More Puerto Rico Numbers

The 2010 Puerto Rico Census numbers are available on the Census web site, but I thought I would share them with you, there's some interesting stuff in there too.

  • Population: 3,725,789
    • Male: 1,785,171
    • Female: 1,940,618
  • Population By Age
    • Under 18: 903,295
    • 18-20: 114,295
    • 20-24: 260,850
    • 25-34: 492,332
    • 35-49: 713,514
    • 50-64: 681,505
    • 65 and over: 541,998
  • Population By Race
    • White: 2,825,100
    • African-American: 461,498
    • Other: 316,945
Housing Status
  • Total households: 1,636,946
    • Occupied: 1,376,531
    • Vacant: 260,415

Businesses

  • Number of Establishments: 45,549
  • Total annual payroll: $16,241,593,000
  • Total Employees: 702,603
  • Average Wages/Employee: $23,116

Analysis

Some of this might not still be news, but if you've never heard it, it's news to you. Here a few thoughts:

  1. Our population is shrinking. Hallelujah! With a decrease in family size and aggressive migration to the United States, our over-population is slowing getting better.
  2. The 375,000 voters between the ages of 18 and 24 are likely to be key in next year's elections. It should be clear to all of the political parties that this demographic is significantly likely to watch local television, read newspapers, and is highly connected to the Internet and social media.
  3. The private sector only employs 18.64% of the total population. That's an incredibly small percentage.
  4. The average wage in the private sector is $23,116. Quite a bit higher than the $12,997 per capita income. Which I believe suggests my theory that there are a large number of people not "working."