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U.S. Cities with the Most Spanish Speakers

Can you name the cities in the Unites States which have the greatest number of Spanish speakers?
Based on city proper population
People age 5 and older who speak Spanish at home
Not counting Puerto Rico
Source: U.S. Census. Table S1601. 2020 5-Year Estimates.
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Last updated: September 7, 2022
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# Spanish speakers
City
%
1,850,000
New York
24
1,555,000
Los Angeles
41
817,000
Houston
38
601,000
Chicago
24
540,000
San Antonio
38
469,000
Phoenix
30
455,000
Dallas
37
414,000
El Paso
66
305,000
Miami
70
294,000
San Diego
22
215,000
San Jose
22
212,000
Laredo
90
# Spanish speakers
City
%
211,000
Fort Worth
26
209,000
Santa Ana
67
207,000
Hialeah
93
196,000
Austin
22
159,000
Philadelphia
11
149,000
Las Vegas
25
147,000
Long Beach
34
145,000
Fresno
30
142,000
Brownsville
85
140,000
Anaheim
42
139,000
Tucson
27
123,000
Denver
18
+7
Level 88
Sep 7, 2022
How did Albuquerque miss out?
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Level 66
Sep 25, 2022
According to this site, Albuquerque has a populaiton of 559,374, with 21.97% speaking Spanish at home,

for a total of 122502.9 (home) Spanish speakers.

Quiz cut off is 123K. Darn the luck.

This source claims 49.2% of the population is Hispanic, which suggests more than half of those either:

   * don't speak Spanish

   * speak Spanish, but

      + speak English at home

      + speak some other language at home

      + don't talk at home

         - I will leave it to the reader to speculate why

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Level 76
Sep 25, 2022
Well, it does specify those older than 5 probably because anyone younger than 5 can't really be considered fluent in whatever language they're learning barring extreme cases so that would account for some of them
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Level 79
Sep 7, 2022
Why is Puerto Rico not included? What country does it fit under if not the USA?
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Level 86
Sep 8, 2022
Nobody knows in America

Puerto Rico's in America

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Level 88
Sep 8, 2022
The caveat doesn't say it isn't included because it isn't part of the USA. It probably isn't included because virtually everyone in PR speaks Spanish in the home.
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Level 77
Sep 8, 2022
PR is never included in American quizzes. It's kind of frustrating. The largest cities quiz excludes PR for some reason.
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Level 88
Sep 14, 2022
I don't necessarily disagree, cities in Puerto Rico probably should be included on some US cities quizzes. I don't think so on this quiz, though. The point is to guess cities where Spanish is not the main language, but that have large Spanish speaking populations. If you included PR, five cities would make this list. Also, I was mainly calling out Bilzzrd's incorrect assumption that PR wasn't included because it isn't considered part of the USA. The fact QM listed it in the caveats shows he knows it's an American territory and is excluding it for some other reason.
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Level 88
Sep 8, 2022
The U.S. Census Bureau keeps separate statistics for territories, so Puerto Rico, Guam, etc. are almost always left out of tables not specifically pertaining to territories.
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Level 66
Sep 14, 2022
It is hard to believe that Albuquerque doesn't have more than some of these cities.
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Level 72
Sep 21, 2022
It just breaks bad.
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Level 26
Sep 25, 2022
agreed. there's absolutely no way albuquerque isn't on this list
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Level 68
Sep 27, 2022
I typed it in twice.
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Level 65
Sep 27, 2022
Albuquerque has about 109k Spanish speakers, about 14k lower than the last answer.