Distribution of Hispanic or Latino: Puerto Rican People in the US

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Counties by Percentage of Population: Hispanic or Latino: Puerto Rican

  • KEY
  • 8.3%
  • 16.6%
  • 24.9%
  • 33.2%
  • 49.8%
  • 66.4%
  • 83%

Percent of County
Ethnic Group Pop
County Pop

Top 20 Counties by % Population

# County Percentage
1Yabucoa Municipio, Puerto Rico99.66%
2Sabana Grande Municipio, Puerto Rico99.39%
3Naranjito Municipio, Puerto Rico99.38%
4Jayuya Municipio, Puerto Rico99.3%
5Hatillo Municipio, Puerto Rico99.27%
6Juana D, Puerto Rico99.25%
7Villalba Municipio, Puerto Rico99.23%
8Santa Isabel Municipio, Puerto Rico99.22%
9Patillas Municipio, Puerto Rico99.21%
10Las Piedras Municipio, Puerto Rico99.2%
11Las Mar, Puerto Rico99.12%
12Cayey Municipio, Puerto Rico99.1%
13Adjuntas Municipio, Puerto Rico99.06%
14Barceloneta Municipio, Puerto Rico99.05%
15Yauco Municipio, Puerto Rico99.04%
16Salinas Municipio, Puerto Rico99%
17Orocovis Municipio, Puerto Rico98.95%
18Juncos Municipio, Puerto Rico98.91%
19Cabo Rojo Municipio, Puerto Rico98.9%
20San Lorenzo Municipio, Puerto Rico98.89%

Top Counties by Population of Hispanic or Latino: Puerto Rican

# County Population
1San Juan Municipio, Puerto Rico295,963
2Bronx County, New York276,389
3Orange County, Florida194,663
4Bayam, Puerto Rico174,242
5Kings County, New York161,857
6Cook County, Illinois143,799
7Carolina Municipio, Puerto Rico143,694
8Ponce Municipio, Puerto Rico140,869
9Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania137,688
10Caguas Municipio, Puerto Rico127,021
11Hillsborough County, Florida116,867
12Queens County, New York112,777
13Hartford County, Connecticut110,852
14Osceola County, Florida106,929
15New York County, New York104,812
16Miami-Dade County, Florida100,245
17Hampden County, Massachusetts98,738
18New Haven County, Connecticut90,174
19Broward County, Florida88,469
20Arecibo Municipio, Puerto Rico85,652

Top States and Territories by Percentage

# State Percentage Population
1Puerto Rico95.84%3,246,054
2Connecticut8.16%292,143
3New York5.57%1,092,883
4New Jersey5.36%475,882
5Florida5.35%1,102,564
6Massachusetts4.72%322,256
7Rhode Island3.98%42,033
8Pennsylvania3.53%452,100
9Hawaii3.25%46,237
10Delaware2.75%26,066
11Illinois1.61%205,857
12Virginia1.19%99,948
13New Hampshire1.18%15,850
14Ohio1.07%124,145
15Wisconsin0.99%57,475
16North Carolina0.99%100,881
17Alaska0.99%7,312
18Nevada0.95%27,871
19Georgia0.94%96,870
20Maryland0.9%53,905
21District of Columbia0.78%5,331
22South Carolina0.76%37,776
23Texas0.7%194,939
24Arizona0.68%46,981
25Colorado0.6%33,135
26Indiana0.58%38,555
27California0.55%215,961
28Tennessee0.48%32,054
29Washington0.48%34,962
30Michigan0.46%45,369
31New Mexico0.44%9,226
32Maine0.43%5,736
33Alabama0.42%20,635
34Vermont0.42%2,648
35Kansas0.42%12,212
36Kentucky0.38%16,794
37Oklahoma0.36%14,028
38Utah0.36%10,898
39North Dakota0.35%2,661
40West Virginia0.34%6,288
41Oregon0.34%13,797
42Louisiana0.32%15,100
43Mississippi0.32%9,639
44Nebraska0.29%5,570
45South Dakota0.28%2,439
46Idaho0.28%4,695
47Minnesota0.26%14,515
48Missouri0.26%15,855
49Arkansas0.24%7,105
50Montana0.23%2,435
51Wyoming0.22%1,260
52Iowa0.21%6,728

Top States and Territories by Population of Hispanic or Latino: Puerto Rican

# State Population
1Puerto Rico3,246,054
2Florida1,102,564
3New York1,092,883
4New Jersey475,882
5Pennsylvania452,100
6Massachusetts322,256
7Connecticut292,143
8California215,961
9Illinois205,857
10Texas194,939
11Ohio124,145
12North Carolina100,881
13Virginia99,948
14Georgia96,870
15Wisconsin57,475
16Maryland53,905
17Arizona46,981
18Hawaii46,237
19Michigan45,369
20Rhode Island42,033
21Indiana38,555
22South Carolina37,776
23Washington34,962
24Colorado33,135
25Tennessee32,054
26Nevada27,871
27Delaware26,066
28Alabama20,635
29Kentucky16,794
30Missouri15,855
31New Hampshire15,850
32Louisiana15,100
33Minnesota14,515
34Oklahoma14,028
35Oregon13,797
36Kansas12,212
37Utah10,898
38Mississippi9,639
39New Mexico9,226
40Alaska7,312
41Arkansas7,105
42Iowa6,728
43West Virginia6,288
44Maine5,736
45Nebraska5,570
46District of Columbia5,331
47Idaho4,695
48North Dakota2,661
49Vermont2,648
50South Dakota2,439
51Montana2,435
52Wyoming1,260

Source Data

This data was sourced from the 2013-2018 American Communities Survey. As this is freely available government data, feel free to use and share these numbers and metrics.

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