Puerto Rico

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Population
3.2M
4.26% 1-year decline
Median Age
42.9

Median Household Income
$20,296
4.93% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$110,800
0.911% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
N/A

About

In 2018, Puerto Rico had a population of 3.2M people with a median age of 42.9 and a median household income of $20,296. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Puerto Rico declined from 3.34M to 3.2M, a -4.26% decrease and its median household income grew from $19,343 to $20,296, a 4.93% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Puerto Rico are White (Hispanic) (64.1%), Other (Hispanic) (17.2%), Black or African American (Hispanic) (12.4%), Two+ (Hispanic) (4.76%), and White (Non-Hispanic) (0.964%). NaNM% of the people in Puerto Rico speak a non-English language, and N/A% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Puerto Rico are Instituto de Banca y Comercio Inc (6,110 degrees awarded in 2017), Universidad del Turabo (3,171 degrees), and National University College (2,836 degrees).

The median property value in Puerto Rico is $110,800, and the homeownership rate is 67.3%. Most people in Puerto Rico commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 29.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Puerto Rico is 2 cars per household.

Puerto Rico borders .

Civics

are the senators currently representing the state of . In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

US Senators from

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US Representatives from

is currently represented by 0 member in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the member for Puerto Rico have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

Puerto Rico is home to a population of 3.2M people, from which N/A% are citizens. As of N/A, N/A% of Puerto Rico residents were born outside of the country (N/A people).

In 2018, there were 3.73 times more White (Hispanic) residents (2.05M people) in Puerto Rico than any other race or ethnicity. There were 549k Other (Hispanic) and 397k 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 Puerto Rico
  1. White (Hispanic)
    2.05M ± 21.9k
  2. Other (Hispanic)
    549k ± 16.9k
  3. Black or African American (Hispanic)
    397k ± 17.1k
98.7%
Hispanic Population
3.15M people

In 2018, there were 3.73 times more White (Hispanic) residents (2.05M people) in Puerto Rico than any other race or ethnicity. There were 549k Other (Hispanic) and 397k Black or African American (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

98.7% of the people in Puerto Rico are hispanic (3.15M people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Puerto Rico as a share of the total population.

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Age by Nativity

43
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.2
53
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 1.4

In 2018, the median age of all people in Puerto Rico was 42.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 53. But people in Puerto Rico are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Puerto Rico residents was 41.

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Global Diversity

In N/A, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Puerto Rico was N/A, the natal country of N/A Puerto Rico residents, followed by N/A with N/A and N/A with N/A.

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Citizenship

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N/A Citizenship

As of N/A, N/A% of Puerto Rico residents were US citizens, which is approximately the same as the national average of 93.2%. In N/A, the percentage of US citizens in Puerto Rico was N/A%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been N/A.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    25,940 ± 2,133
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    13,847 ± 2,291
  3. Korea
    12,088 ± 1,930

Puerto Rico has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.87 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Puerto Rico is $20,296. In 2018, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Puerto Rico was Guaynabo Municipio, PR with a value of $36,309, followed by Trujillo Alto Municipio, PR and Caguas Municipio, PR, with respective values of $31,078 and $27,714.

Males in N/A have an average income that is N/A times higher than the average income of females, which is N/A. The income inequality in N/A (measured using the Gini index) is N/A, which is N/A than the national average.

The economy of Puerto Rico employs N/A people. The largest industries in Puerto Rico are N/A, and the highest paying industries are N/A.

Wages

Median Household Income

$20,296
2018 value
± $426
4.93%
1 Year Growth
± 2.82%

Households in Puerto Rico have a median annual income of $20,296, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $19,343 in 2017, which represents a 4.93% annual growth.

The following chart shows how the median household income in Puerto Rico compares to that of its neighboring and parent geographies.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

N/A
Average Male Salary in N/A
± N/A
N/A
Average Female Salary in N/A
± N/A

In N/A, full-time male employees in N/A made N/A times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

In N/A the highest paid race/ethnicity of N/A workers was N/A. These workers were paid N/A times more than N/A workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in N/A.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the N/A occupations in Puerto Rico by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

N/A Wage GINI in N/A
  1. N/A
  2. N/A

In N/A, the income inequality in N/A was N/A according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a N/A N/A from N/A to N/A, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat N/A even. The GINI for N/A was N/A than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed N/A evenly in N/A 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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In 2018, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Puerto Rico was Guaynabo Municipio, PR with a value of $36,309, followed by Trujillo Alto Municipio, PR and Caguas Municipio, PR, with respective values of $31,078 and $27,714.

The following map shows all of the counties in Puerto Rico colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

N/A N/A
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

N/A% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Puerto Rico (N/A out of N/A people) live below the poverty line, a number that is approximately the same as the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are N/A N/A, followed by N/A N/A and then N/A N/A.

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

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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

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N/A Value

From N/A to N/A, employment in Puerto Rico stayed at a rate of NaNM%, from N/A employees to N/A employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Puerto Rico, are N/A. This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Puerto Rico.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Puerto Rico, by number of employees, are N/A.

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Most Specialized

Compared to other states, Puerto Rico has an unusually high number of residents working as N/A.

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Puerto Rico, by average salary, are N/A.

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Industries

Employment by Industries

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N/A Value

From N/A to N/A, employment in Puerto Rico stayed at a rate of NaNM%, from N/A employees to N/A employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Puerto Rico, are N/A. This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Puerto Rico, though some of these residents may live in Puerto Rico 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 Puerto Rico, by number of employees, are N/A.

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Most Specialized

Compared to other states, Puerto Rico has an unusually high number of N/A industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Puerto Rico, by average salary, are N/A.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Puerto Rico awarded 57,171 degrees. The student population of Puerto Rico is skewed towards women, with 96,153 male students and 132,157 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Puerto Rico are Hispanic or Latino (56,504 and 99%), followed by Unknown (318 and 0.557%), White (126 and 0.221%), and Black or African American (50 and 0.0876%).

The largest universities in Puerto Rico by number of degrees awarded are Instituto de Banca y Comercio Inc (6,110 and 10.7%), Universidad del Turabo (3,171 and 5.55%), and National University College (2,836 and 4.96%).

The most popular majors in Puerto Rico are Registered Nursing (5,351 and 9.36%), General Cosmetology (1,675 and 2.93%), and General Business Administration & Management (1,367 and 2.39%).

The median tuition costs in Puerto Rico are $4,800 for private four year colleges, and $1,938 and $3,943 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 3,537 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 1,007 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 1,007 degree-majorss awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Puerto Rico was Registered Nursing with 3,537 degree-majorss awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 6,110 degrees awarded
  2. 3,171 degrees awarded
  3. 2,836 degrees awarded
$1,938
Median In-State Public
$4,800
Median Private

In 2017, the Puerto Rico institution with the largest number of graduating students was Instituto de Banca y Comercio Inc with 6,110 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

23,154
Degrees Awarded to Men
34,017
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 23,154 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Puerto Rico, which is 0.681 times less than the 34,017 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Puerto Rico by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    56,504 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    318 degrees awarded
  3. White
    126 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Puerto Rico were to Hispanic or Latino students. These 56,504 degrees mean that there were 178 times more Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 318 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Puerto Rico was $110,800 in 2018, which is 0.482 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $109,800 to $110,800, a 0.911% increase. The homeownership rate in Puerto Rico is 67.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Puerto Rico have an average commute time of 29.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Puerto Rico is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$110,800
2018 Median
± $1,053
$109,800
2017 Median
± $1,476

In 2018, the median property value in Puerto Rico grew to to $110,800 from the previous year's value of $109,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Puerto Rico 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 Puerto Rico 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.
$20,296
Median Household Income
± $426
1.18M
Number of Households
± 17,695

In 2018, the median household income of the 1.18M households in Puerto Rico grew to $20,296 from the previous year's value of $19,343.

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

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Rent vs Own

67.3%
2018 Homeownership
67.3%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 67.3% of the housing units in Puerto Rico were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 67.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Puerto Rico compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

29.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Puerto Rico have a longer commute time (29.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.7 minutes). Additionally, 4.25% of the workforce in Puerto Rico have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel
  1. Drove Alone
    84.2%
  2. Carpooled
    7.94%
  3. Worked At Home
    2.28%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Puerto Rico was Drove Alone (84.2%), followed by those who Carpooled (7.94%) and those who Worked At Home (2.28%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Puerto Rico distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Puerto Rico have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Health

N/A% of the population of Puerto Rico has health coverage, with N/A% on employee plans, N/A% on Medicaid, N/A% on Medicare, N/A% on non-group plans, and N/A% 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%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Coverage

N/A%
Uninsured
N/A%
Employer Coverage
N/A%
Medicaid
N/A%
Medicare
N/A%
Non-Group
N/A%
Military or VA

Between N/A and N/A, the percent of uninsured citizens in Puerto Rico N/A by N/A from N/A% to N/A%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Puerto Rico 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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