Hispanic Population Increasing, Especially in Schools

Connecticut's Hispanic population is nearly half a million - 479,087 - which represents 13.4 percent of the state's population, according to data highlighted by the state's Latino and Puerto Rico Affairs Commission (LPRAC).  Reflecting the increasing Hispanic population across the state, Hispanics as a percent of all K-12 students in Connecticut is 17 percent - higher than the percentage in the overall population.  The median age of Connecticut's Hispanic population is 28 years old.