The 10 Michigan Cities With The Largest Latino Population For 2022


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

Turns out there's been a 23.1% increase in the Hispanic population in Michigan.

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

  1. Melvindale
  2. Sturgis
  3. Holland
  4. Wyoming
  5. Lincoln Park
  6. Adrian
  7. Pontiac
  8. Ecorse
  9. Saginaw
  10. Grand Rapids

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

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

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

Overall SnackAbility

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Population: 10,300
% Hispanic/Latino: 24.26%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 2,499
Percent Change Since 2010: 67.49%
More on Melvindale: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Melvindale, MI

Overall SnackAbility

4
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Population: 10,853
% Hispanic/Latino: 22.85%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 2,480
Percent Change Since 2010: 11.41%
More on Sturgis: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Sturgis, MI

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Overall SnackAbility

8
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Population: 33,329
% Hispanic/Latino: 22.32%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 7,438
Percent Change Since 2010: -9.91%
More on Holland: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Holland, MI

Overall SnackAbility

7
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Population: 75,999
% Hispanic/Latino: 21.82%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 16,582
Percent Change Since 2010: 37.88%
More on Wyoming: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Wyoming, MI

Overall SnackAbility

5
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Population: 36,525
% Hispanic/Latino: 20.98%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 7,662
Percent Change Since 2010: 52.11%
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Lincoln Park, MI

Overall SnackAbility

5
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Population: 20,550
% Hispanic/Latino: 20.78%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 4,271
Percent Change Since 2010: 36.93%
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Adrian, MI

Overall SnackAbility

3
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Population: 59,714
% Hispanic/Latino: 19.06%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 11,380
Percent Change Since 2010: 7.5%
More on Pontiac: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Pontiac, MI

Overall SnackAbility

4
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Population: 9,456
% Hispanic/Latino: 18.17%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 1,718
Percent Change Since 2010: 33.9%
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Ecorse, MI

Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Population: 48,407
% Hispanic/Latino: 16.33%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 7,904
Percent Change Since 2010: 16.84%
More on Saginaw: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Saginaw, MI

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 199,417
% Hispanic/Latino: 16.33%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 32,557
Percent Change Since 2010: 6.94%
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Grand Rapids, MI

Methodology: How We Determined The Cities In Michigan 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 Michigan.

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 144 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Hispanic or Latino. The percentages ranked from 24.3% to 0.7%.

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. Melvindale took the distinction of being the most Hispanic or Latino, while Plymouth was the least Hispanic or Latino city. You can download the data here.

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

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

  1. Plymouth
  2. Ishpeming
  3. Harper Woods

For more Michigan reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Hispanic Cities In Michigan

Rank City % Hispanic Population
1 Melvindale 24.26% 10,300
2 Sturgis 22.85% 10,853
3 Holland 22.32% 33,329
4 Wyoming 21.82% 75,999
5 Lincoln Park 20.98% 36,525
6 Adrian 20.78% 20,550
7 Pontiac 19.06% 59,714
8 Ecorse 18.17% 9,456
9 Saginaw 16.33% 48,407
10 Grand Rapids 16.33% 199,417
11 Lansing 13.0% 117,488
12 Ionia 11.87% 11,178
13 Muskegon 11.31% 37,317
14 Kentwood 10.03% 51,780
15 Alma 9.77% 8,918
16 Allen Park 9.59% 27,089
17 St. Louis 9.22% 7,156
18 Tecumseh 9.2% 8,361
19 Bay City 9.17% 32,892
20 Southgate 8.52% 29,129
21 River Rouge 8.36% 7,465
22 Flat Rock 8.32% 9,974
23 Three Rivers 8.28% 7,644
24 Battle Creek 7.92% 51,084
25 Grandville 7.83% 15,906
26 Detroit 7.75% 672,351
27 Zeeland 7.74% 5,540
28 Coldwater 7.14% 12,203
29 Jackson 6.88% 32,251
30 Albion 6.8% 8,380
31 Howell 6.74% 9,610
32 Kalamazoo 6.71% 76,106
33 Woodhaven 6.64% 12,501
34 Dowagiac 6.55% 5,695
35 Auburn Hills 6.49% 23,984
36 Springfield 6.26% 5,188
37 Port Huron 6.23% 28,918
38 Ypsilanti 5.99% 20,792
39 Taylor 5.95% 61,164
40 Ludington 5.67% 8,081
41 Rochester Hills 5.58% 74,340
42 Rockford 5.39% 6,310
43 Fenton 5.33% 11,368
44 Hillsdale 5.2% 8,073
45 Portage 5.13% 49,224
46 Dearborn Heights 5.07% 55,630
47 Mount Pleasant 5.06% 25,290
48 Wyandotte 5.0% 24,944
49 Niles 5.0% 11,168
50 Charlotte 4.96% 9,069
51 Riverview 4.92% 12,085
52 Hastings 4.89% 7,314
53 Ann Arbor 4.61% 121,093
54 Richmond 4.6% 5,851
55 Flint 4.58% 95,999
56 Royal Oak 4.53% 59,256
57 East Lansing 4.45% 48,437
58 Norton Shores 4.45% 24,557
59 Westland 4.39% 81,713
60 Marshall 4.32% 6,947
61 Midland 4.28% 41,922
62 Holly 4.26% 6,151
63 Novi 4.24% 60,439
64 Lapeer 4.16% 8,626
65 Swartz Creek 4.14% 5,535
66 Eaton Rapids 4.09% 5,229
67 Manistee 4.04% 6,116
68 Trenton 3.98% 18,214
69 Center Line 3.96% 8,212
70 Benton Harbor 3.94% 9,806
71 Big Rapids 3.93% 10,358
72 Greenville 3.85% 8,407
73 Mason 3.79% 8,441
74 Garden City 3.72% 26,565
75 Grand Haven 3.69% 10,991
76 Wayne 3.68% 16,894
77 Northville 3.67% 5,968
78 Milan 3.63% 6,057
79 Roseville 3.61% 47,160
80 Saline 3.6% 9,296
81 Walker 3.55% 24,930
82 Inkster 3.53% 24,398
83 Livonia 3.4% 93,970
84 Walled Lake 3.37% 7,153
85 Traverse City 3.35% 15,525
86 Petoskey 3.33% 5,701
87 Hudsonville 3.33% 7,353
88 Marysville 3.28% 9,695
89 Romulus 3.23% 23,544
90 Grand Blanc 3.2% 7,881
91 Flushing 3.19% 7,891
92 New Baltimore 3.14% 12,333
93 Belding 3.11% 5,729
94 Burton 3.09% 28,598
95 Owosso 3.09% 14,476
96 Alpena 3.06% 9,987
97 Grand Ledge 3.02% 7,860
98 Monroe 2.99% 19,543
99 South Lyon 2.97% 11,818
100 Berkley 2.93% 15,352

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

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