Mayagüez Municipio, PR

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2020 Population
73,336
2.52% 1-year decline
2020 Median Age
42.1
1.69% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
53.4%
0.816% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$14,761
3.69% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$97,100
0.414% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
18,057
1.37% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Mayagüez Municipio, PR had a population of 73.3k people with a median age of 42.1 and a median household income of $14,761. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Mayagüez Municipio, PR declined from 75,232 to 73,336, a −2.52% decrease and its median household income grew from $14,236 to $14,761, a 3.69% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Mayagüez Municipio, PR are Other (Hispanic) (68.6%), White (Hispanic) (24.2%), Two+ (Hispanic) (3.16%), Black or African American (Hispanic) (3.02%), and White (Non-Hispanic) (0.612%).

None of the households in Mayagüez Municipio, PR reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

The largest universities in Mayagüez Municipio, PR are University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez (1,895 degrees awarded in 2020), Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez (254 degrees), and Universidad Adventista de las Antillas (241191) (248 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Mayagüez Municipio, PR was $97,100, and the homeownership rate was 55.6%.

Most people in Mayagüez Municipio, PR drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Mayagüez Municipio, PR was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

In 2020, there were 2.83 times more Other (Hispanic) residents (50.3k people) in Mayagüez Municipio, PR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 17.7k White (Hispanic) and 2.32k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Mayagüez Municipio, PR
  1. Other (Hispanic)
    50.3k ± 1.38k
  2. White (Hispanic)
    17.7k ± 1.12k
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    2.32k ± 557
99.2%
Hispanic Population
72.8k people

In 2020, there were 2.83 times more Other (Hispanic) residents (50.3k people) in Mayagüez Municipio, PR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 17.7k White (Hispanic) and 2.32k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

99.2% of the people in Mayagüez Municipio, PR are hispanic (72.8k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Dominican Republic
    51,432 ± 5,524 people
  2. Cuba
    10,896 ± 2,558 people
  3. Colombia
    3,744 ± 1,501 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Puerto Rico was Dominican Republic, the natal country of 51,432 Puerto Rico residents, followed by Cuba with 10,896 and Colombia with 3,744.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    550 ± 139
  2. Korea
    264 ± 112
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    183 ± 95

Mayagüez Municipio, PR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.08 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Mayagüez Municipio, PR employs 18.1k people. The largest industries in Mayagüez Municipio, PR are Retail Trade (2,992 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,884 people), and Educational Services (2,295 people), and the highest paying industries are Wholesale Trade ($38,438), Public Administration ($27,736), and Finance & Insurance ($27,708).

Males in Puerto Rico have an average income that is 1.11 times higher than the average income of females, which is $31,123. The income inequality in Puerto Rico (measured using the Gini index) is 0.451, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

18.1k
2020 Value
± 1,031
−1.37%
1 Year decline
± 8.1%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Mayagüez Municipio, PR declined at a rate of −1.37%, from 18.3k employees to 18.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Mayagüez Municipio, PR, are Sales & Related Occupations (2,565 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,423 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (1,426 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Mayagüez Municipio, PR.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

18.1k
2020 Value
± 1,031
−1.37%
1 Year decline
± 8.1%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Mayagüez Municipio, PR declined at a rate of −1.37%, from 18.3k employees to 18.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Mayagüez Municipio, PR, are Retail Trade (2,992 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,884 people), and Educational Services (2,295 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Mayagüez Municipio, PR, though some of these residents may live in Mayagüez Municipio, PR and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$16,768
Median earning men ± $820
$15,967
Median earning women ± $786

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Wholesale Trade ($39,063), Public Administration ($28,708), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($25,104).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($39,063), Wholesale Trade ($34,674), and Public Administration ($26,635).

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Establishments by Size

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In 2020, universities in Mayagüez Municipio, PR awarded 2,838 degrees. The student population of Mayagüez Municipio, PR in 2020 is skewed towards men, with 7,924 male students and 7,789 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Mayagüez Municipio, PR are Hispanic or Latino (2,681 and 96.1%), followed by Unknown (103 and 3.69%), Black or African American (3 and 0.108%), and Asian (1 and 0.0359%).

The largest universities in Mayagüez Municipio, PR by number of degrees awarded are University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez (1,895 and 66.8%), Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez (254 and 8.95%), and Universidad Adventista de las Antillas (241191) (248 and 8.74%).

The most popular majors in Mayagüez Municipio, PR are Registered Nursing (249 and 8.77%), General Biological Sciences (205 and 7.22%), and Mechanical Engineering (143 and 5.04%).

The median tuition costs in Mayagüez Municipio, PR are $5,485 for private four year colleges, and $3,968 and $5,962 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2020 in Mayagüez Municipio, PR, the percentage of applicants admitted was 71%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 59.9%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 15,713 (50.4% men and 49.6% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

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In 2020 there were 15,713 students enrolled in Mayagüez Municipio, PR, 50.4% men and 49.6% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Hispanic or Latino with 14,651 records, of which 49.9% were women and 50.1% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 233 degree-majors awarded
  2. 195 degree-majors awarded
  3. 138 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Mayagüez Municipio, PR was Registered Nursing with 233 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,895 degrees awarded
  2. 254 degrees awarded
  3. 248 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez with 1,895 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

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In 2020, 1,235 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Mayagüez Municipio, PR, which is 0.77 times less than the 1,603 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was Hispanic or Latino students. These 2,681 degrees mean that there were 26 times more degrees awarded to Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 103 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private for-profit, 4-year or above ($6,911) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Private for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,705) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($2,168) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 1.87% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.56% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (741k), Primary Education (489k), and Bachelors Degree (475k).

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Mayagüez Municipio, PR was $97,100 in 2020, which is 0.423 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $96,700 to $97,100, a 0.414% increase. The homeownership rate in Mayagüez Municipio, PR is 55.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Mayagüez Municipio, PR have an average commute time of 22.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Mayagüez Municipio, PR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Mayagüez Municipio, PR is $14,761. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Mayagüez Municipio, PR was Census Tract 820.01 with a value of $31,146, followed by Census Tract 815.22 and Census Tract 816.01, with respective values of $29,394 and $24,982.

Property

$97,100
Median Property Value 2020
±$3,384
$16,429
Median Property Taxes
±$724

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Rent vs Own

55.6%
Homeownership
2020
73.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 55.6% of the housing units in Mayagüez Municipio, PR were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 57%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 820.01
  2. Census Tract 815.22
  3. Census Tract 816.01

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Mayagüez Municipio, PR was Census Tract 820.01 with a value of $31,146, followed by Census Tract 815.22 and Census Tract 816.01, with respective values of $29,394 and $24,982.

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

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Household Income

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$14,761
Median Household Income
± $972
29.9k
Number of Households
± 1,056

In 2020, the median household income of the 29.9k households in Mayagüez Municipio, PR grew to $14,761 from the previous year's value of $14,236.

The following chart displays the households in Mayagüez 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Mayagüez Municipio, PR is from Puerto Rico.
0.451
2020 Wage GINI in Puerto Rico
0.45
2019 Wage GINI in Puerto Rico

In 2020, the income inequality in Puerto Rico was 0.451 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.195% growth from 2019 to 2020, 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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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (84.1%)
  2. Carpooled (8.45%)
  3. Walked (3.29%)

In 2020, 84.1% of workers in Mayagüez Municipio, PR drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.45%) and those who walked to work (3.29%).

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Commute Time

22.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Mayagüez Municipio, PR have a shorter commute time (22.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 2.03% of the workforce in Mayagüez Municipio, PR have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Poverty & Diversity

53.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Mayagüez Municipio, PR (38.7k out of 72.4k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

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

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95% of the population of Mayagüez Municipio, PR has health coverage, with 21.1% on employee plans, 48.6% on Medicaid, 14.7% on Medicare, 9.83% on non-group plans, and 0.78% on military or VA plans.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.7% were men and 53.3% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 19.4% under 18 years, 24.5% between 18 and 34 years, 32.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 23.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.7% were men and 53.3% were women.

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Uninsured People

5.01%
Uninsured
21.1%
Employer Coverage
48.6%
Medicaid
14.7%
Medicare
9.83%
Non-Group
0.78%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Mayagüez Municipio, PR declined by 5.1% from 5.28% to 5.01%.

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Health Outcomes

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Health Behaviors

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