Puerto Rico Population (LIVE)

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Puerto Rico Population (1950 - 2024)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Puerto Rico is 3,265,772 as of Wednesday, February 21, 2024, based on Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data 1.
  • Puerto Rico 2023 population is estimated at 3,260,314 people at mid year.
  • Puerto Rico population is equivalent to 0.04% of the total world population.
  • Puerto Rico ranks number 136 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Puerto Rico is 368 per Km2 (952 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 8,870 Km2 (3,425 sq. miles)
  • 100% of the population is urban (3,260,314 people in 2023)
  • The median age in Puerto Rico is 44.4 years.
1. Updated on July 16, 2023 with the latest July 2023-July 2024 estimates from the United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

Population of Puerto Rico (2024 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
2024 3,268,802 0.26 % 8,488 18,610 44.5 1.28 369 N.A. N.A. 0.04 % 8,118,835,999 136
2023 3,260,314 0.24 % 7,907 19,835 44.4 1.28 368 N.A. N.A. 0.04 % 8,045,311,447 136
2022 3,252,407 -0.11 % -3,621 16,702 44.3 1.28 367 N.A. N.A. 0.04 % 7,975,105,156 136
2020 3,271,564 -0.65 % -21,323 -7,408 43.6 1.29 369 N.A. N.A. 0.04 % 7,840,952,880 136
2015 3,497,335 -1.22 % -44,117 -64,764 39.8 1.37 394 98.3 % 3,439,473 0.05 % 7,426,597,537 133
2010 3,717,922 -0.46 % -17,527 -33,742 36.1 1.62 419 93.8 % 3,487,202 0.05 % 6,985,603,105 129
2005 3,805,559 -0.11 % -4,310 -33,430 33.5 1.85 429 93.1 % 3,543,705 0.06 % 6,558,176,119 127
2000 3,827,108 0.65 % 24,432-22,489 31.2 2.11 431 93.6 % 3,583,840 0.06 % 6,148,898,975 124
1995 3,704,947 0.89 % 32,234 -8,680 29.3 2.25 418 93.3 % 3,458,246 0.06 % 5,743,219,454 122
1990 3,543,776 0.79 % 27,499 -8,238 27.4 2.38 400 92.3 % 3,269,660 0.07 % 5,316,175,862 122
1985 3,406,279 1.17 % 38,342 -13,613 25.3 2.35 384 83.4 % 2,841,223 0.07 % 4,861,730,613 119
1980 3,214,568 1.58 % 48,460 -8,196 23.5 2.82 362 67.3 % 2,162,366 0.07 % 4,444,007,706 116
1975 2,972,267 1.66 % 46,930 -383 22.1 2.77 335 61.9 % 1,840,343 0.07 % 4,069,437,231 116
1970 2,737,619 1.32 % 34,670 -7,771 20.2 3.24 309 57.7 % 1,580,602 0.07 % 3,695,390,336 116
1965 2,564,270 1.63 % 39,840 -24,941 18.9 4.04 289 51.8 % 1,328,040 0.08 % 3,337,111,983 110
1960 2,365,072 0.47 % 11,058 -28,261 17.4 4.80 267 44.4 % 1,049,347 0.08 % 3,019,233,434 111
1955 2,309,782 0.71 % 16,008 -56,453 17.2 5.06 260 41.3 % 953,627 0.08 % 2,746,072,141 110
Source: Worldometer (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).
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Puerto Rico Population Forecast

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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
2025 3,275,311 0.02 % 749 16,521 44.6 1.29 369 N.A. N.A. 0.04 % 8,191,988,453 135
2030 3,259,722 -0.10 % -3,118 -1,510 45.2 1.31 367 N.A. N.A. 0.04 % 8,546,141,327 136
2035 3,143,193 -0.73 % -23,306 -9,071 46.4 1.35 354 N.A. N.A. 0.04 % 8,879,397,401 137
2040 3,010,093 -0.86 % -26,620 -5,939 48.0 1.38 339 N.A. N.A. 0.03 % 9,188,250,492 141
2045 2,872,173 -0.93 % -27,584 -5,001 49.7 1.40 324 N.A. N.A. 0.03 % 9,467,543,575 142
2050 2,727,624 -1.03 % -28,910   51.5 1.42 308 N.A. N.A. 0.03 % 9,709,491,761 145
Source: Worldometer (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

Puerto Rico Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of Puerto Rico
Life Expectancy
79.94 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
6.6
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
8.2
(per 1,000 live births)
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Main Cities by Population in Puerto Rico

(includes boroughs, districts, urban agglomerations, etc.)

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 San Juan 418,140
2 Bayamon 203,499
3 Carolina 170,404
4 Ponce 152,634
5 Caguas 86,804
6 Guaynabo 81,360
7 Mayagueez 78,647
8 Trujillo Alto 54,189
9 Arecibo 49,318
10 Fajardo 34,068
11 Levittown 29,785
12 Vega Baja 29,325
13 Catano 28,093
14 Barceloneta 22,322
15 Guayama 21,575
16 Humacao 20,387
17 Yauco 20,295
18 Cayey 18,494
19 Candelaria 17,631
20 Manati 16,092
21 Aguadilla 16,073

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 Worldometer's RTS algorithm, which processes data collected from the United Nations Population Division.

The Population of Puerto Rico (1950 - 2023) chart plots the total population count as of July 1 of each year, from 1950 to 2023.

The Yearly Population Growth Rate chart plots the annual percentage changes in population registered on July 1 of each year, from 1951 to 2023. 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 2022 Revision. For forecasted years, the U.N. medium-fertility variant is used.


Yearly % Change: For 2023: percentage change in total population over the last year (from July 1, 2022 to June 30 2023). 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 2023: absolute change in total population (increase or decrease in number of people) over the last year (from July 1, 2022 to June 30 2023). 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.