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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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Did You Know?

The term "china" originated from a brand of oranges that came to Puerto Rico in the 19th century, advertised as names "Naranjas de la China/Oranges from China" China in PR is the color orange and the fruit. naranja, which is used for oranges in most Spanish speaking countries, only refers to the bitter orange in Puerto Rico.