Vega Baja Municipio, PR

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Population

54,754

1.99% decline

Median Age

40.1


Median Household Income

$18,900

7.18% growth

Poverty Rate

43.8%


Number of Employees

14,234

1.01% growth

Median Property Value

$115,100

2.4% growth

About

In 2017, Vega Baja Municipio, PR had a population of 54.8k people with a median age of 40.1 and a median household income of $18,900. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Vega Baja Municipio, PR declined from 55,866 to 54,754, a -1.99% decrease and its median household income grew from $17,634 to $18,900, a 7.18% increase.

The population of Vega Baja Municipio, PR is 96.7% Hispanic or Latino, 3.12% White Alone, and 0.0822% Black or African American Alone. 95.4% of the people in Vega Baja Municipio, PR speak a non-English language, and N/A% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Vega Baja Municipio, PR are Caribbean University-Vega Baja (77 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Vega Baja Municipio, PR is $115,100, and the homeownership rate is 83.7%. Most people in Vega Baja Municipio, PR commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 31.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Vega Baja Municipio, PR is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Vega Baja Municipio, PR employs 14.2k people. The largest industries in Vega Baja Municipio, PR are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,136 people), Manufacturing (1,751 people), and Educational Services (1,474 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($40,915), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($32,235), and Information ($29,565).

Median household income in Vega Baja Municipio, PR is $18,900. Males in Vega Baja 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 Vega Baja Municipio, PR (measured using the Gini index) is 0.441, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$18,900

2017 value

± $1,219

7.18%

1 Year Growth

± 8.86%

Households in Vega Baja Municipio, PR have a median annual income of $18,900, 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 $17,634 in 2016, which represents a 7.18% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$32,513

Average Male Salary

± $1,346

$30,196

Average Female Salary

± $1,178

In 2017, full-time male employees in Vega Baja Municipio, PR 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 Vega Baja Municipio, PR 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 Vega Baja 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 5602.01

  2. Census Tract 5604.02

  3. Census Tract 5604.01

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Vega Baja Municipio, PR was Census Tract 5602.01 with a value of $28,269, followed by Census Tract 5604.02 and Census Tract 5604.01, with respective values of $22,829 and $19,879.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

43.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Vega Baja Municipio, PR (23.8k out of 54.4k 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 45 - 54 and then Females 65 - 74.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Hispanic

    22,840 ± 1,058

  2. White

    21,352 ± 1,055

  3. Other

    1,298 ± 322

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Vega Baja Municipio, PR is Hispanic, followed by White and Other.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

14.2k

2017 Value

± 1,056

1.01%

1 Year growth

± 10.4%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Vega Baja Municipio, PR grew at a rate of 1.01%, from 14.1k employees to 14.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Vega Baja Municipio, PR, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,252 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,432 people), and Production Occupations (1,025 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Vega Baja Municipio, PR.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Vega Baja Municipio, PR, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,252 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,432 people), and Production Occupations (1,025 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Vega Baja Municipio, PR has an unusually high number of residents working as Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (2.81 times higher than expected), Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (2.26 times), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.05 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Vega Baja Municipio, PR, by median earnings, are Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations ($74,271), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($41,029), and Legal Occupations ($35,221).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

14.2k

2017 Value

± 1,056

1.01%

1 Year growth

± 10.4%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Vega Baja Municipio, PR grew at a rate of 1.01%, from 14.1k employees to 14.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Vega Baja Municipio, PR, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,136 people), Manufacturing (1,751 people), and Educational Services (1,474 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Vega Baja Municipio, PR, though some of these residents may live in Vega Baja 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 Vega Baja Municipio, PR, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,136 people), Manufacturing (1,751 people), and Educational Services (1,474 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Vega Baja Municipio, PR has an unusually high number of Public Administration (1.63 times higher than expected), Wholesale Trade (1.55 times), and Other Services, Except Public Administration (1.37 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Vega Baja Municipio, PR, by median earnings, are Utilities ($40,915), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($32,235), and Information ($29,565).

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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

92.8% of the population of Vega Baja Municipio, PR has health coverage, with 25.7% on employee plans, 48.7% on Medicaid, 9.68% on Medicare, 7.61% on non-group plans, and 1.15% on military or VA plans.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

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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

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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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Health Care Coverage

7.19%

Uninsured

25.7%

Employer Coverage

48.7%

Medicaid

9.68%

Medicare

7.61%

Non-Group

1.15%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Vega Baja Municipio, PR grew by 3.6% from 6.94% to 7.19%.

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Health Risks

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Diversity

Vega Baja Municipio, PR is home to a population of 54.8k people, from which N/A% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Vega Baja Municipio, PR residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Vega Baja Municipio, PR is composed of 53k Hispanic or Latino residents (96.7%), 1.71k White Alone residents (3.12%), 45 Black or African American Alone residents (0.0822%), 43 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0785%), 1 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.00183%), 0 Two or More Races residents (0%), 0 Asian Alone residents (0%), and 0 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Vega Baja Municipio, PR are Spanish or Spanish Creole (51,236 speakers), Greek (37 speakers), and French Creole (0 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

40

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

45

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 14

In 2017, the median age of all people in Vega Baja Municipio, PR was 40.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 40, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 45. But people in Vega Baja Municipio, PR are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Vega Baja Municipio, PR residents was 39.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

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2017 Foreign-Born Population

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2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, N/A% of Vega Baja Municipio, PR residents 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 Vega Baja Municipio, PR was N/A%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

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 Vega Baja Municipio, PR was Dominican Republic, the natal country of 55,958 Vega Baja Municipio, PR 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 Vega Baja 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 Vega Baja 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

    53k ± 1.45k

  2. White Alone

    1.71k ± 393

  3. Black or African American Alone

    45 ± 59

In 2017, there were 31 times more Hispanic or Latino residents (53k people) in Vega Baja Municipio, PR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.71k White Alone and 45 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

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    51,236 speakers (95.3%)

  2. Greek

    37 speakers (0.0688%)

  3. French Creole

    0 speakers (0%)

95.4% of Vega Baja Municipio, PR citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Vega Baja Municipio, PR was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 95.3% of the overall population of Vega Baja Municipio, PR are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.0688% speak Greek and 0% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    321 ± 144

  2. Korea

    292 ± 98

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    165 ± 105

Vega Baja Municipio, PR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.1 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Vega Baja Municipio, PR awarded 77 degrees. The student population of Vega Baja Municipio, PR is skewed towards women, with 127 male students and 257 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Vega Baja Municipio, PR are Hispanic or Latino (77 and 100%), followed by Asian (0 and 0%), Black or African American (0 and 0%), and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in Vega Baja Municipio, PR by number of degrees awarded are Caribbean University-Vega Baja (77 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Vega Baja Municipio, PR are Other Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursing, & Nursing Assistants (30 and 39%), Social Work (9 and 11.7%), and General Special Education & Teaching (7 and 9.09%).

The median tuition costs in Vega Baja Municipio, PR are $4,392 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Vega Baja Municipio, PR was Other Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursing, & Nursing Assistants with 13 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

77 degrees awarded

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Median In-State Public

$4,392

Median Private

In 2016, the Vega Baja Municipio, PR institution with the largest number of graduating students was Caribbean University-Vega Baja with 77 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

13

Degrees Awarded to Men

64

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 13 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Vega Baja Municipio, PR, which is 0.203 times less than the 64 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

    77 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    0 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    0 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Vega Baja Municipio, PR were to Hispanic or Latino students. These 77 degrees mean that there were N/A times more Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 0 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Vega Baja Municipio, PR was $115,100 in 2017, which is 0.529 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $112,400 to $115,100, a 2.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Vega Baja Municipio, PR is 83.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Vega Baja Municipio, PR have an average commute time of 31.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Vega Baja 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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$18,900

Median Household Income

± $1,219

17.7k

Number of Households

± 879

In 2017, the median household income of the 17.7k households in Vega Baja Municipio, PR grew to $18,900 from the previous year's value of $17,634.

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Housing

Property Value

$115,100

2017 Median

± $2,932

$112,400

2016 Median

± $3,235

In 2017, the median property value in Vega Baja Municipio, PR grew to to $115,100 from the previous year's value of $112,400.

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Property Taxes

None

Average Range

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Rent vs Own

83.7%

2017 Homeownership

83.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 83.7% of the housing units in Vega Baja Municipio, PR were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 83.2%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Vega Baja 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 Vega Baja Municipio, PR distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Vega Baja Municipio, PR have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

31.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Vega Baja Municipio, PR have a longer commute time (31.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 5.42% of the workforce in Vega Baja Municipio, PR have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    92%

  2. Carpooled

    4.18%

  3. Walked

    1.38%

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

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