Arecibo , Puerto Rico Population 2022

39,176
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Arecibo is a city located in Puerto Rico. Arecibo has a 2020 population of 39,176. Arecibo is currently declining at a rate of 0.00% annually and its population has decreased by -11.35% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 44,191 in 2010.

The average household income in Arecibo is $25,290 with a poverty rate of 48.82%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $389 per month, and the median house value is $95,400. The median age in Arecibo is 42.6 years, 39.4 years for males, and 44.9 years for females.

Arecibo Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Arecibo was:

  • White: 78.82%
  • Other race: 13.99%
  • Black or African American: 4.17%
  • Two or more races: 1.66%
  • Asian: 1.15%
  • Native American: 0.21%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Arecibo , Puerto Rico is 39,176 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 39,176.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 44,191.

Arecibo , Puerto Rico Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White30,87778.82%
Some Other Race5,48013.99%
Black or African American1,6324.17%
Two or More Races6521.66%
Asian4511.15%
American Indian and Alaska Native840.21%
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Arecibo Population by Race

Arecibo Population Pyramid $2022

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Arecibo Median Age

42.6


Total

39.4


Male

44.9


Female

Arecibo Adults

There are 31,456 adults, (8,837 of whom are seniors) in Arecibo .

Arecibo Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

39.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Arecibo Sex Ratio

Female

20,967

53.52%

Male

18,209

46.48%

Arecibo Population by Age

Arecibo Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Arecibo Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male35.6%64.4%
Female48%52%
Non Family48.2%51.8%
All59%41%
Married81.8%18.2%

59.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Arecibo Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All15,4522.5159
Non Family5,4491.1448.2
Married5,2943.1881.8
Female3,9673.3448
Male7423.3435.6

3.16

Average Family Size

2.51

Average Household Size

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Arecibo Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,88613.96%
9th to 12th Grade2,1017.55%
High School Graduate8,20529.47%
Some College3,62913.04%
Associates Degree2,96410.65%
Bachelors Degree5,10318.33%
Graduate Degree1,9517.01%
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Arecibo Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Arecibo Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic27,64221,6716,983
Other Race3,7182,896870
Black1,3881,089307
2+ Races430293116
Asian24322864
White18817262
Native American8430

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 93.83%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 32.98%.

Arecibo Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$17,403$17,439$17,347
Less Than 9th Grade$9,030$9,342$8,438
High School Graduate$15,074$16,637$10,938
Some College$16,837$17,392$15,239
Bachelors Degree$20,652$24,323$19,855
Graduate Degree$39,597$30,217$41,431

$17,403

Average Earnings

$17,439

Average Male

$17,347

Average Female

Arecibo Earnings by Educational Attainment

Arecibo Language by Age

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Arecibo Language

7.01% of Arecibo residents speak only English, while 92.99% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 92.88% of the population.

Arecibo Language

Arecibo Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic38,74618,84148.63%
Other3,091NaN%
Black1,61885252.66%
Multiple64726941.58%
White22316172.20%
Asian45115434.15%
Native8455.95%

48.82%

Overall Poverty Rate

45.65%

Male Poverty Rate

51.57%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Arecibo

The race most likely to be in poverty in Arecibo is White, with 72.20% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Arecibo is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 13.71%. Among those working part-time, it was 40.98%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 55.37%.

Arecibo Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade61.10%
High School47.23%
Some College43.20%
Bachelors or Greater20.79%

Arecibo Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed79.21%
Male Unemployed69.41%
Female Employed26.12%
Male Employed20.58%

Arecibo Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Arecibo Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$17,591$25,290
Families$23,122$30,343
Married Families$32,445-
Non Families$9,516$14,297
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Income by Household Type

Arecibo Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

35.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

39.0%

Male Marriage Rate

32.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Arecibo Married by Age and Sex

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Arecibo Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Arecibo Marital Status by Race

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Arecibo Marital Status

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916

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam330
Korea180
First Gulf War108
Second Gulf War88
World War II

Arecibo Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+388
65 to 74295
35 to 54107
55 to 6491
18 to 3435

Arecibo Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
Hispanic9162.94%
White7392.98%
Other Race892.03%
Black795.59%
Native American910.71%

Arecibo Veterans by Race

Arecibo Veterans by Education

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14.74%

Veteran Poverty Rate

48.58%

Veteran Disability Rate

Arecibo Veterans by Education

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38.4%

Labor Force Participation

31.6%

Employment Rate

17.7%

Unemployment Rate

Arecibo Employment by Age

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Arecibo Employment by Race

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Arecibo Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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0.00%

Born in Arecibo

98.69%

Native Born

1.31%

Foreign Born

0.66%

Non Citizen

0.66%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.69% of Arecibo residents were born in the United States, with 0.00% having been born in Puerto Rico. 0.66% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Arecibo Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202239,1760.00%
202139,1760.00%
202039,1760.00%
201939,176-932-2.32%
201840,108-1,448-3.48%
201741,556-856-2.02%
201642,412-740-1.71%
201543,152-1,233-2.78%
201444,385-453-1.01%
201344,838-1,162-2.53%
201246,000-1,226-2.60%
201147,2263,0356.87%
201044,1910.00%

Arecibo Population by Year