The 10 Oregon Cities With The Largest Latino Population For 2021


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

Turns out there's been a 27.8% increase in the Hispanic population in Oregon.

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

  1. Woodburn
  2. Milton-Freewater
  3. Cornelius
  4. Hermiston
  5. Ontario
  6. Umatilla
  7. Madras
  8. Independence
  9. Hillsboro
  10. Salem

What's the city in Oregon with the largest hispanic/latino population? Woodburn took the number one over all spot for the largest Hispanic population in Oregon for 2021.

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

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

Woodburn, OR

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Overall SnackAbility

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Population: 25,738
% Hispanic/Latino: 56.78%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 14,613
Percent Change Since 2010: 16.69%
More on Woodburn: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Milton-Freewater, OR

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6
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Population: 7,037
% Hispanic/Latino: 52.69%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 3,708
Percent Change Since 2010: 40.94%
More on Milton-Freewater: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Cornelius, OR

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Population: 12,638
% Hispanic/Latino: 52.55%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 6,641
Percent Change Since 2010: 17.58%
More on Cornelius: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Hermiston, OR

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Population: 17,423
% Hispanic/Latino: 46.56%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 8,113
Percent Change Since 2010: 44.1%
More on Hermiston: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Ontario, OR

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5
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Population: 10,966
% Hispanic/Latino: 45.52%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 4,992
Percent Change Since 2010: 16.8%
More on Ontario: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Umatilla, OR

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Population: 7,162
% Hispanic/Latino: 41.72%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 2,988
Percent Change Since 2010: 25.34%
More on Umatilla: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Madras, OR

Source: Wikipedia
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Population: 6,777
% Hispanic/Latino: 39.8%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 2,697
Percent Change Since 2010: 16.8%
More on Madras: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Independence, OR

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Population: 9,842
% Hispanic/Latino: 39.65%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 3,902
Percent Change Since 2010: 16.9%
More on Independence: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Hillsboro, OR

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
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Population: 106,543
% Hispanic/Latino: 23.76%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 25,311
Percent Change Since 2010: 23.64%
More on Hillsboro: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Salem, OR

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Overall SnackAbility

7
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Population: 169,259
% Hispanic/Latino: 23.31%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 39,460
Percent Change Since 2010: 34.3%
More on Salem: Real Estate | Data | Photos

How We Determined The Cities In Oregon 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 Oregon.

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 73 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Hispanic or Latino. The percentages ranked from 56.8% to 4.2%.

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

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

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

  1. Florence
  2. Happy Valley
  3. Baker City

For more Oregon reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Hispanic Cities In Oregon

Rank City % Hispanic Population
1 Woodburn 56.78% 25,738
2 Milton-Freewater 52.69% 7,037
3 Cornelius 52.55% 12,638
4 Hermiston 46.56% 17,423
5 Ontario 45.52% 10,966
6 Umatilla 41.72% 7,162
7 Madras 39.8% 6,777
8 Independence 39.65% 9,842
9 Hillsboro 23.76% 106,543
10 Salem 23.31% 169,259
11 Forest Grove 23.08% 24,457
12 Mcminnville 22.25% 34,010
13 Gresham 21.28% 110,494
14 Hood River 20.91% 7,715
15 Newport 20.32% 10,559
16 The Dalles 19.58% 15,448
17 Keizer 18.39% 38,980
18 Canby 18.02% 17,695
19 Stayton 18.02% 8,130
20 Fairview 18.02% 9,363
21 Molalla 16.9% 9,155
22 Monmouth 16.74% 10,282
23 Talent 16.67% 6,503
24 Beaverton 16.64% 97,861
25 Tualatin 16.62% 27,527
26 Medford 15.89% 81,145
27 Klamath Falls 15.5% 21,335
28 Sheridan 15.42% 6,122
29 Troutdale 15.33% 16,466
30 Central Point 14.71% 18,376
31 Newberg 14.34% 23,396
32 Junction City 13.58% 6,053
33 Gladstone 13.07% 12,170
34 Prineville 12.81% 10,035
35 Tigard 12.64% 53,312
36 Winston 12.63% 5,416
37 Albany 12.58% 53,521
38 Redmond 12.25% 30,167
39 Pendleton 11.81% 16,733
40 Wilsonville 11.73% 24,073
41 Springfield 11.45% 62,077
42 Astoria 10.99% 9,836
43 Sandy 10.24% 11,070
44 Silverton 10.08% 10,242
45 Eugene 9.98% 168,302
46 Portland 9.72% 645,291
47 Cottage Grove 9.63% 10,182
48 Coos Bay 9.52% 16,229
49 Grants Pass 9.3% 37,545
50 Lincoln City 9.3% 8,826
51 Milwaukie 9.24% 21,009
52 Bend 9.23% 93,917
53 Lebanon 8.83% 16,870
54 Eagle Point 8.66% 9,154
55 Corvallis 7.83% 58,028
56 Brookings 7.82% 6,431
57 Seaside 7.41% 6,737
58 Scappoose 7.28% 7,270
59 North Bend 7.21% 9,652
60 St. Helens 7.18% 13,559
61 Ashland 7.1% 21,056
62 Roseburg 6.74% 23,083
63 La Grande 6.63% 13,310
64 West Linn 6.08% 26,656
65 Sweet Home 6.05% 9,619
66 Sherwood 5.9% 19,625
67 Sutherlin 5.48% 8,033
68 Dallas 5.34% 16,168
69 Oregon City 5.32% 36,492
70 Lake Oswego 5.18% 39,127
71 Baker City 4.93% 9,752
72 Happy Valley 4.34% 20,971
73 Florence 4.18% 8,921

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