Puerto Rico Population (LIVE)

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Puerto Rico Population (1950 - 2018)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Puerto Rico is 3,662,193 as of Friday, September 22, 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 134 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Puerto Rico is 413 per Km2 (1,070 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 8,870 Km2 (3,425 sq. miles)
  • 93.9 % of the population is urban (3,439,190 people in 2017)
  • The median age in Puerto Rico is 36.7 years.

Population of Puerto Rico (2018 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
2018 3,659,007 -0.11 % -4,124 -14,000 36.7 1.51 413 94.0 % 3,438,360 0.05 % 7,632,819,325 134
2017 3,663,131 -0.13 % -4,772 -14,000 36.7 1.51 413 93.9 % 3,439,190 0.05 % 7,550,262,101 134
2016 3,667,903 -0.16 % -5,825 -14,000 36.7 1.51 414 93.8 % 3,441,210 0.05 % 7,466,964,280 134
2015 3,673,728 -0.23 % -8,593 -20,706 36.4 1.52 414 93.8 % 3,444,537 0.05 % 7,383,008,820 134
2010 3,716,693 -0.26 % -9,741 -27,609 34.7 1.72 419 93.6 % 3,480,613 0.05 % 6,958,169,159 131
2005 3,765,399 -0.17 % -6,316 -29,141 33.4 1.85 425 94.0 % 3,539,700 0.06 % 6,542,159,383 128
2000 3,796,977 0.58 % 21,467-6,090 32.3 1.99 428 94.4 % 3,583,844 0.06 % 6,145,006,989 123
1995 3,689,641 0.96 % 34,333 -59 30.4 2.18 416 93.7 % 3,458,253 0.06 % 5,751,474,416 120
1990 3,517,975 0.87 % 29,659 -11,038 28.5 2.26 397 92.9 % 3,269,669 0.07 % 5,330,943,460 123
1985 3,369,679 1.12 % 36,402 -9,684 26.3 2.46 380 84.3 % 2,841,252 0.07 % 4,873,781,796 119
1980 3,187,671 1.69 % 51,157 -3,916 24.6 2.76 359 67.8 % 2,162,388 0.07 % 4,458,411,534 118
1975 2,931,886 1.59 % 44,409 -8,206 22.7 2.99 331 62.8 % 1,840,372 0.07 % 4,079,087,198 116
1970 2,709,841 1.01 % 26,463 -26,851 21.6 3.41 306 58.3 % 1,580,585 0.07 % 3,700,577,650 115
1965 2,577,524 1.82 % 44,391 -57,942 18.5 4.97 291 51.5 % 1,328,043 0.08 % 3,339,592,688 110
1960 2,355,570 0.94 % 21,631 -41,901 18.5 4.82 266 44.5 % 1,049,347 0.08 % 3,033,212,527 111
1955 2,247,415 0.26 % 5,883 -57,942 18.5 4.97 253 42.4 % 953,627 0.08 % 2,772,242,535 110
Source: Worldometers (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2017 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 3,650,608 -0.13 % -4,624 -14,000 38.2 1.47 412 94.2 % 3,439,610 0.05 % 7,795,482,309 134
2025 3,623,421 -0.15 % -5,437 -12,000 40.1 1.45 409 95.3 % 3,453,868 0.04 % 8,185,613,757 134
2030 3,592,748 -0.17 % -6,135 -10,000 41.9 1.48 405 96.5 % 3,468,778 0.04 % 8,551,198,644 135
2035 3,543,778 -0.27 % -9,794 -9,999 43.8 1.51 400 98.1 % 3,476,015 0.04 % 8,892,701,940 136
2040 3,474,434 -0.39 % -13,869 -9,999 45.8 1.55 392 99.9 % 3,471,687 0.04 % 9,210,337,004 139
2045 3,386,039 -0.51 % -17,679 -9,999 47.6 1.58 382 N.A. N.A. 0.04 % 9,504,209,572 139
2050 3,281,904 -0.62 % -20,827 -9,999 49.4 1.61 370 N.A. N.A. 0.03 % 9,771,822,753 142
Source: Worldometers (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2017 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

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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 2017 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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