Mayagüez, PR

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Population

96,089

2.22% decline

Median Age

41.1


Median Household Income

$15,613

1.65% decline

Poverty Rate

49.8%


Number of Employees

24,863

3.26% decline

Median Property Value

$101,200

2.22% decline

About

In 2017, Mayagüez, PR had a population of 96.1k people with a median age of 41.1 and a median household income of $15,613. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Mayagüez, PR declined from 98,272 to 96,089, a -2.22% decrease and its median household income declined from $15,875 to $15,613, a -1.65% decrease.

The population of Mayagüez, PR is 99.4% Hispanic or Latino, 0.456% White Alone, and 0.0833% Some Other Race Alone. N/A% of the people in Mayagüez, PR speak a non-English language, and N/A% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Mayagüez, PR are University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez (1,844 degrees awarded in 2016), Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez (235 degrees), and Universidad Adventista de las Antillas (230 degrees).

The median property value in Mayagüez, PR is $101,200, and the homeownership rate is 61.3%. Most people in Mayagüez, PR commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Mayagüez, PR is 2 cars per household.

Mayagüez, PR borders San Germán, PR and Aguadilla-Isabela, PR.

Economy

The economy of Mayagüez, PR employs 24.9k people. The largest industries in Mayagüez, PR are Retail Trade (4,261 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,945 people), and Educational Services (3,433 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($25,847), Public Administration ($25,701), and Finance & Insurance ($24,295).

Median household income in Mayagüez, PR is $15,613. Males in Mayagüez, 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 Mayagüez, PR (measured using the Gini index) is 0.441, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$15,613

2017 value

± $852

-1.65%

1 Year Growth

± 7.44%

Households in Mayagüez, PR have a median annual income of $15,613, 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 $15,875 in 2016, which represents a -1.65% 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

± $1,346

$30,196

Average Female Salary

± $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

  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.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Mayagüez, 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 Mayagüez, 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

Males 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

49.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Mayagüez, PR (47.3k out of 95k 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 Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Hispanic

    47,085 ± 1,243

  2. Other

    30,560 ± 1,210

  3. White

    14,121 ± 764

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Mayagüez, PR is Hispanic, followed by Other and White.

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

24.9k

2017 Value

± 1,174

-3.26%

1 Year decline

± 6.88%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Mayagüez, PR declined at a rate of -3.26%, from 25.7k employees to 24.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Mayagüez, PR, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,119 people), Sales & Related Occupations (3,795 people), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (2,021 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Mayagüez, PR.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Mayagüez, PR, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,119 people), Sales & Related Occupations (3,795 people), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (2,021 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Mayagüez, PR has an unusually high number of residents working as Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (2.75 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.13 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.51 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Mayagüez, PR, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($39,773), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($36,053), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($35,609).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

24.9k

2017 Value

± 1,174

-3.26%

1 Year decline

± 6.88%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Mayagüez, PR declined at a rate of -3.26%, from 25.7k employees to 24.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Mayagüez, PR, are Retail Trade (4,261 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,945 people), and Educational Services (3,433 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Mayagüez, PR, though some of these residents may live in Mayagüez, 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 Mayagüez, PR, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (4,261 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,945 people), and Educational Services (3,433 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Mayagüez, PR has an unusually high number of Public Administration (1.61 times higher than expected), Retail Trade (1.5 times), and Educational Services (1.49 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Mayagüez, PR, by median earnings, are Utilities ($25,847), Public Administration ($25,701), and Finance & Insurance ($24,295).

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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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Most Common Trade Partners

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Health

94% of the population of Mayagüez, PR has health coverage, with 20.8% on employee plans, 45.6% on Medicaid, 13.8% on Medicare, 12.6% on non-group plans, and 1.21% 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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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

5.98%

Uninsured

20.8%

Employer Coverage

45.6%

Medicaid

13.8%

Medicare

12.6%

Non-Group

1.21%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Mayagüez, PR declined by 0.219% from 6% to 5.98%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Mayagüez, 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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Diversity

Mayagüez, PR is home to a population of 96.1k people, from which N/A% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Mayagüez, PR residents were born outside of the country (N/A people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Mayagüez, PR is composed of 95.5k Hispanic or Latino residents (99.4%), 438 White Alone residents (0.456%), 80 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0833%), 47 Black or African American Alone residents (0.0489%), 34 Asian Alone residents (0.0354%), 1 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.00104%), 0 Two or More Races residents (0%), and 0 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Mayagüez, PR are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

41

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

48

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 8.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Mayagüez, PR was 41.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 48. But people in Mayagüez, PR are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Mayagüez, PR residents was 40.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

N/A%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

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2016 Foreign-Born Population

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As of 2017, N/A% of Mayagüez, PR residents (N/A people) 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 Mayagüez, PR was N/A%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

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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 Citizenship

  1. N/A%

  2. N/A%

As of N/A, N/A% of Mayagüez, 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 Mayagüez, 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

    95.5k ± 2.98k

  2. White Alone

    438 ± 155

  3. Some Other Race Alone

    80 ± 118

In 2017, there were 218 times more Hispanic or Latino residents (95.5k people) in Mayagüez, PR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 438 White Alone and 80 Some Other Race Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Mayagüez, PR as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

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N/A% of Mayagüez, PR citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Mayagüez, PR was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Mayagüez, PR are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    699 ± 155

  2. Korea

    644 ± 135

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    330 ± 135

Mayagüez, PR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.09 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Mayagüez, PR awarded 2,781 degrees. The student population of Mayagüez, PR is skewed towards women, with 8,740 male students and 8,891 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Mayagüez, PR are Hispanic or Latino (2,562 and 94%), followed by Unknown (158 and 5.8%), White (3 and 0.11%), and Black or African American (2 and 0.0734%).

The largest universities in Mayagüez, PR by number of degrees awarded are University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez (1,844 and 66.3%), Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez (235 and 8.45%), and Universidad Adventista de las Antillas (230 and 8.27%).

The most popular majors in Mayagüez, PR are Registered Nursing (225 and 8.09%), General Biological Sciences (221 and 7.95%), and Mechanical Engineering (149 and 5.36%).

The median tuition costs in Mayagüez, PR are $5,215 for private four year colleges, and $1,878 and $3,900 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 211 degrees awarded

  2. 198 degrees awarded

  3. 133 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Mayagüez, PR was General Biological Sciences with 211 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 1,844 degrees awarded

  2. 235 degrees awarded

  3. 230 degrees awarded

$1,878

Median In-State Public

$5,215

Median Private

In 2016, the Mayagüez, PR institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez with 1,844 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,209

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,572

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 1,209 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Mayagüez, PR, which is 0.769 times less than the 1,572 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

    2,562 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    158 degrees awarded

  3. White

    3 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Mayagüez, PR were to Hispanic or Latino students. These 2,562 degrees mean that there were 16.2 times more Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 158 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Mayagüez, PR was $101,200 in 2017, which is 0.465 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $103,500 to $101,200, a 2.22% decrease. The homeownership rate in Mayagüez, PR is 61.3%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Mayagüez, PR have an average commute time of 21.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Mayagüez, 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.

$15,613

Median Household Income

± $852

36k

Number of Households

± 1,098

In 2017, the median household income of the 36k households in Mayagüez, PR declined from $15,613 from the previous year's value of $15,875.

The following chart displays the households in Mayagüez, 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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Housing

Property Value

$101,200

2017 Median

± $3,015

$103,500

2016 Median

± $3,009

In 2017, the median property value in Mayagüez, PR declined from to $101,200 from the previous year's value of $103,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Mayagüez, 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 Mayagüez, PR the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

None

Average Range

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Rent vs Own

61.3%

2017 Homeownership

61.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 61.3% of the housing units in Mayagüez, PR were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 61.6%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Mayagüez, 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 Mayagüez, PR distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Mayagüez, PR have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

21.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Mayagüez, PR have a shorter commute time (21.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.51% of the workforce in Mayagüez, PR have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    83.4%

  2. Carpooled

    9.15%

  3. Walked

    3.7%

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

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