Arecibo, PR

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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Population
183,890
2.19% 1-year decline
Median Age
41.6

Poverty Rate
48.6%

Median Household Income
$17,402
0.601% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$98,100
1.6% 1-year decline
Number of Employees
50,375
0.287% 1-year decline

About

In 2018, Arecibo, PR had a population of 184k people with a median age of 41.6 and a median household income of $17,402. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Arecibo, PR declined from 188,012 to 183,890, a -2.19% decrease and its median household income grew from $17,298 to $17,402, a 0.601% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Arecibo, PR are White (Hispanic) (85.2%), Other (Hispanic) (9.85%), Black or African American (Hispanic) (2.92%), Two+ (Hispanic) (0.898%), and White (Non-Hispanic) (0.477%). NaNk% of the people in Arecibo, PR speak a non-English language, and N/A% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Arecibo, PR are Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo (775 degrees awarded in 2017), University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo (630 degrees), and Universidad Internacional Iberoamericana (309 degrees).

The median property value in Arecibo, PR is $98,100, and the homeownership rate is 69.3%. Most people in Arecibo, PR commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 26.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Arecibo, PR is 2 cars per household.

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Diversity

Arecibo, PR is home to a population of 184k people, from which N/A% are citizens. As of N/A, N/A% of Arecibo, PR residents were born outside of the country (N/A people).

In 2018, there were 8.65 times more White (Hispanic) residents (157k people) in Arecibo, PR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 18.1k Other (Hispanic) and 5.37k Black or African American (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Arecibo, PR
  1. White (Hispanic)
    157k ± 1.84k
  2. Other (Hispanic)
    18.1k ± 1.53k
  3. Black or African American (Hispanic)
    5.37k ± 936
99.4%
Hispanic Population
183k people

In 2018, there were 8.65 times more White (Hispanic) residents (157k people) in Arecibo, PR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 18.1k Other (Hispanic) and 5.37k Black or African American (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

99.4% of the people in Arecibo, PR are hispanic (183k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Arecibo, PR as a share of the total population.

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Age by Nativity

41
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.3
56
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 5.6

In 2018, the median age of all people in Arecibo, PR was 41.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 56. But people in Arecibo, PR are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Arecibo, PR residents was 41.

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Global Diversity

The PUMS dataset is not available at the MSA level, so we are showing data for Puerto Rico.
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%
N/A Citizenship

As of N/A, N/A% of Arecibo, PR residents were US citizens, which is approximately the same as the national average of 93.2%. In N/A, the percentage of US citizens in Arecibo, PR was N/A%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been N/A.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,343 ± 258
  2. Korea
    775 ± 216
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    669 ± 219

Arecibo, PR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.73 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Arecibo, PR is $17,402. In 2018, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Arecibo, PR was Guaynabo Municipio, PR with a value of $36,309, followed by Trujillo Alto Municipio, PR and Caguas Municipio, PR, with respective values of $31,078 and $27,714.

Males in Puerto Rico have an average income that is 1.08 times higher than the average income of females, which is $30,196. The income inequality in Puerto Rico (measured using the Gini index) is 0.441, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Arecibo, PR employs 50.4k people. The largest industries in Arecibo, PR are Retail Trade (8,138 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (6,440 people), and Manufacturing (5,712 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($35,461), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($27,474), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($24,458).

Wages

Median Household Income

$17,402
2018 value
± $533
0.601%
1 Year Growth
± 4.63%

Households in Arecibo, PR have a median annual income of $17,402, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $17,298 in 2017, which represents a 0.601% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

The PUMS dataset is not available at the MSA level, so we are showing data for Puerto Rico.
$32,513
Average Male Salary in Puerto Rico
± $1,346
$30,196
Average Female Salary in Puerto Rico
± $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 in Puerto Rico
  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 in Puerto Rico.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Arecibo, PR is from Puerto Rico.
0.441
2017 Wage GINI in Puerto Rico
0.436
2016 Wage GINI in Puerto Rico

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 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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In 2018, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Arecibo, PR was Guaynabo Municipio, PR with a value of $36,309, followed by Trujillo Alto Municipio, PR and Caguas Municipio, PR, with respective values of $31,078 and $27,714.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

48.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Arecibo, PR (88.9k out of 183k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 45 - 54.

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
    88,353 ± 1,900
  2. White
    75,397 ± 1,853
  3. Other
    10,045 ± 829

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Arecibo, 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

50.4k
2018 Value
± 1,879
-0.287%
1 Year decline
± 5.17%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Arecibo, PR declined at a rate of -0.287%, from 50.5k employees to 50.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Arecibo, PR, are Sales & Related Occupations (7,421 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (6,250 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (4,185 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Arecibo, PR.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Arecibo, PR, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (7,421 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (6,250 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (4,185 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other MSAs, Arecibo, PR has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (3.08 times higher than expected), Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (2.41 times), and Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.27 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Arecibo, PR, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($35,959), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($35,956), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($35,515).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

50.4k
2018 Value
± 1,879
-0.287%
1 Year decline
± 5.17%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Arecibo, PR declined at a rate of -0.287%, from 50.5k employees to 50.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Arecibo, PR, are Retail Trade (8,138 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (6,440 people), and Manufacturing (5,712 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Arecibo, PR, though some of these residents may live in Arecibo, 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, PR, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (8,138 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (6,440 people), and Manufacturing (5,712 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other MSAs, Arecibo, PR has an unusually high number of Public Administration (2.11 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.96 times), and Utilities (1.79 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Arecibo, PR, by median earnings, are Utilities ($35,461), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($27,474), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($24,458).

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Education

In 2017, universities in Arecibo, PR awarded 2,344 degrees. The student population of Arecibo, PR is skewed towards women, with 3,823 male students and 6,110 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Arecibo, PR are Hispanic or Latino (2,314 and 99.2%), followed by Unknown (13 and 0.557%), White (3 and 0.129%), and Black or African American (2 and 0.0858%).

The largest universities in Arecibo, PR by number of degrees awarded are Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo (775 and 33.1%), University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo (630 and 26.9%), and Universidad Internacional Iberoamericana (309 and 13.2%).

The most popular majors in Arecibo, PR are Registered Nursing (266 and 11.3%), General Business Administration & Management (147 and 6.27%), and General Cosmetology (112 and 4.78%).

The median tuition costs in Arecibo, PR are $4,644 for private four year colleges, and $1,938 and $3,960 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 84 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 76 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 221 degree-majorss awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Arecibo, PR was General Microbiology with 84 degree-majorss awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 775 degrees awarded
  2. 630 degrees awarded
  3. 309 degrees awarded
$1,938
Median In-State Public
$4,644
Median Private

In 2017, the Arecibo, PR institution with the largest number of graduating students was Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo with 775 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

811
Degrees Awarded to Men
1,533
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 811 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Arecibo, PR, which is 0.529 times less than the 1,533 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Arecibo, PR by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    2,314 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    13 degrees awarded
  3. White
    3 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Arecibo, PR were to Hispanic or Latino students. These 2,314 degrees mean that there were 178 times more Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 13 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Arecibo, PR was $98,100 in 2018, which is 0.427 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $99,700 to $98,100, a 1.6% decrease. The homeownership rate in Arecibo, PR is 69.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Arecibo, PR have an average commute time of 26.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Arecibo, PR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$98,100
2018 Median
± $1,455
$99,700
2017 Median
± $2,145

In 2018, the median property value in Arecibo, PR declined from to $98,100 from the previous year's value of $99,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Arecibo, 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 Arecibo, PR the largest share of households have a property value in the N/A range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$17,402
Median Household Income
± $533
65.6k
Number of Households
± 1,706

In 2018, the median household income of the 65.6k households in Arecibo, PR grew to $17,402 from the previous year's value of $17,298.

The following chart displays the households in Arecibo, 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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Property Taxes

None
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Arecibo, PR distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Arecibo, PR the largest share of households pay taxes in the None range.

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Rent vs Own

69.3%
2018 Homeownership
68.8%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 69.3% of the housing units in Arecibo, PR were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 68.8%.

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

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Commute Time

26.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Arecibo, PR have a longer commute time (26.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 4.66% of the workforce in Arecibo, PR have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel
  1. Drove Alone
    89.1%
  2. Carpooled
    5.52%
  3. Walked
    2.54%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Arecibo, PR was Drove Alone (89.1%), followed by those who Carpooled (5.52%) and those who Walked (2.54%).

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Health

95.2% of the population of Arecibo, PR has health coverage, with 19.3% on employee plans, 52.2% on Medicaid, 13% on Medicare, 9.7% on non-group plans, and 0.939% 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%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Coverage

4.82%
Uninsured
19.3%
Employer Coverage
52.2%
Medicaid
13%
Medicare
9.7%
Non-Group
0.939%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Arecibo, PR declined by 5.69% from 5.12% to 4.82%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Arecibo, 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.
Most at risk counties
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