San Juan, Puerto Rico Population 2021

323,279
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San Juan is a city located in Puerto Rico. San Juan has a 2020 population of 323,279. San Juan is currently declining at a rate of 0.00% annually and its population has decreased by -15.36% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 381,931 in 2010. San Juan reached it's highest population of 386,070 in 2011.

The average household income in San Juan is $43,553 with a poverty rate of 41.17%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $481 per month, and the median house value is $153,200. The median age in San Juan is 43.1 years, 40.8 years for males, and 45.1 years for females.

San Juan Demographics

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

  • White: 65.08%
  • Other race: 15.65%
  • Black or African American: 13.32%
  • Two or more races: 5.17%
  • Native American: 0.38%
  • Asian: 0.37%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.02%
The current population of San Juan, Puerto Rico is 323,279 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 331,165.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 381,931.

San Juan, Puerto Rico Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White210,40165.08%
Some Other Race50,58915.65%
Black or African American43,05313.32%
Two or More Races16,7185.17%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,2440.38%
Asian1,1990.37%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander750.02%
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San Juan Population by Race

San Juan Population Pyramid $2021

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San Juan Median Age

43.1


Total

40.8


Male

45.1


Female

San Juan Adults

There are 264,618 adults, (70,728 of whom are seniors) in San Juan.

San Juan Age Dependency

66.7

Age Dependency Ratio

36.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.3

Child Dependency Ratio

San Juan Sex Ratio

Female

176,010

54.45%

Male

147,269

45.55%

San Juan Population by Age

San Juan Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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San Juan Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married75.5%24.5%
All53.3%46.7%
Male51.3%48.7%
Non Family47.1%52.9%
Female40.5%59.5%

53.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

San Juan Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All138,3852.2853.3
Non Family60,6271.1447.1
Married36,7303.1175.5
Female33,3243.2340.5
Male7,7043.2651.3

3.08

Average Family Size

2.28

Average Household Size

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San Juan Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade28,21312.08%
9th to 12th Grade15,0066.43%
High School Graduate51,02121.85%
Some College25,98111.12%
Associates Degree25,50510.92%
Bachelors Degree52,75222.59%
Graduate Degree35,07815.02%
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San Juan Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

San Juan Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic228,652185,93985,404
Other Race33,32224,2278,454
Black31,63223,0506,636
2+ Races11,8349,8194,734
White3,4803,3142,032
Native American927606221
Asian853583203
Islander2466

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 95.23%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 58.39%.

San Juan Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$21,660$22,220$21,138
Less Than 9th Grade$10,714$11,384$9,636
High School Graduate$14,951$15,646$13,520
Some College$18,356$19,536$17,449
Bachelors Degree$28,900$31,348$26,302
Graduate Degree$44,276$52,973$39,550

$21,660

Average Earnings

$22,220

Average Male

$21,138

Average Female

San Juan Earnings by Educational Attainment

San Juan Language by Age

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San Juan Language

7.50% of San Juan residents speak only English, while 92.50% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 91.93% of the population.

San Juan Language

San Juan Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic312,067129,17441.39%
Other50,07528,37756.67%
Black42,59320,59348.35%
Multiple16,5515,70034.44%
White4,7251,30027.51%
Native1,24456945.74%
Asian1,18938632.46%
Islander755573.33%

41.17%

Overall Poverty Rate

38.64%

Male Poverty Rate

43.30%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in San Juan

The race most likely to be in poverty in San Juan is Islander, with 73.33% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in San Juan is White, with 27.51% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 8.25%. Among those working part-time, it was 43.27%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 51.74%.

San Juan Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade62.82%
High School51.64%
Some College34.05%
Bachelors or Greater12.64%

San Juan Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed76.82%
Male Unemployed68.09%
Female Employed21.13%
Male Employed19.49%

San Juan Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

San Juan Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$22,552$43,553
Families$29,805$54,073
Married Families$50,100$81,468
Non Families$14,961$28,432
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Income by Household Type

San Juan Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

30.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

34.9%

Male Marriage Rate

27.2%

Female Marriage Rate

San Juan Married by Age and Sex

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San Juan 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 55-64.

San Juan Marital Status by Race

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San Juan Marital Status

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8,206

Number of Veterans

7,878

Male Veterans

328

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam2,898
Korea1,831
First Gulf War907
Second Gulf War887
World War II379

San Juan Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+3,712
65 to 742,100
55 to 641,144
35 to 54918
18 to 34332

San Juan Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
Hispanic8,0583.11%
White6,4113.67%
Black8622.44%
Other Race5511.42%
2+ Races3612.67%
Asian111.16%
Native American100.91%

San Juan Veterans by Race

San Juan Veterans by Education

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16.91%

Veteran Poverty Rate

44.62%

Veteran Disability Rate

San Juan Veterans by Education

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51.9%

Labor Force Participation

43.6%

Employment Rate

16%

Unemployment Rate

San Juan Employment by Age

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San Juan Employment by Race

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San Juan 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 San Juan

87.83%

Native Born

12.17%

Foreign Born

6.40%

Non Citizen

5.77%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

87.83% of San Juan residents were born in the United States, with 0.00% having been born in Puerto Rico. 6.40% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

San Juan Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2021323,2790.00%
2020323,2790.00%
2019323,279-7,886-2.38%
2018331,165-10,492-3.07%
2017341,657-8,745-2.50%
2016350,402-7,225-2.02%
2015357,627-9,099-2.48%
2014366,726-7,403-1.98%
2013374,129-6,038-1.59%
2012380,167-5,903-1.53%
2011386,0704,1391.08%
2010381,9310.00%

San Juan Population by Year