The 10 New Mexico Cities With The Largest Latino Population For 2021


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

Turns out there's been a 11.7% increase in the Hispanic population in New Mexico.

The 10 Cities In New Mexico With The Largest Hispanic Population For 2021

  1. Sunland Park
  2. Las Vegas
  3. Lovington
  4. Deming
  5. Bernalillo
  6. Las Cruces
  7. Hobbs
  8. Los Lunas
  9. Roswell
  10. Belen

What's the city in New Mexico with the largest hispanic/latino population? Sunland Park took the number one over all spot for the largest Hispanic population in New Mexico for 2021.

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

To see where New Mexico 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 New Mexico or the safest places in New Mexico.

Sunland Park, NM

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

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Population: 17,081
% Hispanic/Latino: 94.98%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 16,224
Percent Change Since 2010: 22.06%
More on Sunland Park: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Las Vegas, NM

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Population: 13,176
% Hispanic/Latino: 80.25%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 10,574
Percent Change Since 2010: -6.62%
More on Las Vegas: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Lovington, NM

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Population: 11,491
% Hispanic/Latino: 72.15%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 8,291
Percent Change Since 2010: 18.9%
More on Lovington: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Deming, NM

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Population: 14,139
% Hispanic/Latino: 71.99%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 10,179
Percent Change Since 2010: -1.39%
More on Deming: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Bernalillo, NM

Source: Public domain
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Population: 9,669
% Hispanic/Latino: 64.66%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 6,252
Percent Change Since 2010: 10.91%
More on Bernalillo: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Las Cruces, NM

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Population: 102,102
% Hispanic/Latino: 60.54%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 61,809
Percent Change Since 2010: 16.8%
More on Las Cruces: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Hobbs, NM

Source: Public domain
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Population: 38,375
% Hispanic/Latino: 60.15%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 23,081
Percent Change Since 2010: 36.54%
More on Hobbs: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Los Lunas, NM

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Population: 15,589
% Hispanic/Latino: 58.37%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 9,100
Percent Change Since 2010: 10.88%
More on Los Lunas: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Roswell, NM

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Population: 47,941
% Hispanic/Latino: 58.31%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 27,953
Percent Change Since 2010: 13.76%
More on Roswell: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Belen, NM

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Population: 7,403
% Hispanic/Latino: 56.67%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 4,195
Percent Change Since 2010: -18.45%
More on Belen: Real Estate | Data | Photos

How We Determined The Cities In New Mexico 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 New Mexico.

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 95.0% to 23.5%.

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

Read on for more information on how the cities in New Mexico 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 New Mexico

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

  1. Farmington
  2. Aztec
  3. Corrales

For more New Mexico reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Hispanic Cities In New Mexico

Rank City % Hispanic Population
1 Sunland Park 94.98% 17,081
2 Las Vegas 80.25% 13,176
3 Lovington 72.15% 11,491
4 Deming 71.99% 14,139
5 Bernalillo 64.66% 9,669
6 Las Cruces 60.54% 102,102
7 Hobbs 60.15% 38,375
8 Los Lunas 58.37% 15,589
9 Roswell 58.31% 47,941
10 Belen 56.67% 7,403
11 Raton 55.61% 6,047
12 Santa Fe 55.16% 83,922
13 Artesia 52.86% 12,262
14 Silver City 52.73% 9,627
15 Socorro 51.42% 8,460
16 Carlsbad 51.09% 29,158
17 Albuquerque 49.18% 559,374
18 Grants 48.77% 9,036
19 Clovis 46.22% 38,891
20 Portales 46.17% 11,854
21 Los Ranchos De Albuquerque 43.38% 6,114
22 Rio Rancho 41.53% 96,210
23 Taos 39.22% 5,967
24 Ruidoso 38.61% 7,791
25 Bloomfield 37.66% 7,846
26 Alamogordo 34.8% 31,384
27 Gallup 33.16% 21,854
28 Truth Or Consequences 29.37% 5,894
29 Corrales 25.59% 8,588
30 Aztec 24.24% 6,530
31 Farmington 23.5% 45,258

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