The 10 Pennsylvania Cities With The Largest Latino Population For 2021


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

Turns out there's been a 42.5% increase in the Hispanic population in Pennsylvania.

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

  1. Reading
  2. Hazleton
  3. Allentown
  4. Lebanon
  5. Kennett Square
  6. Lancaster
  7. York
  8. Bethlehem
  9. Coatesville
  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 2021.

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.

Reading, PA

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Population: 88,232
% Hispanic/Latino: 66.97%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 59,085
Percent Change Since 2010: 24.32%
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Hazleton, PA

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Population: 24,857
% Hispanic/Latino: 58.44%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 14,527
Percent Change Since 2010: 85.15%
More on Hazleton: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Allentown, PA

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Population: 120,915
% Hispanic/Latino: 52.52%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 63,502
Percent Change Since 2010: 41.43%
More on Allentown: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Lebanon, PA

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Population: 25,793
% Hispanic/Latino: 43.69%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 11,270
Percent Change Since 2010: 55.34%
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Kennett Square, PA

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Population: 6,190
% Hispanic/Latino: 39.08%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 2,419
Percent Change Since 2010: -18.28%
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Lancaster, PA

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Population: 59,433
% Hispanic/Latino: 38.34%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 22,785
Percent Change Since 2010: 6.67%
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York, PA

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Population: 44,022
% Hispanic/Latino: 33.74%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 14,853
Percent Change Since 2010: 26.43%
More on York: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Bethlehem, PA

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Population: 75,461
% Hispanic/Latino: 30.18%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 22,772
Percent Change Since 2010: 29.44%
More on Bethlehem: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Coatesville, PA

Source: Public domain
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Population: 13,136
% Hispanic/Latino: 28.16%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 3,699
Percent Change Since 2010: 23.55%
More on Coatesville: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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Population: 34,443
% Hispanic/Latino: 27.07%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 9,323
Percent Change Since 2010: 11.59%
More on Norri: Real Estate | Data

How We Determined The Cities In Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania.

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 185 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Hispanic or Latino. The percentages ranked from 67.0% 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. 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.

There You Have It - 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. Jefferson Hills
  3. Clearfield

For more Pennsylvania reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Hispanic Cities In Pennsylvania

Rank City % Hispanic Population
1 Reading 66.97% 88,232
2 Hazleton 58.44% 24,857
3 Allentown 52.52% 120,915
4 Lebanon 43.69% 25,793
5 Kennett Square 39.08% 6,190
6 Lancaster 38.34% 59,433
7 York 33.74% 44,022
8 Bethlehem 30.18% 75,461
9 Coatesville 28.16% 13,136
10 Norri 27.07% 34,443
11 Easton 22.61% 27,122
12 Harrisburg 21.82% 49,209
13 Steelton 21.74% 5,953
14 Wilkes-Barre 20.97% 40,867
15 Chambersburg 19.83% 20,832
16 Wilson 18.4% 7,797
17 East Stroudsburg 16.79% 10,333
18 Souderton 16.7% 6,962
19 Shillington 15.15% 5,300
20 Scranton 14.85% 77,054
21 Philadelphia 14.68% 1,579,075
22 Catasauqua 14.17% 6,568
23 Stroudsburg 13.97% 5,499
24 Columbia 13.59% 10,382
25 Bristol 13.57% 9,605
26 Gettysburg 12.73% 7,689
27 Olyphant 12.34% 5,064
28 Ambler 12.31% 6,489
29 Chester 11.63% 33,982
30 West Chester 11.35% 20,034
31 Wyomissing 10.95% 10,473
32 Mount Joy 10.95% 8,163
33 New Holland 10.9% 5,457
34 Folcroft 10.58% 6,627
35 Palmyra 9.41% 7,536
36 Middl 9.1% 9,315
37 Northampton 8.96% 9,847
38 Nanticoke 8.85% 10,304
39 Shamokin 8.5% 7,051
40 Hanover 8.39% 15,609
41 Downin 8.29% 7,926
42 Ephrata 8.28% 13,810
43 Erie 8.28% 97,263
44 Morrisville 8.15% 8,573
45 Taylor 8.15% 5,965
46 Hatboro 7.77% 7,449
47 Shippensburg 7.72% 5,663
48 Helle 7.49% 5,831
49 Emmaus 7.16% 11,391
50 Pott 7.04% 22,670
51 Carlisle 6.91% 19,153
52 Millersville 6.91% 8,322
53 Berwick 6.76% 10,073
54 Selinsgrove 6.66% 5,927
55 Plymouth 6.6% 5,820
56 Lansdale 6.31% 16,675
57 Tamaqua 6.28% 6,731
58 Camp Hill 6.26% 7,911
59 Carbondale 6.04% 8,471
60 Red Lion 6.04% 6,322
61 Sunbury 6.03% 9,480
62 Phoenixville 6.03% 16,895
63 Milton 5.7% 6,697
64 Nazareth 5.67% 5,699
65 Pittston 5.6% 7,765
66 Lansdowne 5.57% 10,638
67 New Cumberland 5.55% 7,309
68 Mechanicsburg 5.52% 9,006
69 Quake 5.45% 8,827
70 Kingston 5.41% 12,873
71 Exeter 5.17% 5,549
72 Old Forge 5.12% 7,965
73 Lewisburg 5.12% 5,723
74 Brentwood 5.05% 9,386
75 Dunmore 4.73% 13,111
76 Mckees Rocks 4.68% 5,919
77 Doyle 4.63% 8,286
78 Lititz 4.49% 9,335
79 State College 4.22% 42,275
80 Collingdale 3.95% 8,791
81 Pottsville 3.88% 13,648
82 Sharon Hill 3.78% 5,684
83 Bloomsburg 3.78% 14,085
84 Ambridge 3.67% 6,707
85 Lewi 3.56% 8,194
86 Ridley Park 3.5% 7,048
87 Swarthmore 3.5% 6,318
88 Bangor 3.44% 5,208
89 Waynesboro 3.39% 10,860
90 Perkasie 3.37% 8,550
91 Johnstown 3.36% 19,569
92 Butler 3.33% 13,092
93 Bradford 3.26% 8,355
94 Aliquippa 3.23% 9,004
95 Dormont 3.22% 8,373
96 Pittsburgh 3.19% 302,205
97 Swissvale 3.18% 8,760
98 California 3.18% 6,347
99 Birdsboro 3.16% 5,131
100 New Castle 3.13% 21,991

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About Chris Kolmar

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