Carolina Municipio, PR

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2019 Population
153,779
2.33% 1-year decline
2019 Median Age
42.8
1.9% 1-year increase
2019 Poverty Rate
30.9%
4.86% 1-year increase
2019 Median Household Income
$29,059
1.27% 1-year decline
2019 Median Property Value
$139,900
2.78% 1-year decline
2019 Employed Population
58,500
2.74% 1-year decline

About

In 2019, Carolina Municipio, PR had a population of 154k people with a median age of 42.8 and a median household income of $29,059. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Carolina Municipio, PR declined from 157,453 to 153,779, a −2.33% decrease and its median household income declined from $29,434 to $29,059, a −1.27% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Carolina Municipio, PR are White (Hispanic) (53.2%), Black or African American (Hispanic) (20.4%), Other (Hispanic) (16.1%), Two+ (Hispanic) (7.71%), and American Indian & Alaska Native (Hispanic) (1.38%). 0% of the households in Carolina Municipio, PR speak a non-English language at home as their primary language.

The largest universities in Carolina Municipio, PR are Universidad Ana G. Mendez-Carolina Campus (1,996 degrees awarded in 2019), University of Puerto Rico-Carolina (590 degrees), and Modern Hairstyling Institute-Carolina (224 degrees).

In 2019, the median property value in Carolina Municipio, PR was $139,900, and the homeownership rate was 70.1%. Most people in Carolina Municipio, PR drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 29.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Carolina Municipio, PR was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

In 2019, there were 2.61 times more White (Hispanic) residents (81.8k people) in Carolina Municipio, PR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 31.3k Black or African American (Hispanic) and 24.7k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Carolina Municipio, PR
  1. White (Hispanic)
    81.8k ± 2.15k
  2. Black or African American (Hispanic)
    31.3k ± 1.54k
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    24.7k ± 1.81k
98.8%
Hispanic Population
152k people

In 2019, there were 2.61 times more White (Hispanic) residents (81.8k people) in Carolina Municipio, PR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 31.3k Black or African American (Hispanic) and 24.7k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

98.8% of the people in Carolina Municipio, PR are hispanic (152k people).

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Age by Nativity

42
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.3
52
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 2.6

In 2019, the median age of all people in Carolina Municipio, PR was 42.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 52. But people in Carolina Municipio, PR are getting getting older. In 2018, the average age of all Carolina Municipio, PR residents was 42.

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Global Diversity

The PUMS dataset is not available at the County level, so we are showing data for Puerto Rico.
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
    1,514 ± 259
  2. Korea
    966 ± 207
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    651 ± 209

Carolina Municipio, PR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.57 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Carolina Municipio, PR is $29,059. In 2019, the tract with the highest median household income in Carolina Municipio, PR was Census Tract 501.07 with a value of $63,136, followed by Census Tract 501.11 and Census Tract 511.04, with respective values of $52,533 and $52,521.

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 Carolina Municipio, PR employs 58.5k people. The largest industries in Carolina Municipio, PR are Retail Trade (7,671 people), Accommodation & Food Services (6,522 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (6,159 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($39,556), Information ($38,971), and Public Administration ($32,649).

Wages

Median Household Income

$29,059
2019 value
± $1,122
−1.27%
1 Year Growth
± 5.97%

Households in Carolina Municipio, PR have a median annual income of $29,059, 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 $29,434 in 2018, which represents a −1.27% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

The PUMS dataset is not available at the County level, so we are showing data for Puerto Rico.
$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.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Carolina 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.

This chart shows the number of workers in Puerto Rico across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 501.07
  2. Census Tract 501.11
  3. Census Tract 511.04

In 2019, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Carolina Municipio, PR was Census Tract 501.07 with a value of $63,136, followed by Census Tract 501.11 and Census Tract 511.04, with respective values of $52,533 and $52,521.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

30.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Carolina Municipio, PR (47.3k out of 153k 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 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 65 - 74.

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
    46,942 ± 1,490
  2. White
    23,245 ± 1,148
  3. Black
    11,061 ± 782

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

58.5k
2019 Value
± 1,877
−2.74%
1 Year decline
± 4.6%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Carolina Municipio, PR declined at a rate of −2.74%, from 60.1k employees to 58.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Carolina Municipio, PR, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (9,051 people), Sales & Related Occupations (7,531 people), and Management Occupations (4,815 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Carolina Municipio, PR.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Carolina Municipio, PR, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (9,051 people), Sales & Related Occupations (7,531 people), and Management Occupations (4,815 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Carolina Municipio, PR has an unusually high number of residents working as Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (2.61 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.8 times), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations (1.38 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Carolina Municipio, PR, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($46,159), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($38,375), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($37,179).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

58.5k
2019 Value
± 1,877
−2.74%
1 Year decline
± 4.6%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Carolina Municipio, PR declined at a rate of −2.74%, from 60.1k employees to 58.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Carolina Municipio, PR, are Retail Trade (7,671 people), Accommodation & Food Services (6,522 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (6,159 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Carolina Municipio, PR, though some of these residents may live in Carolina 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 Carolina Municipio, PR, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (7,671 people), Accommodation & Food Services (6,522 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (6,159 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Carolina Municipio, PR has an unusually high number of Public Administration (1.92 times higher than expected), Finance & Insurance (1.5 times), and Accommodation & Food Services (1.48 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Carolina Municipio, PR, by median earnings, are Utilities ($39,556), Information ($38,971), and Public Administration ($32,649).

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Education

In 2019, universities in Carolina Municipio, PR awarded 3,069 degrees. The student population of Carolina Municipio, PR is skewed towards women, with 4,970 male students and 8,607 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Carolina Municipio, PR are Hispanic or Latino (3,069 and 100%), followed by Asian (0 and 0%), Black or African American (0 and 0%), and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in Carolina Municipio, PR by number of degrees awarded are Universidad Ana G. Mendez-Carolina Campus (1,996 and 65%), University of Puerto Rico-Carolina (590 and 19.2%), and Modern Hairstyling Institute-Carolina (224 and 7.3%).

The median tuition costs in Carolina Municipio, PR are $4,920 for private four year colleges, and $4,077 and $6,973 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

In 2019, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Carolina Municipio, PR was Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration with 273 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,996 degrees awarded
  2. 590 degrees awarded
  3. 224 degrees awarded
$4,077
Median In-State Public
$4,920
Median Private

In 2019, the Carolina Municipio, PR institution with the largest number of graduating students was Universidad Ana G. Mendez-Carolina Campus with 1,996 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,120
Degrees Awarded to Men
1,949
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2019, 1,120 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Carolina Municipio, PR, which is 0.575 times less than the 1,949 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    3,069 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    0 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    0 degrees awarded

In 2019 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in Carolina Municipio, PR was Hispanic or Latino students. These 3,069 degrees mean that there were Infinityk times more degrees awarded to Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 0 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Carolina Municipio, PR was $139,900 in 2019, which is 0.582 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $143,900 to $139,900, a 2.78% decrease. The homeownership rate in Carolina Municipio, PR is 70.1%, which is higher than the national average of 64.1%. People in Carolina Municipio, PR have an average commute time of 29.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Carolina Municipio, PR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$139,900
2019 Median
± $2,131
$143,900
2018 Median
± $2,261

In 2019, the median property value in Carolina Municipio, PR declined from to $139,900 from the previous year's value of $143,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Carolina 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 Carolina Municipio, PR the largest share of households have a property value in the $125k - $150k 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.
$29,059
Median Household Income
± $1,122
61.9k
Number of Households
± 1,815

In 2019, the median household income of the 61.9k households in Carolina Municipio, PR declined from $29,059 from the previous year's value of $29,434.

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

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Rent vs Own

70.1%
2019 Homeownership
69.6%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 70.1% of the housing units in Carolina Municipio, PR were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 69.6%.

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

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Commute Time

29.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Carolina Municipio, PR have a longer commute time (29.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 1.95% of the workforce in Carolina Municipio, PR have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (84.3%)
  2. Carpooled (8.61%)
  3. Worked At Home (2.33%)

In 2019, 84.3% of workers in Carolina Municipio, PR drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.61%) and those who worked at home (2.33%).

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Health

91.7% of the population of Carolina Municipio, PR has health coverage, with 30.4% on employee plans, 30.2% on Medicaid, 14.6% on Medicare, 15.2% on non-group plans, and 1.22% 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

8.31%
Uninsured
30.4%
Employer Coverage
30.2%
Medicaid
14.6%
Medicare
15.2%
Non-Group
1.22%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Carolina Municipio, PR grew by 2.88% from 8.08% to 8.31%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Carolina 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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