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Puerto Rico

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Puerto Rico
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 3,193,694
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 3,193,694
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 3,726,157
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) -14.3%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 3,285,874
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 3,725,789
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
Persons under 18 years, percent
Persons 65 years and over, percent
Female persons, percent
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
Asian alone, percent(a)
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Two or More Races, percent
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 76,216
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 2.7%
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) X
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 68.1%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $111,500
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $880
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $149
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $478
Building permits, 2020 X
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 1,192,654
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.75
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 92.9%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 94.5%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 68.6%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 60.4%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 76.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 25.9%
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 14.9%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 44.4%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 39.7%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 4,256,139
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 6,098,340
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 76,575,043
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 24,957,584
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $6,806
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 29.3
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $20,539
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $12,914
Persons in poverty, percent
Total employer establishments, 2019 44,748
Total employment, 2019 680,204
Total annual payroll, 2019 ($1,000) 18,589,440
Total employment, percent change, 2018-2019 2.9%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 X
All firms, 2012 X
Men-owned firms, 2012 X
Women-owned firms, 2012 X
Minority-owned firms, 2012 X
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 X
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 X
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 X
Population per square mile, 2010 1,088.2
Land area in square miles, 2010 3,423.80
FIPS Code 72
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2019) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2019). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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