Ponce Municipio, PR

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Population

148,863

2.45% decline

Median Age

39.5


Median Household Income

$16,561

0% growth

Poverty Rate

51.6%


Number of Employees

38,844

4.21% decline

Median Property Value

$98,600

1.3% decline

About

In 2017, Ponce Municipio, PR had a population of 149k people with a median age of 39.5 and a median household income of $16,561. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Ponce Municipio, PR declined from 152,594 to 148,863, a -2.45% decrease and its median household income stayed from $16,561 to $16,561, a 0% change.

The population of Ponce Municipio, PR is 99.3% Hispanic or Latino, 0.572% White Alone, and 0.0766% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Ponce Municipio, PR speak a non-English language, and N/A% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Ponce Municipio, PR are Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce (1,300 degrees awarded in 2016), Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Ponce (958 degrees), and Ponce Paramedical College Inc (812 degrees).

The median property value in Ponce Municipio, PR is $98,600, and the homeownership rate is 65%. Most people in Ponce Municipio, PR commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Ponce Municipio, PR is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Ponce Municipio, PR employs 38.8k people. The largest industries in Ponce Municipio, PR are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,895 people), Retail Trade (5,462 people), and Educational Services (5,237 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($31,371), Public Administration ($26,695), and Finance & Insurance ($24,984).

Median household income in Ponce Municipio, PR is $16,561. Males in Ponce Municipio, PR have an average income that is 1.08 times higher than the average income of females, which is $30,196. The income inequality in Ponce Municipio, PR (measured using the Gini index) is 0.441, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$16,561

2017 value

± $594

0%

1 Year Growth

± 4.88%

Households in Ponce Municipio, PR have a median annual income of $16,561, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $16,561 in 2016, which represents a 0% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

The PUMS dataset is not available at the County level, so we are showing data for Puerto Rico.

$32,513

Average Male Salary

± $1,346

$30,196

Average Female Salary

± $1,178

In 2017, full-time male employees in Puerto Rico made 1.08 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. White

    $27,537 ± $947

  2. American Indian

    $26,767 ± $17,278

  3. Two or More Races

    $24,326 ± $2,543

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Puerto Rico workers was White. These workers were paid 1.03 times more than American Indian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Ponce Municipio, PR is from Puerto Rico.

0.441

2017 Wage GINI

0.436

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Puerto Rico was 0.441 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.17% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Puerto Rico was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Puerto Rico in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 705.03

  2. Census Tract 729

  3. Census Tract 722.02

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Ponce Municipio, PR was Census Tract 705.03 with a value of $31,353, followed by Census Tract 729 and Census Tract 722.02, with respective values of $30,292 and $28,906.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

51.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Ponce Municipio, PR (75.2k out of 146k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males 18 - 24.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Hispanic

    74,709 ± 1,436

  2. White

    57,671 ± 1,360

  3. Two Or More

    8,363 ± 674

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Ponce Municipio, PR is Hispanic, followed by White and Two Or More.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

38.8k

2017 Value

± 1,360

-4.21%

1 Year decline

± 5.07%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Ponce Municipio, PR declined at a rate of -4.21%, from 40.6k employees to 38.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Ponce Municipio, PR, are Sales & Related Occupations (5,886 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,985 people), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (3,308 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Ponce Municipio, PR.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Ponce Municipio, PR, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (5,886 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,985 people), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (3,308 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Ponce Municipio, PR has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.3 times higher than expected), Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (2.26 times), and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (1.49 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Ponce Municipio, PR, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($50,300), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($40,972), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($40,833).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

38.8k

2017 Value

± 1,360

-4.21%

1 Year decline

± 5.07%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Ponce Municipio, PR declined at a rate of -4.21%, from 40.6k employees to 38.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Ponce Municipio, PR, are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,895 people), Retail Trade (5,462 people), and Educational Services (5,237 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Ponce Municipio, PR, though some of these residents may live in Ponce Municipio, PR and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Ponce Municipio, PR, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,895 people), Retail Trade (5,462 people), and Educational Services (5,237 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Ponce Municipio, PR has an unusually high number of Public Administration (1.54 times higher than expected), Educational Services (1.45 times), and Utilities (1.43 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Ponce Municipio, PR, by median earnings, are Utilities ($31,371), Public Administration ($26,695), and Finance & Insurance ($24,984).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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Domestic Trade Growth

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Interstate Trade

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Health

94.7% of the population of Ponce Municipio, PR has health coverage, with 20.8% on employee plans, 50.1% on Medicaid, 13.1% on Medicare, 9.41% on non-group plans, and 1.25% on military or VA plans.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

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Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

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Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

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Health Care Coverage

5.3%

Uninsured

20.8%

Employer Coverage

50.1%

Medicaid

13.1%

Medicare

9.41%

Non-Group

1.25%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Ponce Municipio, PR grew by 2.66% from 5.16% to 5.3%.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

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Diversity

Ponce Municipio, PR is home to a population of 149k people, from which N/A% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Ponce Municipio, PR residents were born outside of the country (N/A people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Ponce Municipio, PR is composed of 148k Hispanic or Latino residents (99.3%), 852 White Alone residents (0.572%), 114 Black or African American Alone residents (0.0766%), 75 Asian Alone residents (0.0504%), 20 Two or More Races residents (0.0134%), 16 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0107%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Ponce Municipio, PR are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

39

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

54

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 4.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Ponce Municipio, PR was 39.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 39, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 54. But people in Ponce Municipio, PR are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Ponce Municipio, PR residents was 39.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

N/A%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

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2016 Foreign-Born Population

N/A people

As of 2017, N/A% of Ponce Municipio, PR residents (N/A people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Ponce Municipio, PR was N/A%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Dominican Republic

    55,958 ± 5,761 people

  2. Cuba

    11,998 ± 2,685 people

  3. Colombia

    3,422 ± 1,435 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Puerto Rico was Dominican Republic, the natal country of 55,958 Puerto Rico residents, followed by Cuba with 11,998 and Colombia with 3,422.

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Citizenship

N/A Citizenship

  1. N/A%

  2. N/A%

As of N/A, N/A% of Ponce Municipio, PR residents were US citizens, which is approximately the same as the national average of 93.1%. In N/A, the percentage of US citizens in Ponce Municipio, PR was N/A%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been N/A.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    148k ± 2.92k

  2. White Alone

    852 ± 296

  3. Black or African American Alone

    114 ± 84

In 2017, there were 173 times more Hispanic or Latino residents (148k people) in Ponce Municipio, PR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 852 White Alone and 114 Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

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N/A% of Ponce Municipio, PR citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Ponce Municipio, PR was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Ponce Municipio, PR are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,797 ± 214

  2. Korea

    838 ± 152

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    570 ± 183

Ponce Municipio, PR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.14 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Ponce Municipio, PR awarded 5,574 degrees. The student population of Ponce Municipio, PR is skewed towards women, with 9,767 male students and 13,871 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Ponce Municipio, PR are Hispanic or Latino (5,553 and 99.8%), followed by Unknown (6 and 0.108%), American Indian or Alaska Native (4 and 0.0719%), and White (1 and 0.018%).

The largest universities in Ponce Municipio, PR by number of degrees awarded are Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce (1,300 and 23.3%), Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Ponce (958 and 17.2%), and Ponce Paramedical College Inc (812 and 14.6%).

The most popular majors in Ponce Municipio, PR are Registered Nursing (648 and 11.6%), Other Electrical Engineering Technology (236 and 4.23%), and Law (155 and 2.78%).

The median tuition costs in Ponce Municipio, PR are $4,392 for private four year colleges, and $1,878 and $3,900 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 377 degrees awarded

  2. 105 degrees awarded

  3. 104 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Ponce Municipio, PR was Registered Nursing with 377 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Ponce Municipio, PR according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 1,300 degrees awarded

  2. 958 degrees awarded

  3. 812 degrees awarded

$1,878

Median In-State Public

$4,392

Median Private

In 2016, the Ponce Municipio, PR institution with the largest number of graduating students was Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce with 1,300 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

2,316

Degrees Awarded to Men

3,258

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 2,316 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Ponce Municipio, PR, which is 0.711 times less than the 3,258 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    5,553 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    6 degrees awarded

  3. American Indian or Alaska Native

    4 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Ponce Municipio, PR were to Hispanic or Latino students. These 5,553 degrees mean that there were 926 times more Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 6 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Ponce Municipio, PR was $98,600 in 2017, which is 0.453 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $99,900 to $98,600, a 1.3% decrease. The homeownership rate in Ponce Municipio, PR is 65%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Ponce Municipio, PR have an average commute time of 22.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Ponce Municipio, PR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$16,561

Median Household Income

± $594

53.3k

Number of Households

± 1,353

In 2017, the median household income of the 53.3k households in Ponce Municipio, PR stayed at $16,561 from the previous year's value of $16,561.

The following chart displays the households in Ponce Municipio, PR distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$98,600

2017 Median

± $1,540

$99,900

2016 Median

± $1,865

In 2017, the median property value in Ponce Municipio, PR declined from to $98,600 from the previous year's value of $99,900.

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Property Taxes

None

Average Range

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Rent vs Own

65%

2017 Homeownership

64.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 65% of the housing units in Ponce Municipio, PR were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 64.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Ponce Municipio, PR compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Ponce Municipio, PR distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Ponce Municipio, PR have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

22.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Ponce Municipio, PR have a shorter commute time (22.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.62% of the workforce in Ponce Municipio, PR have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    86.9%

  2. Carpooled

    6.6%

  3. Walked

    2.16%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Ponce Municipio, PR was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Walked.

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