Welcome to LPRAC

The Latino and Puerto Rican Affairs Commission (LPRAC) was created by an act of the Connecticut General Assembly (CGA) in 1994. This 21 member non-partisan commission is mandated to make recommendations to the CGA and the Governor for new or enhanced policies that will foster progress in achieving health, safety, educational success, economic self-sufficiency, and end discrimination in Connecticut.

In this website you will find a wealth of information that highlights some of the most current work of the LPRAC.  Please take some time to browse through our pages to learn more about what we do or to find the latest information about issues affecting the state's Latino population.


Werner Oyanadel
Thank you, Werner Oyanadel,
LPRAC Executive Director




CT Stats

  Latino State Senators in Connecticut 2015 to 2017

 Latino State Representatives in Connecticut 2015 to 2017

Hispanic population in 2013:

Hispanic percentage of

statewide population in 2013:

Hispanic percentage

of statewide population under age 18 in 2013:

Median age of Hispanics in 2013:

28.1 years

Median earnings of Hispanics in 2013:

Unemployment rate for Hispanics in 2013:


Hispanic buying power in 2013 as share of state's buying power:

Percent of eligible Hispanic residents who voted in 2012:


Percent of Hispanic households that paid more than 30% of income for housing in 2014:

Poverty rate for Hispanic children in 2013:


Percent of Hispanics without health insurance in 2013:

Infant mortality rate for Hispanics in 2011 (most recent available):

6 deaths per 1,000 live births.

Hispanic Unemployment Statistics 2008-2012

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Latino and Puerto Rican Affairs Commission • 18-20 Trinity Street Hartford • Connecticut • 06106 Phone: (860) 240-8330 • Fax: (860) 240-0315