The 10 Nebraska Cities With The Largest Latino Population For 2022


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

Turns out there's been a 41.4% increase in the Hispanic population in Nebraska.

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

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

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 2022.

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.

Overall SnackAbility

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Population: 6,269
% Hispanic/Latino: 74.09%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 4,645
Percent Change Since 2010: 31.29%
More on Schuyler: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Schuyler, NE

Source: Public domain
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Population: 10,069
% Hispanic/Latino: 60.79%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 6,121
Percent Change Since 2010: -0.42%
More on Lexington: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Lexington, NE

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Population: 12,867
% Hispanic/Latino: 47.0%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 6,048
Percent Change Since 2010: 16.55%
More on South Sioux City: Real Estate | Data | Photos

South Sioux City, NE

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Population: 7,013
% Hispanic/Latino: 42.71%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 2,995
Percent Change Since 2010: 42.15%
More on Crete: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Crete, NE

Source: Public domain
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6
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Population: 51,250
% Hispanic/Latino: 32.36%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 16,585
Percent Change Since 2010: 46.24%
More on Grand Island: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Grand Island, NE

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5
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Population: 14,660
% Hispanic/Latino: 29.29%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 4,294
Percent Change Since 2010: 5.61%
More on Scottsbluff: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Scottsbluff, NE

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8
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Population: 8,179
% Hispanic/Latino: 24.43%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 1,998
Percent Change Since 2010: 62.44%
More on Gering: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Gering, NE

Source: Public domain
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7
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Population: 23,291
% Hispanic/Latino: 23.19%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 5,401
Percent Change Since 2010: 73.72%
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Columbus, NE

Source: Public domain
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7.5
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Population: 63,970
% Hispanic/Latino: 16.58%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 10,606
Percent Change Since 2010: 89.94%
More on Bellevue: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Bellevue, NE

Source: Public domain
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6
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Population: 8,139
% Hispanic/Latino: 15.8%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 1,286
Percent Change Since 2010: 24.73%
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Alliance, NE

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Methodology: How We Determined The Cities In Nebraska 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 Nebraska.

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 31 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Hispanic or Latino. The percentages ranked from 74.1% to 2.2%.

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 Blair 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.

Summary: 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. Blair
  2. Beatrice
  3. Seward

For more Nebraska reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Hispanic Cities In Nebraska

Rank City % Hispanic Population
1 Schuyler 74.09% 6,269
2 Lexington 60.79% 10,069
3 South Sioux City 47.0% 12,867
4 Crete 42.71% 7,013
5 Grand Island 32.36% 51,250
6 Scottsbluff 29.29% 14,660
7 Gering 24.43% 8,179
8 Columbus 23.19% 23,291
9 Bellevue 16.58% 63,970
10 Alliance 15.8% 8,139
11 Fremont 15.4% 26,362
12 Nebraska City 15.06% 7,270
13 Norfolk 14.43% 24,410
14 Omaha 14.12% 479,529
15 Hastings 13.44% 24,878
16 Ralston 13.05% 7,305
17 La Vista 10.88% 17,081
18 North Platte 10.78% 23,734
19 Kearney 9.47% 33,783
20 Wayne 8.67% 5,603
21 Holdrege 8.66% 5,406
22 Sidney 8.57% 6,451
23 Lincoln 7.79% 286,388
24 Papillion 6.82% 24,310
25 York 5.15% 7,810
26 Plattsmouth 4.68% 6,453
27 Mccook 3.83% 7,555
28 Chadron 3.5% 5,482
29 Seward 2.95% 7,210
30 Beatrice 2.81% 12,282
31 Blair 2.17% 7,830

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

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