Our Impact

Historic changes in demographics

896,000 Latinos in Pennsylvania (Census, July 2017); Latinos are reaching 1 million in Pennsylvania – making it the fastest growing ethnic group.

222 Latino Corridor: Corazón de la Comunidad

The 222 Corridor gets its name from route 222.  For the Latino community, it is more than that.  The regions of Easton, Bethlehem, Allentown, Lancaster, Lebanon, York, Harrisburg and Gettysburg and its surroundings are home to more than fifty-percent of the state’s total Latino population.  Confidently we can say, as of today, that the 222 Corridor is the heart of the Latino community – el corazón de la comunidad.

6 out of the top 8 cities in Pennsylvania with largest Latino population are located in the 222 Latino Corridor.  The school districts of Reading, Allentown, Lancaster, Lebanon have majority Latino student population – Reading surpassing 80%, Allentown and Lancaster more than 60%.

Hosting the first annual Pennsylvania Latino Convention in the 222 Latino Corridor is a reaffirmation of this unprecedented growth and the opportunities to establish a statewide Latino agenda impacting Latinos in all of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties.  The corazón Latino is pounding hard in our commonwealth.

 

LATINO PRESENCE IN PENNSYLVANIA

TOP. 10

MUnicipalities in pennsylvania with latino population:

Toughkenamon, PA (72.1%)

Avondale, PA (65.6%)

Reading, PA (60.0%)

Westland, PA (56.8%)

Kennet Square, PA (49.7%)

York Springs, PA (49.3%)

West Hazelton, PA (46.9%)

Hazleton, PA (46.3%)

Allentown, PA (46.0%)

Lancaster, PA (39.7%)

 

TOP.  8

cities with largest latino population (percentage)

Reading

Hazleton

Allentown

Kennet Square

Lebanon

Lancaster

York

Bethlehem

(Philadelphia has the largest number)

 
 

STATE PA

Total latinos in the state of pennsylvania

According to recent census, the State of Pennsylvania is home to almost 1 MILLION Latinos.