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Puerto Rico Census: 1765

Census conduced by Lieutenant General Alexander O'Reilly conduced in 1765.


City Free people  Slaves  Proportion
(number of slave for every free person)
San Germán 5,373 577 1 / 9
San Juan 3,562 944 1 / 4
Aguada 3,976 296 1 / 13
Añasco 3,199 199 1 / 14
Ponce 2,960 354 1 / 8
Fajardo 464 10 1 / 5
Caguas 514 90 1 / 6
Utuado 558 50 1 / 11
Pepino (San Sebastián) 58 33 1 / 18
La Tuna (Isabela) 688 7 1 / 98
Sub-Total 39,846 5,037 1 / 10
Total 44,883  

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Did You Know?

The only succesfull attack against San Juan happened on June 15. The British Navy led by George Clifford, 3rd Earl of Cumberland, conquered the island and held it for several months.