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Puerto Rico

U.S. State
Citation: U.S. Census Bureau (2016). American Community Survey (ACS) 1‑year estimates unless noted otherwise.

Demographics

3,411,307 Population
3,423.78 Square Miles
996.36 People Per Square Mile

Age

Median Age
40.7 years
Population By Age
Under 18 Years
20.4%
18 to 34
22.17%
35 to 64
38.5%
65 and Over
18.93%
Population By Age (Detailed)

Sex, Race & Ethnicity

Sex
Male
47.65%
Female
52.35%
Race & Ethnicity
*Hispanic includes respondents of any race. Other categories are non-Hispanic

Foreign Born and Place of Birth

Nativity
Foreign
2.68%
Native
97.32%
Place of Birth for Foreign Born Population
*Universe: Foreign-Born Population
Year of Entry for Foreign Born Population
2010 or Later
0%
2000 to 2009
0%
1990 to 1999
0%
Before 1990
0%
*Universe: Foreign-Born Population

Education

Education Attainment

Less Than High School
24.39%
High School Grad or Higher
75.61%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher
25.29%
School Dropout Rate
In School
96.52%
Dropped Out
3.48%
*Universe Civilian Population 16 to 19 Years
Education Attainment for Population 25 and Over
*Universe: Population 25 Years and Over

Language

Population 5 Years and Over Who Speak Only English at Home
5.7%
Languages Other Than English Spoken At Home
*Universe: Population 5 Years and Over

Economics

Income

Per Capita Income
$11,952
Median Household Income
$20,078
Gini Index
0.55
Unemployment Rate
Employed
83.84%
Unemployed
16.16%
*Universe: Civilian Population In Labor Force 16+
Household Income
*Universe: Households

Poverty

Persons Below Poverty Level
43.48%
Population Under 18
Poverty
56.39%
Non-poverty
43.61%
Population 65 and Over
Poverty
38.09%
Non-poverty
61.91%

Transportation to Work

Average Commute to Work
30 minutes
Means of Transportation to Work
*Universe: Workers 16 Years and Over

Health Insurance

No Health Insurance Coverage
6.15%
With Health Insurance Coverage
93.85%
Public vs Private Health Coverage
*Universe: Noninstitutionalized Population

Households

Households

Average Household Size
2.79
Number of Households
1,208,438
Population by Household Type
*Universe: Population in Households

Marital Status

Single
61.02%
Married
38.97%
Marital Status Male
Never Married
43.57%
Now Married
41.59%
Widowed
2.9%
Divorced
11.94%
*Universe: Male Population 15 and Over
Marital Status Female
Never Married
36.48%
Now Married
36.66%
Widowed
11.18%
Divorced
15.67%
*Universe: Female Population 15 and Over

Fertility

Women 15-50 Who Had a Birth During Past Year
3.49%
Women Who Had a Birth During Past Year by Age
*Universe: Women 15-50 Years

Housing

Units & Occupancy

Number of Housing Units
1,555,880
Occupancy Status
Occupied
77.67%
Vacant
22.33%
*Universe: Housing Units
Occupied Housing Units
Owner Occupied
67.99%
Renter Occupied
32.01%
*Universe: Occupied Housing Units
Vacant Housing Units
For Rent
9.35%
For Sale
8.96%
Other
81.68%
*Universe: Vacant housing units

Housing Unit Structure

Median Year Structure Built
1978
Types of Structures
Single Unit
79.84%
Multi Unit
19.87%
Mobile Home
0.29%
Boat, RV, Van, etc.
0%
*Universe: Housing Units
Source: (ACS) 5-year estimates
Mortgage Status
With Mortgage
39.56%
Without Mortgage
60.44%
*Universe: Owner Occupied Housing Units
Year Householder Moved Into Unit
*Universe: Population in Occupied Housing Units

House Value

Median Value
$111,900
Median Gross Rent
$463
Value of Owner-Occupied Housing Units
*Universe: Owner-occupied Housing Units

Geographical Mobility

Moved Since Previous Year
0%
Residence 1 Year Ago
*Universe: Population 1 Year and Over

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