The 10 Louisiana Cities With The Largest Latino Population For 2022


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

Turns out there's been a 40.9% increase in the Hispanic population in Louisiana.

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

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

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 2022.

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.

Overall SnackAbility

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Population: 66,759
% Hispanic/Latino: 25.3%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 16,890
Percent Change Since 2010: 26.56%
More on Kenner: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Kenner, LA

Overall SnackAbility

5
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Population: 17,746
% Hispanic/Latino: 19.22%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 3,411
Percent Change Since 2010: 32.72%
More on Gretna: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Gretna, LA

Overall SnackAbility

4
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Population: 7,571
% Hispanic/Latino: 16.81%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 1,273
Percent Change Since 2010: 108.69%
More on Oakdale: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Oakdale, LA

Overall SnackAbility

6
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Population: 10,963
% Hispanic/Latino: 12.23%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 1,341
Percent Change Since 2010: 50.84%
More on Morgan City: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Morgan City, LA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
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Population: 8,815
% Hispanic/Latino: 12.23%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 1,078
Percent Change Since 2010: 376.99%
More on Scott: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Scott, LA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

4
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Population: 8,411
% Hispanic/Latino: 10.15%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 854
Percent Change Since 2010: 359.14%
More on Westwego: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Westwego, LA

Overall SnackAbility

9
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Population: 9,293
% Hispanic/Latino: 9.86%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 916
Percent Change Since 2010: 141.69%
More on Harahan: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Harahan, LA

Overall SnackAbility

4
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Population: 10,932
% Hispanic/Latino: 9.46%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 1,034
Percent Change Since 2010: 48.56%
More on Gonzales: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Gonzales, LA

Overall SnackAbility

5
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Population: 68,286
% Hispanic/Latino: 9.22%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 6,294
Percent Change Since 2010: 67.44%
More on Bossier City: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Bossier City, LA

Overall SnackAbility

2
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Population: 5,773
% Hispanic/Latino: 9.15%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 528
Percent Change Since 2010: 38.22%
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Leesville, LA

Source: Public domain

Methodology: How We Determined The Cities In Louisiana 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 Louisiana.

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 59 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Hispanic or Latino. The percentages ranked from 25.3% 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.

Summary: 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. Jeanerette
  3. Baker

For more Louisiana reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Hispanic Cities In Louisiana

Rank City % Hispanic Population
1 Kenner 25.3% 66,759
2 Gretna 19.22% 17,746
3 Oakdale 16.81% 7,571
4 Morgan City 12.23% 10,963
5 Scott 12.23% 8,815
6 Westwego 10.15% 8,411
7 Harahan 9.86% 9,293
8 Gonzales 9.46% 10,932
9 Bossier City 9.22% 68,286
10 Leesville 9.15% 5,773
11 Denham Springs 8.19% 9,908
12 Slidell 6.92% 27,782
13 Deridder 6.74% 10,955
14 Eunice 6.59% 9,754
15 New Orleans 5.48% 391,249
16 Sulphur 5.45% 20,122
17 Covington 4.79% 10,471
18 Hammond 4.59% 20,557
19 New Iberia 4.36% 28,965
20 Plaquemine 4.28% 6,589
21 Baton Rouge 4.08% 222,191
22 Houma 4.04% 33,053
23 Abbeville 3.95% 12,167
24 Youngsville 3.82% 14,118
25 Lafayette 3.7% 126,674
26 Walker 3.66% 6,278
27 Natchitoches 3.46% 17,711
28 Marksville 3.46% 5,376
29 West Monroe 3.43% 12,431
30 Lake Charles 3.42% 77,832
31 Pineville 3.33% 14,179
32 Broussard 3.18% 12,248
33 Ruston 2.97% 21,987
34 Bogalusa 2.86% 11,658
35 Alexandria 2.86% 46,545
36 Mandeville 2.84% 12,567
37 St. Gabriel 2.82% 7,374
38 Shreveport 2.73% 189,890
39 Crowley 2.51% 12,689
40 Central 2.26% 29,235
41 Thibodaux 2.16% 14,565
42 Monroe 1.81% 47,906
43 Tallulah 1.56% 6,722
44 Ponchatoula 1.53% 7,311
45 Donaldsonville 1.34% 8,424
46 Rayne 1.15% 8,062
47 Jennings 1.13% 9,874
48 Opelousas 1.11% 16,687
49 Patterson 1.11% 5,844
50 Franklin 1.11% 6,844
51 St. Martinville 1.08% 5,844
52 Minden 0.96% 12,035
53 Zachary 0.82% 17,699
54 Carencro 0.76% 9,346
55 Breaux Bridge 0.68% 8,213
56 Bastrop 0.26% 10,060
57 Baker 0.26% 13,233
58 Jeanerette 0.02% 5,321
59 Ville Platte 0.0% 7,117

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

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