Puerto Rico Rural Population 1960-2021

Rural population refers to people living in rural areas as defined by national statistical offices. It is calculated as the difference between total population and urban population. Aggregation of urban and rural population may not add up to total population because of different country coverages.
  • Puerto Rico rural population for 2019 was 205,163, a 0.04% increase from 2018.
  • Puerto Rico rural population for 2018 was 205,077, a 3.83% decline from 2017.
  • Puerto Rico rural population for 2017 was 213,251, a 2.16% decline from 2016.
  • Puerto Rico rural population for 2016 was 217,959, a 1.58% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Rural Population
United States 57,576,495
Germany 18,807,964
Italy 17,645,430
Poland 15,174,300
France 12,936,523
United Kingdom 10,926,089
Japan 10,482,515
South Korea 9,602,379
Spain 9,149,372
Canada 6,960,780
Saudi Arabia 5,460,690
Austria 3,682,651
Argentina 3,599,141
Australia 3,519,551
Portugal 3,515,838
Czech Republic 2,782,553
Hungary 2,770,367
Slovak Republic 2,523,654
Chile 2,341,903
Switzerland 2,242,404
Greece 2,208,848
Ireland 1,808,321
Croatia 1,739,182
Netherlands 1,408,121
Panama 1,356,355
UAE 1,290,785
Sweden 1,264,288
Slovenia 943,292
Norway 929,678
Lithuania 895,831
Finland 803,426
Oman 724,209
Denmark 698,575
Israel 678,907
New Zealand 658,140
Trinidad and Tobago 653,029
Latvia 607,846
Estonia 410,566
Cyprus 397,867
Belgium 224,973
Puerto Rico 205,163
Barbados 197,594
Bahrain 174,063
Uruguay 158,340
Channel Islands 118,978
French Polynesia 106,417
Brunei 95,574
New Caledonia 83,163
Antigua and Barbuda 73,318
Bahamas 65,698
Aruba 60,019
Luxembourg 54,408
Seychelles 41,863
Isle of Man 39,979
St. Kitts and Nevis 36,562
Liechtenstein 32,555
Faroe Islands 28,124
Malta 26,751
Qatar 22,996
Iceland 22,203
Curacao 17,175
British Virgin Islands 15,581
Andorra 9,269
Guam 8,601
Greenland 7,280
Northern Mariana Islands 4,744
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 4,444
Palau 3,517
Turks and Caicos Islands 2,536
San Marino 891
Bermuda 0
Cayman Islands 0
Monaco 0
Singapore 0
Hong Kong 0
Macao 0
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 0
Gibraltar 0
Kuwait 0
Puerto Rico Rural Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2019 205,163 6.42 0.04%
2018 205,077 6.42 -3.91%
2017 213,251 6.41 -2.18%
2016 217,959 6.40 -1.59%
2015 221,453 6.38 -1.33%
2014 224,429 6.35 -1.08%
2013 226,867 6.31 -0.51%
2012 228,028 6.27 -0.46%
2011 229,075 6.23 -0.32%
2010 229,804 6.18 0.45%
2009 228,763 6.12 0.41%
2008 227,833 6.06 0.36%
2007 227,018 6.00 0.37%
2006 226,182 5.94 0.52%
2005 225,002 5.89 0.81%
2004 223,184 5.83 0.99%
2003 220,995 5.78 1.00%
2002 218,792 5.72 1.09%
2001 216,410 5.67 1.17%
2000 213,889 5.61 -1.30%
1999 216,681 5.70 -1.87%
1998 220,778 5.84 -1.81%
1997 224,814 5.98 -1.45%
1996 228,098 6.12 -1.25%
1995 230,967 6.27 -1.46%
1994 234,354 6.42 -1.44%
1993 237,755 6.58 -1.52%
1992 241,390 6.73 -1.72%
1991 245,572 6.89 -1.64%
1990 249,641 7.06 -12.69%
1989 283,432 8.09 -16.13%
1988 333,043 9.59 -15.87%
1987 390,306 11.34 -15.47%
1986 455,619 13.36 -15.05%
1985 529,615 15.68 -14.54%
1984 612,522 18.32 -14.05%
1983 704,908 21.29 -13.41%
1982 806,057 24.59 -12.71%
1981 915,308 28.23 -11.92%
1980 1,031,210 32.17 -3.83%
1979 1,071,511 33.82 -1.22%
1978 1,084,657 34.66 -1.11%
1977 1,096,732 35.51 -0.92%
1976 1,106,837 36.36 -0.70%
1975 1,114,666 37.23 -0.48%
1974 1,119,990 38.10 -0.21%
1973 1,122,324 38.99 -0.09%
1972 1,123,324 39.87 -0.25%
1971 1,126,145 40.77 -0.58%
1970 1,132,645 41.67 -1.70%
1969 1,152,118 42.92 -2.33%
1968 1,179,241 44.30 -2.47%
1967 1,208,703 45.69 -2.22%
1966 1,235,821 47.08 -1.74%
1965 1,257,467 48.48 -1.29%
1964 1,273,815 49.87 -0.81%
1963 1,284,223 51.28 -0.50%
1962 1,290,658 52.67 -0.53%
1961 1,297,458 54.07 -0.78%
1960 1,307,582 55.45 %