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Population
  2010 2012
Population 3,725,789 3,667,084
Median Age 36.9 37.9
Total 8 year-olds 48,340 45,109
Boys 24,757 23,179
Girls 23,583 21,930
Total 9 year-olds 52,546 45,491
Boys 27,092 23,423
Girls 25,454 22,068
Total 10 year-olds 53,810 46,976
Boys 27,558 24,132
Girls 26,252 22,844
Total 11 year-olds 50,865 50,540
Boys 26,135 26,069
Girls 24,730 24,471
Total 12 year-olds 54,239 52,486
Boys 27,469 26,974
Girls 26,770 25,512
 
How People Get to Work:
Drive Alone 79.2% 80.6%
Car Pool 10.2% 9.7%
Public Transportation 2.5% 2.6%
Work at Home 2.4% 2.0%

Geography
Capital San Juan
Largest City San Juan
Second Largest City Bayamon
Persons Per Square Mile (State, 2010) 1,088.2

Business
  2010 2012
Dentist Offices 987 979
Amusement Parks 11 9
Fast-Food Restaurants 2,048 2,154
Toy Stores 78 63
Video/Disc Rental Stores 68 38
Zoos & Botanical Gardens 1 2
Candy & Nut Stores 36 27
Pet & Pet Supply Stores 65 78
Ice Cream & Frozen Dessert Makers 11 10

Note: As is the case with all surveys, statistics from sample surveys are subject to sampling and nonsampling error.

A value of NA indicates that data are not available for the indicated time period. A value of X indicates that data are not applicable for the current region.

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History

  • Population 1950: 2,210,703
  • Population 2000: 3,808,610

I never knew that! *

  • Nickname: Isle of Enchantment
  • Flower: Puerto Rican Hibiscus
  • Tree: Kapok
  • Bird: Stripe-headed Tanager

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Who told you this stuff?

The U.S. Census Bureau takes a census of the population every 10 years, and censuses of economic activity and governments every five years. And every year, the Census Bureau conducts more than 100 other surveys. Data on this page come from the 2010 Census, the American Community Survey, and County Business Patterns.

How are these data collected?

The U.S. Census Bureau sends questionnaires in the mail or contacts businesses and households to participate in its surveys.

* State symbol information was obtained from various non-Census Bureau resources including state web sites, educational web sites, and commercial entities.