The 10 New Mexico Cities With The Largest Latino Population For 2022


We scoured the internet to determine the towns and cities in New Mexico 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 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 12.9% increase in the Hispanic population in New Mexico.

The 10 Cities In New Mexico With The Largest Hispanic Population For 2022

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

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 2022.

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.

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Population: 17,581
% Hispanic/Latino: 93.25%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 16,394
Percent Change Since 2010: 23.34%
More on Sunland Park: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Sunland Park, NM

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Population: 13,055
% Hispanic/Latino: 79.43%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 10,369
Percent Change Since 2010: -8.43%
More on Las Vegas: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Las Vegas, NM

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Population: 11,400
% Hispanic/Latino: 73.47%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 8,376
Percent Change Since 2010: 20.12%
More on Lovington: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Lovington, NM

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Population: 14,083
% Hispanic/Latino: 72.52%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 10,213
Percent Change Since 2010: -1.07%
More on Deming: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Deming, NM

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Population: 7,476
% Hispanic/Latino: 69.66%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 5,208
Percent Change Since 2010: 1.24%
More on Belen: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Belen, NM

Source: Public domain
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Population: 10,077
% Hispanic/Latino: 63.5%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 6,399
Percent Change Since 2010: 13.52%
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Bernalillo, NM

Source: Public domain
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Population: 38,475
% Hispanic/Latino: 60.2%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 23,163
Percent Change Since 2010: 37.03%
More on Hobbs: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Hobbs, NM

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Population: 102,950
% Hispanic/Latino: 60.17%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 61,940
Percent Change Since 2010: 17.05%
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Las Cruces, NM

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Population: 47,751
% Hispanic/Latino: 59.37%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 28,351
Percent Change Since 2010: 15.38%
More on Roswell: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Roswell, NM

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Population: 15,814
% Hispanic/Latino: 59.14%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 9,352
Percent Change Since 2010: 13.95%
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Los Lunas, NM

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Methodology: How We Determined The Cities In New Mexico 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 New Mexico.

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 93.2% 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 Corrales 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.

Summary: 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. Corrales
  2. Farmington
  3. Aztec

For more New Mexico reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Hispanic Cities In New Mexico

Rank City % Hispanic Population
1 Sunland Park 93.25% 17,581
2 Las Vegas 79.43% 13,055
3 Lovington 73.47% 11,400
4 Deming 72.52% 14,083
5 Belen 69.66% 7,476
6 Bernalillo 63.5% 10,077
7 Hobbs 60.2% 38,475
8 Las Cruces 60.17% 102,950
9 Roswell 59.37% 47,751
10 Los Lunas 59.14% 15,814
11 Raton 55.95% 6,020
12 Santa Fe 54.69% 84,418
13 Grants 53.99% 8,987
14 Artesia 53.92% 12,463
15 Carlsbad 50.77% 29,278
16 Silver City 50.36% 9,530
17 Albuquerque 49.23% 560,447
18 Socorro 48.08% 8,406
19 Clovis 47.91% 38,701
20 Taos 45.45% 5,950
21 Portales 44.06% 11,713
22 Los Ranchos De Albuquerque 43.97% 6,120
23 Rio Rancho 43.0% 97,976
24 Bloomfield 35.58% 7,791
25 Alamogordo 35.05% 31,635
26 Truth Or Consequences 33.41% 5,839
27 Ruidoso 32.38% 7,879
28 Gallup 30.64% 21,637
29 Aztec 28.62% 6,467
30 Farmington 25.04% 44,967
31 Corrales 23.48% 8,636

How Is The Area In ?

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

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