The 10 Nebraska Cities With The Largest Latino Population For 2021


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

Turns out there's been a 37.0% increase in the Hispanic population in Nebraska.

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

  1. Schuyler
  2. Lexington
  3. South Sioux City
  4. Crete
  5. Grand Island
  6. Scottsbluff
  7. Columbus
  8. Gering
  9. Bellevue
  10. Nebraska City

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

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

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

Schuyler, NE

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Population: 6,284
% Hispanic/Latino: 73.17%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 4,598
Percent Change Since 2010: 29.96%
More on Schuyler: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Lexington, NE

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Population: 10,097
% Hispanic/Latino: 59.64%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 6,022
Percent Change Since 2010: -2.03%
More on Lexington: Real Estate | Data | Photos

South Sioux City, NE

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Population: 12,896
% Hispanic/Latino: 48.09%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 6,202
Percent Change Since 2010: 19.52%
More on South Sioux City: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Crete, NE

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Population: 7,043
% Hispanic/Latino: 45.17%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 3,181
Percent Change Since 2010: 50.97%
More on Crete: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Grand Island, NE

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Population: 51,147
% Hispanic/Latino: 31.62%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 16,174
Percent Change Since 2010: 42.62%
More on Grand Island: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Scottsbluff, NE

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Population: 14,737
% Hispanic/Latino: 30.22%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 4,454
Percent Change Since 2010: 9.54%
More on Scottsbluff: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Columbus, NE

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7
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Population: 23,195
% Hispanic/Latino: 23.12%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 5,363
Percent Change Since 2010: 72.5%
More on Columbus: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Gering, NE

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Population: 8,254
% Hispanic/Latino: 22.32%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 1,842
Percent Change Since 2010: 49.76%
More on Gering: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Bellevue, NE

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7.5
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Population: 53,324
% Hispanic/Latino: 16.75%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 8,933
Percent Change Since 2010: 59.97%
More on Bellevue: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Nebraska City, NE

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Population: 7,273
% Hispanic/Latino: 15.45%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 1,124
Percent Change Since 2010: 57.2%
More on Nebraska City: Real Estate | Data | Photos

How We Determined The Cities In Nebraska 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 Nebraska.

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 31 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Hispanic or Latino. The percentages ranked from 73.2% to 2.6%.

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

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

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

  1. Beatrice
  2. Plattsmouth
  3. Seward

For more Nebraska reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Hispanic Cities In Nebraska

Rank City % Hispanic Population
1 Schuyler 73.17% 6,284
2 Lexington 59.64% 10,097
3 South Sioux City 48.09% 12,896
4 Crete 45.17% 7,043
5 Grand Island 31.62% 51,147
6 Scottsbluff 30.22% 14,737
7 Columbus 23.12% 23,195
8 Gering 22.32% 8,254
9 Bellevue 16.75% 53,324
10 Nebraska City 15.45% 7,273
11 Fremont 15.19% 26,437
12 Alliance 15.12% 8,235
13 Omaha 13.9% 475,862
14 Norfolk 13.48% 24,424
15 Hastings 12.88% 24,906
16 Ralston 11.86% 7,321
17 North Platte 10.86% 23,892
18 La Vista 10.62% 17,078
19 Kearney 9.29% 33,464
20 Sidney 8.87% 6,572
21 Wayne 8.6% 5,557
22 Lincoln 7.62% 283,839
23 Holdrege 6.8% 5,455
24 York 6.25% 7,841
25 Papillion 5.78% 20,423
26 Chadron 5.15% 5,591
27 Mccook 5.06% 7,587
28 Blair 4.13% 7,781
29 Seward 3.15% 7,176
30 Plattsmouth 3.09% 6,448
31 Beatrice 2.59% 12,300

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