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Puerto Rico’s Population Declines in 2016

By on December 20, 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.

Puerto Rico population Statistics

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.

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