The 10 Mississippi Cities With The Largest Latino Population For 2022


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

Turns out there's been a 35.1% increase in the Hispanic population in Mississippi.

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

  1. Forest
  2. Pontotoc
  3. Ripley
  4. Pascagoula
  5. Gautier
  6. New Albany
  7. Horn Lake
  8. Biloxi
  9. Philadelphia
  10. Bay St. Louis

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 2022.

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.

Overall SnackAbility

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Population: 5,569
% Hispanic/Latino: 30.13%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 1,678
Percent Change Since 2010: 28.88%
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Forest, MS

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

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Population: 6,070
% Hispanic/Latino: 19.82%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 1,203
Percent Change Since 2010: 8.48%
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Pontotoc, MS

Overall SnackAbility

5
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Population: 5,268
% Hispanic/Latino: 17.67%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 931
Percent Change Since 2010: 144.36%
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Ripley, MS

Overall SnackAbility

3
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Population: 21,732
% Hispanic/Latino: 16.45%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 3,574
Percent Change Since 2010: 39.12%
More on Pascagoula: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Pascagoula, MS

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

4
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Population: 18,436
% Hispanic/Latino: 12.83%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 2,366
Percent Change Since 2010: 164.36%
More on Gautier: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Gautier, MS

Overall SnackAbility

6
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Population: 8,723
% Hispanic/Latino: 9.01%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 786
Percent Change Since 2010: 39.86%
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New Albany, MS

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

5
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Population: 27,234
% Hispanic/Latino: 8.07%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 2,197
Percent Change Since 2010: -6.11%
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Horn Lake, MS

Overall SnackAbility

4
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Population: 46,042
% Hispanic/Latino: 7.66%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 3,527
Percent Change Since 2010: 16.36%
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Biloxi, MS

Overall SnackAbility

5
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Population: 7,137
% Hispanic/Latino: 7.09%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 506
Percent Change Since 2010: 108.23%
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Philadelphia, MS

Overall SnackAbility

6
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Population: 13,539
% Hispanic/Latino: 6.85%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 928
Percent Change Since 2010: 1557.14%
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Bay St. Louis, MS

Methodology: How We Determined The Cities In Mississippi 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 Mississippi.

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 60 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Hispanic or Latino. The percentages ranked from 30.1% 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 Kosciusko 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.

Summary: 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. Kosciusko
  2. West Point
  3. Greenville

For more Mississippi reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Hispanic Cities In Mississippi

Rank City % Hispanic Population
1 Forest 30.13% 5,569
2 Pontotoc 19.82% 6,070
3 Ripley 17.67% 5,268
4 Pascagoula 16.45% 21,732
5 Gautier 12.83% 18,436
6 New Albany 9.01% 8,723
7 Horn Lake 8.07% 27,234
8 Biloxi 7.66% 46,042
9 Philadelphia 7.09% 7,137
10 Bay St. Louis 6.85% 13,539
11 Ridgeland 6.29% 24,194
12 Canton 6.03% 11,943
13 Gulfport 5.8% 71,660
14 Laurel 5.71% 18,403
15 Petal 5.68% 10,624
16 Ocean Springs 5.66% 17,756
17 D'iberville 5.6% 13,766
18 Olive Branch 5.25% 38,270
19 Richland 5.05% 7,203
20 Long Beach 5.01% 15,829
21 Southaven 4.91% 55,026
22 Hernando 4.81% 16,206
23 Yazoo City 4.53% 10,806
24 Waveland 4.36% 6,352
25 Clinton 4.28% 24,797
26 Tupelo 4.27% 38,251
27 Brandon 4.04% 24,088
28 Corinth 3.69% 14,544
29 Picayune 3.47% 11,016
30 Hattiesburg 3.31% 46,010
31 Flowood 3.26% 9,213
32 Pearl 3.0% 26,462
33 Vicksburg 2.94% 22,045
34 Meridian 2.82% 37,252
35 Oxford 2.79% 27,662
36 Natchez 2.65% 14,854
37 Louisville 2.59% 6,063
38 Senatobia 2.26% 7,759
39 Brookhaven 2.14% 12,045
40 Starkville 2.07% 25,495
41 Greenwood 2.07% 13,826
42 Byram 1.99% 11,519
43 Moss Point 1.98% 13,396
44 Booneville 1.93% 8,539
45 Batesville 1.93% 7,200
46 Columbus 1.57% 23,853
47 Madison 1.29% 25,650
48 Jackson 1.25% 163,778
49 Aberdeen 1.09% 5,302
50 Columbia 1.06% 5,940
51 Cleveland 1.01% 11,363
52 Indianola 0.91% 9,258
53 Holly Springs 0.82% 7,727
54 Mccomb 0.79% 12,788
55 Amory 0.73% 6,873
56 Clarksdale 0.69% 15,342
57 Grenada 0.49% 12,349
58 Greenville 0.48% 29,854
59 West Point 0.01% 10,517
60 Kosciusko 0.0% 6,778

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

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