Puerto Rico Population (LIVE)

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Puerto Rico Population (1950 - 2019)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Puerto Rico is 2,911,469 as of Friday, October 18, 2019, based on Worldometers elaboration of the latest United Nations data.
  • Puerto Rico 2019 population is estimated at 2,933,408 people at mid year according to UN data.
  • Puerto Rico population is equivalent to 0.04% of the total world population.
  • Puerto Rico ranks number 139 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Puerto Rico is 331 per Km2 (857 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 8,870 Km2 (3,425 sq. miles)
  • 100% of the population is urban (2,933,408 people in 2019)
  • The median age in Puerto Rico is 39.2 years.

Population of Puerto Rico (2019 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
2019 2,933,408 -3.49 % -106,188 -97,986 39.2 1.44 331 N.A. N.A. 0.04 % 7,713,468,100 139
2018 3,039,596 -3.92 % -124,071 -97,986 39.2 1.44 343 N.A. N.A. 0.04 % 7,631,091,040 137
2017 3,163,667 -3.64 % -119,458 -97,986 39.2 1.44 357 N.A. N.A. 0.04 % 7,547,858,925 136
2016 3,283,125 -2.91 % -98,393 -97,986 39.2 1.44 370 N.A. N.A. 0.04 % 7,464,022,049 136
2015 3,381,518 -1.13 % -39,665 -48,540 38.0 1.50 381 N.A. N.A. 0.05 % 7,379,797,139 135
2010 3,579,841 -0.29 % -10,410 -27,609 34.7 1.72 404 97.4 % 3,487,202 0.05 % 6,956,823,603 131
2005 3,631,889 -0.20 % -7,414 -29,141 33.4 1.85 409 97.6 % 3,543,705 0.06 % 6,541,907,027 127
2000 3,668,960 0.56 % 20,253-6,090 32.3 1.99 414 97.7 % 3,583,840 0.06 % 6,143,493,823 125
1995 3,567,696 0.95 % 32,908 -59 30.4 2.18 402 96.9 % 3,458,246 0.06 % 5,744,212,979 123
1990 3,403,154 0.84 % 27,995 -11,038 28.6 2.26 384 96.1 % 3,269,660 0.06 % 5,327,231,061 123
1985 3,263,179 1.09 % 34,498 -9,684 26.3 2.46 368 87.1 % 2,841,223 0.07 % 4,870,921,740 121
1980 3,090,691 1.67 % 49,153 -3,916 24.7 2.76 348 70.0 % 2,162,366 0.07 % 4,458,003,514 121
1975 2,844,927 1.57 % 42,644 -8,206 22.7 2.99 321 64.7 % 1,840,343 0.07 % 4,079,480,606 117
1970 2,631,707 0.97 % 24,834 -26,851 21.7 3.41 297 60.1 % 1,580,602 0.07 % 3,700,437,046 118
1965 2,507,537 1.79 % 42,511 -18,317 21.2 4.37 283 53.0 % 1,328,040 0.08 % 3,339,583,597 110
1960 2,294,982 0.89 % 19,893 -41,537 18.5 4.82 259 45.7 % 1,049,347 0.08 % 3,034,949,748 112
1955 2,195,516 -0.20 % -4,497 -67,187 18.5 4.97 248 43.4 % 953,627 0.08 % 2,773,019,936 110
: Worldometers (www.worldometers.info//)
, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).
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Puerto Rico Population Forecast

-5,001
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 2,860,853 -3.29 % -104,133 -97,986 44.5 1.22 323 N.A. N.A. 0.04 % 7,794,798,739 141
2025 2,906,644 0.32 % 9,158 20,006 45.5 1.22 328 N.A. N.A. 0.04 % 8,184,437,460 140
2030 2,905,352 -0.01 % -258 10,000 46.5 1.22 328 N.A. N.A. 0.03 % 8,548,487,400 142
2035 2,799,675 -0.74 % -21,135 -10,000 47.7 1.22 316 N.A. N.A. 0.03 % 8,887,524,213 144
2040 2,689,202 -0.80 % -22,095 -7,501 48.7 1.22 303 N.A. N.A. 0.03 % 9,198,847,240 145
2045 2,573,465 -0.88 % -23,147 -5,001 49.7 1.22 290 N.A. N.A. 0.03 % 9,481,803,274 145
2050 2,445,386 -1.02 % -25,616   50.8 1.22 276 N.A. N.A. 0.03 % 9,735,033,990 147
: Worldometers (www.worldometers.info//)
, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

Puerto Rico Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of Puerto Rico
Life Expectancy
80.69 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
4.7
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
5.1
(per 1,000 live births)
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Sex Ratio (males vs females)

Males Male % Females Female % Total Population (2020) Sex Ratio (males to females)
1,355,518 47.38% 1,505,322 52.62% 2,860,853 0.90

Population Pyramid for Puerto Rico (2020)

Compare with years 1960, 1990, 2050, and 2080

Population by Broad Age Groups

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Age Group Males Male % Females Female % Total Age Group Population
Age Group's share of total population
0-14 231,994 51.48% 218,653 48.52% 450,647 15.75%
15-24 177,644 54.19% 150,182 45.81% 327,826 11.46%
25-54 522,120 48.00% 565,653 52.00% 1,087,773 38.02%
55-64 178,200 44.69% 220,558 55.31% 398,758 13.94%
65+ 245,560 41.21% 350,276 58.79% 595,836 20.83%

Dependency Ratio

View also: Support Ratio


Age Group Total Age Group Population Share of Total Population Dependency Ratio
Youth (0-14 years old) 450,647 15.75% 24.8
Working Age Population (15-64 years) 1,814,357 63.42% N.A.
Elderly (65+ years old) 595,836 20.83% 32.8
Total Dependency Ratio
(Youth + Elderly)
1,046,483 36.58% 57.7

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

The Population of Puerto Rico (1950 - 2019) chart plots the total population count as of July 1 of each year, from 1950 to 2019.

The Yearly Population Growth Rate chart plots the annual percentage changes in population registered on July 1 of each year, from 1951 to 2019. 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 2019 Revision. For forecasted years, the U.N. medium-fertility variant is used.


Yearly % Change: For 2019: percentage change in total population over the last year (from July 1, 2018 to June 30 2019). 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 2019: absolute change in total population (increase or decrease in number of people) over the last year (from July 1, 2018 to June 30 2019). 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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