Arecibo Municipio, PR

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2022 Population
87,217
0.909% 1-year decline
2022 Median Age
44.6
1.83% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
44.9%
4.45% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$21,799
12.9% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$106,100
11.6% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
25,727
3.91% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Arecibo Municipio, PR had a population of 87.2k people with a median age of 44.6 and a median household income of $21,799. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Arecibo Municipio, PR declined from 88,017 to 87,217, a −0.909% decrease and its median household income grew from $19,311 to $21,799, a 12.9% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Arecibo Municipio, PR are White (Hispanic) (34.8%), Two+ (Hispanic) (31.3%), Other (Hispanic) (29.2%), Black or African American (Hispanic) (2.96%), and Asian (Hispanic) (0.992%).

None of the households in Arecibo Municipio, PR reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

The largest universities in Arecibo Municipio, PR are University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo (604 degrees awarded in 2022), Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo (599 degrees), and ICPR Junior College-Arecibo (162 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Arecibo Municipio, PR was $106,100, and the homeownership rate was 62.9%.

Most people in Arecibo Municipio, PR drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Arecibo Municipio, PR was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

In 2022, there were 1.11 times more White (Hispanic) residents (30.4k people) in Arecibo Municipio, PR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 27.3k Two+ (Hispanic) and 25.5k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Arecibo Municipio, PR
  1. White (Hispanic)
    30.4k ± 1.89k
  2. Two+ (Hispanic)
    27.3k ± 1.91k
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    25.5k ± 1.6k
99.3%
Hispanic Population
86.6k people

In 2022, there were 1.11 times more White (Hispanic) residents (30.4k people) in Arecibo Municipio, PR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 27.3k Two+ (Hispanic) and 25.5k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

99.3% of the people in Arecibo Municipio, PR are hispanic (86.6k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Dominican Republic
    51,093 ± 5,506 people
  2. Cuba
    9,583 ± 2,400 people
  3. Colombia
    4,347 ± 1,618 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Puerto Rico was Dominican Republic, the natal country of 51,093 Puerto Rico residents, followed by Cuba with 9,583 and Colombia with 4,347.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    837 ± 215
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    396 ± 177
  3. Korea
    282 ± 161

Arecibo Municipio, PR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.11 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Arecibo Municipio, PR employs 25.7k people. The largest industries in Arecibo Municipio, PR are Retail Trade (3,980 people), Manufacturing (3,476 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (2,997 people), and the highest paying industries are Wholesale Trade ($35,078), Finance & Insurance ($32,750), and Utilities ($31,563).

Males in Puerto Rico have an average income that is 1.12 times higher than the average income of females, which is $34,367. The income inequality in Puerto Rico (measured using the Gini index) is 0.457, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

25.7k
2022 Value
± 1,462
3.91%
1 Year growth
± 7.65%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Arecibo Municipio, PR grew at a rate of 3.91%, from 24.8k employees to 25.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Arecibo Municipio, PR, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,785 people), Sales & Related Occupations (3,238 people), and Production Occupations (2,482 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Arecibo Municipio, PR.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

25.7k
2022 Value
± 1,462
3.91%
1 Year growth
± 7.65%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Arecibo Municipio, PR grew at a rate of 3.91%, from 24.8k employees to 25.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Arecibo Municipio, PR, are Retail Trade (3,980 people), Manufacturing (3,476 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (2,997 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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Median Earnings by Industry

$19,059
Median earning men ± $629
$19,277
Median earning women ± $1,235

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($35,625), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($34,028), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($25,329).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($28,542), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($26,430), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($25,313).

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Establishments by Size

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Education

In 2022, universities in Arecibo Municipio, PR awarded 1,717 degrees. The student population of Arecibo Municipio, PR in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 2,381 male students and 4,431 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Arecibo Municipio, PR are Hispanic or Latino (1,707 and 99.4%), followed by Asian (3 and 0.175%), White (3 and 0.175%), and Black or African American (2 and 0.116%).

The largest universities in Arecibo Municipio, PR by number of degrees awarded are University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo (604 and 35.2%), Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo (599 and 34.9%), and ICPR Junior College-Arecibo (162 and 9.44%).

The most popular majors in Arecibo Municipio, PR are Registered Nursing (272 and 15.8%), General Microbiology (108 and 6.29%), and Radio & Television Broadcasting Technology (69 and 4.02%).

The median tuition costs in Arecibo Municipio, PR are $5,004 for private four year colleges, and $5,024 and $5,024 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2022 in Arecibo Municipio, PR, the percentage of applicants admitted was 49.8%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 69.2%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 6,812 (35% men and 65% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 6,812 students enrolled in Arecibo Municipio, PR, 35% men and 65% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Hispanic or Latino with 6,795 records, of which 65% were women and 35% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 108 degrees awarded
  2. 69 degrees awarded
  3. 253 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Arecibo Municipio, PR was General Microbiology with 108 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 604 degrees awarded
  2. 599 degrees awarded
  3. 162 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo with 604 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

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In 2022, 529 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Arecibo Municipio, PR, which is 0.445 times less than the 1,188 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was Hispanic or Latino students. These 1,707 degrees mean that there were 569 times more degrees awarded to Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 3 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private for-profit, 2-year ($7,380) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($695) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($2,168) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.73% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.44% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (756k), Bachelors Degree (514k), and Primary Education (462k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Arecibo Municipio, PR was $106,100 in 2022, which is 0.376 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $95,100 to $106,100, a 11.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Arecibo Municipio, PR is 62.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Arecibo Municipio, PR have an average commute time of 25.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Arecibo Municipio, PR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Arecibo Municipio, PR is $21,799. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Arecibo Municipio, PR was Census Tract 3003.02 with a value of $30,497, followed by Census Tract 3001.01 and Census Tract 3020, with respective values of $29,060 and $28,953.

Property

$106,100
Median Property Value 2022
±$3,730
$19,770
Median Property Taxes
±$883

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Rent vs Own

62.9%
Homeownership
2022
73.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 62.9% of the housing units in Arecibo Municipio, PR were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 63.1%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 3003.02
  2. Census Tract 3001.01
  3. Census Tract 3020

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Arecibo Municipio, PR was Census Tract 3003.02 with a value of $30,497, followed by Census Tract 3001.01 and Census Tract 3020, with respective values of $29,060 and $28,953.

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Household Income

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$21,799
Median Household Income
± $1,073
31.4k
Number of Households
± 1,283

In 2022, the median household income of the 31.4k households in Arecibo Municipio, PR grew to $21,799 from the previous year's value of $19,311.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Arecibo Municipio, PR is from Puerto Rico.
0.457
2022 Wage GINI in Puerto Rico
0.456
2021 Wage GINI in Puerto Rico

In 2022, the income inequality in Puerto Rico was 0.457 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.209% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Puerto Rico was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Puerto Rico in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (88.1%)
  2. Carpooled (5.21%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.76%)

In 2022, 88.1% of workers in Arecibo Municipio, PR drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (5.21%) and those who worked at home (4.76%).

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Commute Time

25.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Arecibo Municipio, PR have a shorter commute time (25.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.29% of the workforce in Arecibo Municipio, PR have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Poverty & Diversity

44.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Arecibo Municipio, PR (38.8k out of 86.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 75+ and then Males 55 - 64.

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

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Health

92.9% of the population of Arecibo Municipio, PR has health coverage, with 21.4% on employee plans, 44% on Medicaid, 18.5% on Medicare, 8.07% on non-group plans, and 0.997% on military or VA plans.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.5% were men and 53.5% were women.

Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 18.4% under 18 years, 20.6% between 18 and 34 years, 38% between 35 and 64 years, and 23% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.5% were men and 53.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

7.08%
Uninsured
21.4%
Employer Coverage
44%
Medicaid
18.5%
Medicare
8.07%
Non-Group
0.997%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Arecibo Municipio, PR grew by 7% from 6.62% to 7.08%.

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Health Outcomes

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Health Behaviors

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