The 10 Virginia Cities With The Largest Latino Population For 2022


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

Turns out there's been a 41.0% increase in the Hispanic population in Virginia.

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

  1. Manassas Park
  2. Manassas
  3. Herndon
  4. Culpeper
  5. Harrisonburg
  6. Galax
  7. Winchester
  8. Fairfax
  9. Leesburg
  10. Alexandria

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

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

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

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Population: 17,548
% Hispanic/Latino: 40.07%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 7,032
Percent Change Since 2010: 62.03%
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Manassas Park, VA

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8
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Population: 41,038
% Hispanic/Latino: 37.17%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 15,253
Percent Change Since 2010: 42.72%
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Manassas, VA

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8.5
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Population: 24,577
% Hispanic/Latino: 34.43%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 8,461
Percent Change Since 2010: 43.94%
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Herndon, VA

Overall SnackAbility

8
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Population: 18,633
% Hispanic/Latino: 20.49%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 3,817
Percent Change Since 2010: 49.22%
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Culpeper, VA

Overall SnackAbility

6
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Population: 53,558
% Hispanic/Latino: 20.0%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 10,714
Percent Change Since 2010: 56.66%
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Harrisonburg, VA

Overall SnackAbility

2
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Population: 6,402
% Hispanic/Latino: 18.96%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 1,214
Percent Change Since 2010: 26.06%
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Galax, VA

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Overall SnackAbility

7
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Population: 27,912
% Hispanic/Latino: 17.84%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 4,980
Percent Change Since 2010: 43.19%
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Winchester, VA

Overall SnackAbility

7
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Population: 23,312
% Hispanic/Latino: 17.32%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 4,038
Percent Change Since 2010: 26.38%
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Fairfax, VA

Overall SnackAbility

9
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Population: 53,731
% Hispanic/Latino: 16.46%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 8,843
Percent Change Since 2010: 39.81%
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Leesburg, VA

Overall SnackAbility

9
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Population: 158,309
% Hispanic/Latino: 16.44%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 26,027
Percent Change Since 2010: 29.77%
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Alexandria, VA

Methodology: How We Determined The Cities In Virginia 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 Virginia.

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 59 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Hispanic or Latino. The percentages ranked from 40.1% to 0.1%.

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

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

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

  1. Richlands
  2. Bristol
  3. Abingdon

For more Virginia reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Hispanic Cities In Virginia

Rank City % Hispanic Population
1 Manassas Park 40.07% 17,548
2 Manassas 37.17% 41,038
3 Herndon 34.43% 24,577
4 Culpeper 20.49% 18,633
5 Harrisonburg 20.0% 53,558
6 Galax 18.96% 6,402
7 Winchester 17.84% 27,912
8 Fairfax 17.32% 23,312
9 Leesburg 16.46% 53,731
10 Alexandria 16.44% 158,309
11 Ashland 12.29% 7,819
12 Fredericksburg 11.1% 29,059
13 Falls Church 10.64% 14,309
14 Purcellville 10.55% 10,063
15 Warrenton 10.47% 9,928
16 Vienna 9.91% 16,532
17 Newport News 9.36% 179,582
18 Waynesboro 8.57% 22,300
19 Hopewell 8.4% 22,500
20 Virginia Beach 8.4% 450,882
21 Norfolk 8.37% 244,300
22 Williamsburg 7.22% 15,034
23 Front Royal 7.18% 15,214
24 Richmond 7.08% 229,233
25 Chesapeake 6.52% 242,647
26 Roanoke 6.4% 99,122
27 Colonial Heights 6.34% 17,283
28 Emporia 6.27% 5,408
29 Martinsville 6.17% 12,646
30 Farmville 6.16% 8,152
31 Hampton 6.07% 135,169
32 Smithfield 6.06% 8,492
33 Lexington 5.57% 7,205
34 Charlottesville 5.56% 47,217
35 Strasburg 5.07% 6,643
36 Petersburg 4.92% 30,791
37 Portsmouth 4.66% 94,961
38 Suffolk 4.48% 91,383
39 Danville 4.47% 40,668
40 Lynchburg 4.36% 80,970
41 Blacksburg 4.18% 44,395
42 Bridgewater 4.11% 6,090
43 Vinton 3.86% 8,102
44 Salem 3.43% 25,290
45 Staunton 3.39% 24,660
46 South Boston 3.35% 7,676
47 Franklin 3.01% 8,015
48 Radford 2.99% 17,833
49 Poquoson 2.9% 12,121
50 Pulaski 2.79% 8,744
51 Christiansburg 2.68% 22,482
52 Covington 2.67% 5,653
53 Marion 2.09% 5,646
54 Big Stone Gap 1.9% 5,209
55 Buena Vista 1.42% 6,477
56 Wytheville 1.07% 7,925
57 Abingdon 0.92% 7,936
58 Bristol 0.46% 17,059
59 Richlands 0.13% 5,311

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

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