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Population
  2010 2019
Population 3,725,789 3,193,694
Rank 29 31
Median Age 36.9 43.2
   
Total 8 year-olds 48,340 32,155
Boys 24,757 16,109
Girls 23,583 16,046
Total 9 year-olds 52,546 34,415
Boys 27,092 17,384
Girls 25,454 17,031
Total 10 year-olds 53,810 34,999
Boys 27,558 17,677
Girls 26,252 17,322
Total 11 year-olds 50,865 35,259
Boys 26,135 17,812
Girls 24,730 17,447
Total 12 year-olds 54,239 36,619
Boys 27,469 18,659
Girls 26,770 17,960
Total 13 year-olds 54,419 37,664
Boys 27,856 19,299
Girls 26,563 18,365
Total 14 year-olds 55,238 38,223
Boys 28,271 19,470
Girls 26,967 18,753
 
How People Get to Work: 2010 2019
Drive Alone 79.2% 84.3%
Car Pool 10.2% 7.7%
Public Transportation 2.5% 1.2%
Work at Home 2.4% 2.4%
 
Computer and Internet Use: 2019
Homes with a Computer 76.3%

Geography
  2010
Capital San Juan
Largest City San Juan
Second Largest City Bayamón
Persons Per Square Mile 1,088.2

Business
  2010 2018
Dentist Offices 987 875
Amusement Parks 11 9
Fast-Food Restaurants 2,048 2,062
Toy Stores 78 28
Video/Disc Rental Stores 68 9
Zoos & Botanical Gardens 1 NA
Candy & Nut Stores 36 18
Pet & Pet Supply Stores 65 84
Ice Cream & Frozen Dessert Makers 11 7

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 there is no data for that time period, due to there being less than three establishments. 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
  • Population 2010: 3,725,789

I never knew that! *

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

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, Population Estimates, County Business Patterns, and Puerto Rico Community Survey.

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

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