The 10 Texas Cities With The Largest Latino Population For 2022


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

Turns out there's been a 26.7% increase in the Hispanic population in Texas.

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

  1. Roma
  2. Progreso
  3. Hidalgo
  4. Crystal City
  5. Elsa
  6. Rio Grande City
  7. Alton
  8. San Juan
  9. Eagle Pass
  10. Socorro

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

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

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

Overall SnackAbility

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Population: 11,427
% Hispanic/Latino: 100.0%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 11,427
Percent Change Since 2010: 17.09%
More on Roma: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Roma, TX

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3
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Population: 5,908
% Hispanic/Latino: 99.95%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 5,905
Percent Change Since 2010: 10.11%
More on Progreso: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Progreso, TX

Overall SnackAbility

3
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Population: 13,984
% Hispanic/Latino: 99.64%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 13,934
Percent Change Since 2010: 33.69%
More on Hidalgo: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Hidalgo, TX

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5
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Population: 7,256
% Hispanic/Latino: 99.42%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 7,214
Percent Change Since 2010: 7.58%
More on Crystal City: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Crystal City, TX

Overall SnackAbility

3
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Population: 7,181
% Hispanic/Latino: 99.0%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 7,109
Percent Change Since 2010: 27.01%
More on Elsa: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Elsa, TX

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Overall SnackAbility

3
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Population: 14,411
% Hispanic/Latino: 98.36%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 14,175
Percent Change Since 2010: 5.92%
More on Rio Grande City: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Rio Grande City, TX

Overall SnackAbility

3
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Population: 17,683
% Hispanic/Latino: 97.72%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 17,280
Percent Change Since 2010: 46.33%
More on Alton: Real Estate | Data

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3
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Population: 36,759
% Hispanic/Latino: 97.33%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 35,777
Percent Change Since 2010: 14.69%
More on San Juan: Real Estate | Data | Photos

San Juan, TX

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

4
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Population: 29,307
% Hispanic/Latino: 97.09%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 28,455
Percent Change Since 2010: 16.6%
More on Eagle Pass: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Eagle Pass, TX

Overall SnackAbility

4
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Population: 34,329
% Hispanic/Latino: 96.57%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 33,152
Percent Change Since 2010: 10.07%
More on Socorro: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Socorro, TX

Methodology: How We Determined The Cities In Texas 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 Texas.

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 328 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Hispanic or Latino. The percentages ranked from 100.0% to 3.0%.

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

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

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

  1. Fairview
  2. Highland Park
  3. Prairie View

For more Texas reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Hispanic Cities In Texas

Rank City % Hispanic Population
1 Roma 100.0% 11,427
2 Progreso 99.95% 5,908
3 Hidalgo 99.64% 13,984
4 Crystal City 99.42% 7,256
5 Elsa 99.0% 7,181
6 Rio Grande City 98.36% 14,411
7 Alton 97.72% 17,683
8 San Juan 97.33% 36,759
9 Eagle Pass 97.09% 29,307
10 Socorro 96.57% 34,329
11 Laredo 95.55% 260,571
12 Pharr 94.48% 78,689
13 Brownsville 94.11% 182,230
14 Robstown 93.81% 11,214
15 South Houston 93.25% 17,522
16 Donna 92.78% 16,381
17 Mercedes 92.77% 16,561
18 San Benito 91.75% 24,259
19 Palmview 91.42% 17,410
20 Mission 90.4% 83,796
21 La Feria 90.38% 7,276
22 Los Fresnos 89.67% 7,767
23 Raymondville 89.61% 10,950
24 Carrizo Springs 89.6% 5,421
25 Alice 89.39% 18,859
26 Horizon City 89.17% 19,645
27 Jacinto City 88.87% 10,544
28 Edinburg 87.7% 97,734
29 Weslaco 87.27% 41,103
30 Galena Park 86.38% 10,848
31 Alamo 86.23% 19,851
32 Del Rio 85.89% 35,828
33 Mcallen 85.54% 142,557
34 Pearsall 84.11% 11,243
35 Port Isabel 82.73% 6,278
36 Harlingen 82.28% 65,028
37 Uvalde 81.81% 16,122
38 El Paso 81.49% 679,879
39 Sinton 79.94% 5,389
40 Hereford 78.53% 14,692
41 Fort Stockton 75.29% 8,378
42 Kingsville 75.26% 25,367
43 Pecos 74.48% 11,957
44 Beeville 73.0% 14,261
45 Pasadena 70.71% 152,537
46 Muleshoe 70.68% 5,555
47 Kermit 69.27% 6,283
48 Floresville 68.32% 7,844
49 Lamesa 65.44% 9,179
50 San Antonio 64.73% 1,529,133
51 Port Lavaca 64.39% 12,015
52 Plainview 64.39% 20,194
53 Freeport 63.96% 12,184
54 Corpus Christi 63.79% 326,332
55 Clute 62.99% 11,655
56 Perryton 60.75% 8,609
57 River Oaks 59.49% 7,653
58 Brownfield 59.4% 9,431
59 Odessa 59.02% 122,630
60 Hondo 58.91% 9,321
61 Kirby 58.78% 8,709
62 Andrews 57.62% 13,797
63 Monahans 56.7% 7,667
64 Post 56.7% 5,002
65 Gonzales 56.44% 7,573
66 Rosenberg 55.91% 37,816
67 El Campo 55.28% 11,695
68 Littlefield 55.22% 5,900
69 Seguin 55.02% 29,458
70 Dumas 54.7% 14,042
71 Levelland 54.61% 13,566
72 Leon Valley 54.57% 12,279
73 Bay City 54.32% 17,672
74 Victoria 53.9% 66,974
75 Lockhart 53.48% 13,782
76 Luling 53.37% 5,850
77 Pleasanton 53.04% 10,703
78 Balch Springs 51.98% 25,123
79 Kyle 51.68% 45,828
80 Seminole 51.24% 7,683
81 Mount Pleasant 51.16% 17,058
82 Everman 50.45% 6,232
83 Seagoville 50.43% 16,726
84 Richmond 49.96% 12,592
85 Ingleside 49.38% 9,768
86 Yoakum 49.32% 5,762
87 Alpine 49.3% 6,029
88 Grand Prairie 48.69% 193,835
89 Baytown 48.46% 76,089
90 Big Spring 48.35% 27,878
91 Slaton 47.57% 5,953
92 Haltom City 46.68% 44,300
93 Snyder 46.3% 11,211
94 Farmers Branch 45.65% 42,659
95 Midland 45.39% 141,194
96 Cuero 44.65% 8,246
97 Cameron 44.63% 5,476
98 Taylor 44.55% 17,291
99 Ennis 44.5% 19,917
100 Houston 44.47% 2,313,238

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

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