These Are The 10 Connecticut Cities With The Largest Latino Population For 2019

We scoured the internet to determine the towns and cities in Connecticut that have the largest Hispanic/Latino population in 2019

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Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2019. This is our second time ranking the cities in Connecticut with the largest Hispanic/Latino population.

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The Latino and Hispanic community is one of the fastest growing communities in America this decade.

According to the most recent American Community Survey, there are now some 6.3M more Hispanics living in America than in 2010.

That’s the largest absolute growth and a 14.9% increase. The percentage growth is the third largest percentage change for any race according to the Census’s race and ethnicity definition.

But how has the increase impacted Connecticut? Where cities and towns in Connecticut have seen the greatest increase in it’s Hispanic population?

Turns out there’s been a 20.3% increase in the Hispanic population in Connecticut.

We broke down the most recent census data to determine the cities in Connecticut with the largest Hispanic population in 2019:

  1. Hartford (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  2. New Britain (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  3. Bridgeport (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  4. Waterbury (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  5. New London (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  6. Danbury (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  7. New Haven (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  8. Norwalk (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. Stamford (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  10. Meriden (Photos | Homes For Sale)

Hartford took the number one over all spot for the largest Hispanic population in Connecticut for 2019.

Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how your town ranked.

To see where Connecticut ranked as a state on diversity, we have a ranking of the most diverse states in America.

And if you already knew these places were Hispanic, check out the best places to live in Connecticut or the most diverse places in Connecticut.

How We Determined The Cities In Connecticut With The Largest Hispanic Population For 2019

We still believe in the accuracy of data — especially from the census. So that’s where we went to get the breakdown of race across Connecticut.

That lead us to the Census’s most recently available data, the 2013-2017 American Community Survey data from the US Census.

Specifically, we looked at table B03002: Hispanic OR LATINO ORIGIN BY RACE. Here are the category names as defined by the Census:

  • Hispanic or Latino
  • White alone*
  • Black or African American alone*
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone*
  • Asian alone*
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone*
  • Some other race alone*
  • Two or more races*
* Not Hispanic or latino

Our particular column of interest here was the number of people who identified as Hispanic or Latino.

We limited our analysis to non-CDPs with a population greater than 9,000 people. That left us with 21 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Hispanic or Latino. The percentages ranked from 44.3% to 6.7%.

Finally, we ranked each city based on the percent of Hispanic or Latino population with a higher score being more Hispanic or Latino than a lower score. Hartford took the distinction of being the most Hispanic or Latino, while Shelton was the least Hispanic or Latino city.

Read on for more information on how the cities in Connecticut ranked by population of Hispanic or Latino residents or, for a more general take on diversity in America, head over to our ranking of the most diverse cities in America.

Hartford, CT

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Population: 124,390
% Hispanic/Latino: 44.28%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 55,086
Percent Change Since 2010: 5.2%
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Hartford is the capital of the U.S. state of Connecticut. It was the seat of Hartford County until Connecticut disbanded county government in 1960. As of the 2010 Census, Hartford’s population was 124,775, making it Connecticut’s third-largest city after the coastal cities of Bridgeport and New Haven. Census Bureau estimates since then have indicated Hartford’s fall to fourth place statewide, as a result of sustained population growth in the coastal city of Stamford.

New Britain, CT

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Population: 73,069
% Hispanic/Latino: 40.88%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 29,872
Percent Change Since 2010: 25.54%
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New Britain is a city in Hartford County, Connecticut, United States. It is located approximately 9 miles southwest of Hartford. According to 2010 Census, the population of the city is 73,206.

Bridgeport, CT

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Population: 147,586
% Hispanic/Latino: 39.24%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 57,920
Percent Change Since 2010: 14.76%
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Bridgeport is a seaport city in the U.S. state of Connecticut. It is the largest city in the state and is located in Fairfield County at the mouth of the Pequonnock River on Long Island Sound. Bridgeport had a population of 144,229 during the 2010 Census, making it also the 5th-most populous in New England. It is bordered by the towns of Trumbull to the north, Fairfield to the west, and Stratford to the east. The Greater Bridgeport area is the 48th-largest urban area in the United States. Located 60 miles from Manhattan and 40 miles from the Bronx, Bridgeport is also part of the New York metropolitan area.

Waterbury, CT

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Population: 109,250
% Hispanic/Latino: 37.16%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 40,599
Percent Change Since 2010: 23.66%
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Waterbury is a city in the U.S. state of Connecticut on the Naugatuck River, 33 miles southwest of Hartford and 77 miles northeast of New York City. Waterbury is in New Haven County, Connecticut. As of the 2010 census, Waterbury had a population of 110,366, making it the 10th largest city in the New York Metropolitan Area, 9th largest city in New England and the 5th largest city in Connecticut.

New London, CT

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Population: 27,147
% Hispanic/Latino: 33.06%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 8,974
Percent Change Since 2010: 22.55%
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New London is a seaport city and a port of entry on the northeast coast of the United States. It is located at the mouth of the Thames River in New London County, Southeastern Connecticut.

Danbury, CT

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Population: 84,573
% Hispanic/Latino: 30.79%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 26,038
Percent Change Since 2010: 39.31%
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Danbury is a city in northern Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States, located along the Still River approximately 70 miles northeast of New York’s city center. Danbury’s population at the 2010 census was 80,893. Danbury is the fourth most populous city in Fairfield County, and seventh among Connecticut cities. The city is within the New York combined statistical area and Bridgeport metropolitan area.

New Haven, CT

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Population: 130,884
% Hispanic/Latino: 30.4%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 39,790
Percent Change Since 2010: 20.35%
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New Haven, in the U.S. state of Connecticut, is the principal municipality in Greater New Haven, which had a total population of 862,477 in 2010. It is located on New Haven Harbor on the northern shore of Long Island Sound in New Haven County, Connecticut, and is part of the New York metropolitan area. It is the second-largest city in Connecticut, with a population of 129,779 people as of the 2010 United States Census. According to a census of 1 July 2012, by the Census Bureau, the city had a population of 130,741.

Norwalk, CT

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Population: 88,537
% Hispanic/Latino: 26.92%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 23,832
Percent Change Since 2010: 37.93%
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Norwalk, is a U.S city located in southwestern Connecticut, in southern Fairfield County, on the northern shore of Long Island Sound. Norwalk is included statistically within both the New York-Newark, NY-NJ-CT-PA Combined Statistical Area as well as the Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Stamford, CT

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Population: 128,851
% Hispanic/Latino: 26.51%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 34,160
Percent Change Since 2010: 18.18%
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Stamford is a city in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. According to the 2010 census, the population of the city is 122,643. As of July 1, 2014, according to the Census Bureau, the population of Stamford had risen to 128,278, making it the third-largest city in the state and the seventh-largest city in New England. Approximately 30 miles from Manhattan, Stamford is in the Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk Metro area which is a part of the Greater New York metropolitan area.

Meriden, CT

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Population: 60,241
% Hispanic/Latino: 24.13%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 14,537
Percent Change Since 2010: -14.91%
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Meriden is a city in New Haven County, Connecticut, United States, located halfway between the regional cities of New Haven and Hartford. In 2010, the population of the city was 60,868.

There You Have It – Hispanic or Latino Populations Across Connecticut

If you’re looking for a breakdown of Latino populations across Connecticut according to the most recent data, this is an accurate list.

If you’re curious enough, here are the least Hispanic or Latino places in Connecticut:

  1. Shelton
  2. Milford
  3. Middletown

For more Connecticut reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Hispanic Cities In Connecticut

Rank City % Hispanic Population
1 Hartford 44.28% 124,390
2 New Britain 40.88% 73,069
3 Bridgeport 39.24% 147,586
4 Waterbury 37.16% 109,250
5 New London 33.06% 27,147
6 Danbury 30.79% 84,573
7 New Haven 30.4% 130,884
8 Norwalk 26.92% 88,537
9 Stamford 26.51% 128,851
10 Meriden 24.13% 60,241
11 Derby 23.56% 12,700
12 Ansonia 21.69% 18,953
13 West Haven 20.99% 55,044
14 Groton 18.82% 9,184
15 Bristol 14.71% 60,498
16 Norwich 14.36% 39,875
17 Naugatuck 11.76% 31,649
18 Torrington 9.63% 35,078
19 Middletown 9.23% 46,747
20 Milford 6.79% 52,331
21 Shelton 6.69% 41,282

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