August 11, 2014

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Share of Puerto Rico Population
Population Change
Population
Population

Puerto Rico Population

The population of Puerto Rico decreased by about 200,000 people from 2000 to 2013, with about two-thirds of Puerto Rican municipalities having lost population during those years. Puerto Rico’s recent population downturn, which began during the past decade, reverses a general pattern of growth on the island since at least the 1700s. The Census Bureau projects the island’s population loss will continue gradually through at least 2050, when about 3 million people will live there.

1980
1990
2000
2013
'80-'90
'90-'00
'00-'13

All of Puerto Rico:

San Juan Ponce

Population

  • > 200,000
  • 100,000 to 200,000
  • 75,000 to 100,000
  • 50,000 to 75,000
  • 25,000 to 50,000
  • < 25,000
  •  

Change in Population

  • > 30%
  • 20 to 30%
  • 10 to 20%
  • 0 to 10%
  • -10 to 0%
  • -10 to -20%
  • -20 to -30%

Ten municipalities that changed the most

  1. a
  2. b
  3. c
  4. d
  5. e
  6. f
  7. g
  8. h
  9. i
  10. j
Mouseover a municipality to highlight it on the map.

Notes: 2013 population estimates are as of July 1 of that year. 1980, 1990 and 2000 population counts are as of April 1 of that year.

Source: For 2013, U.S. Census Bureau's annual estimates of the resident population. For 1980, 1990 and 2000, U.S. Census Bureau decennial censuses, Summary File 1 (SF-1) data.