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Population Racial Composition, 1802-2010


Year
1802
1812
1820
1830
1877
1887
1897
1899
1910
1920
1930
1935
1940
1950
2000
2010
White %
42
40.8
39.4
45.1
52.3
53.5
64.3
61.8
64.5
72
73.3
75.2
76
79.7
80.5
75.8
Non-White %
58
59.2
60.6
54.9
47.7
46.5
35.7
38.2
35.5
28
26.7
24.8
24
20.3
19.5
24.2

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Puerto Rico was first enumerated by the U.S. Census Bureau for the U.S. War Department in 1899. Puerto Rico has been included as part of the decennial census since 1910. The Census Bureau conducted the first economic census in Puerto Rico in 1909.