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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 series of charts, tables and maps to illustrate major points and changes within the Puerto Rican population. These infographics use…

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Redistricting NYC: Demographic Change and The Hispanic Community

If you wish to download the PDF version, please click here  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…

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 attainment and language proficiency, income, employment, housing, health and much more. This dashboard provides socioeconomic trends of the Puerto Rican…

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 increase their political power by potentially increasing the number of legislative districts that can be represented by them. This report…

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 House of Representatives and diluting Latino voting power Introduction NEW YORK, November 1, 2021 — The Center for Puerto Rican…

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 following for Puerto Rico: Puerto Rico’s population dropped by -11.8% percent between 2010 and 2020: a historic loss of 440,000…

Puerto Rico’s 2020 Race/Ethnicity Decennial Analysis

If you wish to download the PDF version, please click here. Key Findings There was a 54.8% drop in those who selected 'One Race' in Puerto Rico from 95.8% 2000 to 50.2% in 2020. A significant decrease occurred for those who identified as 'White Alone' in Puerto Rico (-80.2%) compared…

Four Year Anniversary of Hurricane Maria Series: Aging Population

If you wish to download the PDF version, please click here. 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. The Social vulnerability index as developed by the…

Four Year Anniversary of Hurricane Maria Series: Disabled Population

If you wish to download the PDF version, please click here. 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. The Social vulnerability index as developed by the…

Redistricting 2020: The Prospects of Increasing Hispanic Legislative Representation in Florida

Hispanics are driving population growth across the United States. This lead in population growth affords Latinos the opportunity to increase their political power by potentially increasing the number of legislative districts that can be represented by them. This report provides an overview of population changes in the state of Florida,…

Redistricting 2020: Challenges to Hispanic Congressional Representation in New York State

The process of apportioning political power in the United is about to begin. New York Latino U.S. representatives, and specifically Puerto Rican representatives, are vulnerable to losing their congressional seats in the upcoming process of congressional reapportionment and redistricting. This brief presents an analysis of population change at the state,…

Puerto Ricans in the United States, 2019

In 2019, the United States had an estimated population of 5,828,706 million Puerto Ricans with the majority of Puerto Ricans residing in Florida and New York state. Puerto Ricans accounted for about 1.8 percent of the United States overall population in 2019. Between 2010 and 2019, the United States Puerto…

Puerto Ricans in Florida State, 2019

In 2019, Florida had the largest concentration of Puerto Ricans in the United States with an estimated population of 1,190,891 with the majority of Puerto Ricans residing in Osceola county per 10,000. Puerto Ricans accounted for 5.5 percent of the state’s overall population in 2019. Between 2010 and 2019, Florida’s…

Puerto Ricans in Virginia State, 2019

In 2019, Virginia had the 13th largest concentration of Puerto Ricans in the United States with an estimated population of 106,781 with the majority of Puerto Ricans residing in Hopewell county per 10,000. Puerto Ricans accounted for 1.3 percent of the state’s overall population in 2019. Between 2010 and 2019, Virginia’s…

Puerto Ricans in New York State, 2019

In 2019, New York had the 2nd largest concentration of Puerto Ricans in the United States with an estimated population of 1,096,823 with the majority of Puerto Ricans residing in Bronx county per 10,000. Puerto Ricans accounted for 5.6 percent of the state’s overall population in 2019. Between 2010 and 2019,…

Puerto Ricans in Pennsylvania State, 2019

In 2019, Pennsylvania had the 3rd largest concentration of Puerto Ricans in the United States with an estimated population of 493,255 with the majority of Puerto Ricans residing in Lehigh county per 10,000. Puerto Ricans accounted for 3.9 percent of the state’s overall population in 2019. Between 2010 and 2019,…

Puerto Ricans in Massachusetts State, 2019

In 2019, Massachusetts had the 5th largest concentration of Puerto Ricans in the United States with an estimated population of 340,893 with the majority of Puerto Ricans residing in Hampden county per 10,000. Puerto Ricans accounted for 4.9 percent of the state’s overall population in 2019. Between 2010 and 2019,…

Puerto Ricans in New Jersey State, 2019

In 2019, New Jersey had the 4th largest concentration of Puerto Ricans in the United States with an estimated population of 455,615 with the majority of Puerto Ricans residing in Cumberland county per 10,000. Puerto Ricans accounted for 5.1 percent of the state’s overall population in 2019. Between 2010 and 2019,…

Puerto Ricans in Georgia State, 2019

In 2019, Georgia had the largest 12th concentration of Puerto Ricans in the United States with an estimated population of 108,719 with the majority of Puerto Ricans residing in Liberty county per 10,000. Puerto Ricans accounted for 1 percent of the state’s overall population in 2019. Between 2010 and 2019, Georgia’s…

Puerto Ricans in North Carolina State, 2019

In 2019, North Carolina had the 11th largest concentration of Puerto Ricans in the United States with an estimated population of 110,028 with the majority of Puerto Ricans residing in Cumberland county per 10,000. Puerto Ricans accounted for 1 percent of the state’s overall population in 2019. Between 2010 and 2019,…

Puerto Ricans in Ohio State, 2019

In 2019, Ohio had the 10th largest concentration of Puerto Ricans in the United States with an estimated population of 130,700 with the majority of Puerto Ricans residing in Lorain county per 10,000. Puerto Ricans accounted for 1.1 percent of the state’s overall population in 2019. Between 2010 and 2019, Ohio’s…

Puerto Ricans in Illinois State, 2019

In 2019, Illinois had the 9th largest concentration of Puerto Ricans in the United States with an estimated population of 207,109 with the majority of Puerto Ricans residing in Cook county per 10,000. Puerto Ricans accounted for 1.6 percent of the state’s overall population in 2019. Between 2010 and 2019, Illinois’s…

Puerto Ricans in California State, 2019

In 2019, California had the 8th largest concentration of Puerto Ricans in the United States with an estimated population of 226,314 with the majority of Puerto Ricans residing in Solano county per 10,000. Puerto Ricans accounted for 0.6 percent of the state’s overall population in 2019. Between 2010 and 2019, California’s…

Puerto Ricans in Texas State, 2019

In 2019, Texas had the 7th largest concentration of Puerto Ricans in the United States with an estimated population of 239,157 with the majority of Puerto Ricans residing in Bell county per 10,000. Puerto Ricans accounted for 0.8 percent of the state’s overall population in 2019. Between 2010 and 2019, Texas’s…

Puerto Ricans in Connecticut State, 2019

In 2019, Connecticut had the 6th largest concentration of Puerto Ricans in the United States with an estimated population of 302,027 with the majority of Puerto Ricans residing in Hartford county per 10,000. Puerto Ricans accounted for 8.5 percent of the state’s overall population in 2019. Between 2010 and 2019, Connecticut’s…

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Redistricting 2020: Population Change and Hispanic Congressional Representation in Connecticut

On April 26, 2021, the U.S. Census Bureau delivered to the president of the United States results from the 2020 decennial census to be used for apportionment in the House of Representatives. Those apportionment results showed that the state of Connecticut’s delegation would remain unchanged at five representatives for the…

Redistricting 2020: The Prospects of Increasing Hispanic Legislative Representation in Florida

Hispanics are driving population growth across the United States. This lead in population growth affords Latinos the opportunity to increase their political power by potentially increasing the number of legislative districts that can be represented by them. This report provides an overview of population changes in the state of Florida,…

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Small Business Pulse Survey Shows Breadth of COVID-19 Impact on Businesses

The Census Bureau’s Small Business Pulse Survey released its first set of survey results related to the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on the nation’s small business by state between April 26th and May 2nd, 2020. This research brief compares the impacts on Puerto Rico’s small business and the nation…

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Enduring Disasters: Puerto Rico, Three Years After Hurricane María

Puerto Rico has suffered the compounded effects of multiple disasters over the last three years: the devastating impacts of Hurricanes Irma and Maria in September 2017, recurrent seismic activity in the southwest region, including a magnitude 6.4 earthquake on January 7, 2020, the current COVID-19 pandemic; all underscored by a…

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Puerto Rican Citizen Voting-Age Population in 2019

The Puerto Rican population that is eligible to register to vote in the United States—because they are citizens of the United States and 18 years of age or older—continued to grow in 2019. According to an analysis of recently released survey data from the U.S. Census Bureau, the Puerto Rican…

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Puerto Ricans in Ohio State, 2018

In 2018, Ohio had the 10th largest concentration of Puerto Ricans in the United States with an estimated population of 137,104. Puerto Ricans accounted for 1.2 percent of the state’s overall population in 2018. Between 2010 and 2018, Ohio’s Puerto Rican population increased by 44 percent from 94,965 to 137,104.…

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Puerto Ricans in Ohio: 2010 – 2018

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in 2018, Ohio had the 10th largest concentration of Puerto Ricans in the United States (137,104). Puerto Ricans accounted for 1.2 percent of the total population in Ohio. Despite the low proportion of the total Ohio population Puerto Ricans represented, this number has grown…

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Puerto Ricans in Florida: 2010 – 2018

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in 2018, Florida had the largest concentration of Puerto Ricans in the United States (1,187,437). Puerto Ricans accounted for 5.6 percent of the total population in Florida, and 21.3 percent of the state’s Hispanic or Latino population in 2018. Therefore, one in every five…