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The U.S. Census Bureau today released more detailed 2010 Census population totals and demographic characteristics to the governor and leadership of the legislature in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. These data provide the first look at population counts for small areas and race, Hispanic origin, voting age and housing unit data released from the 2010 Census.
Data for Puerto Rico show that the five most populous places and their 2010 Census counts are San Juan, 381,931; Bayamón, 185,996; Carolina, 157,832; Ponce, 132,502; and Caguas, 82,243. San Juan decreased by 9.5 percent since the 2000 Census. Bayamón decreased by 8.6 percent, Carolina decreased by 6.1 percent, Ponce decreased by 14.5 percent, and Caguas decreased by 7.3 percent.
The largest municipio is San Juan, with a population of 395,326. Its population decreased by 9.0 percent since 2000. The other municipios in the top five include Bayamón, with a population of 208,116 (decrease of 7.1 percent); Carolina, 176,762 (decrease of 5.0 percent); Ponce, 166,327 (decrease of 10.8 percent); and Caguas, 142,893 (increase of 1.7 percent). The island’s total population was pegged at 3,725,789