The 10 Tennessee Cities With The Largest Latino Population For 2021


We scoured the internet to determine the towns and cities in Tennessee that have the largest Hispanic/Latino population in 2021.

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Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2021. This is our third time ranking the cities in Tennessee 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 Tennessee? Where cities and towns in Tennessee have seen the greatest increase in it's Hispanic population?

Turns out there's been a 39.3% increase in the Hispanic population in Tennessee.

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

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

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 2021.

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.

Shelbyville, TN

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Population: 21,591
% Hispanic/Latino: 23.52%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 5,078
Percent Change Since 2010: 17.96%
More on Shelbyville: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Morristown, TN

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Population: 29,782
% Hispanic/Latino: 19.61%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 5,841
Percent Change Since 2010: 17.64%
More on Morristown: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Lenoir City, TN

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Population: 9,162
% Hispanic/Latino: 19.22%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 1,761
Percent Change Since 2010: 91.21%
More on Lenoir City: Real Estate | Data | Photos

La Vergne, TN

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Population: 35,411
% Hispanic/Latino: 18.52%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 6,558
Percent Change Since 2010: 78.06%
More on La Vergne: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Loudon, TN

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Population: 5,747
% Hispanic/Latino: 18.34%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 1,054
Percent Change Since 2010: 21.15%
More on Loudon: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Springfield, TN

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Population: 17,092
% Hispanic/Latino: 17.24%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 2,946
Percent Change Since 2010: 8.31%
More on Springfield: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Sevierville, TN

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Population: 16,743
% Hispanic/Latino: 16.41%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 2,748
Percent Change Since 2010: 101.32%
More on Sevierville: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Pigeon Forge, TN

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Population: 6,229
% Hispanic/Latino: 15.94%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 993
Percent Change Since 2010: 146.4%
More on Pigeon Forge: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Collegedale, TN

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Population: 11,275
% Hispanic/Latino: 14.25%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 1,607
Percent Change Since 2010: 95.98%
More on Collegedale: Real Estate | Data | Photos

East Ridge, TN

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Population: 21,168
% Hispanic/Latino: 13.36%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 2,827
Percent Change Since 2010: 610.3%
More on East Ridge: Real Estate | Data | Photos

How We Determined The Cities In Tennessee 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 Tennessee.

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 94 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Hispanic or Latino. The percentages ranked from 23.5% 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. Shelbyville took the distinction of being the most Hispanic or Latino, while Bolivar 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.

There You Have It - 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. Bolivar
  2. Harriman
  3. Signal Mountain

For more Tennessee reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Hispanic Cities In Tennessee

Rank City % Hispanic Population
1 Shelbyville 23.52% 21,591
2 Morristown 19.61% 29,782
3 Lenoir City 19.22% 9,162
4 La Vergne 18.52% 35,411
5 Loudon 18.34% 5,747
6 Springfield 17.24% 17,092
7 Sevierville 16.41% 16,743
8 Pigeon Forge 15.94% 6,229
9 Collegedale 14.25% 11,275
10 East Ridge 13.36% 21,168
11 Lewisburg 11.54% 11,910
12 Clarksville 11.51% 152,934
13 Smyrna 11.24% 49,552
14 Cleveland 11.02% 44,595
15 Mcminnville 10.87% 13,695
16 Nashville 10.5% 663,750
17 Millington 9.69% 10,645
18 Lakeland 9.54% 12,606
19 Columbia 9.22% 38,380
20 Jefferson City 8.32% 8,237
21 Portland 8.26% 12,729
22 Gallatin 7.61% 38,156
23 Millersville 7.4% 6,350
24 Memphis 7.19% 651,932
25 Murfreesboro 7.07% 136,366
26 Franklin 6.86% 77,939
27 Cookeville 6.84% 33,454
28 Dickson 6.77% 15,447
29 Lebanon 6.68% 33,159
30 Dayton 6.43% 7,344
31 Savannah 6.38% 6,947
32 Alcoa 6.35% 9,561
33 Chattanooga 6.32% 179,690
34 Spring Hill 6.01% 39,711
35 Oak Ridge 5.92% 29,037
36 Union City 5.89% 10,424
37 Erwin 5.84% 5,921
38 Tullahoma 5.66% 19,852
39 Crossville 5.35% 11,545
40 Knoxville 5.35% 186,173
41 Brownsville 5.31% 9,647
42 Athens 5.21% 13,851
43 Greeneville 5.2% 14,942
44 Lawrenceburg 5.13% 10,877
45 Johnson City 5.05% 66,515
46 Winchester 4.99% 8,706
47 Munford 4.96% 6,034
48 Red Bank 4.78% 11,745
49 Humboldt 4.74% 8,169
50 Brentwood 4.72% 42,407
51 Greenbrier 4.65% 6,818
52 Arlington 4.53% 11,697
53 Mount Juliet 4.47% 34,377
54 Hendersonville 4.34% 57,083
55 Fayetteville 4.28% 7,034
56 Goodlettsville 4.24% 16,870
57 Nolensville 4.21% 8,390
58 Jackson 4.16% 66,870
59 Bartlett 4.08% 59,102
60 Dyersburg 4.08% 16,476
61 Fairview 4.04% 8,762
62 Pulaski 3.98% 7,643
63 Lexington 3.94% 7,848
64 Manchester 3.82% 10,721
65 White House 3.74% 11,843
66 Sweetwater 3.61% 5,873
67 Henderson 3.55% 6,289
68 Elizabethton 3.5% 13,577
69 Maryville 3.4% 28,974
70 Newport 3.37% 6,848
71 La Follette 3.12% 6,857
72 Martin 3.08% 10,635
73 Farragut 3.08% 22,631
74 Paris 2.8% 10,043
75 Soddy-Daisy 2.66% 13,398
76 Bristol 2.52% 26,852
77 Mount Carmel 2.51% 5,293
78 Milan 2.5% 7,672
79 Kingsport 2.26% 53,376
80 Collierville 2.26% 50,086
81 Germantown 2.26% 39,193
82 Clinton 2.14% 9,964
83 Rockwood 2.12% 5,423
84 Covington 1.75% 8,857
85 Oakland 1.74% 7,893
86 Church Hill 1.54% 6,667
87 Atoka 1.54% 9,241
88 Kingston 1.42% 5,927
89 Mckenzie 1.3% 5,328
90 Hartsville/trousdale County 1.08% 10,231
91 Ripley 0.53% 7,947
92 Signal Mountain 0.5% 8,539
93 Harriman 0.38% 6,126
94 Bolivar 0.04% 5,031

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