Number of Puerto Rican People in the United States

In this article, we will explore the demographic data of Puerto Rican people in the United States, and look at historical data to see whether the Puerto Rican population is growing or declining.

First, let's take a look at the population of Puerto Rican people in the United States for the last 6 years.

Total U.S. Puerto Rican Population

Population Year
5,699,150 2020
5,629,268 2019
5,527,605 2018
5,418,521 2017
5,275,008 2016
5,174,554 2015

The table above shows that between 2015 and 2020 the total Puerto Rican population has increased by 524,596 people.

If this growth were to continue at the same rate, the total population of Puerto Rican people by 2025 could be 6,223,746.

Total U.S. Puerto Rican Population By State

We can also look at the data for Puerto Rican people in each individual state and whether the Puerto Rican population increased or decreased between 2015 and 2020.

For more details on the historical population figures for each state, click the link in the table below.

State 2015 2020 Change (%)
Alabama 14,524 23,613 62.58%
Alaska 6,772 7,507 10.85%
Arizona 38,540 51,533 33.71%
Arkansas 5,594 7,703 37.70%
California 209,771 227,838 8.61%
Colorado 28,546 36,520 27.93%
Connecticut 278,670 293,090 5.17%
Delaware 25,868 26,908 4.02%
District of Columbia 4,528 5,397 19.19%
Florida 977,995 1,155,423 18.14%
Georgia 86,792 107,661 24.04%
Hawaii 47,911 51,188 6.84%
Idaho 3,614 5,145 42.36%
Illinois 198,272 203,537 2.66%
Indiana 35,528 43,210 21.62%
Iowa 5,879 8,704 48.05%
Kansas 10,502 12,694 20.87%
Kentucky 14,238 16,993 19.35%
Louisiana 13,961 15,130 8.37%
Maine 5,708 6,297 10.32%
Maryland 48,295 59,738 23.69%
Massachusetts 297,089 325,186 9.46%
Michigan 43,770 48,389 10.55%
Minnesota 13,075 15,891 21.54%
Mississippi 8,745 9,927 13.52%
Missouri 15,117 18,141 20.00%
Montana 2,233 2,241 0.36%
Nebraska 4,243 5,967 40.63%
Nevada 24,374 28,384 16.45%
New Hampshire 12,729 16,894 32.72%
New Jersey 471,035 465,653 -1.14%
New Mexico 8,059 9,934 23.27%
New York 1,111,700 1,078,084 -3.02%
North Carolina 87,863 112,634 28.19%
North Dakota 1,412 3,507 148.37%
Ohio 110,348 131,458 19.13%
Oklahoma 13,806 14,836 7.46%
Oregon 11,137 14,501 30.21%
Pennsylvania 422,154 468,114 10.89%
Puerto Rico 3,433,356 3,112,760 -9.34%
Rhode Island 37,189 44,611 19.96%
South Carolina 34,739 37,458 7.83%
South Dakota 1,730 2,797 61.68%
Tennessee 26,105 33,547 28.51%
Texas 163,417 217,113 32.86%
Utah 7,594 12,716 67.45%
Vermont 2,963 2,458 -17.04%
Virginia 91,027 106,085 16.54%
Washington 30,950 38,204 23.44%
West Virginia 4,481 6,122 36.62%
Wisconsin 52,658 61,167 16.16%
Wyoming 1,304 1,302 -0.15%

Data Source(s)

All of the data on this page is sourced from the latest American Community Survey (ACS) 5-year estimates, from the United States Census Bureau. The latest year for the ACS is currently 2020.

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