Puerto Rico Population (LIVE)

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Puerto Rico Population (1950 - 2017)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Puerto Rico is 3,678,993 as of Friday, July 21, 2017, based on the latest United Nations estimates.
  • Puerto Rico population is equivalent to 0.05% of the total world population.
  • Puerto Rico ranks number 135 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Puerto Rico is 415 per Km2 (1,074 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 8,869 Km2 (3,424 sq. miles)
  • 93.5 % of the population is urban (3,439,190 people in 2017)
  • The median age in Puerto Rico is 36.6 years.

Population of Puerto Rico (2017 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationPuerto Rico
Global Rank
2017 3,679,086 -0.05 % -1,686 -14,000 36.6 1.63 415 93.5 % 3,439,190 0.05 % 7,515,284,153 135
2016 3,680,772 -0.07 % -2,466 -14,000 36.6 1.63 415 93.5 % 3,441,210 0.05 % 7,432,663,275 135
2015 3,683,238 -0.14 % -5,287 -20,700 36 1.64 415 93.5 % 3,444,537 0.05 % 7,349,472,099 135
2010 3,709,671 -0.28 % -10,294 -27,600 35 1.7 418 93.8 % 3,480,613 0.05 % 6,929,725,043 131
2005 3,761,143 -0.19 % -7,168 -29,100 33 1.82 424 94.1 % 3,539,700 0.06 % 6,519,635,850 128
2000 3,796,981 0.58 % 21,466 -6,100 32 1.99 428 94.4 % 3,583,844 0.06 % 6,126,622,121 123
1995 3,689,649 0.96 % 34,333 -100 30 2.18 416 93.7 % 3,458,253 0.06 % 5,735,123,084 120
1990 3,517,984 0.86 % 29,654 -11,000 29 2.26 397 92.9 % 3,269,669 0.07 % 5,309,667,699 122
1985 3,369,714 1.12 % 36,402 -9,700 26 2.46 380 84.3 % 2,841,252 0.07 % 4,852,540,569 119
1980 3,187,704 1.69 % 51,154 -3,900 25 2.76 359 67.8 % 2,162,388 0.07 % 4,439,632,465 117
1975 2,931,932 1.59 % 44,424 -8,200 23 2.99 331 62.8 % 1,840,372 0.07 % 4,061,399,228 115
1970 2,709,813 1.01 % 26,457 -26,900 22 3.41 306 58.3 % 1,580,585 0.07 % 3,682,487,691 114
1965 2,577,530 1.82 % 44,392 -57,900 19 4.97 253 51.5 % 1,328,043 0.08 % 3,322,495,121 110
1960 2,355,570 0.94 % 21,631 -41,900 19 4.82 266 44.5 % 1,049,347 0.08 % 3,018,343,828 111
1955 2,247,415 0.26 % 5,883 -57,900 19 4.97 253 42.4 % 953,627 0.08 % 2,758,314,525 110
Source: Worldometers (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2015 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).
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Puerto Rico Population Forecast

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationPuerto Rico
Global Rank
2020 3,674,977 -0.04 % -1,652 -14,000 38 1.59 414 93.6 % 3,439,610 0.05 % 7,758,156,792 135
2025 3,660,411 -0.08 % -2,913 -12,000 40 1.56 413 94.4 % 3,453,868 0.04 % 8,141,661,007 135
2030 3,638,481 -0.12 % -4,386 -10,000 41 1.57 410 95.3 % 3,468,778 0.04 % 8,500,766,052 134
2035 3,596,939 -0.23 % -8,308 -10,000 43 1.59 406 96.6 % 3,476,015 0.04 % 8,838,907,877 136
2040 3,536,110 -0.34 % -12,166 -10,000 45 1.61 399 98.2 % 3,471,687 0.04 % 9,157,233,976 138
2045 3,458,807 -0.44 % -15,461 -10,000 47 1.63 390 99.9 % 3,454,052 0.04 % 9,453,891,780 137
2050 3,367,191 -0.54 % -18,323 -10,000 48 1.65 380 N.A. N.A. 0.03 % 9,725,147,994 139
Source: Worldometers (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2015 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

See also

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Notes

The Puerto Rico Population (Live) counter shows a continuously updated estimate of the current population of Puerto Rico delivered by Worldometers' RTS algorithm, which processes data collected from the United Nations Population Division.

The Population of Puerto Rico (1950 - 2017) chart plots the total population count as of July 1 of each year, from 1950 to 2017.

The Yearly Population Growth Rate chart plots the annual percentage changes in population registered on July 1 of each year, from 1951 to 2017. This value can differ from the Yearly % Change shown in the historical table, which shows the last year equivalent percentage change assuming homogeneous change in the preceding five year period.

Definitions

Year: as of July 1 of the year indicated.

Population: Overall total population (both sexes and all ages) in the country as of July 1 of the year indicated, as estimated by the United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2015 Revision. For forecasted years, the U.N. medium-fertility variant is used.


Yearly % Change: For 2017: percentage change in total population over the last year (from July 1, 2016 to June 30 2017). For all other years: latest year annual percentage change equivalent assuming homogeneous change in the preceding five year period, calculated through reverse compounding.

Yearly Change: For 2017: absolute change in total population (increase or decrease in number of people) over the last year (from July 1, 2016 to June 30 2017). For all other years: average annual numerical change over the preceding five year period.

Migrants (net): The average annual number of immigrants minus the number of emigrants over the preceding five year period (running from July 1 to June 30 of the initial and final years), or subsequent five year period (for 2016 data). A negative number means that there are more emigrants than immigrants.

Median Age: age that divides the population into two numerically equal groups: half of the people are older than the median age indicated and half are younger. This parameter provides an indication of age distribution.

Fertility Rate: (Total Fertility Rate, or TFR), it is expressed as children per woman. It is calculated as the average number of children an average woman will have during her reproductive period (15 to 49 years old) based on the current fertility rates of every age group in the country, and assuming she is not subject to mortality.

Density (P/Km²): (Population Density) Population per square Kilometer (Km²).

Urban Pop % : Urban population as a percentage of total population.

Urban Population: Population living in areas classified as urban according to the criteria used by each country.

Country's Share of World Pop: Total population in the country as a percentage of total World Population as of July 1 of the year indicated.

World Population: Total World Population as of July 1 of the year indicated.

Global Rank: Position held by Puerto Rico in the list of all countries worldwide ranked by population (from the highest population to the lowest population) as of July 1 of the year indicated.


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