Distribution of Hispanic or Latino: Central American People in the US

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Counties by Percentage of Population: Hispanic or Latino: Central American

  • KEY
  • 1.8%
  • 3.6%
  • 5.4%
  • 7.2%
  • 10.8%
  • 14.4%
  • 18%

Percent of County
Ethnic Group Pop
County Pop

Top 20 Counties by % Population

# County Percentage
1Manassas city, Virginia21.79%
2Manassas Park city, Virginia21.64%
3Colfax County, Nebraska18.43%
4Nobles County, Minnesota13.13%
5Prince George's County, Maryland12.09%
6Prince William County, Virginia11.8%
7Montgomery County, Maryland10.31%
8Saline County, Nebraska9.43%
9Dawson County, Nebraska9.12%
10Alexandria city, Virginia9.12%
11Miami-Dade County, Florida8.96%
12Stewart County, Georgia8.64%
13Crawford County, Iowa8.55%
14Los Angeles County, California8.05%
15Jefferson Parish, Louisiana8%
16Fairfax County, Virginia7.52%
17Fairfax city, Virginia7.37%
18Harrisonburg city, Virginia7.31%
19Clark County, Idaho7.06%
20Seward County, Kansas7.02%

Top Counties by Population of Hispanic or Latino: Central American

# County Population
1Los Angeles County, California813,030
2Harris County, Texas306,538
3Miami-Dade County, Florida243,255
4Prince George's County, Maryland109,595
5Montgomery County, Maryland107,264
6Dallas County, Texas101,894
7Suffolk County, New York90,159
8Fairfax County, Virginia85,978
9Nassau County, New York80,680
10San Bernardino County, California77,616
11Broward County, Florida65,930
12Clark County, Nevada65,103
13Queens County, New York63,344
14Orange County, California61,754
15Palm Beach County, Florida58,736
16Prince William County, Virginia53,901
17Riverside County, California53,745
18Cook County, Illinois52,339
19Kings County, New York51,513
20Contra Costa County, California51,441

Top States and Territories by Percentage

# State Percentage Population
1Maryland4.85%291,217
2District of Columbia4.43%30,331
3California3.61%1,412,750
4Virginia3.39%285,546
5Rhode Island2.77%29,272
6Florida2.71%559,043
7Nevada2.7%79,029
8New Jersey2.49%221,371
9Texas2.23%622,189
10New York2.15%422,635
11Massachusetts1.91%130,604
12Louisiana1.58%73,900
13North Carolina1.46%148,065
14Nebraska1.44%27,349
15Georgia1.42%146,603
16Connecticut1.36%48,660
17Delaware1.23%11,682
18Arkansas1.15%34,513
19Utah0.93%28,355
20Tennessee0.81%54,174
21Kansas0.79%22,945
22Washington0.76%55,728
23South Carolina0.73%36,028
24Arizona0.7%48,308
25Colorado0.7%38,457
26Illinois0.67%86,031
27Alabama0.65%31,523
28Oregon0.63%25,903
29Oklahoma0.62%24,372
30Minnesota0.57%31,264
31Iowa0.56%17,434
32Indiana0.53%35,307
33South Dakota0.47%4,058
34Kentucky0.46%20,492
35Pennsylvania0.46%59,007
36New Mexico0.43%8,924
37Missouri0.38%23,254
38Alaska0.36%2,666
39New Hampshire0.34%4,590
40Mississippi0.34%10,039
41Wyoming0.33%1,926
42Hawaii0.32%4,525
43Ohio0.3%34,804
44Michigan0.26%25,915
45Idaho0.26%4,375
46Wisconsin0.24%13,766
47Maine0.16%2,130
48Vermont0.15%964
49West Virginia0.13%2,412
50Montana0.13%1,333
51North Dakota0.12%930
52Puerto Rico0.1%3,519

Top States and Territories by Population of Hispanic or Latino: Central American

# State Population
1California1,412,750
2Texas622,189
3Florida559,043
4New York422,635
5Maryland291,217
6Virginia285,546
7New Jersey221,371
8North Carolina148,065
9Georgia146,603
10Massachusetts130,604
11Illinois86,031
12Nevada79,029
13Louisiana73,900
14Pennsylvania59,007
15Washington55,728
16Tennessee54,174
17Connecticut48,660
18Arizona48,308
19Colorado38,457
20South Carolina36,028
21Indiana35,307
22Ohio34,804
23Arkansas34,513
24Alabama31,523
25Minnesota31,264
26District of Columbia30,331
27Rhode Island29,272
28Utah28,355
29Nebraska27,349
30Michigan25,915
31Oregon25,903
32Oklahoma24,372
33Missouri23,254
34Kansas22,945
35Kentucky20,492
36Iowa17,434
37Wisconsin13,766
38Delaware11,682
39Mississippi10,039
40New Mexico8,924
41New Hampshire4,590
42Hawaii4,525
43Idaho4,375
44South Dakota4,058
45Puerto Rico3,519
46Alaska2,666
47West Virginia2,412
48Maine2,130
49Wyoming1,926
50Montana1,333
51Vermont964
52North Dakota930

Source Data

This data was sourced from the 2013-2018 American Communities Survey. As this is freely available government data, feel free to use and share these numbers and metrics.

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