The 10 Mississippi Cities With The Largest Latino Population For 2021


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

Turns out there's been a 30.6% increase in the Hispanic population in Mississippi.

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

  1. Forest
  2. Ripley
  3. Pontotoc
  4. Pascagoula
  5. Richland
  6. Gautier
  7. New Albany
  8. Biloxi
  9. Canton
  10. Ocean Springs

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

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

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

Forest, MS

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

4
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Population: 5,629
% Hispanic/Latino: 31.39%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 1,767
Percent Change Since 2010: 35.71%
More on Forest: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Ripley, MS

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Population: 5,290
% Hispanic/Latino: 18.36%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 971
Percent Change Since 2010: 154.86%
More on Ripley: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Pontotoc, MS

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Population: 6,015
% Hispanic/Latino: 15.49%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 932
Percent Change Since 2010: -15.96%
More on Pontotoc: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Pascagoula, MS

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Overall SnackAbility

3
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Population: 21,809
% Hispanic/Latino: 12.99%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 2,833
Percent Change Since 2010: 10.28%
More on Pascagoula: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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6
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Population: 7,175
% Hispanic/Latino: 11.05%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 793
Percent Change Since 2010: 157.47%
More on Richland: Real Estate | Data

Gautier, MS

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4
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Population: 18,496
% Hispanic/Latino: 10.98%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 2,030
Percent Change Since 2010: 126.82%
More on Gautier: Real Estate | Data | Photos

New Albany, MS

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Overall SnackAbility

6
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Population: 8,705
% Hispanic/Latino: 10.91%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 950
Percent Change Since 2010: 69.04%
More on New Albany: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Biloxi, MS

Overall SnackAbility

4
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Population: 45,906
% Hispanic/Latino: 8.5%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 3,903
Percent Change Since 2010: 28.77%
More on Biloxi: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Canton, MS

Overall SnackAbility

5
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Population: 12,222
% Hispanic/Latino: 8.08%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 987
Percent Change Since 2010: 130.61%
More on Canton: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Ocean Springs, MS

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 17,729
% Hispanic/Latino: 7.73%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 1,370
Percent Change Since 2010: 268.28%
More on Ocean Springs: Real Estate | Data | Photos

How We Determined The Cities In Mississippi 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 Mississippi.

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 60 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Hispanic or Latino. The percentages ranked from 31.4% 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. Forest took the distinction of being the most Hispanic or Latino, while West Point was the least Hispanic or Latino city. You can download the data here.

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

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

  1. West Point
  2. Kosciusko
  3. Byram

For more Mississippi reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Hispanic Cities In Mississippi

Rank City % Hispanic Population
1 Forest 31.39% 5,629
2 Ripley 18.36% 5,290
3 Pontotoc 15.49% 6,015
4 Pascagoula 12.99% 21,809
5 Richland 11.05% 7,175
6 Gautier 10.98% 18,496
7 New Albany 10.91% 8,705
8 Biloxi 8.5% 45,906
9 Canton 8.08% 12,222
10 Ocean Springs 7.73% 17,729
11 Horn Lake 7.32% 27,080
12 Bay St. Louis 6.52% 13,018
13 Petal 6.06% 10,584
14 Gulfport 6.04% 71,676
15 Long Beach 5.97% 15,698
16 Philadelphia 5.94% 7,218
17 Laurel 5.59% 18,508
18 Southaven 5.38% 54,152
19 Olive Branch 5.27% 37,461
20 Ridgeland 5.25% 24,269
21 Corinth 4.16% 14,562
22 Tupelo 4.15% 38,271
23 Clinton 4.02% 25,131
24 Brandon 3.52% 23,930
25 Hernando 3.51% 15,942
26 Picayune 3.44% 11,040
27 Hattiesburg 3.22% 46,098
28 Pearl 3.1% 26,461
29 Louisville 2.94% 6,124
30 Vicksburg 2.76% 22,332
31 Waveland 2.64% 6,336
32 Senatobia 2.56% 7,840
33 D'iberville 2.47% 13,673
34 Meridian 2.35% 37,848
35 Moss Point 2.25% 13,451
36 Oxford 2.08% 26,962
37 Booneville 1.98% 8,637
38 Cleveland 1.91% 11,627
39 Starkville 1.76% 25,387
40 Madison 1.68% 25,592
41 Columbus 1.63% 24,083
42 Flowood 1.57% 9,030
43 Yazoo City 1.4% 11,063
44 Jackson 1.4% 166,383
45 Aberdeen 1.24% 5,326
46 Columbia 0.98% 5,992
47 Greenwood 0.98% 14,040
48 Indianola 0.94% 9,450
49 Holly Springs 0.93% 7,737
50 Natchez 0.89% 14,981
51 Batesville 0.84% 7,245
52 Greenville 0.58% 30,588
53 Brookhaven 0.54% 12,115
54 Grenada 0.52% 12,475
55 Amory 0.52% 6,932
56 Mccomb 0.35% 12,725
57 Clarksdale 0.24% 15,734
58 Byram 0.22% 11,578
59 Kosciusko 0.22% 6,855
60 West Point 0.0% 10,626

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