Distribution of Hispanic or Latino: Mexican People in the US

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Counties by Percentage of Population: Hispanic or Latino: Mexican

  • KEY
  • 7.95%
  • 15.9%
  • 23.85%
  • 31.8%
  • 47.7%
  • 63.6%
  • 79.5%

Percent of County
Ethnic Group Pop
County Pop

Top 20 Counties by % Population

# County Percentage
1Starr County, Texas95.61%
2Maverick County, Texas93.09%
3Webb County, Texas91.33%
4Zapata County, Texas90.25%
5Zavala County, Texas89.44%
6Hidalgo County, Texas88.8%
7Kenedy County, Texas87.73%
8Brooks County, Texas87.08%
9Cameron County, Texas86.23%
10Jim Hogg County, Texas85.18%
11Duval County, Texas85.12%
12Dimmit County, Texas84.8%
13Willacy County, Texas84.72%
14Presidio County, Texas82.04%
15Santa Cruz County, Arizona80.94%
16Imperial County, California80.65%
17La Salle County, Texas80.09%
18El Paso County, Texas78.12%
19Val Verde County, Texas78.1%
20Jim Wells County, Texas75.89%

Top Counties by Population of Hispanic or Latino: Mexican

# County Population
1Los Angeles County, California3,716,024
2Harris County, Texas1,454,999
3Maricopa County, Arizona1,152,230
4Bexar County, Texas1,028,274
5Riverside County, California1,021,154
6Cook County, Illinois1,015,441
7San Diego County, California988,555
8San Bernardino County, California962,717
9Orange County, California925,437
10Dallas County, Texas862,271
11Hidalgo County, Texas754,220
12El Paso County, Texas654,380
13Clark County, Nevada492,635
14Tarrant County, Texas486,470
15Fresno County, California480,432
16Kern County, California428,451
17Santa Clara County, California415,406
18Cameron County, Texas363,683
19Pima County, Arizona340,290
20Travis County, Texas333,086

Top States and Territories by Percentage

# State Percentage Population
1Texas33.69%9,394,506
2California32.24%12,621,844
3New Mexico31.47%658,516
4Arizona27.73%1,926,274
5Nevada21.54%629,469
6Colorado15.71%869,149
7Illinois13.38%1,715,831
8Idaho10.73%181,185
9Oregon10.56%431,169
10Utah10.06%306,375
11Washington9.98%728,208
12Kansas9.56%278,213
13Oklahoma8.5%333,166
14Nebraska7.9%150,424
15Wyoming7.68%44,704
16Georgia5.45%561,710
17Arkansas5.33%159,273
18North Carolina5.3%538,505
19Indiana5.02%333,219
20Wisconsin4.82%278,789
21Iowa4.58%143,368
22Alaska3.8%28,049
23Michigan3.65%363,421
24Minnesota3.65%201,580
25Delaware3.61%34,244
26Florida3.46%713,518
27Tennessee3.27%217,557
28Hawaii3.22%45,832
29South Carolina3.04%150,582
30Missouri2.83%172,055
31Montana2.64%27,510
32New Jersey2.6%230,875
33Alabama2.55%124,210
34South Dakota2.46%21,229
35New York2.43%477,194
36North Dakota2.38%17,915
37District of Columbia2.07%14,156
38Virginia2.06%173,046
39Louisiana2.01%93,750
40Kentucky2.01%89,217
41Mississippi1.88%56,282
42Ohio1.72%200,060
43Maryland1.62%97,231
44Connecticut1.6%57,383
45Pennsylvania1.19%152,537
46Rhode Island1.05%11,123
47Massachusetts0.7%47,911
48New Hampshire0.65%8,686
49West Virginia0.6%10,982
50Vermont0.53%3,335
51Maine0.47%6,251
52Puerto Rico0.32%10,834

Top States and Territories by Population of Hispanic or Latino: Mexican

# State Population
1California12,621,844
2Texas9,394,506
3Arizona1,926,274
4Illinois1,715,831
5Colorado869,149
6Washington728,208
7Florida713,518
8New Mexico658,516
9Nevada629,469
10Georgia561,710
11North Carolina538,505
12New York477,194
13Oregon431,169
14Michigan363,421
15Indiana333,219
16Oklahoma333,166
17Utah306,375
18Wisconsin278,789
19Kansas278,213
20New Jersey230,875
21Tennessee217,557
22Minnesota201,580
23Ohio200,060
24Idaho181,185
25Virginia173,046
26Missouri172,055
27Arkansas159,273
28Pennsylvania152,537
29South Carolina150,582
30Nebraska150,424
31Iowa143,368
32Alabama124,210
33Maryland97,231
34Louisiana93,750
35Kentucky89,217
36Connecticut57,383
37Mississippi56,282
38Massachusetts47,911
39Hawaii45,832
40Wyoming44,704
41Delaware34,244
42Alaska28,049
43Montana27,510
44South Dakota21,229
45North Dakota17,915
46District of Columbia14,156
47Rhode Island11,123
48West Virginia10,982
49Puerto Rico10,834
50New Hampshire8,686
51Maine6,251
52Vermont3,335

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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