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Data Highlights of the Year

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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Centro's Data Hub generates robust research and analysis using publicly available data, like the U.S. Census Bureau and other federal agencies to provide information to scholars, policy makers and the public in general.

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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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

Re-Issued September 2021 Redistricting 2020: The Prospects of Increasing Hispanic Legislative Representation in Florida

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 Representation

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 Key Findings The newly released 2020 decennial data for legislative redistricting highlights the following for Puerto Rico: Island-Wide Population Shift Puerto Rico’s population declined … Continued

Puerto Rico’s 2020 Race/Ethnicity Decennial Analysis

Key Findings Introduction According to the 2020 Decennial Census, there were about 3.29 million people living in Puerto Rico, a notable decline of 439,915 individuals from 2010 (-11.8%). In comparison, … Continued

Four Year Anniversary of Hurricane Maria Series: Aging Population

For the fourth anniversary of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico the Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College has prepared a new report series focusing on questions of social vulnerability.

Four Year Anniversary of Hurricane Maria Series: Disabled Population

For the fourth anniversary of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico the Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College has prepared a new report series focusing on questions of social vulnerability.

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