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Sat May 1, 2021, 10:39 PM

New Census Data Show Population Drop in Puerto Rico

The U.S. Census Bureau announced the changes in population that have occurred in U.S. States and territories over the past decade. Puerto Rico’s population has fallen by 11.8%, to 3.285 million.

Puerto Rico’s population peak was 3.8 million people in 2004, but there has been a fairly steady decline since then.

U.S. population growth and loss

The United States, including all States and territories, gained 7.1% in population. Puerto Rico’s population loss was the largest of any State or territory.

Among States, West Virginia showed the greatest population loss, with a drop of 3.2%. Utah showed the greatest growth, with 18.5% increase in population.

Read more: https://www.puertoricoreport.com/new-census-data-shows-population-drop-in-puerto-rico/#.YI4QUj_PzIU

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