The 10 Connecticut Cities With The Largest Latino Population For 2022


We scoured the internet to determine the towns and cities in Connecticut that have the largest Hispanic/Latino population in 2022.

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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 31.3% increase in the Hispanic population in Connecticut.

The 10 Cities In Connecticut With The Largest Hispanic Population For 2022

  1. Hartford
  2. New Britain
  3. Bridgeport
  4. Waterbury
  5. New London
  6. Meriden
  7. New Haven
  8. Danbury
  9. Norwalk
  10. Stamford

What's the city in Connecticut with the largest hispanic/latino population? Hartford took the number one over all spot for the largest Hispanic population in Connecticut for 2022.

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 safest places in Connecticut.

Overall SnackAbility

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Population: 122,549
% Hispanic/Latino: 44.69%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 54,769
Percent Change Since 2010: 4.59%
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Hartford, CT

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
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Population: 72,543
% Hispanic/Latino: 42.7%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 30,978
Percent Change Since 2010: 30.19%
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New Britain, CT

Overall SnackAbility

5
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Population: 145,014
% Hispanic/Latino: 42.0%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 60,911
Percent Change Since 2010: 20.69%
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Bridgeport, CT

Overall SnackAbility

5
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Population: 107,841
% Hispanic/Latino: 36.65%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 39,519
Percent Change Since 2010: 20.37%
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Waterbury, CT

Overall SnackAbility

6
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Population: 27,001
% Hispanic/Latino: 33.51%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 9,048
Percent Change Since 2010: 23.56%
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New London, CT

Overall SnackAbility

8
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Population: 59,512
% Hispanic/Latino: 33.41%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 19,880
Percent Change Since 2010: 16.36%
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Meriden, CT

Overall SnackAbility

5
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Population: 130,381
% Hispanic/Latino: 30.82%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 40,177
Percent Change Since 2010: 21.52%
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New Haven, CT

Overall SnackAbility

8
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Population: 84,650
% Hispanic/Latino: 29.01%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 24,554
Percent Change Since 2010: 31.37%
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Danbury, CT

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 88,755
% Hispanic/Latino: 27.9%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 24,763
Percent Change Since 2010: 43.32%
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Norwalk, CT

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 130,057
% Hispanic/Latino: 27.09%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 35,236
Percent Change Since 2010: 21.9%
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Stamford, CT

Source: Public domain

Methodology: How We Determined The Cities In Connecticut With The Largest Hispanic Population For 2022

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 2016-2020 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 8,000 people. That left us with 21 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Hispanic or Latino. The percentages ranked from 44.7% to 6.0%.

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 Milford was the least Hispanic or Latino city. You can download the data here.

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.

Summary: 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. Milford
  2. Shelton
  3. Torrington

For more Connecticut reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Hispanic Cities In Connecticut

Rank City % Hispanic Population
1 Hartford 44.69% 122,549
2 New Britain 42.7% 72,543
3 Bridgeport 42.0% 145,014
4 Waterbury 36.65% 107,841
5 New London 33.51% 27,001
6 Meriden 33.41% 59,512
7 New Haven 30.82% 130,381
8 Danbury 29.01% 84,650
9 Norwalk 27.9% 88,755
10 Stamford 27.09% 130,057
11 West Haven 26.82% 54,666
12 Ansonia 21.62% 18,709
13 Derby 21.18% 12,420
14 Groton 21.11% 8,999
15 Bristol 16.48% 60,039
16 Norwich 15.75% 39,112
17 Naugatuck 12.62% 31,201
18 Middletown 10.26% 46,406
19 Torrington 9.27% 34,259
20 Shelton 8.65% 41,162
21 Milford 6.01% 52,902

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Editor's Note: We updated this article for 2022. This is our ninth time ranking the cities in Connecticut with the largest Hispanic/Latino population.

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