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Four Years Post-Maria: Puerto Rico's Disabled Population

  • Over one fifth of the Puerto Rican population is disabled. 21% of Puerto Rico's population is disabled.
  • Half of Puerto Rico's disabled population lives below the poverty line. This represents an increase of 4.8%, from 2017.
  • Puerto Rico’s disabled population is not equally distributed geographically. Of all Puerto Rican municipalities, Guanica had the highest total percentage of disabled population at 37.5%.
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Changes from 2010 to 2020 on the Puerto Rican Population

  • Puerto Rico's population dropped by -11.8% between 2010 and 2020. A historic loss of 440,000 individuals in a 10-year span.
  • Population loss for non-hispanic residents was disproportionately lower, at only 1.3%.
  • Puerto Rico had the absolute largest population decline of any US jurisdiction.
  • For the first time population losses were reported across all municipalities, with San Juan showing the greatest overall loss.
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Four Years Post Maria: Aging Population

  • 22% of Puerto Rico's population is 65 years or older. This is higher than the US average of 16.5%
  • 40% of PR's senior age population lives at or below the poverty line. This is disproportionately higher than the fifty states where the poverty rate for seniors is 9.4% and 7.9% among Latinos
  • The proportion of seniors is up 6% from 2017. Since Hurricane Maria, the senior age population grew across all municipalities, with the exception of Fajardo.
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Our interactive reports use data visualization tools and web maps to illustrate major points and changes within the Puerto Rican population. In the wake of Hurricane Maria, the data hub has extended research priorities to the impacts of Hurricane(s) Irma and Maria in Puerto Rico and the Puerto Rican diaspora, by disseminating research and policy briefs and other relevant information about the ongoing economic crisis and post-disaster recovery. Our Hub offers a unique opportunity to connect and collaborate with outside researchers on investigations, publications, and events.

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Hispanic Empowerment in New York’s Municipal Workforces, 2021

Employment in municipal government is another facet of empowerment and incorporation for populations that have been historically underrepresented in government as are Hispanics

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The Puerto Rico Children Vulnerability Index, 2021

This report discusses the creation of the Child Vulnerability Index (CVI), how to identify the scale and patterns of child vulnerability in the archipelago, and provide insights to mitigate the effects that hazardous events may cause.

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Pervasive Poverty in Puerto Rico: a Closer Look

This report contextualizes the persistent poverty that exists across Puerto Rico and all its municipios, rooting its pervasiveness in the territory’s loss of economic comparative advantage in the regional and national markets as a result of congressional actions over which Puerto Rico had little input or leverage.

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Puerto Ricans in the United States Infographics, 2021

Centro’s Infographics are visual representation of the most-up-to-date socio-demographic information about the Puerto Rican population in the United States. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau is summarized through a … Continued

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Redistricting NYC: Demographic Change and The Hispanic Community

On July 15, 2022, the New York City Districting Commission released a preliminary plan for council districts after holding meetings since March 29, and public hearings since May 26. Presently, the Districting Commission has drawn 29 majority districts and 22 plurality districts.

The State of Puerto Ricans in the U.S. Dashboard

The Socio-Demographic Data of Puerto Ricans in the United States and Puerto Rico: 2010 – 2021 Dashboard showcases Puerto Rican population data, including in- and out-migration from Puerto Rico, educational … Continued

Redistricting 2020: The Prospects of Increasing Hispanic Legisl...

If you wish to download the PDF version, please click here Introduction Hispanics are driving population growth across the United States. This lead in population growth affords Latinos the opportunity to … Continued

Redistricting Threats to New York’s Hispanic Congressional Repr...

If you wish to download the PDF version, please click here Proposed redistricting maps threaten Hispanic congressional representation by eliminating  a congressional district currently represented by a Hispanic member of the … Continued

Puerto Rico’s 2020 Population Decennial Analysis

Photo by Andy Orin on Unsplash If you wish to download the PDF version, please click here. Key Findings The newly released 2020 decennial data for legislative redistricting highlights the … Continued

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