The 10 Pennsylvania Cities With The Largest Latino Population For 2022


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

Turns out there's been a 48.0% increase in the Hispanic population in Pennsylvania.

The 10 Cities In Pennsylvania With The Largest Hispanic Population For 2022

  1. Reading
  2. Hazleton
  3. Allentown
  4. Lebanon
  5. Lancaster
  6. Kennett Square
  7. York
  8. Bethlehem
  9. Wilson
  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 2022.

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: 88,333
% Hispanic/Latino: 67.02%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 59,199
Percent Change Since 2010: 24.56%
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Reading, PA

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Population: 24,804
% Hispanic/Latino: 57.23%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 14,196
Percent Change Since 2010: 80.93%
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Hazleton, PA

Source: Public domain
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Population: 121,156
% Hispanic/Latino: 54.25%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 65,733
Percent Change Since 2010: 46.4%
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Allentown, PA

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5
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Population: 25,779
% Hispanic/Latino: 43.83%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 11,298
Percent Change Since 2010: 55.73%
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Lebanon, PA

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6
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Population: 59,321
% Hispanic/Latino: 38.9%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 23,074
Percent Change Since 2010: 8.02%
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Lancaster, PA

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7
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Population: 6,182
% Hispanic/Latino: 34.13%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 2,110
Percent Change Since 2010: -28.72%
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Kennett Square, PA

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5
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Population: 44,019
% Hispanic/Latino: 32.89%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 14,479
Percent Change Since 2010: 23.25%
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York, PA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7
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Population: 75,571
% Hispanic/Latino: 29.93%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 22,621
Percent Change Since 2010: 28.58%
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Bethlehem, PA

Overall SnackAbility

6
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Population: 7,809
% Hispanic/Latino: 28.79%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 2,248
Percent Change Since 2010: 153.44%
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Wilson, PA

Overall SnackAbility

6
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Population: 34,392
% Hispanic/Latino: 27.15%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 9,337
Percent Change Since 2010: 11.75%
More on Norri: Real Estate | Data

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Methodology: How We Determined The Cities In Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania.

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 184 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.

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. Warren
  3. Connellsville

For more Pennsylvania reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Hispanic Cities In Pennsylvania

Rank City % Hispanic Population
1 Reading 67.02% 88,333
2 Hazleton 57.23% 24,804
3 Allentown 54.25% 121,156
4 Lebanon 43.83% 25,779
5 Lancaster 38.9% 59,321
6 Kennett Square 34.13% 6,182
7 York 32.89% 44,019
8 Bethlehem 29.93% 75,571
9 Wilson 28.79% 7,809
10 Norri 27.15% 34,392
11 Wilkes-Barre 26.58% 40,805
12 Harrisburg 23.62% 49,247
13 Coatesville 23.41% 13,096
14 Shillington 22.99% 5,306
15 Easton 19.21% 27,274
16 Columbia 18.52% 10,369
17 Chambersburg 18.42% 21,017
18 Steelton 17.0% 5,964
19 Scranton 15.09% 76,997
20 Souderton 15.07% 7,019
21 Philadelphia 15.06% 1,581,531
22 Catasauqua 14.94% 6,592
23 Stroudsburg 14.83% 5,514
24 East Stroudsburg 14.75% 10,232
25 Gettysburg 14.08% 7,684
26 Quake 13.47% 8,807
27 Bristol 12.84% 9,577
28 Millersville 12.24% 8,309
29 Palmyra 11.13% 7,541
30 West Chester 10.92% 20,033
31 Hanover 10.55% 15,675
32 Wyomissing 10.23% 10,499
33 Nanticoke 10.05% 10,296
34 Chester 9.96% 33,855
35 Mount Joy 9.87% 8,204
36 Ephrata 9.85% 13,817
37 New Holland 9.69% 5,479
38 Old Forge 9.65% 7,909
39 Downin 9.12% 8,012
40 Middl 8.91% 9,410
41 Northampton 8.64% 9,869
42 Lewisburg 8.59% 5,730
43 Ambler 8.45% 6,494
44 Pittston 8.25% 7,729
45 Bangor 8.22% 5,229
46 Erie 8.17% 96,616
47 Hatboro 8.17% 7,458
48 Emmaus 7.78% 11,438
49 Milton 7.73% 6,558
50 Taylor 7.6% 5,935
51 Shippensburg 7.6% 5,621
52 Shamokin 7.38% 7,007
53 Carlisle 7.08% 19,188
54 Olyphant 7.05% 5,037
55 Morrisville 6.98% 8,540
56 Carbondale 6.6% 8,438
57 Folcroft 6.59% 6,629
58 Helle 6.58% 5,835
59 Selinsgrove 6.52% 5,923
60 Pott 6.39% 22,633
61 Sunbury 6.31% 9,446
62 Berwick 6.29% 10,003
63 Plymouth 6.19% 5,780
64 Camp Hill 6.12% 7,926
65 New Cumberland 6.12% 7,305
66 Lititz 6.04% 9,503
67 Mechanicsburg 5.94% 8,977
68 Dunmore 5.92% 13,008
69 Perkasie 5.83% 8,646
70 Brentwood 5.68% 9,319
71 Lehighton 5.62% 5,305
72 Red Lion 5.59% 6,334
73 Tamaqua 5.4% 6,699
74 Exeter 5.4% 5,540
75 Bloomsburg 5.32% 13,916
76 Mckees Rocks 4.77% 5,892
77 Phoenixville 4.75% 16,961
78 Kingston 4.68% 12,859
79 Norwood 4.65% 5,957
80 Fox Chapel 4.6% 5,104
81 Collingdale 4.51% 8,776
82 Lansdale 4.43% 16,846
83 Waynesboro 4.34% 10,898
84 Pottsville 4.32% 13,549
85 Dickson City 4.17% 5,778
86 Lansdowne 3.97% 10,637
87 Swissvale 3.92% 8,724
88 State College 3.9% 42,100
89 Sharon Hill 3.84% 5,680
90 Ambridge 3.83% 6,660
91 Dormont 3.79% 8,335
92 Butler 3.73% 13,008
93 Ridley Park 3.72% 7,042
94 Johnstown 3.71% 19,381
95 Collegeville 3.6% 5,105
96 New Castle 3.59% 21,805
97 Mount Carmel 3.4% 5,672
98 Lewi 3.4% 8,157
99 Pittsburgh 3.39% 301,286
100 Palmerton 3.29% 5,317

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

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