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Puerto Rican Population Grows 4% in 2011

Estimates show that the Puerto Rican population in the United States grew by 4% in 2011.  These results show further that Puerto Ricans in the United States are a fast growing population group. In comparison, the total and white alone population grew by less than one percent, and Latinos as a whole by 2.36 percent.

Puerto Ricans in Puerto Rico experienced a small decline of 18,267 or 0.51% of the population in 2011. Among the states, New York had the largest population expansion with 43,536 new residents, followed by New Jersey with 29,688 and Florida with 19,151. Ohio showed the largest proportional change in population with a 17.54 percent adding 15,566 new residents to the state.

Centro has created PDF and Excel files for selected social characteristics in the United States from the 2011 American Community Survey one-year estimates.  You can find them here:Selected-population-profile-united-states