Hispanic Population By State 2019

In 2017, the Hispanic population of the United States accounted for about fifty-seven million people. Many Hispanic people who call the United States their home have immigrated to the States at some point in their lifetimes, but many Hispanic people were born in the United States, too.

As time goes on, more and more Hispanic people have been born in the US compared to those who were born elsewhere and moved to the States after birth. Going back one more year, the Hispanic population of America in 2016 was the greatest in California, Florida, Illinois, New York, and Texas.

In 2016, the population of the United States was a total of approximately 324,459,463 people. The Hispanic populations of California, Florida, Illinois, New York, and Texas were collectively the equivalent of % of all people living in America in the year 2016.

More specifically, the Hispanic population of each of these five states at the time were…

  • California, 15.3 million Hispanic people
  • Florida, 5.1 million HIspanic people
  • Illinois, 2.2 million Hispanic people
  • New York, 3.7 million Hispanic people
  • Texas, 10.9 million Hispanic people

Keep in mind that Hispanic people are those who speak Spanish. People included in the headcount of Hispanic people do not have to be born in a certain geographic region in order to be considered Hispanic. The terms Latino and Latina refer to people who are from Latin America. Hispanic people can be Latina or Latino, but they can also be Hispanic without being from Latin America.

The Top Three States with the Largest Hispanic Populations

  • California 39.1%
  • Texas 39.4%
  • New Mexico 48.8%

Hispanic Population by State in 2017

The most accurate and complete data regarding the Hispanic population across the nation points to numbers from 2017. Although these population sizes have changed over the course of the past two years, they set the perfect foundation for understanding the following predictions of how the Hispanic population of the US will evolve in the future.

In 2017, there were just under fifty-nine million Hispanics in the United States of America. The Hispanic population was, and still is, spread out across the nation, and each state has its own population of Hispanic people. Here are the different Hispanic population sizes of each state in 2017.

The states with the most densely populated cities in terms of Hispanic people are...

  • Arizona
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Florida
  • Illinois
  • Massachusetts
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • Texas

Arizona Hispanic Population

California Hispanic Population

Colorado Hispanic Population

Connecticut Hispanic Population

Florida Hispanic Population

  • Hialeah, 94.7%
  • Miami, 70%
  • Miramar, 36.9%
  • Pembroke Pines, 41.4%

Illinois Hispanic Population

Massachusetts Hispanic Population

New Jersey Hispanic Population

  • Elizabeth, 59.5%
  • Newark, 33.8%
  • Paterson, 57.6%

New Mexico Hispanic Population

Pennsylvania Hispanic Population

Rhode Island Hispanic Population

Texas Hispanic Population

Rank State 2019 Population Hispanic (Total) Hispanic (%)
1New Mexico2,084,8281,004,10348.16%
2Texas27,419,61210,673,90938.93%
3California38,982,84715,105,86038.75%
4Arizona6,809,9462,103,52330.89%
5Nevada2,887,725814,30528.20%
6Florida20,278,4475,015,01524.73%
7Colorado5,436,5191,157,20021.29%
8New Jersey8,960,1611,764,52019.69%
9New York19,798,2283,726,23818.82%
10Illinois12,854,5262,162,07016.82%
11Connecticut3,594,478551,91615.35%
12Rhode Island1,056,138153,91014.57%
13Utah2,993,941409,31113.67%
14Oregon4,025,127509,50712.66%
15Washington7,169,967882,10812.30%
16Idaho1,657,375201,97812.19%
17Kansas2,903,820334,86011.53%
18Massachusetts6,789,319760,17711.20%
19District of Columbia672,39171,82910.68%
20Nebraska1,893,921198,30010.47%
21Hawaii1,421,658145,38110.23%
22Oklahoma3,896,251394,87910.13%
23Wyoming583,20056,6819.72%
24Maryland5,996,079573,3039.56%
25Georgia10,201,635950,3809.32%
26North Carolina10,052,564914,7929.10%
27Delaware943,73284,7938.98%
28Virginia8,365,952749,4588.96%
29Arkansas2,977,944213,2467.16%
30Pennsylvania12,790,505874,8336.84%
31Alaska738,56550,1626.79%
32Indiana6,614,418441,9686.68%
33Wisconsin5,763,217380,5906.60%
34Iowa3,118,102178,2945.72%
35South Carolina4,893,444267,3985.46%
36Minnesota5,490,726284,6495.18%
37Tennessee6,597,381340,0635.15%
38Louisiana4,663,461231,7084.97%
39Michigan9,925,568484,5684.88%
40Alabama4,850,771198,3754.09%
41Missouri6,075,300244,4204.02%
42Ohio11,609,756414,4903.57%
43Montana1,029,86236,6263.56%
44South Dakota855,44429,9013.50%
45Kentucky4,424,376152,0723.44%
46New Hampshire1,331,84845,2663.40%
47North Dakota745,47524,7443.32%
48Mississippi2,986,22088,2612.96%
49Vermont624,63611,1831.79%
50Maine1,330,15820,4271.54%
51West Virginia1,836,84327,0211.47%