The 10 North Carolina Cities With The Largest Latino Population For 2022


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

Turns out there's been a 37.0% increase in the Hispanic population in North Carolina.

The 10 Cities In North Carolina With The Largest Hispanic Population For 2022

  1. Siler City
  2. Selma
  3. Monroe
  4. Asheboro
  5. Sanford
  6. Wendell
  7. Marion
  8. Morganton
  9. Jacksonville
  10. Burlington

What's the city in North Carolina with the largest hispanic/latino population? Siler City took the number one over all spot for the largest Hispanic population in North Carolina for 2022.

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

To see where North Carolina 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 North Carolina or the safest places in North Carolina.

Overall SnackAbility

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Population: 8,159
% Hispanic/Latino: 46.93%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 3,829
Percent Change Since 2010: -9.5%
More on Siler City: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Siler City, NC

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Population: 6,950
% Hispanic/Latino: 32.95%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 2,290
Percent Change Since 2010: 13.03%
More on Selma: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Selma, NC

Overall SnackAbility

6
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Population: 35,339
% Hispanic/Latino: 29.91%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 10,570
Percent Change Since 2010: 20.47%
More on Monroe: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Monroe, NC

Overall SnackAbility

5
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Population: 25,877
% Hispanic/Latino: 27.84%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 7,205
Percent Change Since 2010: 13.06%
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Asheboro, NC

Overall SnackAbility

6
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Population: 29,758
% Hispanic/Latino: 27.59%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 8,209
Percent Change Since 2010: 20.26%
More on Sanford: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Sanford, NC

Overall SnackAbility

8
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Population: 7,962
% Hispanic/Latino: 24.29%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 1,934
Percent Change Since 2010: 153.14%
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Wendell, NC

Overall SnackAbility

5
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Population: 7,853
% Hispanic/Latino: 23.62%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 1,855
Percent Change Since 2010: 41.82%
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Marion, NC

Overall SnackAbility

3
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Population: 16,517
% Hispanic/Latino: 19.29%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 3,186
Percent Change Since 2010: 28.11%
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Morganton, NC

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Overall SnackAbility

7
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Population: 74,313
% Hispanic/Latino: 18.7%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 13,895
Percent Change Since 2010: 76.38%
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Jacksonville, NC

Overall SnackAbility

4
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Population: 54,534
% Hispanic/Latino: 17.75%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 9,681
Percent Change Since 2010: 37.77%
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Burlington, NC

Methodology: How We Determined The Cities In North Carolina 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 North Carolina.

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 126 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Hispanic or Latino. The percentages ranked from 46.9% to 0.0%.

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. Siler City took the distinction of being the most Hispanic or Latino, while Nashville was the least Hispanic or Latino city. You can download the data here.

Read on for more information on how the cities in North Carolina 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 North Carolina

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

  1. Nashville
  2. Wadesboro
  3. Whiteville

For more North Carolina reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Hispanic Cities In North Carolina

Rank City % Hispanic Population
1 Siler City 46.93% 8,159
2 Selma 32.95% 6,950
3 Monroe 29.91% 35,339
4 Asheboro 27.84% 25,877
5 Sanford 27.59% 29,758
6 Wendell 24.29% 7,962
7 Marion 23.62% 7,853
8 Morganton 19.29% 16,517
9 Jacksonville 18.7% 74,313
10 Burlington 17.75% 54,534
11 Graham 17.62% 15,168
12 Clinton 17.48% 8,480
13 Lexington 17.2% 18,970
14 Spring Lake 16.98% 12,093
15 Smithfield 16.53% 12,697
16 Clayton 16.06% 23,179
17 Pineville 16.04% 8,923
18 Havelock 15.98% 19,927
19 Thomasville 15.64% 26,834
20 Lincolnton 15.4% 11,099
21 Winston-Salem 15.09% 245,787
22 Butner 14.8% 7,779
23 Charlotte 14.57% 873,570
24 Roxboro 14.27% 8,323
25 Durham 13.82% 276,341
26 Concord 13.3% 94,147
27 Conover 12.91% 8,488
28 Woodfin 12.9% 6,689
29 Fayetteville 12.8% 211,201
30 Kannapolis 12.69% 49,788
31 Salisbury 12.56% 33,961
32 Newton 12.5% 13,106
33 Hickory 12.42% 41,067
34 Lenoir 11.83% 17,909
35 Kernersville 11.31% 24,876
36 Statesville 11.31% 27,114
37 Waxhaw 10.92% 16,165
38 Raleigh 10.9% 469,698
39 Wilson 10.43% 49,310
40 Stallings 10.42% 15,781
41 High Point 10.22% 112,434
42 Kill Devil Hills 10.07% 7,249
43 Knightdale 10.01% 16,798
44 Gastonia 10.0% 76,635
45 Indian Trail 9.73% 39,644
46 Garner 9.68% 30,345
47 Hope Mills 9.61% 15,972
48 Washington 9.43% 9,555
49 Williamston 9.24% 5,251
50 Clemmons 8.83% 20,574
51 Henderson 8.69% 15,127
52 Bessemer City 8.67% 5,536
53 Morehead City 8.58% 9,495
54 Mount Airy 8.57% 10,213
55 Cary 8.11% 169,177
56 New Bern 8.03% 29,985
57 Greensboro 8.02% 294,395
58 Fuquay-Varina 7.87% 29,110
59 Mooresville 7.85% 38,498
60 Matthews 7.55% 32,682
61 Mebane 7.54% 15,564
62 Lumberton 7.53% 20,704
63 Elizabeth City 7.4% 17,725
64 Dunn 7.39% 9,738
65 Albemarle 7.29% 16,073
66 Apex 7.2% 55,220
67 Chapel Hill 7.15% 61,912
68 Hillsborough 7.09% 7,162
69 Cornelius 7.07% 29,836
70 Hendersonville 7.01% 14,020
71 Huntersville 6.89% 57,288
72 Holly Springs 6.76% 36,595
73 Asheville 6.73% 92,328
74 Forest City 6.71% 7,150
75 Harrisburg 6.66% 16,073
76 Wilmington 6.63% 122,162
77 Carrboro 6.62% 21,254
78 Southern Pines 6.59% 14,347
79 Wake Forest 6.15% 44,068
80 Sawmills 6.11% 5,201
81 Goldsboro 5.81% 34,610
82 Tarboro 5.81% 10,806
83 Fletcher 5.8% 8,287
84 Mount Holly 5.68% 15,947
85 Eden 5.57% 14,986
86 Gibsonville 5.38% 7,232
87 Mint Hill 5.24% 27,258
88 Leland 5.21% 21,903
89 Elon 5.2% 11,941
90 Davidson 5.19% 12,920
91 Boone 5.08% 19,466
92 Rockingham 4.98% 8,771
93 Oxford 4.86% 8,812
94 Roanoke Rapids 4.79% 14,562
95 Greenville 4.43% 92,826
96 Archdale 4.4% 11,738
97 Cherryville 4.34% 6,018
98 Aberdeen 4.3% 7,862
99 Waynesville 4.17% 10,145
100 Laurinburg 3.88% 15,118

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

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