The 10 Virginia Cities With The Largest Latino Population For 2021


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

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

Turns out there's been a 37.7% increase in the Hispanic population in Virginia.

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

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

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 2021.

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.

Manassas Park, VA

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 16,986
% Hispanic/Latino: 39.73%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 6,749
Percent Change Since 2010: 55.51%
More on Manassas Park: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Herndon, VA

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 24,532
% Hispanic/Latino: 36.89%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 9,049
Percent Change Since 2010: 53.95%
More on Herndon: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Manassas, VA

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 41,174
% Hispanic/Latino: 36.64%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 15,086
Percent Change Since 2010: 41.16%
More on Manassas: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Harrisonburg, VA

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 53,273
% Hispanic/Latino: 19.74%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 10,518
Percent Change Since 2010: 53.79%
More on Harrisonburg: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Culpeper, VA

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 18,342
% Hispanic/Latino: 19.11%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 3,506
Percent Change Since 2010: 37.06%
More on Culpeper: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Winchester, VA

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 27,897
% Hispanic/Latino: 17.77%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 4,958
Percent Change Since 2010: 42.55%
More on Winchester: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Leesburg, VA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 52,994
% Hispanic/Latino: 17.68%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 9,371
Percent Change Since 2010: 48.16%
More on Leesburg: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Fairfax, VA

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 23,531
% Hispanic/Latino: 17.18%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 4,043
Percent Change Since 2010: 26.54%
More on Fairfax: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Alexandria, VA

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 157,613
% Hispanic/Latino: 16.69%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 26,309
Percent Change Since 2010: 31.17%
More on Alexandria: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Galax, VA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

2
/10

Population: 6,517
% Hispanic/Latino: 14.5%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 945
Percent Change Since 2010: -1.87%
More on Galax: Real Estate | Data | Photos

How We Determined The Cities In Virginia 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 Virginia.

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 59 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Hispanic or Latino. The percentages ranked from 39.7% 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.

There You Have It - 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. Wytheville
  3. Abingdon

For more Virginia reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Hispanic Cities In Virginia

Rank City % Hispanic Population
1 Manassas Park 39.73% 16,986
2 Herndon 36.89% 24,532
3 Manassas 36.64% 41,174
4 Harrisonburg 19.74% 53,273
5 Culpeper 19.11% 18,342
6 Winchester 17.77% 27,897
7 Leesburg 17.68% 52,994
8 Fairfax 17.18% 23,531
9 Alexandria 16.69% 157,613
10 Galax 14.5% 6,517
11 Ashland 12.85% 7,750
12 Purcellville 12.19% 9,897
13 Fredericksburg 10.68% 28,622
14 Falls Church 10.67% 14,128
15 Vienna 9.77% 16,489
16 Farmville 9.29% 8,117
17 Newport News 8.98% 179,673
18 Virginia Beach 8.17% 450,201
19 Waynesboro 8.08% 22,140
20 Norfolk 8.04% 244,601
21 Warrenton 8.02% 9,913
22 Hopewell 7.93% 22,456
23 Front Royal 7.47% 15,077
24 Williamsburg 7.05% 14,927
25 Richmond 6.91% 226,622
26 Emporia 6.8% 5,442
27 Roanoke 6.27% 99,229
28 Chesapeake 6.18% 239,982
29 Lexington 6.12% 7,241
30 Colonial Heights 5.87% 17,428
31 Hampton 5.76% 135,041
32 Martinsville 5.66% 12,852
33 Charlottesville 5.5% 47,096
34 Smithfield 5.39% 8,367
35 Petersburg 4.9% 31,362
36 Strasburg 4.52% 6,609
37 Portsmouth 4.46% 95,097
38 Suffolk 4.37% 90,093
39 Danville 4.32% 41,070
40 Blacksburg 4.3% 44,303
41 Lynchburg 4.17% 80,569
42 Salem 3.29% 25,317
43 Bridgewater 3.28% 6,032
44 Staunton 3.11% 24,432
45 Vinton 2.97% 8,083
46 Christiansburg 2.96% 22,163
47 Pulaski 2.94% 8,799
48 Radford 2.9% 17,691
49 Poquoson 2.8% 12,090
50 Covington 2.38% 5,598
51 Bristol 2.31% 16,912
52 South Boston 1.91% 7,762
53 Buena Vista 1.8% 6,484
54 Big Stone Gap 1.77% 5,257
55 Marion 1.63% 5,706
56 Franklin 1.1% 8,147
57 Abingdon 0.77% 7,960
58 Wytheville 0.54% 7,957
59 Richlands 0.15% 5,368

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