Population of Puerto Rico

Source UN (World Population Prospects 2019)
Date23 Aug 2021

The current population of Puerto Rico is 3,289,715 as of February 29, 2024, based on interpolation of the latest United Nations data. The population of Puerto Rico is projected at 2,828,255 or 2.828 million as of July 1, 2021. The total population in Puerto Rico is projected at 2,860,853 or 2.861 million people for the year 2020. Puerto Rico ranks number 141st in the world by population in the list of 235 countries/territories. Puerto Rico is ranked 14th among 41 countries in North America.

Puerto Rico's population peaked in 2001 with 3.67 mn people after Puerto Rico's population decreased year by year. The Puerto Rico population is projected to reach 2.90 million in 2030 and decrease further to 2.44 million in 2050 and 1.21 million by 2100. Puerto Rico accounts for 0.036 percent of the world population. Its global share has been declining since 0.080% of 1954 and is projected to decline at 0.011% by 2100.

Puerto Rico was at 107th position globally in 1950, and its rank is projected to decline at 158th in 2100.

  • Population
  • Growth rate
  • Net change

Puerto Rico population projections

Year Population Growth Share (%)
Net Changerate (%)to World
20202,860,853-72,555-2.470.036
20212,828,255-32,598-1.140.035
20222,829,8121,5570.060.035
20232,854,17224,3600.860.035
20242,884,06929,8971.050.035
20252,906,64422,5750.780.035
20262,918,92212,2780.420.035
20272,923,9685,0460.170.034
20282,922,174-1,794-0.060.034
20292,915,467-6,707-0.230.034
20302,905,352-10,115-0.350.033
20312,890,942-14,410-0.500.033
20322,871,305-19,637-0.680.033
20332,848,094-23,211-0.810.032
20342,823,634-24,460-0.860.032
20352,799,675-23,959-0.850.031
20362,776,790-22,885-0.820.031
20372,754,664-22,126-0.800.030
20382,733,036-21,628-0.790.030
20392,711,357-21,679-0.790.029
20402,689,202-22,155-0.820.029
20412,666,660-22,542-0.840.028
20422,643,958-22,702-0.850.028
20432,620,957-23,001-0.870.028
20442,597,505-23,452-0.890.027
20452,573,465-24,040-0.930.027
20462,548,805-24,660-0.960.027
20472,523,582-25,223-0.990.026
20482,497,856-25,726-1.020.026
20492,471,758-26,098-1.040.025
20502,445,386-26,372-1.070.025
20512,418,772-26,614-1.090.025
20522,391,935-26,837-1.110.024
20532,364,933-27,002-1.130.024
20542,337,851-27,082-1.150.024
20552,310,765-27,086-1.160.023
20562,283,705-27,060-1.170.023
20572,256,708-26,997-1.180.022
20582,229,807-26,901-1.190.022
20592,203,049-26,758-1.200.022
20602,176,465-26,584-1.210.022
20612,150,085-26,380-1.210.021
20622,123,909-26,176-1.220.021
20632,097,957-25,952-1.220.021
20642,072,181-25,776-1.230.020
20652,046,587-25,594-1.240.020
20662,021,181-25,406-1.240.020
20671,995,963-25,218-1.250.019
20681,970,917-25,046-1.250.019
20691,946,052-24,865-1.260.019
20701,921,343-24,709-1.270.019
20711,896,787-24,556-1.280.018
20721,872,388-24,399-1.290.018
20731,848,127-24,261-1.300.018
20741,824,011-24,116-1.300.018
20751,800,029-23,982-1.310.017
20761,776,162-23,867-1.330.017
20771,752,418-23,744-1.340.017
20781,728,786-23,632-1.350.017
20791,705,249-23,537-1.360.016
20801,681,808-23,441-1.370.016
20811,658,448-23,360-1.390.016
20821,635,171-23,277-1.400.016
20831,611,938-23,233-1.420.015
20841,588,739-23,199-1.440.015
20851,565,564-23,175-1.460.015
20861,542,390-23,174-1.480.015
20871,519,218-23,172-1.500.015
20881,496,037-23,181-1.530.014
20891,472,828-23,209-1.550.014
20901,449,581-23,247-1.580.014
20911,426,291-23,290-1.610.014
20921,402,962-23,329-1.640.013
20931,379,613-23,349-1.660.013
20941,356,254-23,359-1.690.013
20951,332,902-23,352-1.720.013
20961,309,570-23,332-1.750.013
20971,286,276-23,294-1.780.012
20981,263,035-23,241-1.810.012
20991,239,865-23,170-1.83inf
21001,216,770-23,095-1.86inf

Puerto Rico population estimates

Year Population Growth Share (%)
Net Changerate (%)to World
19502,218,000--0.089
19512,193,619-24,381-1.100.086
19522,183,077-10,542-0.480.084
19532,181,905-1,172-0.050.083
19542,186,7944,8890.220.081
19552,195,5168,7220.400.080
19562,207,04811,5320.530.079
19572,221,47614,4280.650.078
19582,239,84118,3650.830.077
19592,263,82923,9881.070.076
19602,294,98231,1531.380.076
19612,333,65838,6761.690.076
19622,378,37444,7161.920.076
19632,425,35246,9781.980.076
19642,469,56644,2141.820.076
19652,507,53737,9711.540.075
19662,537,57030,0331.200.074
19672,561,04023,4700.920.074
19682,581,38720,3470.790.073
19692,603,71222,3250.860.072
19702,631,70727,9951.080.071
19712,666,16234,4551.310.071
19722,705,83439,6721.490.070
19732,749,85544,0211.630.070
19742,796,66346,8081.700.070
19752,844,92748,2641.730.070
19762,894,67449,7471.750.070
19772,945,85151,1771.770.070
19782,996,82850,9771.730.070
19793,045,60048,7721.630.070
19803,090,69145,0911.480.070
19813,131,49940,8081.320.069
19823,168,34336,8441.180.069
19833,201,86533,5221.060.068
19843,233,17531,3100.980.068
19853,263,17930,0040.930.067
19863,291,74228,5630.880.066
19873,318,83427,0920.820.066
19883,345,57626,7420.810.065
19893,373,37827,8020.830.065
19903,403,15429,7760.880.064
19913,435,25332,0990.940.064
19923,469,06833,8150.980.063
19933,503,47234,4040.990.063
19943,536,79533,3230.950.062
19953,567,69630,9010.870.062
19963,596,08828,3920.800.062
19973,621,89925,8110.720.061
19983,643,67921,7800.600.061
19993,659,72316,0440.440.060
20003,668,9609,2370.250.060
20013,670,2961,3360.040.059
20023,664,328-5,968-0.160.058
20033,653,658-10,670-0.290.057
20043,642,006-11,652-0.320.056
20053,631,889-10,117-0.280.055
20063,623,780-8,109-0.220.055
20073,616,340-7,440-0.210.054
20083,608,032-8,308-0.230.053
20093,596,540-11,492-0.320.052
20103,579,841-16,699-0.460.051
20113,559,861-19,980-0.560.050
20123,536,572-23,289-0.650.049
20133,503,858-32,714-0.930.048
20143,453,672-50,186-1.430.047
20153,381,518-72,154-2.090.046
20163,283,125-98,393-2.910.044
20173,163,667-119,458-3.640.042
20183,039,596-124,071-3.920.040
20192,933,408-106,188-3.490.038