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Puerto Rico PEOPLE 2017
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SOURCE: 2017 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











Puerto Rico PEOPLE 2017
SOURCE: 2017 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on January 12, 2017

Population:
3,578,056 (July 2016 est.)
country comparison to the world: 132
[see also: Population country ranks ]

Nationality:
noun: Puerto Rican(s) (US citizens)
adjective: Puerto Rican

Ethnic groups:
white 75.8%, black/African American 12.4%, other 8.5% (includes American Indian, Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian, other Pacific Islander, and others), mixed 3.3%
note: 99% of the population is Latino (2010 est.)

Languages:
Spanish, English

Religions:
Roman Catholic 85%, Protestant and other 15%

Age structure:
0-14 years: 17.4% (male 317,875/female 304,601)
[see also: Age structure 0-14 years country ranks ]
15-24 years: 14.11% (male 258,956/female 245,801)
[see also: Age structure 15-24 years country ranks ]
25-54 years: 38.32% (male 657,713/female 713,511)
[see also: Age structure 25-54 years country ranks ]
55-64 years: 12.19% (male 197,379/female 238,725)
[see also: Age structure 55-64 years country ranks ]
65 years and over: 17.98% (male 276,608/female 366,887) (2016 est.)
[see also: Age structure 65 years and over country ranks ]
population pyramid:
A population pyramid illustrates the age and sex structure of a country's population and may provide insights about political and social stability, as well as economic development. The population is distributed along the horizontal axis, with males shown on the left and females on the right. The male and female populations are broken down into 5-year age groups represented as horizontal bars along the vertical axis, with the youngest age groups at the bottom and the oldest at the top. The shape of the population pyramid gradually evolves over time based on fertility, mortality, and international migration trends.

For additional information, please see the entry for Population pyramid on the Definitions and Notes page under the References tab.

Dependency ratios:
total dependency ratio: 50%
[see also: Dependency ratios - total dependency ratio country ranks ]
youth dependency ratio: 28.3%
[see also: Dependency ratios - youth dependency ratio country ranks ]
elderly dependency ratio: 21.7%
[see also: Dependency ratios - elderly dependency ratio country ranks ]
potential support ratio: 4.6% (2015 est.)
[see also: Dependency ratios - potential support ratio country ranks ]

Median age:
total: 39.5 years
[see also: Median age - total country ranks ]
male: 37.5 years
[see also: Median age - male country ranks ]
female: 41.4 years (2016 est.)
[see also: Median age - female country ranks ]
country comparison to the world: 52

Population growth rate:
-0.54% (2016 est.)
country comparison to the world: 227
[see also: Population growth rate country ranks ]

Birth rate:
10.8 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
country comparison to the world: 184
[see also: Birth rate country ranks ]

Death rate:
8.8 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
country comparison to the world: 72
[see also: Death rate country ranks ]

Net migration rate:
-7.4 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2016 est.)
country comparison to the world: 207
[see also: Net migration rate country ranks ]

Population distribution:
population clusters tend to be found along the coast, the largest of these is found in and around San Juan; an exception to this is a sizeable population located in the interior of the island immediately south of the capital around Caguas; most of the interior, particularly in the western half of the island, is dominated by the Cordillera Central mountains, where population density is light

Urbanization:
urban population: 93.6% of total population (2015)
[see also: Urbanization - urban population country ranks ]
rate of urbanization: -0.21% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)
[see also: Urbanization - rate of urbanization country ranks ]

Major urban areas - population:
SAN JUAN (capital) 2.463 million (2015)

Sex ratio:
at birth: 1.02 male(s)/female
[see also: Sex ratio - at birth country ranks ]
0-14 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
[see also: Sex ratio - 0-14 years country ranks ]
15-24 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
[see also: Sex ratio - 15-24 years country ranks ]
25-54 years: 0.92 male(s)/female
[see also: Sex ratio - 25-54 years country ranks ]
55-64 years: 0.83 male(s)/female
[see also: Sex ratio - 55-64 years country ranks ]
65 years and over: 0.76 male(s)/female
[see also: Sex ratio - 65 years and over country ranks ]
total population: 0.91 male(s)/female (2016 est.)

Maternal mortality rate:
14 deaths/100,000 live births (2015 est.)
country comparison to the world: 140
[see also: Maternal mortality rate country ranks ]

Infant mortality rate:
total: 7.4 deaths/1,000 live births
[see also: Infant mortality rate - total country ranks ]
male: 8.2 deaths/1,000 live births
[see also: Infant mortality rate - male country ranks ]
female: 6.6 deaths/1,000 live births (2016 est.)
[see also: Infant mortality rate - female country ranks ]
country comparison to the world: 159

Life expectancy at birth:
total population: 79.4 years
[see also: Life expectancy at birth - total country ranks ]
male: 75.8 years
[see also: Life expectancy at birth - male country ranks ]
female: 83.1 years (2016 est.)
[see also: Life expectancy at birth - female country ranks ]
country comparison to the world: 48

Total fertility rate:
1.64 children born/woman (2016 est.)
country comparison to the world: 178
[see also: Total fertility rate country ranks ]

Drinking water source:
improved: urban: 93.6% of population rural: 93.6% of population total: 93.6% of population
[see also: Drinking water source - Improved - total country ranks ]
unimproved: urban: 6.4% of population rural: 6.4% of population total: 6.4% of population (2001 est.)
[see also: Drinking water source - Unimproved - total country ranks ]

Sanitation facility access:
improved: urban: 99.3% of population rural: 99.3% of population total: 99.3% of population
[see also: Sanitation facility access - Total Improved country ranks ]
unimproved: urban: 0.7% of population rural: 0.7% of population total: 0.7% of population (2015 est.)
[see also: Sanitation facility access - Total UnImproved country ranks ]

HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate:
NA
[see also: HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate country ranks ]

HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS:
NA
[see also: HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS country ranks ]

HIV/AIDS - deaths:
NA
[see also: HIV/AIDS - deaths country ranks ]

Major infectious diseases:
note: active local transmission of Zika virus by Aedes species mosquitoes has been identified in this country (as of August 2016); it poses an important risk (a large number of cases possible) among US citizens if bitten by an infective mosquito; other less common ways to get Zika are through sex, via blood transfusion, or during pregnancy, in which the pregnant woman passes Zika virus to her fetus (2016)

Education expenditures:
6.4% of GDP (2013)
[see also: Education expenditures - percent of GDP country ranks ]

Literacy:
definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 93.3%
[see also: Literacy - total country ranks ]
male: 92.8%
[see also: Literacy - male country ranks ]
female: 93.8% (2015 est.)
[see also: Literacy - female country ranks ]

School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education):
total: 15 years
[see also: School life expectancy - total country ranks ]
male: 14 years
[see also: School life expectancy - male country ranks ]
female: 15 years (2013)
[see also: School life expectancy - female country ranks ]

Unemployment, youth ages 15-24
total: 26.6%
[see also: Unemployment, youth ages 15-24 - total country ranks ]
male: 28.9%
[see also: Unemployment, youth ages 15-24 - male country ranks ]
female: 23.1% (2012 est.)
[see also: Unemployment, youth ages 15-24 - female country ranks ]
country comparison to the world: 33

NOTE: The information regarding Puerto Rico on this page is re-published from the 2017 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Puerto Rico PEOPLE 2017 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Puerto Rico PEOPLE 2017 should be addressed to the CIA.




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