Carolina, PR

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Population

144,192

2.45% decline

Median Age

41


Median Household Income

$29,274

0.882% growth

Poverty Rate

29%


Number of Employees

56,391

2.31% decline

Median Property Value

$147,300

2.84% decline

About

In 2017, Carolina, PR had a population of 144k people with a median age of 41 and a median household income of $29,274. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Carolina, PR declined from 147,806 to 144,192, a -2.45% decrease and its median household income grew from $29,018 to $29,274, a 0.882% increase.

The population of Carolina, PR is 98.7% Hispanic or Latino, 0.836% White Alone, and 0.181% Asian Alone. 92.5% of the people in Carolina, PR speak a non-English language, and N/A% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Carolina, PR are Universidad del Este (2,319 degrees awarded in 2016), University of Puerto Rico-Carolina (536 degrees), and Modern Hairstyling Institute-Carolina (215 degrees).

The median property value in Carolina, PR is $147,300, and the homeownership rate is 68%. Most people in Carolina, PR commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 29.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Carolina, PR is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Carolina, PR employs 56.4k people. The largest industries in Carolina, PR are Retail Trade (7,768 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (6,163 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (5,869 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($42,035), Information ($35,625), and Public Administration ($32,245).

Median household income in Carolina, PR is $29,274. Males in Carolina, 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 Carolina, PR (measured using the Gini index) is 0.441, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$29,274

2017 value

± $978

0.882%

1 Year Growth

± 4.41%

Households in Carolina, PR have a median annual income of $29,274, 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 $29,018 in 2016, which represents a 0.882% 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 Carolina, 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 Carolina, 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 Carolina, 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 501.11

  2. Census Tract 501.07

  3. Census Tract 511.04

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Carolina, PR was Census Tract 501.11 with a value of $56,382, followed by Census Tract 501.07 and Census Tract 511.04, with respective values of $50,521 and $47,356.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

29% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Carolina, PR (41.5k out of 143k 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 Females 18 - 24.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Hispanic

    41,233 ± 1,367

  2. White

    20,260 ± 1,044

  3. Black

    11,582 ± 809

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Carolina, PR is Hispanic, followed by White and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

56.4k

2017 Value

± 1,775

-2.31%

1 Year decline

± 4.45%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Carolina, PR declined at a rate of -2.31%, from 57.7k employees to 56.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Carolina, PR, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (9,751 people), Sales & Related Occupations (7,593 people), and Management Occupations (4,835 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Carolina, PR.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Carolina, PR, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (9,751 people), Sales & Related Occupations (7,593 people), and Management Occupations (4,835 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Carolina, PR has an unusually high number of residents working as Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (2.33 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.83 times), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations (1.36 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Carolina, PR, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($40,625), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($40,139), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($38,847).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

56.4k

2017 Value

± 1,775

-2.31%

1 Year decline

± 4.45%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Carolina, PR declined at a rate of -2.31%, from 57.7k employees to 56.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Carolina, PR, are Retail Trade (7,768 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (6,163 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (5,869 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Carolina, PR, though some of these residents may live in Carolina, 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 Carolina, PR, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (7,768 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (6,163 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (5,869 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Carolina, PR has an unusually high number of Public Administration (1.9 times higher than expected), Accommodation & Food Services (1.37 times), and Finance & Insurance (1.35 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Carolina, PR, by median earnings, are Utilities ($42,035), Information ($35,625), and Public Administration ($32,245).

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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

91.6% of the population of Carolina, PR has health coverage, with 31.5% on employee plans, 29% on Medicaid, 13.8% on Medicare, 16.3% on non-group plans, and 1.04% 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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Health Care Coverage

8.44%

Uninsured

31.5%

Employer Coverage

29%

Medicaid

13.8%

Medicare

16.3%

Non-Group

1.04%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Carolina, PR declined by 2.07% from 8.62% to 8.44%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Carolina, PR changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

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Diversity

Carolina, PR is home to a population of 144k people, from which N/A% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Carolina, PR residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Carolina, PR is composed of 142k Hispanic or Latino residents (98.7%), 1.21k White Alone residents (0.836%), 261 Asian Alone residents (0.181%), 204 Black or African American Alone residents (0.141%), 115 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0798%), 89 Two or More Races residents (0.0617%), 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 Carolina, PR are Spanish or Spanish Creole (131,271 speakers), Chinese (147 speakers), and French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) (144 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

40

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

50

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Carolina, PR was 41. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 40, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 50. But people in Carolina, PR are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Carolina, PR residents was 40.

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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 Carolina, 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 Carolina, 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 Carolina, PR was Dominican Republic, the natal country of 55,958 Carolina, 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 Carolina, 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 Carolina, 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

    142k ± 3.6k

  2. White Alone

    1.21k ± 278

  3. Asian Alone

    261 ± 236

In 2017, there were 118 times more Hispanic or Latino residents (142k people) in Carolina, PR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.21k White Alone and 261 Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Carolina, PR as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    131,271 speakers (92%)

  2. Chinese

    147 speakers (0.103%)

  3. French (Incl. Patois, Cajun)

    144 speakers (0.101%)

92.5% of Carolina, 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 Carolina, PR was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 92% of the overall population of Carolina, PR are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.103% speak Chinese and 0.101% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,563 ± 217

  2. Korea

    956 ± 196

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    593 ± 169

Carolina, PR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.63 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Carolina, PR awarded 3,378 degrees. The student population of Carolina, PR is skewed towards women, with 6,799 male students and 10,877 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Carolina, PR are Hispanic or Latino (3,350 and 99.2%), followed by Unknown (22 and 0.651%), White (4 and 0.118%), and Black or African American (1 and 0.0296%).

The largest universities in Carolina, PR by number of degrees awarded are Universidad del Este (2,319 and 68.7%), University of Puerto Rico-Carolina (536 and 15.9%), and Modern Hairstyling Institute-Carolina (215 and 6.36%).

The most popular majors in Carolina, PR are Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (307 and 9.09%), Medical Administrative Assistant (178 and 5.27%), and General Business Administration & Management (169 and 5%).

The median tuition costs in Carolina, PR are $4,920 for private four year colleges, and $2,815 and $5,847 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 Carolina, PR was Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration with 222 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 2,319 degrees awarded

  2. 536 degrees awarded

  3. 215 degrees awarded

$2,815

Median In-State Public

$4,920

Median Private

In 2016, the Carolina, PR institution with the largest number of graduating students was Universidad del Este with 2,319 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,222

Degrees Awarded to Men

2,156

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 1,222 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Carolina, PR, which is 0.567 times less than the 2,156 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

    3,350 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    22 degrees awarded

  3. White

    4 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Carolina, PR were to Hispanic or Latino students. These 3,350 degrees mean that there were 152 times more Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 22 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Carolina, PR was $147,300 in 2017, which is 0.677 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $151,600 to $147,300, a 2.84% decrease. The homeownership rate in Carolina, PR is 68%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Carolina, PR have an average commute time of 29.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Carolina, PR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$29,274

Median Household Income

± $978

58k

Number of Households

± 1,651

In 2017, the median household income of the 58k households in Carolina, PR grew to $29,274 from the previous year's value of $29,018.

The following chart displays the households in Carolina, 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

$147,300

2017 Median

± $2,338

$151,600

2016 Median

± $1,746

In 2017, the median property value in Carolina, PR declined from to $147,300 from the previous year's value of $151,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Carolina, PR compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Carolina, PR the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Property Taxes

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Rent vs Own

68%

2017 Homeownership

67.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 68% of the housing units in Carolina, PR were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 67.6%.

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

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Commute Time

29.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Carolina, PR have a longer commute time (29.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.72% of the workforce in Carolina, PR have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    82.9%

  2. Carpooled

    9.5%

  3. Public Transit

    2.4%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Carolina, PR was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Public Transit.

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