Arecibo Municipio, PR

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Population

89,550

1.7% decline

Median Age

41.4


Median Household Income

$17,289

2.94% growth

Poverty Rate

48.6%


Number of Employees

22,992

0.278% decline

Median Property Value

$96,600

1.63% decline

About

In 2017, Arecibo Municipio, PR had a population of 89.6k people with a median age of 41.4 and a median household income of $17,289. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Arecibo Municipio, PR declined from 91,096 to 89,550, a -1.7% decrease and its median household income grew from $16,796 to $17,289, a 2.94% increase.

The population of Arecibo Municipio, PR is 99.5% Hispanic or Latino, 0.414% White Alone, and 0.0257% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Arecibo Municipio, PR speak a non-English language, and N/A% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Arecibo Municipio, PR are Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo (780 degrees awarded in 2016), Universidad Internacional Iberoamericana (675 degrees), and University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo (487 degrees).

The median property value in Arecibo Municipio, PR is $96,600, and the homeownership rate is 67.9%. Most people in Arecibo Municipio, PR commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 26.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Arecibo Municipio, PR is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Arecibo Municipio, PR employs 23k people. The largest industries in Arecibo Municipio, PR are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,583 people), Retail Trade (3,299 people), and Manufacturing (3,118 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($38,589), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation ($25,183), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($23,750).

Median household income in Arecibo Municipio, PR is $17,289. Males in Arecibo 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 Arecibo Municipio, PR (measured using the Gini index) is 0.441, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$17,289

2017 value

± $802

2.94%

1 Year Growth

± 6.53%

Households in Arecibo Municipio, PR have a median annual income of $17,289, 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 $16,796 in 2016, which represents a 2.94% 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 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 Arecibo 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 3003.02

  2. Census Tract 3010

  3. Census Tract 3002

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Arecibo Municipio, PR was Census Tract 3003.02 with a value of $26,703, followed by Census Tract 3010 and Census Tract 3002, with respective values of $25,530 and $22,538.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

48.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Arecibo Municipio, PR (43k out of 88.5k 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 55 - 64, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 25 - 34.

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

    42,762 ± 1,225

  2. White

    36,983 ± 1,197

  3. Other

    3,246 ± 445

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

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

23k

2017 Value

± 1,135

-0.278%

1 Year decline

± 6.91%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Arecibo Municipio, PR declined at a rate of -0.278%, from 23.1k employees to 23k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Arecibo Municipio, PR, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,741 people), Sales & Related Occupations (3,201 people), and Production Occupations (1,998 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Arecibo Municipio, PR.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Arecibo Municipio, PR, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,741 people), Sales & Related Occupations (3,201 people), and Production Occupations (1,998 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Arecibo Municipio, PR has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (3.3 times higher than expected), Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (2.89 times), and Production Occupations (1.5 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Arecibo Municipio, PR, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($41,218), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($36,151), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($35,472).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

23k

2017 Value

± 1,135

-0.278%

1 Year decline

± 6.91%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Arecibo Municipio, PR declined at a rate of -0.278%, from 23.1k employees to 23k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Arecibo Municipio, PR, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,583 people), Retail Trade (3,299 people), and Manufacturing (3,118 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Arecibo Municipio, PR, though some of these residents may live in Arecibo 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 Arecibo Municipio, PR, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,583 people), Retail Trade (3,299 people), and Manufacturing (3,118 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Arecibo Municipio, PR has an unusually high number of Public Administration (2.06 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.54 times), and Manufacturing (1.34 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Arecibo Municipio, PR, by median earnings, are Utilities ($38,589), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation ($25,183), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($23,750).

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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

94.9% of the population of Arecibo Municipio, PR has health coverage, with 18.5% on employee plans, 45.8% on Medicaid, 16.2% on Medicare, 13.3% on non-group plans, and 1.01% 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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Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

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Health Care Coverage

5.14%

Uninsured

18.5%

Employer Coverage

45.8%

Medicaid

16.2%

Medicare

13.3%

Non-Group

1.01%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Arecibo Municipio, PR declined by 10.2% from 5.73% to 5.14%.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

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Diversity

Arecibo Municipio, PR is home to a population of 89.6k people, from which N/A% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Arecibo Municipio, PR residents were born outside of the country (N/A people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Arecibo Municipio, PR is composed of 89.1k Hispanic or Latino residents (99.5%), 371 White Alone residents (0.414%), 23 Two or More Races residents (0.0257%), 12 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0134%), 10 Asian Alone residents (0.0112%), 10 Black or African American Alone residents (0.0112%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

41

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

58

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Arecibo Municipio, PR was 41.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 58. But people in Arecibo Municipio, PR are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Arecibo Municipio, PR residents was 41.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

N/A%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

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2016 Foreign-Born Population

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As of 2017, N/A% of Arecibo 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 Arecibo 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 Arecibo 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 Arecibo 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

    89.1k ± 1.79k

  2. White Alone

    371 ± 157

  3. Two or More Races

    23 ± 49.7

In 2017, there were 240 times more Hispanic or Latino residents (89.1k people) in Arecibo Municipio, PR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 371 White Alone and 23 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

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N/A% of Arecibo 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 Arecibo Municipio, PR was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Arecibo 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

    664 ± 157

  2. Korea

    410 ± 149

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    274 ± 115

Arecibo Municipio, PR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.62 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Arecibo Municipio, PR awarded 3,009 degrees. The student population of Arecibo Municipio, PR is skewed towards women, with 4,729 male students and 7,524 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Arecibo Municipio, PR are Hispanic or Latino (2,987 and 99.3%), followed by Unknown (16 and 0.532%), White (4 and 0.133%), and Black or African American (2 and 0.0665%).

The largest universities in Arecibo Municipio, PR by number of degrees awarded are Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo (780 and 25.9%), Universidad Internacional Iberoamericana (675 and 22.4%), and University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo (487 and 16.2%).

The most popular majors in Arecibo Municipio, PR are Registered Nursing (402 and 13.4%), General Business Administration & Management (238 and 7.91%), and Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (125 and 4.15%).

The median tuition costs in Arecibo Municipio, PR are $4,536 for private four year colleges, and $1,904 and $3,926 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 80 degrees awarded

  2. 75 degrees awarded

  3. 279 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Arecibo Municipio, PR was General Microbiology with 80 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 780 degrees awarded

  2. 675 degrees awarded

  3. 487 degrees awarded

$1,904

Median In-State Public

$4,536

Median Private

In 2016, the Arecibo Municipio, PR institution with the largest number of graduating students was Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo with 780 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,098

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,911

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 1,098 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Arecibo Municipio, PR, which is 0.575 times less than the 1,911 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

    2,987 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    16 degrees awarded

  3. White

    4 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Arecibo Municipio, PR were to Hispanic or Latino students. These 2,987 degrees mean that there were 187 times more Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 16 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Arecibo Municipio, PR was $96,600 in 2017, which is 0.444 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $98,200 to $96,600, a 1.63% decrease. The homeownership rate in Arecibo Municipio, PR is 67.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Arecibo Municipio, PR have an average commute time of 26.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Arecibo 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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$17,289

Median Household Income

± $802

32.3k

Number of Households

± 1,123

In 2017, the median household income of the 32.3k households in Arecibo Municipio, PR grew to $17,289 from the previous year's value of $16,796.

The following chart displays the households in Arecibo 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

$96,600

2017 Median

± $2,074

$98,200

2016 Median

± $1,787

In 2017, the median property value in Arecibo Municipio, PR declined from to $96,600 from the previous year's value of $98,200.

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Property Taxes

None

Average Range

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Rent vs Own

67.9%

2017 Homeownership

68.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 67.9% of the housing units in Arecibo Municipio, PR were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 68.2%.

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

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Commute Time

26.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Arecibo Municipio, PR have a longer commute time (26.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.79% of the workforce in Arecibo Municipio, PR have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    86.4%

  2. Carpooled

    8.12%

  3. Walked

    2.38%

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

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