The 10 Maine Cities With The Largest Latino Population For 2022


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

Turns out there's been a 35.8% increase in the Hispanic population in Maine.

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

  1. Waterville
  2. Biddeford
  3. South Portland
  4. Portland
  5. Bangor
  6. Lewiston
  7. Gardiner
  8. Auburn
  9. Augusta
  10. Bath

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

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

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

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 16,623
% Hispanic/Latino: 3.19%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 531
Percent Change Since 2010: 17.74%
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Waterville, ME

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 21,502
% Hispanic/Latino: 3.11%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 669
Percent Change Since 2010: 51.02%
More on Biddeford: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Biddeford, ME

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 25,665
% Hispanic/Latino: 3.1%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 796
Percent Change Since 2010: 207.34%
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South Portland, ME

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 66,706
% Hispanic/Latino: 2.75%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 1,832
Percent Change Since 2010: -22.08%
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Portland, ME

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 32,029
% Hispanic/Latino: 2.73%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 875
Percent Change Since 2010: 103.02%
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Bangor, ME

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 36,158
% Hispanic/Latino: 2.39%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 865
Percent Change Since 2010: 42.5%
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Lewiston, ME

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 5,670
% Hispanic/Latino: 2.1%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 119
Percent Change Since 2010: 2875.0%
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Gardiner, ME

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 23,267
% Hispanic/Latino: 2.01%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 468
Percent Change Since 2010: 87.2%
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Auburn, ME

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 18,662
% Hispanic/Latino: 1.75%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 327
Percent Change Since 2010: 8.28%
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Augusta, ME

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 8,333
% Hispanic/Latino: 1.72%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 143
Percent Change Since 2010: 2.88%
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Bath, ME

Methodology: How We Determined The Cities In Maine 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 Maine.

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 19 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Hispanic or Latino. The percentages ranked from 3.2% 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. Waterville took the distinction of being the most Hispanic or Latino, while Old Town was the least Hispanic or Latino city. You can download the data here.

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

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

  1. Old Town
  2. Belfast
  3. Brewer

For more Maine reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Hispanic Cities In Maine

Rank City % Hispanic Population
1 Waterville 3.19% 16,623
2 Biddeford 3.11% 21,502
3 South Portland 3.1% 25,665
4 Portland 2.75% 66,706
5 Bangor 2.73% 32,029
6 Lewiston 2.39% 36,158
7 Gardiner 2.1% 5,670
8 Auburn 2.01% 23,267
9 Augusta 1.75% 18,662
10 Bath 1.72% 8,333
11 Rockland 1.72% 7,172
12 Westbrook 1.52% 18,935
13 Presque Isle 1.46% 9,072
14 Ellsworth 1.43% 8,085
15 Saco 1.42% 19,716
16 Caribou 1.28% 7,659
17 Brewer 0.7% 9,026
18 Belfast 0.6% 6,710
19 Old Town 0.01% 7,453

How Is The Area In ?

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

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