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


Click to view 17th Annual Scholarship Awards Ceremony




CT Stats

  Latino State Senators in Connecticut 2013 to 2014

 Latino State Representatives in Connecticut 2013 to 2014

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 2012
27.6 years

Hispanic Unemployment Statistics 2008-2012


Median Earnings of

Hispanics in 2012


Poverty Rate for

Hispanic Children in 2012


Percent of Hispanics Without

Health Insurance in 2012


Infant mortality rate for

Hispanics in 2010
7.7 deaths per 1,000 live births



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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