The 10 Pennsylvania Cities With The Largest Latino Population For 2023


We scoured the internet to determine the towns and cities in Pennsylvania that have the largest Hispanic/Latino population in 2023.

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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 Pennsylvania? Where cities and towns in Pennsylvania have seen the greatest increase in it's Hispanic population?

Turns out there's been a 55.8% increase in the Hispanic population in Pennsylvania.

The 10 Cities In Pennsylvania With The Largest Hispanic Population For 2023

  1. Reading
  2. Hazleton
  3. Allentown
  4. Lebanon
  5. Lancaster
  6. Kennett Square
  7. York
  8. Bethlehem
  9. Wilkes-Barre
  10. Norri

What's the city in Pennsylvania with the largest hispanic/latino population? Reading took the number one over all spot for the largest Hispanic population in Pennsylvania for 2023.

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

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

Overall SnackAbility

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Population: 94,161
% Hispanic/Latino: 66.51%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 62,623
Percent Change Since 2010: 31.76%
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Reading, PA

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Population: 29,339
% Hispanic/Latino: 58.61%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 17,197
Percent Change Since 2010: 119.18%
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Hazleton, PA

Source: Public domain
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Population: 125,250
% Hispanic/Latino: 54.52%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 68,288
Percent Change Since 2010: 52.09%
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Allentown, PA

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Population: 26,611
% Hispanic/Latino: 44.13%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 11,743
Percent Change Since 2010: 61.86%
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Lebanon, PA

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Population: 58,034
% Hispanic/Latino: 40.37%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 23,429
Percent Change Since 2010: 9.68%
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Lancaster, PA

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7
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Population: 5,959
% Hispanic/Latino: 34.28%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 2,043
Percent Change Since 2010: -30.98%
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Kennett Square, PA

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Population: 44,692
% Hispanic/Latino: 32.67%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 14,600
Percent Change Since 2010: 24.28%
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York, PA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7
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Population: 75,599
% Hispanic/Latino: 30.1%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 22,754
Percent Change Since 2010: 29.34%
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Bethlehem, PA

Overall SnackAbility

5
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Population: 44,086
% Hispanic/Latino: 26.93%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 11,871
Percent Change Since 2010: 242.99%
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Wilkes-Barre, PA

Overall SnackAbility

6
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Population: 35,607
% Hispanic/Latino: 26.13%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 9,303
Percent Change Since 2010: 11.35%
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Methodology: How We Determined The Cities In Pennsylvania 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 breakdown of race across Pennsylvania.

That lead us to the Census's most recently available data, the 2017-2021 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 184 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Hispanic or Latino. The percentages ranked from 66.5% to 0.2%.

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

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

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

  1. Hollidaysburg
  2. Blakely
  3. Clifton Heights

For more Pennsylvania reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Hispanic Cities In Pennsylvania

Rank City % Hispanic Population
1 Reading 66.51% 94,161
2 Hazleton 58.61% 29,339
3 Allentown 54.52% 125,250
4 Lebanon 44.13% 26,611
5 Lancaster 40.37% 58,034
6 Kennett Square 34.28% 5,959
7 York 32.67% 44,692
8 Bethlehem 30.1% 75,599
9 Wilkes-Barre 26.93% 44,086
10 Norri 26.13% 35,607
11 Coatesville 25.55% 13,306
12 Harrisburg 25.08% 49,969
13 Wilson 24.54% 8,215
14 Shillington 24.0% 5,470
15 Chambersburg 22.4% 22,141
16 Easton 21.17% 27,860
17 Columbia 19.91% 10,243
18 Souderton 18.12% 7,131
19 Steelton 18.05% 6,217
20 Catasauqua 16.81% 6,498
21 East Stroudsburg 16.09% 9,820
22 Scranton 16.02% 75,987
23 Gettysburg 15.51% 7,423
24 Philadelphia 15.4% 1,596,865
25 Stroudsburg 15.11% 5,870
26 Quake 15.09% 9,285
27 Bristol 13.78% 9,847
28 Tamaqua 12.82% 6,940
29 Hanover 12.47% 16,291
30 West Chester 12.37% 18,592
31 Palmyra 12.12% 7,750
32 Old Forge 11.55% 8,494
33 Bangor 11.09% 5,203
34 Olyphant 10.36% 5,359
35 Mount Joy 10.31% 8,251
36 Northampton 10.17% 10,328
37 Ambler 10.03% 6,747
38 Nanticoke 9.94% 10,588
39 Millersville 9.65% 7,698
40 Ephrata 9.6% 13,767
41 Shamokin 9.53% 6,981
42 New Holland 9.45% 5,743
43 Milton 9.05% 6,641
44 Chester 9.03% 32,819
45 Downin 8.87% 8,047
46 Wyomissing 8.76% 11,026
47 Morrisville 8.68% 9,675
48 Taylor 8.36% 6,281
49 Pott 8.15% 23,282
50 Erie 8.07% 95,536
51 Hatboro 7.67% 8,150
52 Carlisle 7.56% 19,869
53 Middl 7.55% 9,469
54 Helle 7.53% 6,108
55 Emmaus 7.42% 11,589
56 Bloomsburg 7.41% 12,850
57 Pittston 7.31% 7,589
58 Dunmore 7.22% 14,009
59 Mechanicsburg 7.2% 9,310
60 Carbondale 7.05% 8,828
61 Lehighton 7.04% 5,267
62 Plymouth 6.99% 5,765
63 Clarks Summit 6.6% 5,122
64 Camp Hill 6.59% 8,115
65 Lansdale 6.28% 18,509
66 Folcroft 5.92% 6,738
67 New Cumberland 5.77% 7,481
68 Lansdowne 5.71% 11,007
69 Sunbury 5.48% 9,729
70 Lititz 5.44% 9,485
71 Collingdale 5.42% 8,857
72 Swoyersville 5.32% 5,020
73 Selinsgrove 5.25% 5,774
74 Kingston 5.21% 13,304
75 West View 5.07% 6,686
76 Lewi 5.0% 8,513
77 Exeter 5.0% 5,516
78 Sharon Hill 4.75% 5,952
79 Swissvale 4.67% 8,645
80 Perkasie 4.64% 9,068
81 New Brighton 4.61% 5,743
82 Norwood 4.59% 5,920
83 Johnstown 4.55% 18,647
84 Ridley Park 4.53% 7,131
85 Waynesboro 4.51% 10,871
86 Moosic 4.48% 5,937
87 Phoenixville 4.34% 18,437
88 Washington 4.32% 13,322
89 Berwick 4.29% 10,355
90 Swarthmore 4.27% 6,560
91 New Castle 4.23% 21,992
92 Dickson City 4.22% 6,047
93 State College 4.15% 40,352
94 Mckees Rocks 4.11% 5,930
95 Nazareth 3.97% 6,016
96 Beaver Falls 3.94% 9,069
97 Butler 3.66% 13,452
98 Dormont 3.61% 8,255
99 Ambridge 3.56% 6,959
100 Coraopolis 3.56% 5,539

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Editor's Note: We updated this article for 2023. This is our tenth time ranking the cities in Pennsylvania with the largest Hispanic/Latino population.

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