PR Stats

People

Population (2010 US Census) 3.2 million on the Island
Language Spanish speakers: 95% 

English speakers: 5%.

Religion Catholic: 70%; 

Protestant: 25%; 

Other: 5%.

Ethnic Groups White: 76%

Black: 12%

Other: 12%

Migration 5.5 million Puerto Ricans living in the US
Gentilic Puertorriqueños / Puerto Ricans / Boricuas

Politics

Aborigin Name Borikén / Borinquen
Official Country Name Estado Libre Asociado de Puerto Rico / Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
Political Status Unincorporated Territory of the United States Since 1952
Chief of Government Hon. Wanda Vázquez Garced
Flag
Anthem La Borinqueña
Coat of Arms
Current Constitution Date July 25, 1952

Economy

Currency U.S. Dollar
Gross Domestic Product $105 billion
GDP per Capita $30,516
Key Exports Bio-Pharma/Life Sciences, Computer and Electronics, Basic Chemicals, Medical Devices
International Airports
  • Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU), Carolina
  • Mercedita International Airport (PSE), Ponce
  • Rafael Hernández International Airport (BQN), Aguadilla
Commercial Sea Ports San Juan Bay, Las Américas Port, Ponce and Mayaguez Port, Mayaguez
Consumer Banking Banco Popular, Oriental Bank, First Bank, Banco Santander, Scotiabank

Communications

Internet Users 83% of Population
Cell Phone Carriers AT&T, Claro, Sprint, T-Mobile, 
Cable TV Companies Direct TV, DISH, Liberty, Claro TV
Local TV Channels WKAQ – Channel 2, WAPA – Channel 4, WIPR – Channel 6
News Print and Digital: El Nuevo Día, Primera Hora, El Vocero, Metro. Digital Only: Noticel.com
Postal Services US Postal Service / UPS / FedEx
Calling Codes 1-787, 1-939

 

Geography (US Census)

Coordinates, San Juan 18.46, -66.11 /  18°27’36.0″N 66°06’00.0″W
Land Area 3,531 sq mi
Persons per Square Mile 87.4
Highest Peak 4,389 feet, Cerro Punta, Villalba

 

Other Useful Information

Electricity 110 volts standard
Driving Side Right
Road Distances Measured in Kilometers
Road Speed Measured in Miles per Hour
Retail Gas Cost $0.70-$0.85 per Liter
Public and Private Hospitals 63
Hospital Beds 12,000
In case of Medical Emergency Call: 911

 

Important Dates and Holidays 2020 

Observance Date
New Years Day January 1
Three Kings Day (Epiphany) January 6
Martin Luther King Day January 21
Famous Puerto Ricans and Former Governors & US President’s Day February 18
Abolition of Slavery in Puerto Rico March 22
Holy Friday April 10
Mother’s Day May 10
Father’s Day June 21
U.S. Independence Day July 4
Puerto Rico Constitution Day July 25
Labor Day September 2
Columbus Day October 12
Veteran’s Day November 11
Puerto Rico Discovery Day November 19
Thanksgiving Day November 28
Christmas Day December 25