Isabela, PR

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Population

11,596

4.14% growth

Median Age

41.4


Median Household Income

$16,102

9.36% growth

Poverty Rate

47.7%


Number of Employees

3,147

21.1% growth

Median Property Value

$101,000

6.39% decline

About

In 2017, Isabela, PR had a population of 11.6k people with a median age of 41.4 and a median household income of $16,102. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Isabela, PR grew from 11,135 to 11,596, a 4.14% increase and its median household income grew from $14,724 to $16,102, a 9.36% increase.

The population of Isabela, PR is 98.3% Hispanic or Latino, 1.72% White Alone, and 0% Two or More Races. 91.8% of the people in Isabela, PR speak a non-English language, and N/A% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Isabela, PR are Escuela de Peritos Electricistas de Isabela Inc (44 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Isabela, PR is $101,000, and the homeownership rate is 60.2%. Most people in Isabela, PR commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Isabela, PR is 2 cars per household.

About the photo: PR Hwy 2 at the Guajataca River.

Economy

The economy of Isabela, PR employs 3.15k people. The largest industries in Isabela, PR are Health Care & Social Assistance (481 people), Retail Trade (402 people), and Educational Services (354 people), and the highest paying industries are Manufacturing ($35,050), Wholesale Trade ($31,161), and Educational Services ($30,125).

Median household income in Isabela, PR is $16,102. Males in Isabela, 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 Isabela, PR (measured using the Gini index) is 0.441, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$16,102

2017 value

± $3,308

9.36%

1 Year Growth

± 25.8%

Households in Isabela, PR have a median annual income of $16,102, 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 $14,724 in 2016, which represents a 9.36% 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 Isabela, 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 Isabela, 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 Isabela, 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 4105

  2. Census Tract 4104.02

  3. Census Tract 4103

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Isabela, PR was Census Tract 4105 with a value of $20,116, followed by Census Tract 4104.02 and Census Tract 4103, with respective values of $16,449 and $12,639.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

47.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Isabela, PR (5.5k out of 11.5k 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 18 - 24 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

    5,454 ± 562

  2. White

    3,836 ± 481

  3. Other

    1,173 ± 273

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

3.15k

2017 Value

± 466

21.1%

1 Year growth

± 17.7%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Isabela, PR grew at a rate of 21.1%, from 2.6k employees to 3.15k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Isabela, PR, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (504 people), Sales & Related Occupations (449 people), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (269 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Isabela, PR.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Isabela, PR, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (504 people), Sales & Related Occupations (449 people), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (269 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Isabela, PR has an unusually high number of residents working as Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (3.88 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (3.29 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.64 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Isabela, PR, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($57,440), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($43,707), and Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($42,845).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

3.15k

2017 Value

± 466

21.1%

1 Year growth

± 17.7%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Isabela, PR grew at a rate of 21.1%, from 2.6k employees to 3.15k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Isabela, PR, are Health Care & Social Assistance (481 people), Retail Trade (402 people), and Educational Services (354 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Isabela, PR, though some of these residents may live in Isabela, 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 Isabela, PR, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (481 people), Retail Trade (402 people), and Educational Services (354 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Isabela, PR has an unusually high number of Public Administration (1.69 times higher than expected), Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (1.53 times), and Utilities (1.52 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Isabela, PR, by median earnings, are Manufacturing ($35,050), Wholesale Trade ($31,161), and Educational Services ($30,125).

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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

93.4% of the population of Isabela, PR has health coverage, with 16.2% on employee plans, 55% on Medicaid, 9.88% on Medicare, 11.5% on non-group plans, and 0.858% 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

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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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Health Care Coverage

6.59%

Uninsured

16.2%

Employer Coverage

55%

Medicaid

9.88%

Medicare

11.5%

Non-Group

0.858%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Isabela, PR grew by 7.79% from 6.11% to 6.59%.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

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Diversity

Isabela, PR is home to a population of 11.6k people, from which N/A% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Isabela, PR residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Isabela, PR is composed of 11.4k Hispanic or Latino residents (98.3%), 200 White Alone residents (1.72%), 0 Two or More Races residents (0%), 0 Asian Alone residents (0%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), 0 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0%), 0 Black or African American Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Isabela, PR are Spanish or Spanish Creole (9,668 speakers), French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) (8 speakers), and French Creole (0 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

42

Median Native-Born Age

± 3.2

39

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 18.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Isabela, PR was 41.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 39. But people in Isabela, PR are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Isabela, PR residents was 42.

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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 Isabela, 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 Isabela, 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 Isabela, PR was Dominican Republic, the natal country of 55,958 Isabela, 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 Isabela, 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 Isabela, 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

    11.4k ± 1.05k

  2. White Alone

    200 ± 142

  3. Two or More Races

    0 ± 29.7

In 2017, there were 57 times more Hispanic or Latino residents (11.4k people) in Isabela, PR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 200 White Alone and 0 Two or More Races 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

    9,668 speakers (91.7%)

  2. French (Incl. Patois, Cajun)

    8 speakers (0.0759%)

  3. French Creole

    0 speakers (0%)

91.8% of Isabela, 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 Isabela, PR was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 91.7% of the overall population of Isabela, PR are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.0759% speak French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) and 0% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    89 ± 67

  2. World War II

    40 ± 61

  3. Korea

    37 ± 41

Isabela, PR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.23 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Isabela, PR awarded 44 degrees. The student population of Isabela, PR is skewed towards men, with 96 male students and 1 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Isabela, PR are Hispanic or Latino (44 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 Isabela, PR by number of degrees awarded are Escuela de Peritos Electricistas de Isabela Inc (44 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Isabela, PR are Electrician (35 and 79.5%) and HVAC & Refrigeration Engineering Technology (9 and 20.5%).

The median tuition costs in Isabela, PR are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 35 degrees awarded

  2. 9 degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Isabela, PR was Electrician with 35 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

44 degrees awarded

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Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Isabela, PR institution with the largest number of graduating students was Escuela de Peritos Electricistas de Isabela Inc with 44 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

43

Degrees Awarded to Men

1

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 43 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Isabela, PR, which is 43 times more than the 1 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

    44 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    0 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    0 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Isabela, PR were to Hispanic or Latino students. These 44 degrees mean that there were N/A times more 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 Isabela, PR was $101,000 in 2017, which is 0.464 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $107,900 to $101,000, a 6.39% decrease. The homeownership rate in Isabela, PR is 60.2%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Isabela, PR have an average commute time of 22.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Isabela, PR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$16,102

Median Household Income

± $3,308

4.16k

Number of Households

± 484

In 2017, the median household income of the 4.16k households in Isabela, PR grew to $16,102 from the previous year's value of $14,724.

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Housing

Property Value

$101,000

2017 Median

± $10,901

$107,900

2016 Median

± $10,708

In 2017, the median property value in Isabela, PR declined from to $101,000 from the previous year's value of $107,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Isabela, 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 Isabela, PR the largest share of households have a property value in the $80k - $90k range.

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Property Taxes

None

Average Range

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Rent vs Own

60.2%

2017 Homeownership

61.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 60.2% of the housing units in Isabela, PR were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 61.9%.

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

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

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Commute Time

22.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Isabela, PR have a shorter commute time (22.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 4.91% of the workforce in Isabela, PR have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    87.2%

  2. Carpooled

    7.04%

  3. Walked

    2.76%

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

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