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Corridor Counts

The Route 222 corridor travels through Lehigh, Berks and Lancaster counties. The thoroughfare is a route many commuters in southeastern Pennsylvania use to connect to New Jersey, New York and each other. It also snakes through three cities – Allentown, Reading and Lancaster – which have become growing hubs for Pennsylvania’s immigrant, transplanted and native Latinos. The route connects more than an estimated 251,300 Latinos, a quarter of the entire ethnicity in the commonwealth.

The Corridor Counts project is three-part series that profiles Latinos in each county along Route 222 in the lead up to the 2020 presidential election. The stories are a part of the America Amplified Initiative and shed light on the needs, concerns and motivations of Latino Pennsylvanians as the country approaches the November election.


From the Corridor Counts Series