Arecibo, PR

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Population

188,012

1.47% decline

Median Age

40.8


Median Household Income

$17,298

1.34% growth

Poverty Rate

48.3%


Number of Employees

50,520

0.0218% growth

Median Property Value

$99,700

2.92% decline

About

In 2017, Arecibo, PR had a population of 188k people with a median age of 40.8 and a median household income of $17,298. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Arecibo, PR declined from 190,808 to 188,012, a -1.47% decrease and its median household income grew from $17,069 to $17,298, a 1.34% increase.

The population of Arecibo, PR is 99.5% Hispanic or Latino, 0.445% White Alone, and 0.0638% Black or African American Alone. 95.9% 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 (780 degrees awarded in 2016), Universidad Internacional Iberoamericana (675 degrees), and University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo (487 degrees).

The median property value in Arecibo, PR is $99,700, and the homeownership rate is 68.8%. Most people in Arecibo, PR commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 27.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Arecibo, PR is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Arecibo, PR employs 50.5k people. The largest industries in Arecibo, PR are Retail Trade (7,976 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (6,887 people), and Manufacturing (6,017 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($35,496), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($24,692), and Public Administration ($23,686).

Median household income in Arecibo, PR is $17,298. Males in Arecibo, 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, PR (measured using the Gini index) is 0.441, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$17,298

2017 value

± $607

1.34%

1 Year Growth

± 4.77%

Households in Arecibo, PR have a median annual income of $17,298, 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 $17,069 in 2016, which represents a 1.34% 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 Arecibo, 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 Arecibo, 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 Arecibo, 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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In 2017, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Arecibo, PR was Trujillo Alto Municipio, PR with a value of $31,322, followed by Carolina Municipio, PR and Bayamón Municipio, PR, with respective values of $30,822 and $25,815.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

48.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Arecibo, PR (90.2k out of 187k 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 25 - 34 and then Females 35 - 44.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Hispanic

    89,641 ± 1,929

  2. White

    76,947 ± 1,888

  3. Other

    9,134 ± 765

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

50.5k

2017 Value

± 1,841

0.0218%

1 Year growth

± 4.95%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Arecibo, PR grew at a rate of 0.0218%, from 50.5k employees to 50.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Arecibo, PR, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (7,082 people), Sales & Related Occupations (7,047 people), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (4,305 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 Office & Administrative Support Occupations (7,082 people), Sales & Related Occupations (7,047 people), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (4,305 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 (2.84 times higher than expected), Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (2.31 times), and Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (1.87 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Arecibo, PR, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($36,570), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($33,088), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($32,848).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

50.5k

2017 Value

± 1,841

0.0218%

1 Year growth

± 4.95%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Arecibo, PR grew at a rate of 0.0218%, from 50.5k employees to 50.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Arecibo, PR, are Retail Trade (7,976 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (6,887 people), and Manufacturing (6,017 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 (7,976 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (6,887 people), and Manufacturing (6,017 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Arecibo, PR has an unusually high number of Public Administration (2.09 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.97 times), and Utilities (1.71 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Arecibo, PR, by median earnings, are Utilities ($35,496), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($24,692), and Public Administration ($23,686).

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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, PR has health coverage, with 19.8% on employee plans, 50.6% on Medicaid, 12.9% on Medicare, 10.7% on non-group plans, and 0.949% 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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Health Care Coverage

5.12%

Uninsured

19.8%

Employer Coverage

50.6%

Medicaid

12.9%

Medicare

10.7%

Non-Group

0.949%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Arecibo, PR declined by 2.11% from 5.23% to 5.12%.

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Health Risks

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Diversity

Arecibo, PR is home to a population of 188k people, from which N/A% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Arecibo, PR residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Arecibo, PR is composed of 187k Hispanic or Latino residents (99.5%), 837 White Alone residents (0.445%), 120 Black or African American Alone residents (0.0638%), 24 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0128%), 23 Two or More Races residents (0.0122%), 12 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.00638%), 10 Asian Alone residents (0.00532%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Arecibo, PR are Spanish or Spanish Creole (175,512 speakers), Chinese (79 speakers), and French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) (19 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

41

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

56

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 5.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Arecibo, PR was 40.8. 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 2016, the average age of all Arecibo, 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 Arecibo, 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 Arecibo, 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 Arecibo, PR was Dominican Republic, the natal country of 55,958 Arecibo, 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 Arecibo, 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, 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

    187k ± 2.48k

  2. White Alone

    837 ± 259

  3. Black or African American Alone

    120 ± 116

In 2017, there were 223 times more Hispanic or Latino residents (187k people) in Arecibo, PR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 837 White Alone and 120 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

    175,512 speakers (95.8%)

  2. Chinese

    79 speakers (0.0431%)

  3. French (Incl. Patois, Cajun)

    19 speakers (0.0104%)

95.9% of Arecibo, 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 Arecibo, PR was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 95.8% of the overall population of Arecibo, PR are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.0431% speak Chinese and 0.0104% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,390 ± 221

  2. Korea

    815 ± 185

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    621 ± 220

Arecibo, PR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.71 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Arecibo, PR awarded 3,033 degrees. The student population of Arecibo, PR is skewed towards women, with 4,729 male students and 7,524 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Arecibo, PR are Hispanic or Latino (3,011 and 99.3%), followed by Unknown (16 and 0.528%), White (4 and 0.132%), and Black or African American (2 and 0.0659%).

The largest universities in Arecibo, PR by number of degrees awarded are Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo (780 and 25.7%), Universidad Internacional Iberoamericana (675 and 22.3%), and University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo (487 and 16.1%).

The most popular majors in Arecibo, PR are Registered Nursing (402 and 13.3%), General Business Administration & Management (238 and 7.85%), and Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (125 and 4.12%).

The median tuition costs in Arecibo, 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, PR was General Microbiology with 80 degrees 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. 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, 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

1,106

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,927

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 1,106 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Arecibo, PR, which is 0.574 times less than the 1,927 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

    3,011 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    16 degrees awarded

  3. White

    4 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Arecibo, PR were to Hispanic or Latino students. These 3,011 degrees mean that there were 188 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, PR was $99,700 in 2017, which is 0.458 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $102,700 to $99,700, a 2.92% decrease. The homeownership rate in Arecibo, PR is 68.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Arecibo, PR have an average commute time of 27.3 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.

Income

Household Income

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$17,298

Median Household Income

± $607

66.8k

Number of Households

± 1,735

In 2017, the median household income of the 66.8k households in Arecibo, PR grew to $17,298 from the previous year's value of $17,069.

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Housing

Property Value

$99,700

2017 Median

± $2,145

$102,700

2016 Median

± $2,949

In 2017, the median property value in Arecibo, PR declined from to $99,700 from the previous year's value of $102,700.

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 $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

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Average Range

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Rent vs Own

68.8%

2017 Homeownership

69%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 68.8% of the housing units in Arecibo, PR were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 69%.

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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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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Commute Time

27.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Arecibo, PR have a longer commute time (27.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 4.56% 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

    88.5%

  2. Carpooled

    5.82%

  3. Walked

    2.96%

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

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