The 10 Louisiana Cities With The Largest Latino Population For 2023


We scoured the internet to determine the towns and cities in Louisiana that have the largest Hispanic/Latino population in 2023.

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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 44.0% increase in the Hispanic population in Louisiana.

The 10 Cities In Louisiana With The Largest Hispanic Population For 2023

  1. Kenner
  2. Gretna
  3. Oakdale
  4. Morgan City
  5. Bossier City
  6. Scott
  7. Harahan
  8. Denham Springs
  9. Gonzales
  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 2023.

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: 66,411
% Hispanic/Latino: 24.62%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 16,348
Percent Change Since 2010: 22.5%
More on Kenner: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Kenner, LA

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4
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Population: 17,836
% Hispanic/Latino: 19.16%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 3,417
Percent Change Since 2010: 32.96%
More on Gretna: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Gretna, LA

Overall SnackAbility

4
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Population: 7,092
% Hispanic/Latino: 17.55%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 1,245
Percent Change Since 2010: 104.1%
More on Oakdale: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Oakdale, LA

Overall SnackAbility

4
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Population: 11,525
% Hispanic/Latino: 14.03%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 1,617
Percent Change Since 2010: 81.89%
More on Morgan City: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Morgan City, LA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

4
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Population: 63,168
% Hispanic/Latino: 10.44%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 6,595
Percent Change Since 2010: 75.45%
More on Bossier City: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Bossier City, LA

Overall SnackAbility

6
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Population: 8,200
% Hispanic/Latino: 9.72%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 797
Percent Change Since 2010: 252.65%
More on Scott: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Scott, LA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

9
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Population: 9,137
% Hispanic/Latino: 9.19%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 840
Percent Change Since 2010: 121.64%
More on Harahan: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Harahan, LA

Overall SnackAbility

6
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Population: 9,389
% Hispanic/Latino: 8.91%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 837
Percent Change Since 2010: 196.81%
More on Denham Springs: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Denham Springs, LA

Overall SnackAbility

4
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Population: 12,080
% Hispanic/Latino: 8.49%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 1,026
Percent Change Since 2010: 47.41%
More on Gonzales: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Gonzales, LA

Overall SnackAbility

2
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Population: 5,666
% Hispanic/Latino: 8.35%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 473
Percent Change Since 2010: 23.82%
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Leesville, LA

Source: Public domain

Methodology: How We Determined The Cities In Louisiana 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 breakdown of race across Louisiana.

That lead us to the Census's most recently available data, the 2017-2021 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 58 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Hispanic or Latino. The percentages ranked from 24.6% 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. 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. St. Martinville
  3. Baker

For more Louisiana reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Hispanic Cities In Louisiana

Rank City % Hispanic Population
1 Kenner 24.62% 66,411
2 Gretna 19.16% 17,836
3 Oakdale 17.55% 7,092
4 Morgan City 14.03% 11,525
5 Bossier City 10.44% 63,168
6 Scott 9.72% 8,200
7 Harahan 9.19% 9,137
8 Denham Springs 8.91% 9,389
9 Gonzales 8.49% 12,080
10 Leesville 8.35% 5,666
11 Deridder 8.23% 10,060
12 Westwego 6.58% 8,538
13 Hammond 6.23% 19,374
14 Covington 5.62% 11,155
15 Slidell 5.62% 28,537
16 New Orleans 5.55% 383,974
17 Houma 5.19% 33,461
18 St. Gabriel 5.17% 7,046
19 Sulphur 4.99% 21,490
20 Eunice 4.96% 9,589
21 Lafayette 4.64% 122,469
22 New Iberia 4.34% 28,844
23 Marksville 4.2% 5,118
24 Ruston 4.16% 22,286
25 Baton Rouge 4.14% 225,539
26 West Monroe 3.92% 13,103
27 Lake Charles 3.77% 83,444
28 Broussard 3.42% 12,960
29 Natchitoches 3.4% 18,105
30 Mandeville 3.27% 12,985
31 Abbeville 3.1% 11,313
32 Crowley 2.93% 11,916
33 Jennings 2.88% 9,836
34 Shreveport 2.85% 189,374
35 Alexandria 2.78% 45,736
36 Thibodaux 2.67% 15,242
37 Youngsville 2.65% 15,167
38 Bogalusa 2.57% 10,921
39 Plaquemine 2.44% 6,187
40 Central 2.4% 29,746
41 Opelousas 2.07% 15,884
42 Monroe 1.93% 48,105
43 Breaux Bridge 1.83% 7,711
44 Tallulah 1.7% 6,357
45 Pineville 1.69% 14,653
46 Donaldsonville 1.57% 6,834
47 Franklin 1.53% 6,811
48 Carencro 1.15% 9,531
49 Rayne 1.0% 7,332
50 Ponchatoula 0.88% 7,729
51 Patterson 0.86% 5,928
52 Walker 0.84% 6,322
53 Zachary 0.78% 19,278
54 Minden 0.72% 12,145
55 Bastrop 0.66% 9,879
56 Baker 0.43% 12,736
57 St. Martinville 0.41% 5,602
58 Ville Platte 0.08% 6,488

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Editor's Note: We updated this article for 2023. This is our tenth time ranking the cities in Louisiana with the largest Hispanic/Latino population.

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