List of United States 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 primarily or only Spanish at home. The tables do not reflect the total number or percentage of Spanish speakers in any area reported.

Metropolitan areas[edit]

Source: U.S. Census Bureau 2010 American Community Survey
Spanish-dominant 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)

Percentage and number of people who speak Spanish at home, 25 largest U.S. cities

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