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Source : United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs: Population Division external link .

Puerto Rico population 2017

During 2017 Puerto Rico population is projected to decreased by -5 254 people and reach 3 669 093 in the beginning of 2018. The natural increase is expected to be positive, as the number of births will exceed the number of deaths by 15 322. If external migration will remain on the previous year level, the population will be declined by 20 576 due to the migration reasons. It means that the number of people who leave Puerto Rico to settle permanently in another country (emigrants) will prevail over the number of people who move into the country (to which they are not native) in order to settle there as permanent residents (immigrants).

Population change rates in 2017

According to our estimations, daily change rates of Puerto Rico population in 2017 will be the following:

The population of Puerto Rico will be declined by 14 persons daily in 2017.

Demographics of Puerto Rico 2016

As of 1 January 2017, the population of Puerto Rico was estimated to be 3 674 347 people. This is a decrease of -0.14 % (-5 262 people) compared to population of 3 679 609 the year before. In 2016 the natural increase was positive, as the number of births exceeded the number of deaths by 15 344. Due to external migration, the population declined by 20 606. The sex ratio of the total population was 0.927 (927 males per 1 000 females) which is lower than global sex ratio. The global sex ratio in the world was approximately 1 016 males to 1 000 females as of 2016.

Below are the key figures for Puerto Rico population in 2016:

Growth Rate 1952 - 2017

Puerto Rico population density

Puerto Rico population density is 410.5 people per square kilometer as of April 2017. Density of population is calculated as permanently settled population of Puerto Rico divided by total area of the country. Total area is the sum of land and water areas within international boundaries and coastlines of Puerto Rico. The total area of Puerto Rico is 8 950 km2 according to the United Nations Statistics Division .

Puerto Rico age structure

As of the beginning of 2017 according to our estimates Puerto Rico had the following population age distribution:

18.8 66.1 15.1

- percentage of population under 15
- percentage of population between 15 and 64 years old
- percentage of population 65+

In absolute figures (estimate):

We prepared a simplified model of the population distribution pyramid which is broken down into 3 main age groups. The groups are the same as we used above: population under 15, between 15 and 64 and population which is over 65 year old.

65+
15-64
0-14
male female

Note: The pyramid provided is not corresponding to data given above because the age groups have different number of years.

As we can see the Puerto Rico population pyramid has a stationary type. Countries with such type of pyramid usually have declining birth rate and relatively low death rate. Which is more common for developed countries.

Source: The estimation data for section "Puerto Rico age structure" is based on the latest demographic and social statistics by United Nations Statistics Division external link.

Age dependency ratio

Dependency ratio of population is a ratio of people who are generally not in the labor force (the dependents) to workforce of a country (the productive part of population). The dependent part includes the population under 15 years old and people aged 65 and over. The productive part of population accordingly consists of population between 15 and 64 years.

This ratio shows the pressure on productive population produced by the dependent part of population.

The total dependency ratio of population in Puerto Rico is 51.3 %.

What does this value mean? It shows that the dependent part of population is more than a half of the working part. It means that the working population (labor force) in Puerto Rico must provide goods for itself and cover expenditure on children and aged persons (this population is more than a half of working population). The value of more than 50% shows that the pressure on productive population in Puerto Rico is relatively high.

Child dependency ratio

Child dependency ratio is a ratio of people below working age (under 15) to workforce of a country.

Child dependency ratio in Puerto Rico is 28.5 %.

Aged dependency ratio

Aged dependency ratio is a ratio of people above working age (65+) to workforce of a country.

Aged dependency ratio in Puerto Rico is 22.8 %.

Source: The estimation data for section "Puerto Rico age dependency ratio" is based on the latest demographic and social statistics by United Nations Statistics Division external link.

Life expectancy

Life expectancy at birth is one of the most important demographic indicator. It shows the number of years a newborn infant would live assuming that birth and death rates will remain at the same level during the whole lifetime.

Total life expectancy (both sexes) at birth for Puerto Rico is 78.9 years.
This is above the average life expectancy at birth of the global population which is about 71 years (according to Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations).

Male life expectancy at birth is 75.3 years.
Female life expectancy at birth is 82.7 years.

Literacy of population

According to our estimates 2 783 522 persons or 93.33% of adult population (aged 15 years and above) in Puerto Rico are able to read and write. Accordingly about 198 835 adults are illiterate.

Literacy rate for adult male population is 92.78% (1 306 789 persons). 101 662 are illiterate.
Literacy rate for adult female population is 93.83% (1 476 733 persons). 97 173 are illiterate.

Youth literacy rates are 99.06% and 99.06% for males and females accordingly. The overall youth literacy rate is 99.06%. Youth literacy rate definition covers the population between the ages of 15 to 24 years.

Source: The estimation data for section "Puerto Rico population literacy" is based on the latest data published by UNESCO Institute for Statistics (retrieved March 13, 2016) external link.

Puerto Rico historical population (1951 - 2017)

The data is given as of 1st of January of an year.

Puerto Rico population history

YearPopulationGrowth Rate
19512 213 846N/A %
19522 210 895-0.13 %
19532 216 5560.26 %
19542 227 2100.48 %
19552 240 4110.59 %
19562 254 9160.65 %
19572 270 6860.70 %
19582 288 7610.80 %
19592 311 0100.97 %
19602 339 5121.23 %
19612 375 5911.54 %
19622 418 8851.82 %
19632 466 7211.98 %
19642 514 4611.94 %
19652 557 5841.71 %
19662 593 3961.40 %
19672 621 8051.10 %
19682 645 3120.90 %
19692 668 2330.87 %
19702 695 0021.00 %
19712 727 8831.22 %
19722 766 6521.42 %
19732 810 2491.58 %
19742 857 4651.68 %
19752 906 8581.73 %
19762 957 7811.75 %
19773 010 2151.77 %
19783 063 3021.76 %
19793 115 2031.69 %
19803 164 1521.57 %
19813 209 1011.42 %
19823 249 8921.27 %
19833 287 0021.14 %
19843 321 3041.04 %
19853 353 8020.98 %
19863 384 8810.93 %
19873 414 4470.87 %
19883 443 0390.84 %
19893 471 9350.84 %
19903 502 3110.87 %
19913 534 7830.93 %
19923 569 2150.97 %
19933 604 7501.00 %
19943 640 0100.98 %
19953 673 5090.92 %
19963 704 5480.84 %
19973 733 0400.77 %
19983 758 1760.67 %
19993 778 3010.54 %
20003 791 9330.36 %
20013 798 1740.16 %
20023 797 061-0.03 %
20033 789 929-0.19 %
20043 779 142-0.28 %
20053 767 163-0.32 %
20063 755 398-0.31 %
20073 744 101-0.30 %
20083 733 338-0.29 %
20093 723 300-0.27 %
20103 714 072-0.25 %
20113 705 834-0.22 %
20123 698 836-0.19 %
20133 693 133-0.15 %
20143 688 554-0.12 %
20153 684 878-0.10 %
20163 679 609-0.14 %
20173 674 347-0.14 %

The data is given as of 1st of January of an year.