List of U.S. cities by Spanish-speaking population

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This article contains tables of U.S. cities and metropolitan areas with information about the population aged 5 and over that speaks Spanish at home.

Metropolitan areas[edit]

Source: U.S. Census Bureau 2010 American Community Survey
Spanish-speaking population and proportion of total population
for metropolitan areas with a total population 500,000 or more

Metropolitan area Total population Persons 5 or older Spanish speakers 5 or older  % of Spanish speakers
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA MSA 12,849,383 12,012,590 4,413,590 36.7%
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA MSA 18,919,983 17,754,761 3,506,711 19.8%
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL MSA 5,582,351 5,258,538 2,091,782 39.8%
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX MSA 5,977,092 5,503,940 1,596,789 29%
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI MSA 9,474,211 8,841,424 1,497,498 16.9%
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA MSA 4,245,773 3,923,554 1,340,337 34.2%
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX MSA 6,402,922 5,905,073 1,324,152 22.4%
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ MSA 4,211,213 3,897,487 773,158 19.8%
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA MSA 3,105,989 2,902,279 732,023 25.2%
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX MSA 2,157,897 1,999,411 723,458 36.2%
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA MSA 4,345,320 4,085,615 673,162 16.5%
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV MSA 5,610,082 5,234,053 607,711 11.6%
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX MSA 780,087 705,450 594,407 84.3%
El Paso, TX MSA 804,338 739,909 535,466 72.4%
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA MSA 5,288,302 4,909,266 465,590 9.5%
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL MSA 2,140,795 2,008,963 430,068 21.4%
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV MSA 1,954,260 1,815,349 405,207 22.3%
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD MSA 5,971,483 5,604,740 350,609 6.3%
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX MSA 1,728,307 1,600,319 339,902 21.2%
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA MSA 1,843,255 1,714,644 337,019 19.7%
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL MSA 2,789,116 2,632,763 336,895 12.8%
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO MSA 2,560,529 2,379,895 333,997 14%
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH MSA 4,560,689 4,304,216 328,796 7.6%
Fresno, CA MSA 933,248 854,504 277,213 32.4%
Bakersfield-Delano, CA MSA 842,207 769,096 276,342 35.9%
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA MSA 2,154,391 2,010,461 245,678 12.2%
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA MSA 825,706 770,226 232,261 30.2%
Tucson, AZ MSA 982,154 919,772 220,377 24%
Albuquerque, NM MSA 892,014 831,131 218,581 26.3%
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA MSA 3,449,059 3,226,469 203,229 6.3%
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA MSA 2,232,496 2,087,766 168,307 8.1%
Stockton, CA MSA 687,744 633,644 165,011 26%
Modesto, CA MSA 515,358 475,582 150,465 31.6%
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC MSA 1,764,313 1,637,668 140,091 8.6%
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI MSA 3,286,195 3,061,343 134,607 4.4%
Providence-New Bedford-Fall River, RI-MA MSA 1,601,498 1,513,246 131,033 8.7%
Salt Lake City, UT MSA 1,128,988 1,030,540 126,965 12.3%
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT MSA 918,714 861,668 118,034 13.7%
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT MSA 1,212,956 1,147,144 112,239 9.8%
Kansas City, MO-KS MSA 2,035,747 1,891,710 111,043 5.9%
Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI MSA 4,291,843 4,033,342 105,778 2.6%
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI MSA 1,557,244 1,454,362 98,402 6.8%
Baltimore-Towson, MD MSA 2,714,183 2,546,064 96,050 3.8%
New Haven-Milford, CT MSA 862,989 814,466 95,392 11.7%
Oklahoma City, OK MSA 1,257,845 1,165,783 95,141 8.2%
Raleigh-Cary, NC MSA 1,137,552 1,054,296 92,935 8.8%
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL MSA 620,151 587,019 88,481 15.1%
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN MSA 1,759,229 1,631,609 86,931 5.3%
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL MSA 602,788 564,300 85,005 15.1%
Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro-Franklin, TN MSA 1,593,050 1,483,731 82,401 5.6%
Springfield, MA MSA 693,141 656,157 76,254 11.6%
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ MSA 822,141 774,982 73,435 9.5%
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA MSA 1,173,327 1,096,400 72,730 6.6%
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY MSA 670,932 629,149 67,359 10.7%
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH MSA 2,075,758 1,955,223 66,176 3.4%
Jacksonville, FL MSA 1,350,198 1,263,422 62,271 4.9%
North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota, FL MSA 703,309 670,497 61,402 9.2%
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC MSA 1,675,343 1,567,719 57,571 3.7%
Worcester, MA MSA 799,553 752,695 55,426 7.4%
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA MSA 868,238 803,098 53,590 6.7%
Memphis, TN-MS-AR MSA 1,316,579 1,223,308 53,427 4.4%
St. Louis, MO-IL MSA 2,815,168 2,639,099 53,103 2%
Tulsa, OK MSA 939,345 873,403 51,579 5.9%
Columbus, OH MSA 1,840,631 1,713,281 50,372 2.9%
Richmond, VA MSA 1,261,317 1,182,437 49,875 4.2%
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC MSA 505,933 474,533 49,262 10.4%
Boise City-Nampa, ID MSA 619,694 572,460 49,101 8.6%
Wichita, KS MSA 622,367 574,233 46,024 8%
Greensboro-High Point, NC MSA 725,282 680,455 45,814 6.7%
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN MSA 2,133,203 1,989,083 45,255 2.3%
Provo-Orem, UT MSA 529,970 470,047 44,789 9.5%
Birmingham-Hoover, AL MSA 1,128,978 1,054,681 44,321 4.2%
Rochester, NY MSA 1,054,445 993,769 43,237 4.4%
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN MSA 1,287,271 1,203,717 39,198 3.3%
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SC MSA 638,576 595,826 38,051 6.4%
Colorado Springs, CO MSA 648,943 602,905 37,673 6.2%
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI MSA 774,540 719,503 37,146 5.2%
Ogden-Clearfield, UT MSA 551,173 498,066 35,817 7.2%
Columbia, SC MSA 770,410 721,446 30,255 4.2%
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA MSA 570,358 527,151 29,537 5.6%
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY MSA 1,135,198 1,074,950 29,350 2.7%
Lancaster, PA MSA 520,156 485,342 28,974 6%
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, SC MSA 667,741 621,849 28,687 4.6%
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL MSA 543,573 516,850 28,268 5.5%
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR MSA 701,713 654,966 26,930 4.1%
Pittsburgh, PA MSA 2,356,381 2,235,656 25,780 1.2%
Madison, WI MSA 569,923 534,820 23,755 4.4%
Scranton-Wilkes-Barre, PA MSA 564,446 534,802 22,911 4.3%
Baton Rouge, LA MSA 804,406 749,686 20,667 2.8%
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY MSA 870,832 823,656 20,101 2.4%
Honolulu, HI MSA 955,775 894,783 17,945 2%
Knoxville, TN MSA 699,180 659,081 17,657 2.7%
Syracuse, NY MSA 662,757 624,106 16,192 2.6%
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA MSA 550,076 518,391 15,596 3%
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC MSA 560,293 521,567 15,148 2.9%
Toledo, OH MSA 651,020 609,825 14,789 2.4%
Dayton, OH MSA 841,310 791,038 13,604 1.7%
Chattanooga, TN-GA MSA 530,205 497,107 12,759 2.6%
Jackson, MS MSA 540,140 500,664 10,941 2.2%
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA MSA 564,804 533,816 8,863 1.7%
Akron, OH MSA 702,951 663,780 8,223 1.2%
Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, ME MSA 513,899 487,276 4,357 .9%

Cities proper[edit]

Information about cities (areas within the cities' municipal borders, not their metropolitan areas)

US cities with highest number of Spanish speakers[edit]

City Total population (thousands) No. of Spanish speakers (thousands)  % of Spanish speakers
Austin, Texas 714 197 27.59%
Baltimore, Maryland 591 16 2.71%
Boston, Massachusetts 574 86 14.98%
Charlotte, North Carolina 628 67 10.67%
Chicago, Illinois 2,535 628 24.77%
Columbus, Ohio 679 25 3.68%
Dallas, Texas 1,108 441 39.80%
Denver, Colorado 547 125 22.85%
Detroit, Michigan 722 45 6.23%
Fort Worth, Texas 610 177 29.02%
Houston, Texas 1,849 690 37.32%
Indianapolis, Indiana 734 48 6.54%
Jacksonville, Florida 750 39 5.20%
Los Angeles, California 3,515 1,541 43.84%
Memphis, Tennessee 583 27 4.63%
Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee 555 41 7.39%
New York, New York 7,788 1,891 24.28%
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1,340 123 9.18%
Phoenix, Arizona 1,385 467 33.72%
San Antonio, Texas 1,185 504 42.53%
San Diego, California 1,183 255 21.56%
San Francisco, California 767 86 11.21%
San Jose, California 843 195 23.13%
Seattle, Washington 552 20 3.62%
Washington, D.C. 555 38 6.85%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Source: "Language spoken at home - 25 largest cities: 2008", U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey