Caguas Municipio, PR

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2019 Population
128,937
1.85% 1-year decline
2019 Median Age
41.3
1.98% 1-year increase
2019 Poverty Rate
37.7%
0.866% 1-year increase
2019 Median Household Income
$25,136
0.52% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$127,800
2.67% 1-year decline
2019 Employed Population
46,005
1.08% 1-year decline

About

In 2019, Caguas Municipio, PR had a population of 129k people with a median age of 41.3 and a median household income of $25,136. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Caguas Municipio, PR declined from 131,363 to 128,937, a −1.85% decrease and its median household income grew from $25,006 to $25,136, a 0.52% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Caguas Municipio, PR are White (Hispanic) (75.2%), Other (Hispanic) (11.7%), Black or African American (Hispanic) (8.3%), Two+ (Hispanic) (3.03%), and White (Non-Hispanic) (1.07%). 0% of the households in Caguas Municipio, PR speak a non-English language at home as their primary language.

The largest universities in Caguas Municipio, PR are Mech-Tech College (1,071 degrees awarded in 2019), EDIC College (584 degrees), and Columbia Central University-Caguas (474 degrees).

In 2019, the median property value in Caguas Municipio, PR was $127,800, and the homeownership rate was 68.4%. Most people in Caguas Municipio, PR drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 33.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Caguas Municipio, PR was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

In 2019, there were 6.45 times more White (Hispanic) residents (97k people) in Caguas Municipio, PR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 15k Other (Hispanic) and 10.7k 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 Caguas Municipio, PR
  1. White (Hispanic)
    97k ± 2.18k
  2. Other (Hispanic)
    15k ± 1.72k
  3. Black or African American (Hispanic)
    10.7k ± 1.08k
98.6%
Hispanic Population
127k people

In 2019, there were 6.45 times more White (Hispanic) residents (97k people) in Caguas Municipio, PR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 15k Other (Hispanic) and 10.7k Black or African American (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

98.6% of the people in Caguas Municipio, PR are hispanic (127k people).

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Age by Nativity

41
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.4
55
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 3.1

In 2019, the median age of all people in Caguas Municipio, PR was 41.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 55. But people in Caguas Municipio, PR are getting getting older. In 2018, the average age of all Caguas Municipio, PR residents was 41.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Dominican Republic
    54,676 ± 5,693 people
  2. Cuba
    11,203 ± 2,594 people
  3. Colombia
    3,404 ± 1,432 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Puerto Rico was Dominican Republic, the natal country of 54,676 Puerto Rico residents, followed by Cuba with 11,203 and Colombia with 3,404.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,160 ± 215
  2. Korea
    634 ± 166
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    541 ± 170

Caguas Municipio, PR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.83 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Caguas Municipio, PR is $25,136. In 2019, the tract with the highest median household income in Caguas Municipio, PR was Census Tract 2003.03 with a value of $52,880, followed by Census Tract 2003.02 and Census Tract 2024.02, with respective values of $44,107 and $42,424.

Males in Puerto Rico have an average income that is 1.1 times higher than the average income of females, which is $30,996. The income inequality in Puerto Rico (measured using the Gini index) is 0.45, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Caguas Municipio, PR employs 46k people. The largest industries in Caguas Municipio, PR are Retail Trade (6,513 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (6,295 people), and Educational Services (4,407 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($39,679), Information ($34,730), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($34,349).

Wages

Median Household Income

$25,136
2019 value
± $984
0.52%
1 Year Growth
± 5.94%

Households in Caguas Municipio, PR have a median annual income of $25,136, which is less than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $25,006 in 2018, which represents a 0.52% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$34,018
Average Male Salary in Puerto Rico
± $1,487
$30,996
Average Female Salary in Puerto Rico
± $1,284

In 2019, full-time male employees in Puerto Rico made 1.1 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. American Indian
    $33,502 ± $22,601
  2. Asian
    $30,681 ± $22,581
  3. White
    $28,442 ± $1,052

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Puerto Rico workers was American Indian. These workers were paid 1.09 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Puerto Rico.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Puerto Rico by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Caguas Municipio, PR is from Puerto Rico.
0.45
2019 Wage GINI in Puerto Rico
0.443
2018 Wage GINI in Puerto Rico

In 2019, the income inequality in Puerto Rico was 0.45 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.59% growth from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Puerto Rico was lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 2003.03
  2. Census Tract 2003.02
  3. Census Tract 2024.02

In 2019, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Caguas Municipio, PR was Census Tract 2003.03 with a value of $52,880, followed by Census Tract 2003.02 and Census Tract 2024.02, with respective values of $44,107 and $42,424.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Caguas Municipio, PR colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 55 - 64
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

37.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Caguas Municipio, PR (48.4k out of 128k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 35 - 44.

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
    47,732 ± 1,393
  2. White
    36,143 ± 1,314
  3. Other
    5,907 ± 598

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

46k
2019 Value
± 1,769
−1.08%
1 Year decline
± 5.31%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Caguas Municipio, PR declined at a rate of −1.08%, from 46.5k employees to 46k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Caguas Municipio, PR, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (6,678 people), Sales & Related Occupations (6,116 people), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations (3,440 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Caguas Municipio, PR.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Caguas Municipio, PR, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (6,678 people), Sales & Related Occupations (6,116 people), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations (3,440 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Caguas Municipio, PR has an unusually high number of residents working as Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (2.69 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.92 times), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations (1.39 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Caguas Municipio, PR, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($62,500), Management Occupations ($42,331), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($40,060).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

46k
2019 Value
± 1,769
−1.08%
1 Year decline
± 5.31%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Caguas Municipio, PR declined at a rate of −1.08%, from 46.5k employees to 46k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Caguas Municipio, PR, are Retail Trade (6,513 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (6,295 people), and Educational Services (4,407 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Caguas Municipio, PR, though some of these residents may live in Caguas 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 Caguas Municipio, PR, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (6,513 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (6,295 people), and Educational Services (4,407 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Caguas Municipio, PR has an unusually high number of Public Administration (1.66 times higher than expected), Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (1.57 times), and Retail Trade (1.27 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Caguas Municipio, PR, by median earnings, are Utilities ($39,679), Information ($34,730), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($34,349).

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Education

In 2019, universities in Caguas Municipio, PR awarded 3,013 degrees. The student population of Caguas Municipio, PR is skewed towards men, with 3,972 male students and 3,411 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Caguas Municipio, PR are Hispanic or Latino (2,988 and 99.2%), followed by White (16 and 0.531%), Black or African American (5 and 0.166%), and Asian (1 and 0.0332%).

The largest universities in Caguas Municipio, PR by number of degrees awarded are Mech-Tech College (1,071 and 35.5%), EDIC College (584 and 19.4%), and Columbia Central University-Caguas (474 and 15.7%).

The most popular majors in Caguas Municipio, PR are Automobile Mechanics Technology (457 and 15.2%), Registered Nursing (199 and 6.6%), and Veterinary Technician & Veterinary Assistant (181 and 6.01%).

The median tuition cost in Caguas Municipio, PR for private four year colleges is $11,250.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 441 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 166 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 107 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Caguas Municipio, PR was Automobile Mechanics Technology with 441 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Caguas Municipio, PR according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,071 degrees awarded
  2. 584 degrees awarded
  3. 474 degrees awarded
$11,250
Median Private

In 2019, the Caguas Municipio, PR institution with the largest number of graduating students was Mech-Tech College with 1,071 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,692
Degrees Awarded to Men
1,321
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2019, 1,692 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Caguas Municipio, PR, which is 1.28 times more than the 1,321 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Caguas Municipio, PR by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    2,988 degrees awarded
  2. White
    16 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    5 degrees awarded

In 2019 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in Caguas Municipio, PR was Hispanic or Latino students. These 2,988 degrees mean that there were 187 times more degrees awarded to Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 16 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Caguas Municipio, PR was $127,800 in 2019, which is 0.531 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $131,300 to $127,800, a 2.67% decrease. The homeownership rate in Caguas Municipio, PR is 68.4%, which is higher than the national average of 64.1%. People in Caguas Municipio, PR have an average commute time of 33.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Caguas Municipio, PR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$127,800
2019 Median
± $2,774
$131,300
2018 Median
± $2,928

In 2019, the median property value in Caguas Municipio, PR declined from to $127,800 from the previous year's value of $131,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Caguas Municipio, 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 Caguas Municipio, PR the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k 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.
$25,136
Median Household Income
± $984
48.2k
Number of Households
± 1,532

In 2019, the median household income of the 48.2k households in Caguas Municipio, PR grew to $25,136 from the previous year's value of $25,006.

The following chart displays the households in Caguas 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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Property Taxes

None
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

68.4%
2019 Homeownership
68.7%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 68.4% of the housing units in Caguas Municipio, PR were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 68.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Caguas Municipio, PR compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

33.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Caguas Municipio, PR have a longer commute time (33.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 5.58% of the workforce in Caguas Municipio, PR have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (83.1%)
  2. Carpooled (9.98%)
  3. Walked (2.48%)

In 2019, 83.1% of workers in Caguas Municipio, PR drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.98%) and those who walked to work (2.48%).

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Health

93.5% of the population of Caguas Municipio, PR has health coverage, with 28.4% on employee plans, 41% on Medicaid, 12% on Medicare, 10.9% on non-group plans, and 1.17% 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 Coverage

6.48%
Uninsured
28.4%
Employer Coverage
41%
Medicaid
12%
Medicare
10.9%
Non-Group
1.17%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Caguas Municipio, PR grew by 6.65% from 6.08% to 6.48%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Caguas Municipio, 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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  3. N/A
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