The 10 Texas Cities With The Largest Latino Population For 2021


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

Turns out there's been a 24.7% increase in the Hispanic population in Texas.

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

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

What's the city in Texas with the largest hispanic/latino population? Progreso took the number one over all spot for the largest Hispanic population in Texas for 2021.

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.

Progreso, TX

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Population: 5,905
% Hispanic/Latino: 99.97%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 5,903
Percent Change Since 2010: 10.07%
More on Progreso: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Roma, TX

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Population: 11,397
% Hispanic/Latino: 99.84%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 11,379
Percent Change Since 2010: 16.6%
More on Roma: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Hidalgo, TX

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Population: 13,884
% Hispanic/Latino: 99.61%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 13,830
Percent Change Since 2010: 32.69%
More on Hidalgo: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Elsa, TX

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Population: 7,225
% Hispanic/Latino: 99.21%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 7,168
Percent Change Since 2010: 28.07%
More on Elsa: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Crystal City, TX

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Population: 7,310
% Hispanic/Latino: 98.74%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 7,218
Percent Change Since 2010: 7.63%
More on Crystal City: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Rio Grande City, TX

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Population: 14,408
% Hispanic/Latino: 98.49%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 14,191
Percent Change Since 2010: 6.04%
More on Rio Grande City: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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Population: 5,733
% Hispanic/Latino: 98.03%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 5,620
Percent Change Since 2010: 7.44%
More on Palmview: Real Estate | Data

San Juan, TX

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Overall SnackAbility

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Population: 36,744
% Hispanic/Latino: 97.43%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 35,799
Percent Change Since 2010: 14.76%
More on San Juan: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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Population: 16,976
% Hispanic/Latino: 96.85%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 16,441
Percent Change Since 2010: 39.22%
More on Alton: Real Estate | Data

Socorro, TX

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Population: 33,778
% Hispanic/Latino: 96.29%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 32,526
Percent Change Since 2010: 8.0%
More on Socorro: Real Estate | Data | Photos

How We Determined The Cities In Texas 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 Texas.

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 328 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Hispanic or Latino. The percentages ranked from 100.0% to 2.5%.

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. Progreso took the distinction of being the most Hispanic or Latino, while Bridge City 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.

There You Have It - 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. Bridge City
  2. Highland Park
  3. Fairview

For more Texas reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Hispanic Cities In Texas

Rank City % Hispanic Population
1 Progreso 99.97% 5,905
2 Roma 99.84% 11,397
3 Hidalgo 99.61% 13,884
4 Elsa 99.21% 7,225
5 Crystal City 98.74% 7,310
6 Rio Grande City 98.49% 14,408
7 Palmview 98.03% 5,733
8 San Juan 97.43% 36,744
9 Alton 96.85% 16,976
10 Socorro 96.29% 33,778
11 Laredo 95.37% 259,151
12 Eagle Pass 94.92% 29,348
13 Pharr 94.31% 78,073
14 Robstown 93.89% 11,400
15 Brownsville 93.83% 182,271
16 Mercedes 93.78% 16,564
17 San Benito 92.84% 24,371
18 Donna 92.67% 16,409
19 Raymondville 91.69% 11,021
20 Horizon City 91.55% 19,459
21 South Houston 91.25% 17,587
22 Carrizo Springs 90.93% 5,554
23 Mission 89.99% 83,567
24 Weslaco 89.02% 40,464
25 La Feria 88.65% 7,267
26 Edinburg 88.32% 95,847
27 Los Fresnos 88.05% 7,738
28 Jacinto City 86.94% 10,667
29 Del Rio 85.84% 35,846
30 Alamo 85.32% 19,613
31 Mcallen 84.83% 141,968
32 Alice 84.34% 19,007
33 Uvalde 83.49% 16,154
34 Pearsall 82.21% 10,436
35 Harlingen 81.81% 65,129
36 El Paso 81.36% 679,813
37 Galena Park 81.13% 10,983
38 Port Isabel 80.99% 6,292
39 Sinton 78.98% 5,504
40 Hereford 77.12% 14,815
41 Fort Stockton 75.08% 8,424
42 Kingsville 74.91% 25,605
43 Pecos 72.71% 10,108
44 Pasadena 70.49% 153,350
45 Beeville 69.01% 12,912
46 Kermit 68.38% 6,503
47 Lamesa 64.69% 9,221
48 Plainview 64.66% 20,492
49 Muleshoe 64.63% 5,798
50 San Antonio 64.23% 1,508,083
51 Hondo 63.44% 9,251
52 Corpus Christi 63.16% 325,780
53 Freeport 62.97% 12,147
54 Port Lavaca 61.32% 12,147
55 Floresville 60.78% 7,585
56 Brownfield 60.26% 9,525
57 Andrews 60.18% 13,653
58 Leon Valley 59.55% 12,199
59 Rosenberg 59.39% 37,059
60 Kirby 59.29% 8,664
61 Post 58.35% 5,193
62 Perryton 58.17% 9,205
63 Littlefield 58.08% 5,956
64 Odessa 57.56% 119,702
65 Balch Springs 57.02% 25,190
66 Monahans 56.12% 7,618
67 El Campo 55.95% 11,630
68 Clute 55.75% 11,590
69 Gonzales 55.66% 7,517
70 River Oaks 55.09% 7,685
71 Richmond 54.8% 12,646
72 Pleasanton 54.71% 10,557
73 Levelland 53.68% 13,596
74 Lockhart 53.33% 13,652
75 Victoria 53.04% 67,055
76 Dumas 52.86% 14,222
77 Bay City 51.78% 17,694
78 Everman 51.75% 6,255
79 Seguin 51.21% 28,894
80 Mount Pleasant 50.4% 15,973
81 Luling 49.97% 5,830
82 Seminole 49.83% 7,586
83 Yoakum 49.65% 5,996
84 Farmers Branch 49.1% 39,039
85 Big Spring 49.09% 28,041
86 Forest Hill 49.07% 12,994
87 Ingleside 48.41% 10,165
88 Slaton 48.41% 5,960
89 Kyle 47.75% 42,706
90 Grand Prairie 47.48% 192,565
91 Snyder 47.46% 11,323
92 Haltom City 47.15% 44,223
93 Alpine 47.07% 6,006
94 Baytown 47.04% 76,635
95 Ennis 46.11% 19,559
96 Houston 44.96% 2,310,432
97 Elgin 44.86% 10,064
98 Aransas Pass 44.37% 8,088
99 Midland 44.21% 138,549
100 Seagoville 44.08% 16,514

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