Data Point: New York City Hispanic & Latino Population

March 12, 2012

New York’s Hispanic and Latino Population

New York is home to 2.3 million Hispanics who account for nearly 30% of its residents, as of 2010. New York’s Hispanic population is more diverse than that in other large cities: the largest share is Puerto Ricans (34%), followed by Dominicans (25%). In LA and Chicago, the largest share is Mexicans (69% and 73%, respectively).

The Bronx has the highest concentration of Hispanic population of any of the boroughs, but the Lower East Side of Manhattan, Sunnyside in Brooklyn, Corona in Queens, and Port Richmond in Staten Island also have sizeable Hispanic populations.

New York City Hispanic Population Concentration, 2010:


Source: U.S. Census Bureau