Most Hispanic/Latino cities in New Mexico research summary. We analyzed New Mexico’s most recent Census data to determine the most Hispanic/Latino cities in New Mexico based on the percentage of Hispanic/Latino residents. Here are the results of our analysis:
The most Hispanic/Latino city in New Mexico is Sunland Park based on the most recent Census data.
Sunland Park is 94.32% Hispanic/Latino.
The least Hispanic/Latino city in New Mexico is Corrales.
Corrales is 21.7% Hispanic/Latino.
New Mexico is 49.6% Hispanic/Latino.
New Mexico is the most Hispanic/Latino state in the United States.
The Latino and Hispanic community is one of the fastest-growing communities in America this decade.
According to the most recent American Community Survey, some 6.3M more Hispanics live 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 most significant increase in its Hispanic population?
Turns out there’s been a 14.5% increase in the Hispanic population in New Mexico.
What’s the city in New Mexico with the largest Hispanic/Latino population? Sunland Park took the number one overall spot for the largest Hispanic population in New Mexico for 2023.
Continue 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.
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Methodology: How We Determined The Cities In New Mexico With The Largest Hispanic Population For 2023
We still believe in the accuracy of data — especially from the Census. So that’s where we went to get the race breakdown for every city in New Mexico.
That lead us to the New Mexico’s most recently available Census data, the 2017-2021 American Community Survey.
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*
Our particular column of interest here was the number of people who identified as Hispanic or Latino.
We limited our analysis to non-CDPs in New Mexico with a population greater than 5,000 people. That left us with 32 cities.
We then calculated the percent of Hispanic or Latino residents in each New Mexico city. The percentages ranked from 94.3% to 21.7%.
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 Corrales was the least Hispanic or Latino city.
We updated this article for 2023. This article represents our tenth time ranking the cities in New Mexico with the largest Hispanic/Latino population.
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.
Summary: Hispanic or Latino Populations Across New Mexico
According to the most recent data, this is an accurate list if you’re looking for a breakdown of Latino populations for each place across New Mexico.
If you’re curious enough, here are the least Hispanic or Latino places in New Mexico:
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Detailed List Of The Most Hispanic Cities In New Mexico
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