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Jennifer Hinojosa, Edwin Melendez and Kathya Severino Pietri
Issued May 2019; 20 pages
According to the 2018 U.S. Census Bureau’s Population Estimates, Puerto Rico’s population is 3.1 million, having declined 4% since 2017 (3.2 million). This is the first official estimate by the U.S. Census Bureau since Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico on September 20th, 2017.