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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 94 1 / 5
Caguas 514 90 1 / 6
Utuado 558 50 1 / 11
Pepino (San Sebastián) 581 33 1 / 18
La Tuna (Isabela) 688 7 1 / 98
Other (rural) 17,971 2,392 1 / 8
Sub-Total 39,846 5,037 1 / 10

Total 44,883 (slaves 11.2%)









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The Bacardi rum factory is located in Puerto Rico and is the largest rum distillery in the entire world.