The 10 Missouri Cities With The Largest Latino Population For 2021


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

Turns out there's been a 28.2% increase in the Hispanic population in Missouri.

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

  1. Carthage
  2. Monett
  3. Marshall
  4. Neosho
  5. Overland
  6. Branson
  7. Sedalia
  8. Kansas City
  9. Grandview
  10. Independence

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

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

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

Carthage, MO

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Population: 14,708
% Hispanic/Latino: 32.2%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 4,736
Percent Change Since 2010: 12.2%
More on Carthage: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Monett, MO

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Population: 8,984
% Hispanic/Latino: 27.37%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 2,459
Percent Change Since 2010: 53.5%
More on Monett: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Marshall, MO

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Population: 12,949
% Hispanic/Latino: 17.14%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 2,220
Percent Change Since 2010: 32.46%
More on Marshall: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Neosho, MO

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Population: 11,990
% Hispanic/Latino: 14.23%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 1,706
Percent Change Since 2010: 26.18%
More on Neosho: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Overland, MO

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Population: 15,715
% Hispanic/Latino: 12.52%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 1,967
Percent Change Since 2010: 370.57%
More on Overland: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Branson, MO

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Population: 11,416
% Hispanic/Latino: 11.83%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 1,351
Percent Change Since 2010: 50.11%
More on Branson: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Sedalia, MO

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Overall SnackAbility

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Population: 21,633
% Hispanic/Latino: 11.74%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 2,540
Percent Change Since 2010: 39.87%
More on Sedalia: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Kansas City, MO

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Population: 486,404
% Hispanic/Latino: 10.64%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 51,753
Percent Change Since 2010: 16.85%
More on Kansas City: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Grandview, MO

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Population: 25,069
% Hispanic/Latino: 10.05%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 2,519
Percent Change Since 2010: -5.8%
More on Grandview: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Independence, MO

Overall SnackAbility

5
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Population: 117,084
% Hispanic/Latino: 9.38%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 10,978
Percent Change Since 2010: 29.31%
More on Independence: Real Estate | Data | Photos

How We Determined The Cities In Missouri 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 Missouri.

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 123 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Hispanic or Latino. The percentages ranked from 32.2% 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. Carthage took the distinction of being the most Hispanic or Latino, while Dellwood was the least Hispanic or Latino city. You can download the data here.

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

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

  1. Dellwood
  2. De Soto
  3. Black Jack

For more Missouri reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Hispanic Cities In Missouri

Rank City % Hispanic Population
1 Carthage 32.2% 14,708
2 Monett 27.37% 8,984
3 Marshall 17.14% 12,949
4 Neosho 14.23% 11,990
5 Overland 12.52% 15,715
6 Branson 11.83% 11,416
7 Sedalia 11.74% 21,633
8 Kansas City 10.64% 486,404
9 Grandview 10.05% 25,069
10 Independence 9.38% 117,084
11 Belton 9.13% 23,425
12 Bridgeton 8.45% 11,606
13 Gladstone 8.33% 27,126
14 Aurora 7.45% 7,438
15 St. Joseph 7.27% 75,913
16 Ellisville 7.18% 9,661
17 Kearney 6.9% 10,095
18 Battlefield 6.65% 6,240
19 St. John 6.6% 6,396
20 Raytown 6.52% 29,264
21 Blue Springs 5.92% 54,850
22 Manchester 5.89% 18,110
23 Kennett 5.84% 10,062
24 Liberty 5.78% 31,328
25 Grain Valley 5.69% 13,966
26 Bolivar 5.34% 10,880
27 Lake St. Louis 5.27% 15,989
28 St. Charles 5.25% 70,171
29 Troy 5.16% 12,079
30 Pevely 5.14% 5,893
31 Mexico 5.13% 11,543
32 Joplin 5.08% 50,386
33 St. Ann 4.93% 12,744
34 Sullivan 4.8% 6,564
35 Warrensburg 4.77% 20,139
36 Raymore 4.7% 21,196
37 Richmond 4.69% 5,628
38 Oak Grove 4.45% 8,217
39 Nixa 4.4% 21,544
40 Warrenton 4.38% 8,226
41 Springfield 4.32% 167,051
42 Webb City 4.27% 11,721
43 Lebanon 4.15% 14,652
44 St. Louis 4.02% 308,174
45 Creve Coeur 3.94% 18,538
46 Hazelwood 3.93% 25,319
47 Lee's Summit 3.9% 97,275
48 Clayton 3.89% 16,588
49 Poplar Bluff 3.87% 17,023
50 Clinton 3.84% 9,118
51 Richmond Heights 3.73% 8,500
52 Olivette 3.71% 7,849
53 Jefferson City 3.69% 42,919
54 Cameron 3.66% 9,665
55 Columbia 3.65% 121,230
56 Crestwood 3.58% 11,865
57 Trenton 3.55% 5,770
58 Maryland Heights 3.23% 27,080
59 Brentwood 3.2% 8,005
60 Caruthersville 3.15% 5,616
61 Pleasant Hill 3.14% 8,510
62 Florissant 3.11% 51,455
63 O'fallon 3.1% 87,242
64 Cape Girardeau 3.05% 39,566
65 Boonville 3.02% 8,418
66 Maplewood 3.01% 8,051
67 St. Peters 3.0% 57,273
68 Perryville 2.84% 8,451
69 Chesterfield 2.76% 47,605
70 Eureka 2.73% 10,666
71 Pacific 2.71% 6,339
72 Kirkwood 2.7% 27,708
73 University City 2.67% 34,498
74 Ballwin 2.65% 30,252
75 Moberly 2.64% 13,707
76 Macon 2.63% 5,358
77 Rolla 2.61% 20,169
78 Sikeston 2.58% 16,200
79 Harrisonville 2.57% 10,043
80 Odessa 2.53% 5,210
81 Hannibal 2.45% 17,320
82 Fulton 2.45% 12,779
83 Wildwood 2.42% 35,459
84 Festus 2.4% 11,982
85 Webster Groves 2.39% 22,951
86 Excelsior Springs 2.37% 11,640
87 Charleston 2.23% 5,614
88 Ozark 2.19% 19,767
89 Chillicothe 2.15% 9,162
90 Sunset Hills 2.15% 8,472
91 Valley Park 2.06% 6,799
92 Maryville 2.03% 11,696
93 Wentzville 2.02% 38,841
94 Dexter 1.96% 7,862
95 Republic 1.96% 16,247
96 Farmington 1.88% 18,515
97 Jennings 1.86% 14,712
98 Glendale 1.85% 5,891
99 Union 1.83% 11,475
100 Arnold 1.66% 21,146

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