The 10 Tennessee Cities With The Largest Latino Population For 2022


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

Turns out there's been a 44.3% increase in the Hispanic population in Tennessee.

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

  1. Shelbyville
  2. Springfield
  3. Morristown
  4. La Vergne
  5. Sevierville
  6. Pigeon Forge
  7. Lewisburg
  8. Collegedale
  9. Lenoir City
  10. Smyrna

What's the city in Tennessee with the largest hispanic/latino population? Shelbyville took the number one over all spot for the largest Hispanic population in Tennessee for 2022.

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

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

Overall SnackAbility

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Population: 21,841
% Hispanic/Latino: 24.21%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 5,287
Percent Change Since 2010: 22.81%
More on Shelbyville: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Shelbyville, TN

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6
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Population: 17,147
% Hispanic/Latino: 19.88%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 3,409
Percent Change Since 2010: 25.33%
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Springfield, TN

Overall SnackAbility

2
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Population: 29,887
% Hispanic/Latino: 19.23%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 5,747
Percent Change Since 2010: 15.75%
More on Morristown: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Morristown, TN

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7
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Population: 35,556
% Hispanic/Latino: 17.91%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 6,367
Percent Change Since 2010: 72.88%
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La Vergne, TN

Overall SnackAbility

4
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Population: 17,185
% Hispanic/Latino: 15.45%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 2,655
Percent Change Since 2010: 94.51%
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Sevierville, TN

Overall SnackAbility

4
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Population: 6,247
% Hispanic/Latino: 15.13%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 945
Percent Change Since 2010: 134.49%
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Pigeon Forge, TN

Overall SnackAbility

4
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Population: 12,150
% Hispanic/Latino: 12.43%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 1,510
Percent Change Since 2010: 90.66%
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Lewisburg, TN

Overall SnackAbility

8
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Population: 11,402
% Hispanic/Latino: 12.08%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 1,377
Percent Change Since 2010: 67.93%
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Collegedale, TN

Overall SnackAbility

3
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Population: 9,191
% Hispanic/Latino: 12.04%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 1,107
Percent Change Since 2010: 20.2%
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Lenoir City, TN

Overall SnackAbility

6
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Population: 50,820
% Hispanic/Latino: 11.94%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 6,070
Percent Change Since 2010: 135.73%
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Smyrna, TN

Methodology: How We Determined The Cities In Tennessee 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 Tennessee.

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 93 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Hispanic or Latino. The percentages ranked from 24.2% to 0.4%.

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

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

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

  1. Signal Mountain
  2. Ripley
  3. Harriman

For more Tennessee reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Hispanic Cities In Tennessee

Rank City % Hispanic Population
1 Shelbyville 24.21% 21,841
2 Springfield 19.88% 17,147
3 Morristown 19.23% 29,887
4 La Vergne 17.91% 35,556
5 Sevierville 15.45% 17,185
6 Pigeon Forge 15.13% 6,247
7 Lewisburg 12.43% 12,150
8 Collegedale 12.08% 11,402
9 Lenoir City 12.04% 9,191
10 Smyrna 11.94% 50,820
11 Clarksville 11.58% 156,092
12 Lakeland 11.27% 12,644
13 Millington 11.26% 10,650
14 Mcminnville 10.88% 13,707
15 Columbia 10.75% 39,515
16 East Ridge 10.63% 21,187
17 Nashville 10.45% 667,070
18 Cleveland 9.77% 45,115
19 Jefferson City 9.34% 8,220
20 Cookeville 8.11% 33,922
21 Lebanon 7.9% 34,759
22 Athens 7.76% 13,931
23 Murfreesboro 7.68% 141,704
24 Dayton 7.44% 7,357
25 Portland 7.42% 12,928
26 Gallatin 7.4% 40,262
27 Memphis 7.36% 650,910
28 Alcoa 7.09% 9,809
29 Chattanooga 6.95% 181,370
30 Oak Ridge 6.78% 29,124
31 Dickson 6.71% 15,500
32 Erwin 6.58% 5,910
33 Winchester 6.55% 8,818
34 Goodlettsville 6.44% 16,829
35 Franklin 6.34% 80,675
36 Brownsville 6.29% 9,497
37 Spring Hill 6.25% 41,797
38 Johnson City 5.87% 66,934
39 Millersville 5.84% 6,403
40 Savannah 5.73% 6,934
41 Nolensville 5.7% 9,221
42 Greeneville 5.67% 14,938
43 Fairview 5.66% 8,989
44 Crossville 5.59% 11,704
45 Lawrenceburg 5.48% 10,925
46 Knoxville 5.41% 187,487
47 Mount Juliet 5.22% 35,834
48 Union City 5.19% 10,426
49 Manchester 4.99% 10,896
50 Fayetteville 4.92% 7,046
51 Hendersonville 4.84% 57,888
52 Red Bank 4.83% 11,785
53 White House 4.73% 12,258
54 Newport 4.62% 6,865
55 Lexington 4.59% 7,838
56 Tullahoma 4.56% 19,982
57 Greenbrier 4.16% 6,859
58 Humboldt 3.99% 8,145
59 Brentwood 3.93% 42,700
60 Dyersburg 3.85% 16,371
61 Munford 3.76% 6,090
62 Jackson 3.75% 67,036
63 Mckenzie 3.66% 5,517
64 Bartlett 3.5% 59,252
65 Martin 3.13% 10,585
66 Elizabethton 3.12% 13,568
67 Henderson 3.1% 6,323
68 Collierville 3.06% 50,596
69 Arlington 3.0% 11,715
70 Maryville 2.86% 29,325
71 Pulaski 2.85% 7,614
72 La Follette 2.84% 6,762
73 Covington 2.71% 8,863
74 Oakland 2.61% 8,135
75 Germantown 2.45% 39,196
76 Bristol 2.41% 26,973
77 Farragut 2.39% 23,110
78 Soddy-Daisy 2.36% 13,510
79 Rockwood 2.2% 5,446
80 Paris 2.2% 10,021
81 Sweetwater 2.15% 5,894
82 Church Hill 1.97% 6,664
83 Kingsport 1.93% 53,699
84 Milan 1.71% 7,642
85 Atoka 1.63% 9,407
86 Clinton 1.58% 10,006
87 Mount Carmel 1.47% 5,297
88 Hartsville/trousdale County 0.99% 10,910
89 Kingston 0.94% 5,946
90 Bolivar 0.82% 5,005
91 Harriman 0.7% 6,144
92 Ripley 0.64% 7,852
93 Signal Mountain 0.37% 8,574

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

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