Information About San Juan

The total estimated population is 432,403. Density is very low at 27 persons per square mile.

Races of Residents

Population by Race: White: 313,721; Black: 51,696; Two or More Races: 23,180; American Indian: 2,252; Asian: 2,006; Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 131; Other Race: 39,417; Hispanic Population: Hispanic or Latino: 423,843 (98%); Not Hispanic or Latino: 8,560 (2%)

There are 49,985 foreign born residents, of which 35.2% are naturalized citizens.

Most Common Birthplaces

Foreign Born: Dominican Republic: 33,816; Cuba: 7,776; Spain: 1,452; Colombia: 1,149; Venezuela: 700; Mexico: 594; Argentina: 592; U.S. Born: Northeast: 15,191; South: 2,785; Midwest: 1,477; West: 973;

Most Common Foreign Birthplaces in San Juan Most Common US Birthplaces in San Juan

The sex distribution is 46% male and 54% female. The median age is 35 years.

Age Distribution

There are 26,727 married couples with children and 22,200 single-parent households (2,102 men, 20,098 women).

The median household income is $16,537 in 1999 dollars.

Median Household Income Comparisons

U.S.: $41,994; Puerto Rico: $14,412; San Juan: $16,537;

41% of the population lives below the poverty line.

Poverty Level Comparisons

U.S.: 12%; Puerto Rico: 48%; San Juan: 41%;

Household Income Distribution

In thousands of dollars.

Work Type and Occupations

Work Type: Private wage and salary: 81,876; Government: 27,698; Self-employed: 12,405; Unpaid family work: 454; Occupation: Management, professional, and related: 45,135; Sales and office: 38,912; Professional and related: 27,029; Service: 22,199; Office and administrative support: 21,887; Management, business, and financial operations: 18,106;

Work Types in San Juan Common Occupations in San Juan

The average commute time is 29 minutes to and from work.

Transportation to Work

Car or truck (drove alone): 78,708; Car or truck (carpooled): 20,800; Public transportation: 14,427; Walked: 6,257; Worked at home: 3,161; Bicycle: 225; Motorcycle: 211;

Transportation to work methods in San Juan

Educational Attainment

Percent of population in San Juan.

There are 181,149 housing units, of which 99,216 are single family homes.

Owner vs. Renter Occupied Housing

All Housing Units: Owner: 90,081; Renter: 72,412; Vacant: 18,656; Owner-Occupied: Mortgaged: 41,701; Not Mortgaged: 48,380;

Owner vs. Renter Occupied Housing in San Juan

The median single family home value is $113,159.

Median Monthly Cost for Mortgaged Homes

U.S.: $1,088; Puerto Rico: $625; San Juan: $796;

Median Rent for Rental Units

U.S.: $519; Puerto Rico: $251; San Juan: $285;

The average household size is 2 and the median number of rooms in housing units is 3.

Housing Units By Year Built

1939 or earlier: 10,201; 1940 to 1949: 17,265; 1950 to 1959: 37,113; 1960 to 1969: 49,206; 1970 to 1979: 34,428; 1980 to 1989: 17,656; 1990 to 1994: 7,405; 1995 to 1998: 6,217; 1999 to March 2000: 1,658;

4.4% of homes lack plumbing and 16.1% lack telephone service.

Commonly Used Home Heating Fuel

No Fuel: 77,017; Electricity: 72,565; Bottled, tank, or LP gas: 11,226; Solar: 1,120;

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