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Racial/Ethnic Population by Metro Area

Racial/ethnic population among the nation’s 50 most populous metros.
Published on 1/15/21
Hispanic Population by Metro Area

Hispanic Population by Metro Area

 Among the nation’s 50 most populous metros, Houston has the fourth largest Hispanic community. 

Hispanic Population
by Metro Area
Rank Area Percentage Total
1 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA Metro Area 45.1%             5,959,874
2 New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metro Area 25.0%             4,804,046
3 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metro Area 46.1%             2,842,751
4 Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX Metro Area 38.0%             2,685,133
5 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Metro Area 52.1%             2,422,979
6 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area 29.3%             2,218,929
7 Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metro Area 22.6%             2,137,478
8 Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ Metro Area 31.3%             1,548,788
9 San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metro Area 55.7%             1,420,885
10 San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA Metro Area 34.1%             1,138,371
11 San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA Metro Area 21.9%             1,036,265
12 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metro Area 16.3%             1,023,754
13 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metro Area 31.9%                831,999
14 Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX Metro Area 32.6%                726,029
15 Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metro Area 31.6%                716,282
16 Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area 23.3%                691,367
17 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA Metro Area 11.0%                662,062
18 Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area 20.6%                658,135
19 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metro Area 9.9%                604,141
20 Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH Metro Area 11.7%                570,143
21 Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom, CA Metro Area 22.0%                520,021
22 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA Metro Area 26.1%                519,562
23 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metro Area 10.4%                413,904
24 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA Metro Area 12.4%                309,159
25 Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metro Area 10.6%                279,510
26 Salt Lake City, UT Metro Area 18.5%                228,049
27 Providence-Warwick, RI-MA Metro Area 13.6%                220,943
28 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metro Area 6.0%                218,403
29 Kansas City, MO-KS Metro Area 9.3%                200,421
30 Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI Metro Area 4.6%                198,703
31 Oklahoma City, OK Metro Area 13.8%                194,435
32 Hartford-East Hartford-Middletown, CT Metro Area 15.5%                186,756
33 Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD Metro Area 6.3%                176,403
34 Milwaukee-Waukesha, WI Metro Area 11.1%                174,845
35 Raleigh-Cary, NC Metro Area 10.9%                151,596
36 Jacksonville, FL Metro Area 9.5%                148,154
37 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN Metro Area 7.6%                146,973
38 Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN Metro Area 7.0%                145,357
39 Cleveland-Elyria, OH Metro Area 6.2%                127,004
40 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metro Area 7.1%                125,317
41 New Orleans-Metairie, LA Metro Area 9.0%                114,348
42 Columbus, OH Metro Area 4.4%                   93,380
43 St. Louis, MO-IL Metro Area 3.1%                   86,844
44 Richmond, VA Metro Area 6.6%                   85,197
45 Memphis, TN-MS-AR Metro Area 5.8%                   78,005
46 Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metro Area 3.4%                   75,472
47 Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN Metro Area 5.3%                   67,119
48 Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY Metro Area 5.3%                   59,783
49 Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metro Area 4.5%                   49,070
50 Pittsburgh, PA Metro Area 1.9%                   44,034
Note: Hispanic or Latino refers to an ethnicity, which can be of any race.     
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2019 American Community Survey    

 

Black Population by Metro Area

Among the nation’s 50 most populous metros, Houston has the eighth largest Black community. 

Black Population
by Metro Area
Rank Area Percentage Total
1 New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metro Area 15.7%    3,016,941
2 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA Metro Area 34.2%    2,058,410
3 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metro Area 24.9%    1,563,894
4 Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metro Area 16.1%    1,522,717
5 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metro Area 20.3%    1,238,794
6 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metro Area 20.0%    1,233,298
7 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area 15.9%    1,204,129
8 Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX Metro Area 16.8%   1,187,112
9 Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI Metro Area 21.9%       945,999
10 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA Metro Area 6.3%       832,532
11 Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD Metro Area 29.3%       820,416
12 Memphis, TN-MS-AR Metro Area 47.4%       637,487
13 Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metro Area 22.7%       598,572
14 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metro Area 30.1%       531,274
15 St. Louis, MO-IL Metro Area 18.0%       504,256
16 New Orleans-Metairie, LA Metro Area 34.8%       442,144
17 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metro Area 15.5%       404,263
18 Cleveland-Elyria, OH Metro Area 19.4%       397,399
19 Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH Metro Area 7.8%       380,095
20 Richmond, VA Metro Area 29.3%       378,224
21 Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area 11.6%       370,600
22 San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA Metro Area 7.2%       340,690
23 Columbus, OH Metro Area 15.8%       335,319
24 Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metro Area 30.6%       333,673
25 Jacksonville, FL Metro Area 21.2%       330,617
26 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Metro Area 6.9%       320,894
27 Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN Metro Area 15.3%       317,709
28 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metro Area 8.6%       313,044
29 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN Metro Area 15.1%       292,013
30 Raleigh-Cary, NC Metro Area 19.7%       273,985
31 Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metro Area 11.9%       269,739
32 Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ Metro Area 5.4%       267,203
33 Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metro Area 12.0%       266,370
34 Kansas City, MO-KS Metro Area 12.2%       262,918
35 Milwaukee-Waukesha, WI Metro Area 16.2%       255,179
36 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metro Area 5.9%       234,811
37 Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN Metro Area 15.0%       189,958
38 Pittsburgh, PA Metro Area 8.1%       187,726
39 Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area 5.5%       163,198
40 San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metro Area 6.3%       160,710
41 Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom, CA Metro Area 6.7%       158,370
42 San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA Metro Area 4.7%       156,902
43 Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX Metro Area 6.9%       153,669
44 Oklahoma City, OK Metro Area 10.2%       143,713
45 Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY Metro Area 11.9%       134,230
46 Hartford-East Hartford-Middletown, CT Metro Area 10.5%       126,512
47 Providence-Warwick, RI-MA Metro Area 5.4%         87,727
48 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA Metro Area 2.8%         69,810
49 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA Metro Area 2.3%         45,785
50 Salt Lake City, UT Metro Area 1.8%         22,189
Note: Hispanic or Latino refers to an ethnicity, which can be of any race. 
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2019 American Community Survey

 

Asian Population by Metro Area

Among the nation’s 50 most populous metros, Houston has the ninth largest Asian community.

Asian Population
by Metro Area
Rank Area Percentage Total
1 New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metro Area 11.4%          2,190,645
2 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA Metro Area 16.1%          2,127,583
3 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metro Area 24.9%          1,563,894
4 San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA Metro Area 26.8%          1,268,123
5 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA Metro Area 36.5%             726,591
6 Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metro Area 6.8%             643,135
7 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metro Area 14.5%             577,078
8 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area 7.3%             552,839
9 Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX Metro Area 7.8%             551,159
10 Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH Metro Area 8.2%             399,588
11 San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA Metro Area 11.8%             393,923
12 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metro Area 6.1%             372,248
13 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA Metro Area 6.1%             367,143
14 Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom, CA Metro Area 13.6%             321,467
15 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Metro Area 6.9%             320,894
16 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metro Area 6.9%             251,163
17 Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metro Area 9.8%             222,138
18 Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI Metro Area 4.8%             207,342
19 Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ Metro Area 3.9%             192,980
20 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA Metro Area 6.9%             172,032
21 Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD Metro Area 5.7%             159,603
22 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metro Area 2.5%             154,162
23 Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX Metro Area 6.0%             133,625
24 Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area 4.2%             124,624
25 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metro Area 4.4%             114,758
26 Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area 3.4%             108,624
27 Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metro Area 3.8%             100,202
28 Columbus, OH Metro Area 4.5%               95,502
29 Raleigh-Cary, NC Metro Area 6.2%               86,229
30 Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN Metro Area 3.7%               76,832
31 St. Louis, MO-IL Metro Area 2.7%               75,638
32 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metro Area 3.9%               68,836
33 Hartford-East Hartford-Middletown, CT Metro Area 5.3%               63,858
34 Kansas City, MO-KS Metro Area 2.9%               62,497
35 Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metro Area 2.8%               62,153
36 San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metro Area 2.4%               61,223
37 Milwaukee-Waukesha, WI Metro Area 3.8%               59,857
38 Jacksonville, FL Metro Area 3.7%               57,702
39 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN Metro Area 2.9%               56,082
40 Pittsburgh, PA Metro Area 2.4%               55,622
41 Cleveland-Elyria, OH Metro Area 2.5%               51,211
42 Richmond, VA Metro Area 3.9%               50,344
43 Providence-Warwick, RI-MA Metro Area 3.0%               48,737
44 Salt Lake City, UT Metro Area 3.9%               48,075
45 Oklahoma City, OK Metro Area 3.3%               46,495
46 Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY Metro Area 3.3%               37,223
47 New Orleans-Metairie, LA Metro Area 2.9%               36,845
48 Memphis, TN-MS-AR Metro Area 2.2%               29,588
49 Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN Metro Area 2.2%               27,861
50 Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metro Area 1.5%               16,357
Note: Hispanic or Latino refers to an ethnicity, which can be of any race. 
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2019 American Community Survey

 

Anglo Population by Metro Area

Among the nation’s 50 most populous metros, Houston has the 12th largest Anglo population.

Anglo Population
by Metro Area
Rank Area Percentage Total
1 New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metro Area 45.1%          8,666,498
2 Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metro Area 52.3%          4,946,464
3 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA Metro Area 29.2%          3,858,721
4 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metro Area 61.0%          3,722,485
5 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area 44.9%          3,400,338
6 Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH Metro Area 69.2%          3,372,129
7 Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI Metro Area 65.9%          2,846,636
8 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metro Area 44.7%          2,807,472
9 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA Metro Area 45.9%          2,762,603
10 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metro Area 74.6%          2,715,472
11 Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ Metro Area 54.5%          2,696,771
12 Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX Metro Area 35.1%         2,480,215
13 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metro Area 61.7%          2,455,564
14 St. Louis, MO-IL Metro Area 73.4%          2,056,244
15 Pittsburgh, PA Metro Area 84.9%          1,967,642
16 Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area 61.4%          1,961,626
17 Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area 63.5%          1,884,197
18 San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA Metro Area 38.6%          1,826,476
19 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metro Area 29.5%          1,819,114
20 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA Metro Area 72.3%          1,802,599
21 Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metro Area 78.9%          1,751,383
22 Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metro Area 59.9%          1,579,493
23 Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD Metro Area 55.5%          1,554,029
24 Kansas City, MO-KS Metro Area 72.0%          1,551,649
25 Columbus, OH Metro Area 71.8%          1,523,791
26 San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA Metro Area 44.8%          1,495,572
27 Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN Metro Area 71.3%          1,480,567
28 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Metro Area 30.7%          1,427,744
29 Cleveland-Elyria, OH Metro Area 69.3%          1,419,575
30 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN Metro Area 71.4%          1,380,776
31 Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom, CA Metro Area 51.3%          1,212,593
32 Providence-Warwick, RI-MA Metro Area 74.1%          1,203,812
33 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metro Area 45.2%          1,178,882
34 Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX Metro Area 51.6%          1,149,175
35 Milwaukee-Waukesha, WI Metro Area 65.9%          1,038,043
36 Jacksonville, FL Metro Area 62.1%             968,458
37 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metro Area 54.6%             963,707
38 Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN Metro Area 75.1%             951,058
39 Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metro Area 41.3%             936,153
40 Oklahoma City, OK Metro Area 63.6%             896,092
41 Salt Lake City, UT Metro Area 70.8%             872,749
42 Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY Metro Area 76.7%             865,163
43 San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metro Area 33.2%             846,919
44 Raleigh-Cary, NC Metro Area 60.7%             844,206
45 Hartford-East Hartford-Middletown, CT Metro Area 65.7%             791,604
46 Richmond, VA Metro Area 57.0%             735,794
47 Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metro Area 61.6%             671,708
48 New Orleans-Metairie, LA Metro Area 51.0%             647,970
49 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA Metro Area 30.5%             607,151
50 Memphis, TN-MS-AR Metro Area 42.7%             574,277
Note: Hispanic or Latino refers to an ethnicity, which can be of any race. Anglo refers to race, White alone, not Hispanic or Latino.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2019 American Community Survey

 

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