Puerto Rico Demographics

What is the population of Puerto Rico?

Population 3,189,068
Population Growth Rate -0.47%
Urban Population 98.9%
Population in Major Urban Areas SAN JUAN (capital) 2.475 million
Nationality Noun Puerto Rican(s) (US citizens)
Nationality Adjective Puerto Rican
Ethnic Groups white (mostly Spanish origin) 80.5%, black 8%, Amerindian 0.4%, Asian 0.2%, mixed and other 10.9%
Languages Spoken Spanish

Puerto Rico Health Information

What are the health conditions in Puerto Rico?

Contraceptive Prevalance Rate - female 15-49 84.1%
Contraceptive Prevalence - note note: percent of women aged 18-44
Death Rate - deaths/1,000 population 8.23
Drinking Water Source - percent of rural population improved 93.6%
Drinking Water Source - percent of total population unimproved 6.4%
Drinking Water Source - percent of urban population improved 93.6%
Infant Mortality Rate - female deaths/1,000 live births 7.14
Infant Mortality Rate - male deaths/1,000 live births 8.82
Infant Mortality Rate - total deaths/1,000 live births 8
Maternal Mortality Rate - deaths/100,000 live births 20
People Living with HIV/AIDS 7,397
Sanitation Facility Access - percent of total population unimproved 0.7%
Sanitation Facility Access - percent of urban population improved 99.3%
Sanitation Facitlity Access - percent of rural population improved 99.3%
Total Fertility Rate - children born/woman 1.64

Puerto Rico Life Expectancy

How long do people live in Puerto Rico?

Life Expectancy at Birth 79 Years
Life Expectancy at Birth - female 82 Years
Life Expectancy at Birth - male 75 Years
Median Age 38 Years
Median Age - female 40 Years
Median Age - male 36 Years

Puerto Rico Infant Mortality - per 1,000 live births

Puerto Rico median age, birth rate and death rates

Birth Rate - births/1,000 population 11
Death Rate - deaths/1,000 population 8.23
Median Age 38 Years
Median Age - female 40 Years
Median Age - male 36 Years
Net Migration Rate - migrant(s)/1,000 population -7.73
Population Growth Rate -0.47%
Sex Ratio 0-14 Years - male/female 1.05
Sex Ratio 15-24 Years - male/female 1.04
Sex Ratio 25-54 Years - male/female .91
Sex Ratio 55-64 Years - male/female .92
Sex Ratio at Birth - male/female 1.02
Sex Ratio of Total Population - male/female .92
Sex Ratio Over 64 Years - male/female .77

Puerto Rico Education

What is school like in Puerto Rico?

Literacy - female 94.4%
Literacy - male 93.9%
Literacy - total population 94.1%
Literacy Definition age 15 and over can read and write
School Life Expectancy - female 17 Years
School Life Expectancy - male 14 Years
Total School Life Expectancy - (primary to tertiary) 16 Years

Puerto Rico Literacy

Can people in Puerto Rico read?

Literacy - female 94.4%
Literacy - male 93.9%
Literacy - total population 94.1%
Literacy Definition age 15 and over can read and write
Predominant Language Spanish

Puerto Rico Learning

What is school like in Puerto Rico?

Education Culture

Education is a high priority in Puerto Rico. Today the literacy rate is about 90 percent. Children are required to attend school between the ages of five and seventeen. There are three levels of schooling. The primary level included kindergarten, plus six grades and the middle and high levels each have three graded. Education for all children began in Puerto Rico when the United States took over the government from the Spanish. Puerto Rico’s department of Education administers the island’s school system. Classes are taught in Spanish but students study English as a second language for all twelve years of their schooling. A large number of Puerto Rico’s high school graduates go on to college.

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