Monday, September 8, 2014

There are nearly 900,000 Puerto Ricans living in Florida

Census data highlights PR-Florida flow

Friday, September 5, 2014 09:25 AM
By CB Online Staff

New U.S. Census Bureau migration statistics released Wednesday highlight the flow of Puerto Rico residents into Florida in recent years. According to American Community Survey statistics, 68,847 people moved from Puerto Rico to the U.S and 27,208 moved from the U.S. to Puerto Rico during the year prior to being surveyed.

The Census Bureau included flows from Puerto Rico municipalities
to U.S. counties for the first time.The vast majority of Puerto Rico’s municipalities have seen their populations drop over the past several years amid an exodus sparked by the ongoing island recession dating back nearly a decade.

There are nearly 900,000 Puerto Ricans living in Florida, representing a growing political power in the key battleground state.