Data from the 2010 U.S. Census show Hispanics being the largest minority group in 191 out of 366 metro areas in the country. By July 2050, the projected Hispanic population is expected to hit 132.8 million or 30.2 percent of the population. A recent report from homesnacks.net broke down the Connecticut cities with the largest Hispanic/Latino populations using the most recent census data.
Here are the top 10 cities that Hispanics call home in Connecticut.
- Hartford, with an overall population of 124,390, the state capital is home to 55,086 Hispanics or 44.28 percent of the city’s population.
- New Britain. Of its 73,069 residents, 29,872 are Hispanic. In other words, 40.88 percent of New Britain’s population is Hispanic.
- Located along the state’s southern coastline and a mere 60 miles from Manhattan, Bridgeport is home to 57,920 Hispanics. In other words, 39.24 percent of the city’s 147,586 residents self-identify as Hispanic.
- Located 33 miles southwest of Hartford, along the Naugatuck River, Waterbury, with a population of 109,250, is home to 40,599 Hispanics, or 37.16 percent of the city’s population.
- New London. Situated on the mouth of the Thames river, New London is home to 8,974 Hispanics. They make up 33.06 percent of the city’s 27,147 residents.
- Located 70 miles northeast of New York City, Danbury is home to 84,573 residents, of which 26,038 identify as Hispanic. This equals 30.79 percent of the city’s population.
- New Haven. The second largest city in Connecticut with 130,884 residents, New Haven is home to 39,790 Hispanics who make up 30.4 percent of the population.
- Located in southwestern Connecticut, Norwalk’s Hispanic population accounts for 26.92 percent of its population. Of the 88,537 residents, 23,832 are Hispanic.
- Census data puts Stamford as the third largest city in the state. It is located about 30 miles from Manhattan and has a population of 128,851. Hispanics account for 34,160 of that number, or 26.51 percent.
- Rounding out the top 10 is Meriden. With a total population of 60,241, Hispanics account for 24.13 percent or 14,537 residents.
And in case you’re wondering, the cities of Shelton, Milford, and Middletown have the least number of Hispanics.