Puerto Rico Urban Population 1960-2020

NOTE: All 2020 and later data are UN projections and DO NOT include any impacts of the COVID-19 virus.
Urban population refers to people living in urban areas as defined by national statistical offices. It is calculated using World Bank population estimates and urban ratios from the United Nations World Urbanization Prospects. Aggregation of urban and rural population may not add up to total population because of different country coverages.
  • Puerto Rico urban population for 2018 was 2,989,960, a 3.91% decline from 2017.
  • Puerto Rico urban population for 2017 was 3,111,769, a 2.41% decline from 2016.
  • Puerto Rico urban population for 2016 was 3,188,547, a 1.94% decline from 2015.
  • Puerto Rico urban population for 2015 was 3,251,717, a 1.77% decline from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

MLA Citation:
Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Urban Population
United States 269,114,845
Japan 115,920,900
Germany 64,113,235
United Kingdom 55,450,489
France 53,887,219
Italy 42,566,587
South Korea 42,061,563
Argentina 40,877,099
Spain 37,528,982
Canada 30,169,985
Saudi Arabia 28,255,384
Poland 22,809,156
Australia 21,496,436
Chile 16,400,002
Netherlands 15,764,657
Belgium 11,193,741
Sweden 8,903,252
Greece 8,481,080
UAE 8,332,898
Israel 8,210,230
Czech Republic 7,840,913
Hong Kong 7,451,000
Hungary 6,970,126
Portugal 6,704,840
Switzerland 6,284,953
Singapore 5,638,676
Austria 5,157,557
Denmark 5,094,448
Finland 4,711,421
Norway 4,370,935
New Zealand 4,227,814
Kuwait 4,137,309
Oman 4,082,797
Uruguay 3,288,355
Ireland 3,065,960
Puerto Rico 2,989,960
Slovak Republic 2,926,461
Panama 2,828,119
Qatar 2,757,615
Croatia 2,328,791
Lithuania 1,887,928
Bahrain 1,401,305
Latvia 1,312,784
Slovenia 1,127,565
Estonia 909,825
Cyprus 794,548
Trinidad and Tobago 739,182
Macao 631,636
Luxembourg 552,917
Malta 457,477
Brunei 332,999
Iceland 331,698
Bahamas 320,178
New Caledonia 200,782
French Polynesia 171,700
Guam 157,115
Curacao 142,497
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 102,399
Barbados 89,280
Andorra 67,813
Cayman Islands 64,174
Bermuda 63,968
Seychelles 54,855
Channel Islands 52,708
Northern Mariana Islands 52,114
Greenland 48,639
Aruba 45,948
Isle of Man 44,214
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 40,654
Monaco 38,682
Turks and Caicos Islands 35,065
Gibraltar 33,718
San Marino 32,848
Antigua and Barbuda 23,685
Faroe Islands 20,400
St. Kitts and Nevis 16,139
Palau 14,313
British Virgin Islands 14,222
Liechtenstein 5,436
Puerto Rico Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2018 2,989,960 93.58 -3.99%
2017 3,111,769 93.59 -2.44%
2016 3,188,547 93.60 -1.96%
2015 3,251,717 93.62 -1.79%
2014 3,310,445 93.65 -1.67%
2013 3,366,210 93.69 -1.19%
2012 3,406,460 93.73 -1.26%
2011 3,449,657 93.77 -1.21%
2010 3,491,721 93.83 -0.57%
2009 3,511,647 93.88 -0.61%
2008 3,533,033 93.94 -0.65%
2007 3,555,977 94.00 -0.65%
2006 3,579,032 94.06 -0.48%
2005 3,596,360 94.11 -0.20%
2004 3,603,694 94.17 -0.04%
2003 3,605,100 94.22 0.01%
2002 3,604,909 94.28 0.07%
2001 3,602,364 94.33 0.16%
2000 3,596,716 94.39 0.37%
1999 3,583,400 94.30 0.65%
1998 3,560,323 94.16 0.72%
1997 3,534,616 94.02 1.08%
1996 3,496,557 93.88 1.28%
1995 3,452,136 93.73 1.09%
1994 3,414,883 93.58 1.09%
1993 3,377,742 93.42 1.01%
1992 3,343,786 93.27 0.82%
1991 3,316,538 93.11 0.88%
1990 3,287,359 92.94 2.00%
1989 3,222,218 91.92 2.56%
1988 3,140,855 90.41 2.88%
1987 3,051,544 88.66 3.25%
1986 2,953,935 86.64 3.67%
1985 2,847,385 84.32 4.15%
1984 2,731,668 81.68 4.70%
1983 2,606,230 78.71 5.31%
1982 2,471,396 75.41 6.01%
1981 2,327,244 71.77 6.78%
1980 2,174,790 67.84 3.66%
1979 2,096,577 66.18 2.50%
1978 2,044,764 65.34 2.62%
1977 1,991,958 64.49 2.80%
1976 1,937,017 63.64 3.02%
1975 1,879,334 62.77 3.25%
1974 1,819,309 61.90 3.52%
1973 1,756,462 61.01 3.62%
1972 1,693,932 60.13 3.48%
1971 1,636,045 59.23 3.15%
1970 1,585,355 58.33 3.42%
1969 1,532,032 57.08 3.26%
1968 1,482,823 55.70 3.14%
1967 1,436,971 54.31 3.38%
1966 1,389,174 52.92 3.86%
1965 1,336,533 51.52 4.30%
1964 1,280,251 50.13 4.80%
1963 1,220,307 48.72 5.10%
1962 1,159,664 47.33 5.08%
1961 1,102,264 45.93 4.82%
1960 1,050,418 44.55 2.36%