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Population History, 1765-2010


Year
1765
1775
1800
1815
1832
1846
1860
1877
1887
1899
1910
1920
1930
1940
1950
1960
1970
1980
1990
2000
2010
Population
44,883
70,250
155,426
220,892
350,051
447,914
583,308
731,648
798,565
953,243
1,118,012
1,299,809
1,543,913
1,869,255
2,210,703
2,349,544
2,712,033
3,196,520
3,522,037
3,808,610
3,725,789
±%

56.50%
121.20%
42.10%
58.50%
28.00%
30.20%
25.40%
9.10%
19.40%
17.30%
16.30%
18.80%
21.10%
18.30%
6.30%
15.40%
17.90%
10.20%
8.10%
−2.2%

Notes:
The censuses from 1765 to 1887 were taken by the Spanish government.
The census from 1899 was taken by the War Ministry of the United States.
Since 1910 Puerto Rico has been included in every decennial census taken by the United States.


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On the United States, Puerto Ricans are the second largest Hispanic origin group (4 million) (Brown and Patten, 2014), following Mexicans (34 million in 2012) and ahead of Cubans (2 million) and Salvadorans (2 million).