Puerto Rico Economic Pulse ©

October 2002: PR Looks in the Mirror – Part I

On the most relevant findings of the 2000 Census of Population in PR

Conducting a Census is the best way to portray a country. It lets us know where we come from and where we are going, what we are and what we need. The 2000 Census of Population sheds light on the most important socioeconomic features of Puerto Rico, in some cases confirming already well known trends, but also disclosing unknown facts. Find out how age poses economic as well as social challenges; how demographics impact housing and car sales. This edition examines some of the most recent and relevant demographic issues Puerto Rico faces and their implications for the Island economy in the short as well as the long run.