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Mon Dec 31, 2018, 01:03 AM

Puerto Rico Lost Nearly 130,000 Residents after Hurricane Maria

The Census Bureauís newest population estimates claim that the number of residents in Puerto Rico fell by nearly 130,000 between July 2017 and July 2018.

This comes to a 3.9% drop in population in a single year.

Puerto Rico had a population of 3,726,157 in 2010. The current population stands at 3,195,153. This is a total loss of more than five hundred thousand people.

Puerto Ricoís population has been dwindling for at least a decade as people move to states for better job opportunities, healthcare, and most recently as a response to the devastation of Hurricane Maria.

Read more: https://www.puertoricoreport.com/puerto-rico-lost-nearly-130000-residents-after-hurricane-maria/#.XCmwyVVKjRY

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Mon Dec 31, 2018, 04:12 AM

1. I imagine anyone who can afford to leave has done so.

The folks who have been hardest hit are lesss likely to have left since they tend to be from poorer areas, and less likely to have contacts on the mainland.

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