In 1980, the Latino population in Orlando was around 4%. By 2010, Latinos made up approx. 25% of Orlando. The fastest growing population segment in Orlando are Puerto Ricans, and after Hurricane Maria hammered Puerto Rico 200,000 Puerto Ricans resettled in Florida. In the outlying areas of the city the agricultural industry hosts significant numbers of workers from Mexico & Central America. And Orlando has had a long history of attracting migrants from Brazil.
Orlando is a dynamic mission field. While its the most visited city in the nation, Orlando is also one of the fastest growing urban areas in the United States, and today it is a city that is young, internationally diverse, and on the move. And it is a hub for Latin American communities in the Southeast U.S.