Puerto Rico’s Population Declines in 2016
SAN JUAN — The U.S. Census Bureau released Tuesday the most recent annual estimates of Puerto Rico’s population, which revealed a steep decline since its 2004 peak.
The statistics include the components of annual population change from July 1, 2010 until July 1 of the present year, which sustain the population estimate since the beginning of the decade.
Findings show that last July the island’s population was estimated to be 3,411,307 people, which represents a total 10.9% reduction from its maximum —3,826,878 inhabitants in July 1, 2004— or an average annual loss of 0.8%.
These estimates assume that between July 1, 2015 and the same date this year there were 31,000 births and 28,000 deaths in Puerto Rico, which is equivalent to a natural population growth of 3,000 people during this time period. Regarding emigration, the net balance was estimated around -65,000 people throughout the year.
For more statistics about Puerto Rico’s population estimates, visit https://censo.estadisticas.pr.