Puerto Rican Florida: Demographic Overview
“Puerto Rican Florida: Demographic Overview” is taken from a power point presentation prepared by Lucas Pedraza and Patricia Silver and presented at the “Summit on Puerto Rican Affairs: A Vision for the Future” in Kissimmee, Florida, on May 21, 2010.  Maps included in each of the entries give visual representations of population density for Puerto Rican populations living in each of these metropolitan areas as well as in the state of Florida by county and by census tract. The data tables presented here include economic, occupational, educational, and demographic data for four metropolitan areas of Florida. For each of these metro areas, there are tables for age and population, housing tenure, educational attainment, income, employment, and poverty rates. The tables for “Florida in the Diaspora” include comparative data on each of these for the state of Florida and the U.S., as well as data on occupation, industry, and class of worker for Florida and the U.S.
The entry called “Florida and the Diaspora” compares these data described above for Puerto Ricans and for the total population in the state of Florida and in the U.S. as a whole. “Florida and the Diaspora” also includes graphs. The first compares population figures for each of the above metropolitan areas of Florida to New York City and the statewide population of Puerto Rican Florida. The other four give a comparative view of the following data categories across each of the four Florida metropolitan areas, New York City, statewide Florida, and all of the U.S.: (1) the percent of Puerto Rican population to the total population and to all Hispanics; (2) median age and percent of Puerto Rican population over age 18; (3) median household income; and (4) education levels for over age 25.
The data tables organized by data category rather than by metropolitan area allow a comparative view across the Orlando-Kissimmee, Tampa – St. Petersburg, Miami, and Jacksonville areas. To access the data tables organized by category and a PDF of the original power point presentation, click here. Florida data project ppt 2010 / Puerto Ricans in Florida Data Tables
Uploaded - 2010.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2008 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates, Selected Population Profile; U.S. Census Bureau, 2008 American Community Survey 3-Year Estimates, Selected Population Profile; U.S. Census Bureau 2000, Summary File 1.
- Florida in the Diaspora