Arecibo , Puerto Rico Population 2020

40,108

Arecibo is a city located in Puerto Rico. Arecibo has a 2020 population of 40,108. Arecibo is currently declining at a rate of 0.00% annually and its population has decreased by -9.24% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 44,191 in 2010. Arecibo reached it's highest population of 47,226 in 2011.

The average household income in Arecibo is $25,391 with a poverty rate of 48.12%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $369 per month, and the median house value is $96,000. The median age in Arecibo is 43.6 years, 40.3 years for males, and 46.7 years for females. For every 100 females there are 87.6 males.

Arecibo Demographics

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

  • White: 81.00%
  • Other race: 11.97%
  • Black or African American: 4.20%
  • Two or more races: 1.69%
  • Asian: 0.88%
  • Native American: 0.26%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Arecibo , Puerto Rico is 40,108, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 40,108.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 44,191.

Arecibo , Puerto Rico Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White32,48781.00%
Some Other Race4,80211.97%
Black or African American1,6854.20%
Two or More Races6771.69%
Asian3540.88%
American Indian and Alaska Native1030.26%

Arecibo Population Pyramid 2020

Arecibo Median Age

43.6


Total

40.3


Male

46.7


Female

Arecibo Adults

There are 32,280 adults, (9,071 of whom are seniors) in Arecibo .

Arecibo Age Dependency

72.8

Age Dependency Ratio

39.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Arecibo Sex Ratio

Female

21,375

53.29%

Male

18,733

46.71%

Arecibo Households and Families

Arecibo Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Arecibo Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married85.1%14.9%
All62.6%37.4%
Male54.2%45.8%
Non Family50.3%49.7%
Female50%50%

62.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All15,3812.5862.6
Married5,3813.2285.1
Non Family5,2991.1250.3
Female4,0283.4850
Male6733.6254.2

3.26

Average Family Size

2.58

Average Household Size

7.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Arecibo Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4,26414.97%
9th to 12th Grade2,3838.36%
High School Graduate8,33829.26%
Some College3,87713.61%
Associates Degree2,7939.80%
Bachelors Degree4,99417.53%
Graduate Degree1,8436.47%

Arecibo Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic28,30821,6806,754
Other Race3,2402,403622
Black1,4011,104363
Multiple Races45835298
Asian23620219
White17515674
Native American10331

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 89.14%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 42.29%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$18,933$18,368$19,513
Less Than High School$10,000$10,774$
High School Grad$15,061$16,755$11,865
Some College$17,584$17,925$16,759
Bachelors Degree$21,213$24,125$20,816
Graduate Degree$40,505$35,329$41,261

$18,933

Average Earnings

$18,368

Average Male

$19,513

Average Female

Arecibo Language

Arecibo Language by Age

Arecibo Language

7.29% of Arecibo residents speak only English, while 92.71% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 92.66% of the population.

Arecibo Poverty

Arecibo Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic39,70819,01547.89%
Other4,7702,66555.87%
Black1,66186652.14%
Multiple66419929.97%
White20418188.73%
Asian35415744.35%
Native981212.24%

48.12%

Overall Poverty Rate

45.79%

Male Poverty Rate

50.15%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Arecibo

The race most likely to be in poverty in Arecibo is White, with 88.73% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Arecibo is Native, with 12.24% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 11.23%. Among those working part-time, it was 40.30%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 55.03%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School59.63%
High School45.17%
Some College43.00%
Bachelors or Greater19.63%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed81.34%
Male Unemployed70.02%
Male Employed20.45%
Female Employed19.48%

Arecibo Income

Arecibo Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$17,615$25,391
Families$22,533$30,347
Married Families$30,334-
Non Families$9,683$14,390

Arecibo Marital Status

Arecibo Marital Status

Marriage Rates

35.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

39.0%

Male Marriage Rate

32.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Arecibo Married by Age and Sex

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

Arecibo Veterans

1,145

Number of Veterans

1,125

Male Veterans

20

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam387
Korea261
First Gulf War150
Second Gulf War105
World War II35
Age Group Veterans
75+494
65 to 74349
35 to 54146
55 to 64117
18 to 3439
Name Veterans % of Total
Hispanic1,1143.48%
White9993.82%
Black745.12%
Other621.62%
Indian109.71%

$Arecibo Veterans by Education

19.65%

Veteran Poverty Rate

44.63%

Veteran Disability Rate

Arecibo Employment Status

37.7%

Labor Force Participation

30.7%

Employment Rate

18.7%

Unemployment Rate

Arecibo Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

0.00%

Born in Puerto Rico

98.93%

Native Born

1.07%

Foreign Born

0.53%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

98.93% of Arecibo residents were born in the United States, with 0.00% having been born in Puerto Rico. 0.53% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202040,1080.00%
201940,1080.00%
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%