The 10 Louisiana Cities With The Largest Latino Population For 2021


We scoured the internet to determine the towns and cities in Louisiana that have the largest Hispanic/Latino population in 2021.

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Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2021. This is our third time ranking the cities in Louisiana 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 Louisiana? Where cities and towns in Louisiana have seen the greatest increase in it's Hispanic population?

Turns out there's been a 38.4% increase in the Hispanic population in Louisiana.

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

  1. Kenner
  2. Oakdale
  3. Gretna
  4. Scott
  5. Morgan City
  6. Harahan
  7. Gonzales
  8. Leesville
  9. Bossier City
  10. DeRidder

What's the city in Louisiana with the largest hispanic/latino population? Kenner took the number one over all spot for the largest Hispanic population in Louisiana for 2021.

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

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

Kenner, LA

Overall SnackAbility

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Population: 66,777
% Hispanic/Latino: 25.63%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 17,116
Percent Change Since 2010: 28.26%
More on Kenner: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Oakdale, LA

Overall SnackAbility

4
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Population: 7,607
% Hispanic/Latino: 16.12%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 1,226
Percent Change Since 2010: 100.98%
More on Oakdale: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Gretna, LA

Overall SnackAbility

5
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Population: 17,774
% Hispanic/Latino: 15.97%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 2,838
Percent Change Since 2010: 10.43%
More on Gretna: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Scott, LA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
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Population: 8,729
% Hispanic/Latino: 11.63%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 1,015
Percent Change Since 2010: 349.12%
More on Scott: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Morgan City, LA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
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Population: 11,206
% Hispanic/Latino: 11.61%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 1,301
Percent Change Since 2010: 46.34%
More on Morgan City: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Harahan, LA

Overall SnackAbility

9
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Population: 9,304
% Hispanic/Latino: 10.04%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 934
Percent Change Since 2010: 146.44%
More on Harahan: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Gonzales, LA

Overall SnackAbility

4
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Population: 10,789
% Hispanic/Latino: 9.97%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 1,076
Percent Change Since 2010: 54.6%
More on Gonzales: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Leesville, LA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

2
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Population: 5,891
% Hispanic/Latino: 9.62%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 567
Percent Change Since 2010: 48.43%
More on Leesville: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Bossier City, LA

Overall SnackAbility

5
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Population: 68,248
% Hispanic/Latino: 8.64%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 5,898
Percent Change Since 2010: 56.9%
More on Bossier City: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Deridder, LA

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 10,861
% Hispanic/Latino: 7.57%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 822
Percent Change Since 2010: 44.72%
More on Deridder: Real Estate | Data | Photos

How We Determined The Cities In Louisiana 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 Louisiana.

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 59 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Hispanic or Latino. The percentages ranked from 25.6% 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. Kenner took the distinction of being the most Hispanic or Latino, while Ville Platte was the least Hispanic or Latino city. You can download the data here.

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

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

  1. Ville Platte
  2. Bastrop
  3. Jennings

For more Louisiana reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Hispanic Cities In Louisiana

Rank City % Hispanic Population
1 Kenner 25.63% 66,777
2 Oakdale 16.12% 7,607
3 Gretna 15.97% 17,774
4 Scott 11.63% 8,729
5 Morgan City 11.61% 11,206
6 Harahan 10.04% 9,304
7 Gonzales 9.97% 10,789
8 Leesville 9.62% 5,891
9 Bossier City 8.64% 68,248
10 Deridder 7.57% 10,861
11 Westwego 7.36% 8,438
12 Slidell 7.07% 27,822
13 Plaquemine 6.41% 6,680
14 Sulphur 6.31% 20,113
15 Eunice 6.3% 10,140
16 Walker 5.96% 6,261
17 New Orleans 5.48% 390,845
18 Broussard 4.65% 11,913
19 Hammond 4.41% 20,668
20 Crowley 4.39% 12,796
21 Houma 4.29% 33,334
22 Covington 4.04% 10,372
23 New Iberia 3.84% 29,456
24 Baton Rouge 3.66% 224,149
25 Denham Springs 3.61% 9,937
26 Bogalusa 3.59% 11,673
27 Mandeville 3.57% 12,448
28 Lafayette 3.56% 126,666
29 Patterson 3.46% 5,953
30 Lake Charles 3.22% 77,283
31 West Monroe 3.06% 12,583
32 Natchitoches 3.06% 17,898
33 Abbeville 2.97% 12,236
34 Youngsville 2.93% 13,407
35 Thibodaux 2.79% 14,494
36 Central 2.69% 29,107
37 Shreveport 2.61% 192,035
38 Pineville 2.61% 14,237
39 Carencro 2.45% 8,984
40 Alexandria 2.37% 47,012
41 Monroe 2.32% 48,241
42 Marksville 2.3% 5,432
43 Franklin 2.27% 6,960
44 Ruston 2.22% 21,976
45 Ponchatoula 1.89% 7,195
46 St. Gabriel 1.85% 7,282
47 Jeanerette 1.67% 5,385
48 Donaldsonville 1.63% 8,237
49 St. Martinville 1.46% 5,945
50 Opelousas 1.27% 16,234
51 Rayne 1.13% 8,041
52 Tallulah 0.79% 6,851
53 Minden 0.78% 12,274
54 Breaux Bridge 0.52% 8,262
55 Baker 0.48% 13,437
56 Zachary 0.47% 17,283
57 Jennings 0.33% 9,980
58 Bastrop 0.13% 10,311
59 Ville Platte 0.0% 7,159

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