Most Hispanic/Latino cities in Illinois research summary. We analyzed Illinois’s most recent Census data to determine the most Hispanic/Latino cities in Illinois based on the percentage of Hispanic/Latino residents. Here are the results of our analysis:
The most Hispanic/Latino city in Illinois is Cicero based on the most recent Census data.
Cicero is 87.69% Hispanic/Latino.
The least Hispanic/Latino city in Illinois is Taylorville.
Taylorville is 0.04% Hispanic/Latino.
Illinois is 17.5% Hispanic/Latino.
Illinois is the 10th most Hispanic/Latino state in the United States.
The Latino and Hispanic community is one of the fastest-growing communities in America this decade.
According to the most recent American Community Survey, some 6.3M more Hispanics live 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 most significant increase in its Hispanic population?
Turns out there’s been a 16.0% increase in the Hispanic population in Illinois.
What’s the city in Illinois with the largest Hispanic/Latino population? Cicero took the number one overall spot for the largest Hispanic population in Illinois for 2023.
Continue 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.
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% Hispanic/Latino: 75.86%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 5,975
Percent Change Since 2010: 43.84%
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% Hispanic/Latino: 75.18%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 8,344
Percent Change Since 2010: 18.89%
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% Hispanic/Latino: 65.4%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 3,762
Percent Change Since 2010: 34.6%
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% Hispanic/Latino: 61.28%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 7,866
Percent Change Since 2010: 23.1%
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Methodology: How We Determined The Cities In Illinois 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 race breakdown for every city in Illinois.
That lead us to the Illinois’s most recently available Census data, the 2017-2021 American Community Survey.
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*
Our particular column of interest here was the number of people who identified as Hispanic or Latino.
We limited our analysis to non-CDPs in Illinois with a population greater than 5,000 people. That left us with 326 cities.
We then calculated the percent of Hispanic or Latino residents in each Illinois city. The percentages ranked from 87.7% to 0.0%.
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 Taylorville was the least Hispanic or Latino city.
We updated this article for 2023. This article represents our tenth time ranking the cities in Illinois with the largest Hispanic/Latino population.
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
According to the most recent data, this is an accurate list if you’re looking for a breakdown of Latino populations for each place across Illinois.
If you’re curious enough, here are the least Hispanic or Latino places in Illinois:
- West Frankfort
- Wood River
For more Illinois reading, check out:
Detailed List Of The Most Hispanic Cities In Illinois
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