48% 5,079
25 Beach Park 39.25% 13,433
26 Zion 38.37% 23,677
27 Hanover Park 38.32% 37,811
28 Beardstown 38.03% 5,504
29 Chicago Heights 37.56% 29,598
30 Belvidere 37.09% 24,932
31 Streamwood 35.68% 39,917
32 Prospect Heights 35.38% 15,986
33 Romeoville 35.33% 39,644
34 Hillside 35.14% 7,937
35 North Chicago 34.7% 29,967
36 Elmwood Park 34.16% 24,274
37 Mundelein 32.99% 31,574
38 Montgomery 32.41% 19,515
39 Joliet 31.58% 147,323
40 Midlothian 31.55% 14,464
41 Maywood 30.93% 23,351
42 River Grove 30.88% 9,957
43 Glendale Heights 30.54% 33,863
44 Rolling Meadows 28.71% 23,288
45 Chicago 28.63% 2,699,347
46 Plano 28.41% 11,058
47 Wheeling 27.87% 38,684
48 Wood Dale 27.66% 13,783
49 Harvey 27.05% 24,295
50 Bolingbrook 26.31% 74,319
51 Countryside 25.38% 5,929
52 Mendota 25.36% 6,927
53 Bridgeview 23.81% 15,576
54 Rochelle 23.43% 9,083
55 Sterling 23.43% 14,774
56 Villa Park 23.08% 22,087
57 Gilberts 22.83% 7,941
58 Rock Falls 22.71% 8,914
59 Alsip 22.63% 18,843
60 Round Lake 22.5% 18,235
61 Brookfield 22.05% 18,520
62 Schiller Park 21.71% 11,499
63 Riverside 21.68% 8,748
64 Lasalle 21.63% 9,086
65 Woodstock 21.61% 25,391
66 Wauconda 21.23% 13,629
67 Westchester 21.02% 16,255
68 Oswego 20.83% 35,470
69 South Elgin 20.61% 23,648
70 Palatine 20.6% 67,875
71 Bellwood 20.33% 18,799
72 North Riverside 20.29% 6,460
73 Kankakee 20.08% 25,818
74 Oak Lawn 19.98% 55,432
75 Spring Valley 19.97% 5,172
76 Warrenville 19.66% 13,137
77 Crest Hill 19.24% 20,388
78 Steger 18.73% 9,289
79 East Moline 18.61% 20,683
80 Hoffman Estates 18.41% 50,464
81 Rockford 18.31% 147,441
82 Des Plaines 17.99% 58,316
83 Moline 17.22% 41,213
84 Lansing 17.2% 27,614
85 Worth 17.19% 10,544
86 Mchenry 17.01% 26,889
87 Island Lake 16.52% 8,112
88 Silvis 16.29% 7,507
89 Woodridge 16.09% 33,443
90 Harwood Heights 15.85% 8,393
91 Evergreen Park 15.59% 19,290
92 Hickory Hills 15.58% 14,253
93 Dekalb 15.35% 42,961
94 Carol Stream 15.21% 39,447
95 Lake In The Hills 15.16% 28,617
96 Justice 15.04% 12,677
97 Minooka 14.99% 11,069
98 Marengo 14.83% 7,871
99 Monmouth 14.79% 8,837
100 North Aurora 14.78% 18,089

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

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