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Puerto Rico Population 2024

Puerto Rico officially the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico is a Caribbean island and unincorporated territory of the United States. The first census by the United States in 1899 reported a population of 1 million, 61.8% of them classified as white, 31.9% as mixed, and 6.3% as black.

Immigration from Europe and the large importation of slaves from Africa helped increase the population of Puerto Rico from 155,426 in 1800 to almost a million by the close of the 19th century.  As per the US Census 2020, the population of  Puerto Rico in 2020 was 3,285,874 (3.28 million)

Estimated Population of  Puerto Rico in 2024 – 3,205,691 or  3.3 million

Puerto Rico2020 Census
Total Population3,285,874  
Caribbean Rank4
SovereigntyTerritory of US
Land Area 311,888 sq.km (120,421 sq. mi)
Area Rank
Pop. Density350 people/sq. km
Capital CitySan Juan

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Religion in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico has a many religious beliefs and Christianity is the majority religion and is followed by 97% 0f the population. Among Christians, Catholicism is the most prevalent professed faith followed by Protestants.

The Roman Catholic Church estimates that 69 percent of the population is Catholic. Protestants are estimated to be 25 percent and include Baptists, Pentecostals, Seventh-day Adventists, Presbyterians, Anglicans, Methodists, Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), and Lutherans. Other Christian denominations include the Greek Orthodox Church, the Russian Orthodox Church, Jehovah’s Witnesses, and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

1.89% of Puerto Ricans declared themselves to Irreligious and 1.4% are other religions. It has small communities of Jews, Hindus, Muslims, Buddhists, and members of the Baháʼí Faith.

–  Catholics – 69%
– Protestants– 25%
– Other Christians– 2 %

Ethnicity in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico is a multi-ethnic nation, home to people of different ethnic, religious, and national backgrounds. The racial composition is as follows

  • White – 75.8%
  • Black/ Africans- 12.4%
  • Mixed – 3.3% 
  • Others – 8.5%

According to US Census Bureau 2020, the data for Puerto Rico was as follows

  • Hispanic or Latino (of any race) -3,249,043 ( 98.9%)
  • White alone – 24,548 (0.7%)
  • Black or African American alone – 4,286 (0.1%)
  • Others – (0.3%)
Top Cities in Puerto Rico by Population
1San Juan395,326
8Toa Baja89,609
10Trujillo Alto74,842
Puerto Rico Population 2024 | Religion in Puerto Rico