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Socio-Economic Conditions of Puerto Ricans in Florida, 2010

Puerto Ricans had significantly lower incomes than the Florida population as a whole, according to Centro’s Data Center, which has released a new data sheet on the socio-economic conditions of Puerto Ricans. It is based on statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 2010.

In 2010, the median household income in Florida was $44,409. For Puerto Ricans, it was 13 percent lower, at $38,807.

This disparity was also evident in per capita income, with Puerto Ricans reporting 34 percent lower per capita income, $16,136, than the population as a whole, $24,272.

Puerto Ricans also made less money from income earned from work. While 81 percent of Puerto Rican households reported earning income of $50,132 from work, it was 19 percent lower compared to $61,596 the 73 percent of households across the state reported.

Puerto Ricans also reported lower Social Security income, $13,570, than the population as a whole, at $16,654.

The rate of homeownership among Puerto Ricans was also lower than that of the population.

In terms of educational attainment for those 25 years and older, Puerto Ricans were overrepresented among those who had less than a high school education, 20 percent and at 19 percent, were underrepresented among those who had some college or higher degree .

Puerto Ricans were at parity among those who graduated high school and near parity among those with an associate’s degree.

To view the full brief, Puerto Ricans in Florida, 2010.