The 10 Nevada Cities With The Largest Latino Population For 2021


We scoured the internet to determine the towns and cities in Nevada that have the largest Hispanic/Latino population in 2021.

Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2021. This is our third time ranking the cities in Nevada 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 Nevada? Where cities and towns in Nevada have seen the greatest increase in it's Hispanic population?

Turns out there's been a 26.6% increase in the Hispanic population in Nevada.

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

  1. North Las Vegas
  2. Winnemucca
  3. Las Vegas
  4. Sparks
  5. Elko
  6. Reno
  7. Carson City
  8. Mesquite
  9. Fernley
  10. Henderson

What's the city in Nevada with the largest hispanic/latino population? North Las Vegas took the number one over all spot for the largest Hispanic population in Nevada for 2021.

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

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

North Las Vegas, NV

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 241,369
% Hispanic/Latino: 41.18%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 99,404
Percent Change Since 2010: 30.94%
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Winnemucca, NV

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 7,762
% Hispanic/Latino: 35.58%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 2,762
Percent Change Since 2010: 60.58%
More on Winnemucca: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Las Vegas, NV

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 634,773
% Hispanic/Latino: 33.06%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 209,846
Percent Change Since 2010: 17.16%
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Sparks, NV

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 100,589
% Hispanic/Latino: 30.11%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 30,292
Percent Change Since 2010: 30.37%
More on Sparks: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Elko, NV

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 20,304
% Hispanic/Latino: 27.19%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 5,521
Percent Change Since 2010: 37.96%
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Reno, NV

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 246,500
% Hispanic/Latino: 24.69%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 60,862
Percent Change Since 2010: 20.43%
More on Reno: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Carson City, NV

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Overall SnackAbility

6
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Population: 54,773
% Hispanic/Latino: 24.15%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 13,226
Percent Change Since 2010: 18.71%
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Mesquite, NV

Overall SnackAbility

6
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Population: 18,446
% Hispanic/Latino: 22.53%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 4,156
Percent Change Since 2010: 3.41%
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Fernley, NV

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 20,068
% Hispanic/Latino: 19.0%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 3,813
Percent Change Since 2010: 19.72%
More on Fernley: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Henderson, NV

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 300,116
% Hispanic/Latino: 16.81%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 50,443
Percent Change Since 2010: 46.0%
More on Henderson: Real Estate | Data | Photos

How We Determined The Cities In Nevada 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 Nevada.

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 7,000 people. That left us with 12 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Hispanic or Latino. The percentages ranked from 41.2% to 8.9%.

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. North Las Vegas took the distinction of being the most Hispanic or Latino, while Boulder City was the least Hispanic or Latino city. You can download the data here.

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

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

  1. Boulder City
  2. Fallon
  3. Henderson

For more Nevada reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Hispanic Cities In Nevada

Rank City % Hispanic Population
1 North Las Vegas 41.18% 241,369
2 Winnemucca 35.58% 7,762
3 Las Vegas 33.06% 634,773
4 Sparks 30.11% 100,589
5 Elko 27.19% 20,304
6 Reno 24.69% 246,500
7 Carson City 24.15% 54,773
8 Mesquite 22.53% 18,446
9 Fernley 19.0% 20,068
10 Henderson 16.81% 300,116
11 Fallon 11.15% 8,430
12 Boulder City 8.85% 15,840

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About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

He believes the key to finding the right place to live comes down to looking at the data, reading about things to do, and, most importantly, checking it out yourself before you move.

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