Central Pa. melting pot: Growing numbers of Hispanics call the region home | PennLive.comWhen professor Luis Paris started teaching at Harrisburg University in 2005, he saw mostly white students.
These days, it’s more diverse, including a growing number of Hispanic students. Paris notices more Latinos in neighborhoods and when he is out walking his dog.
“There’s hardly a place where you don’t see an Hispanic,” said Paris, a 39-year-old Venezuelan native living in Derry Township.
Hispanics are the fastest-growing minority group in the state. The Hispanic population has soared by 83 percent between 2000 and 2010, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.