Looking at trends among Hispanics in Connecticut

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Connecticut saw a sharp increase of 42,000 Puerto Rican residents between 2013 and 2014.

The Connecticut Mirror noted this increase as Congress debated aid Thursday to help Puerto Rico through a debt crisis that has Puerto Ricans leaving their island at a pace not seen in 50 years.

Connecticut has more Puerto Rican residents per capita (7.1 percent of the population) than any other state.

TrendCT wanted to look more deeply into this significant statistic to see where those from the U.S. territory have eventually settled within the state, and also to see how other Hispanic groups have increased or decreased.

Hartford, New Britain, Windham, and Waterbury had the highest percentage of Puerto Rican residents. Nearly one out of three residents in Hartford and New Britain are Puerto Rican, according to recent Census estimates

Hartford, Bridgeport and Waterbury had the most Puerto Rican residents.

Dominican and Mexican residents had been increasing slowly since 2010 but saw a drop between 2013 and 2014. However, with the margin of error, the actual trend might still remain consistent.

In 2014, the population of Salvadoran residents in Connecticut was nearly half what it was in 2010.

However, the number of residents from the neighboring Central American country of Honduras has increased over time after a slight dip in 2013.

What do you think?

  • Joseph Brzezinski

    Nice job. Do you have any analyses showing demographics such as income levels, family structure, or age?

  • Ashley

    This is great! Thanks for putting it together.

    Is there a chart showing rate of increase per town? That would be interesting.