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Research Briefs are descriptive and topical summaries on specific areas of interest about the experience of the Puerto Rican population in the United States. These briefs include charts, tables, and narratives that describe the Puerto Rican population in the context of other, broader populations. Examples of such brief topics include subject of current pertinence, such as disconnected youth, migration, poverty, race-based differences, civic engagement, food and nutrition.

The Puerto Rican population grew in the U.S. from 5.4 million in 2016 to 5.5 million in 2017. Of note is the fact that 2017 is the first time Florida...
On September 20, 2017, Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico as a category 4 cyclone, with minimum sustained winds blowing at 145 mph, peaking at 155...
By all counts, Puerto Rico’s housing market is in a deep and prolonged crisis. At least 18 percent of Puerto Rico’s housing stock is vacant as a...
Six months since Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, the initial phase of emergency disaster relief has concluded and the island has entered into...
This research brief presents findings of the relocation of Puerto Ricans to the U.S. mainland as a result of aftermath of Hurricane Maria. Data from...
Hurricane Maria’s impact on Puerto Rico and its population has led to a significant exodus to the United States, especially to the state of Florida...