August 29, 2013

Mapping the Latino Population, By State, County and City

IV. Ranking Latino Population’s in the Nation’s Metropolitan Areas

Hispanic Population

Hispanic Origin7


  1. When discussing the largest metropolitan areas, the report is referring to the largest areas by Hispanic population.
  2. All population estimates presented in this report are for Hispanics living in the 50 states and the District of Columbia.
  3. The other 11 metropolitan areas are: Laredo, TX (95%), McAllen, TX (91%), Brownsville, TX (88%), El Paso, TX (81%), Las Cruces, NM (66%), Visalia, CA (61%), Yuma, AZ (60%), Merced, CA (56%); Corpus Christi, TX (53%); Fresno, CA (51%); Salinas, CA (51%).
  4. Hispanic origin is based on self-described family ancestry or place of birth in response to a question on the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey. Ancestry is not necessarily the same as the place of birth of the respondent, nor is it indicative of immigrant or citizenship status. For example a U.S. citizen born in Los Angeles of Mexican immigrant parents or grandparents may (or may not) identify his or her Hispanic origin as Mexico. Likewise, some immigrants born in Mexico may identify another country as their origin depending on the place of birth of their ancestors.
  5. The other seven metro areas where the Hispanic population is 95% or more Mexican origin are: Yuma, AZ (98%); Brownsville-Harlingen-San Benito, TX (97%); Las Cruces, NM (96%); El Paso, TX (96%); Visalia-Tulare-Porterville, CA (95%); Odessa, TX (95%); Laredo, TX (95%).