Arecibo Municipio, PR

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Population
87,242
2.58% 1-year decline
Median Age
42

Poverty Rate
48%

Median Household Income
$18,001
4.12% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$97,400
0.828% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
22,966
0.113% 1-year decline

About

In 2018, Arecibo Municipio, PR had a population of 87.2k people with a median age of 42 and a median household income of $18,001. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Arecibo Municipio, PR declined from 89,550 to 87,242, a -2.58% decrease and its median household income grew from $17,289 to $18,001, a 4.12% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Arecibo Municipio, PR are White (Hispanic) (81.7%), Other (Hispanic) (11.3%), Black or African American (Hispanic) (4.17%), Two+ (Hispanic) (1.13%), and Asian (Hispanic) (0.802%). NaNk% of the people in Arecibo Municipio, PR speak a non-English language, and N/A% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Arecibo Municipio, PR are Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo (775 degrees awarded in 2017), University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo (630 degrees), and Universidad Internacional Iberoamericana (309 degrees).

The median property value in Arecibo Municipio, PR is $97,400, and the homeownership rate is 67.9%. Most people in Arecibo Municipio, PR commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 25.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Arecibo Municipio, PR is 2 cars per household.

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Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the member for Arecibo Municipio, PR have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

Arecibo Municipio, PR is home to a population of 87.2k people, from which N/A% are citizens. As of N/A, N/A% of Arecibo Municipio, PR residents were born outside of the country (N/A people).

In 2018, there were 7.21 times more White (Hispanic) residents (71.2k people) in Arecibo Municipio, PR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.88k Other (Hispanic) and 3.64k Black or African American (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Arecibo Municipio, PR
  1. White (Hispanic)
    71.2k ± 1.36k
  2. Other (Hispanic)
    9.88k ± 1.05k
  3. Black or African American (Hispanic)
    3.64k ± 762
99.4%
Hispanic Population
86.7k people

In 2018, there were 7.21 times more White (Hispanic) residents (71.2k people) in Arecibo Municipio, PR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.88k Other (Hispanic) and 3.64k Black or African American (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

99.4% of the people in Arecibo Municipio, PR are hispanic (86.7k people).

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Age by Nativity

42
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.4
57
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 5.4

In 2018, the median age of all people in Arecibo Municipio, PR was 42. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 57. But people in Arecibo Municipio, PR are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Arecibo Municipio, PR residents was 41.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Dominican Republic
    55,958 ± 5,761 people
  2. Cuba
    11,998 ± 2,685 people
  3. Colombia
    3,422 ± 1,435 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Puerto Rico was Dominican Republic, the natal country of 55,958 Puerto Rico residents, followed by Cuba with 11,998 and Colombia with 3,422.

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Citizenship

N/A%
N/A Citizenship

As of N/A, N/A% of Arecibo Municipio, PR residents were US citizens, which is approximately the same as the national average of 93.2%. In N/A, the percentage of US citizens in Arecibo Municipio, PR was N/A%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been N/A.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    711 ± 176
  2. Korea
    369 ± 160
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    312 ± 126

Arecibo Municipio, PR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.93 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Arecibo Municipio, PR is $18,001. In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Arecibo Municipio, PR was Census Tract 3003.02 with a value of $29,433, followed by Census Tract 3015 and Census Tract 3010, with respective values of $26,221 and $24,779.

Males in Puerto Rico have an average income that is 1.08 times higher than the average income of females, which is $30,196. The income inequality in Puerto Rico (measured using the Gini index) is 0.441, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Arecibo Municipio, PR employs 23k people. The largest industries in Arecibo Municipio, PR are Retail Trade (3,482 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,314 people), and Manufacturing (3,067 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($38,233), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($30,281), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation ($25,391).

Wages

Median Household Income

$18,001
2018 value
± $831
4.12%
1 Year Growth
± 6.29%

Households in Arecibo Municipio, PR have a median annual income of $18,001, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $17,289 in 2017, which represents a 4.12% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$32,513
Average Male Salary in Puerto Rico
± $1,346
$30,196
Average Female Salary in Puerto Rico
± $1,178

In 2017, full-time male employees in Puerto Rico made 1.08 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Puerto Rico
  1. White
    $27,537 ± $947
  2. American Indian
    $26,767 ± $17,278
  3. Two or More Races
    $24,326 ± $2,543

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Puerto Rico workers was White. These workers were paid 1.03 times more than American Indian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Puerto Rico.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Arecibo Municipio, PR is from Puerto Rico.
0.441
2017 Wage GINI in Puerto Rico
0.436
2016 Wage GINI in Puerto Rico

In 2017, the income inequality in Puerto Rico was 0.441 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.17% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Puerto Rico was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Puerto Rico in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 3003.02
  2. Census Tract 3015
  3. Census Tract 3010

In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Arecibo Municipio, PR was Census Tract 3003.02 with a value of $29,433, followed by Census Tract 3015 and Census Tract 3010, with respective values of $26,221 and $24,779.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Arecibo Municipio, PR colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 35 - 44
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

48% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Arecibo Municipio, PR (41.5k out of 86.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 45 - 54.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty
  1. Hispanic
    41,197 ± 1,182
  2. White
    33,953 ± 1,151
  3. Other
    5,311 ± 548

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Arecibo Municipio, PR is Hispanic, followed by White and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

23k
2018 Value
± 1,223
-0.113%
1 Year decline
± 7.27%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Arecibo Municipio, PR declined at a rate of -0.113%, from 23k employees to 23k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Arecibo Municipio, PR, are Sales & Related Occupations (3,383 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,277 people), and Production Occupations (1,858 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Arecibo Municipio, PR.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Arecibo Municipio, PR, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (3,383 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,277 people), and Production Occupations (1,858 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Arecibo Municipio, PR has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (4.14 times higher than expected), Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (2.94 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.6 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Arecibo Municipio, PR, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($44,274), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($40,465), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($37,974).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

23k
2018 Value
± 1,223
-0.113%
1 Year decline
± 7.27%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Arecibo Municipio, PR declined at a rate of -0.113%, from 23k employees to 23k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Arecibo Municipio, PR, are Retail Trade (3,482 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,314 people), and Manufacturing (3,067 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Arecibo Municipio, PR, though some of these residents may live in Arecibo Municipio, PR and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Arecibo Municipio, PR, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (3,482 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,314 people), and Manufacturing (3,067 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Arecibo Municipio, PR has an unusually high number of Public Administration (2.18 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.95 times), and Retail Trade (1.34 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Arecibo Municipio, PR, by median earnings, are Utilities ($38,233), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($30,281), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation ($25,391).

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Education

In 2017, universities in Arecibo Municipio, PR awarded 2,344 degrees. The student population of Arecibo Municipio, PR is skewed towards women, with 3,823 male students and 6,110 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Arecibo Municipio, PR are Hispanic or Latino (2,314 and 99.2%), followed by Unknown (13 and 0.557%), White (3 and 0.129%), and Black or African American (2 and 0.0858%).

The largest universities in Arecibo Municipio, PR by number of degrees awarded are Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo (775 and 33.1%), University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo (630 and 26.9%), and Universidad Internacional Iberoamericana (309 and 13.2%).

The most popular majors in Arecibo Municipio, PR are Registered Nursing (266 and 11.3%), General Business Administration & Management (147 and 6.27%), and General Cosmetology (112 and 4.78%).

The median tuition costs in Arecibo Municipio, PR are $4,644 for private four year colleges, and $1,938 and $3,960 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 84 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 76 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 221 degree-majorss awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Arecibo Municipio, PR was General Microbiology with 84 degree-majorss awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Arecibo Municipio, PR according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 775 degrees awarded
  2. 630 degrees awarded
  3. 309 degrees awarded
$1,938
Median In-State Public
$4,644
Median Private

In 2017, the Arecibo Municipio, PR institution with the largest number of graduating students was Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo with 775 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

811
Degrees Awarded to Men
1,533
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 811 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Arecibo Municipio, PR, which is 0.529 times less than the 1,533 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Arecibo Municipio, PR by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    2,314 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    13 degrees awarded
  3. White
    3 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Arecibo Municipio, PR were to Hispanic or Latino students. These 2,314 degrees mean that there were 178 times more Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 13 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Arecibo Municipio, PR was $97,400 in 2018, which is 0.424 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $96,600 to $97,400, a 0.828% increase. The homeownership rate in Arecibo Municipio, PR is 67.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Arecibo Municipio, PR have an average commute time of 25.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Arecibo Municipio, PR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$97,400
2018 Median
± $1,936
$96,600
2017 Median
± $2,074

In 2018, the median property value in Arecibo Municipio, PR grew to to $97,400 from the previous year's value of $96,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Arecibo Municipio, PR compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Arecibo Municipio, PR the largest share of households have a property value in the N/A range.

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Household Income

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$18,001
Median Household Income
± $831
31.8k
Number of Households
± 1,140

In 2018, the median household income of the 31.8k households in Arecibo Municipio, PR grew to $18,001 from the previous year's value of $17,289.

The following chart displays the households in Arecibo Municipio, PR distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Property Taxes

None
Average Range

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Rent vs Own

67.9%
2018 Homeownership
67.9%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 67.9% of the housing units in Arecibo Municipio, PR were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 67.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Arecibo Municipio, PR compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

25.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Arecibo Municipio, PR have a longer commute time (25.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 3.73% of the workforce in Arecibo Municipio, PR have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel
  1. Drove Alone
    87.5%
  2. Carpooled
    7.54%
  3. Walked
    2.1%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Arecibo Municipio, PR was Drove Alone (87.5%), followed by those who Carpooled (7.54%) and those who Walked (2.1%).

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Arecibo Municipio, PR distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Arecibo Municipio, PR have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Health

94.9% of the population of Arecibo Municipio, PR has health coverage, with 18.3% on employee plans, 46.3% on Medicaid, 16.9% on Medicare, 12.3% on non-group plans, and 1.01% on military or VA plans.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.
State with the Highest Prevalence
  1. 8.26% of the population affected
  2. 8.13% of the population affected
  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.
Most prevalent states
  1. 19.2% of adults
  2. 17.9% of adults
  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Coverage

5.15%
Uninsured
18.3%
Employer Coverage
46.3%
Medicaid
16.9%
Medicare
12.3%
Non-Group
1.01%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Arecibo Municipio, PR grew by 0.0524% from 5.14% to 5.15%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Arecibo Municipio, PR changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.
Most at risk counties
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