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The Socio-Economic Conditions of Puerto Ricans in Georgia, 2010

Puerto Ricans had lower incomes than the Georgia 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. The information is based on statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 2010.

In 2010, the median household income was $46,430. For Puerto Ricans, it was 10 percent lower ($41,581).

This disparity was also evident in per capita income, with Puerto Ricans reporting 26 percent lower income ($17,337) than the population as a whole ($23,383). In Georgia, 80 percent of households reported earning income, and the average income earned for these households was $64,620. For Puerto Ricans, it was 9 percent lower ($58,651) among the 87 percent of households that reported such income.

Puerto Ricans also reported lower Social Security income ($13,554) than the population as a whole ($15,650).

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

In terms of educational attainment for the population 25 years of age and older, Puerto Ricans were underrepresented among those who had less than a high school education (10 percent). They were overrepresented among those who had some college or associate’s degree (35 percent), but slightly underrepresented among those who have a bachelor’s or higher degree (25 percent).

Puerto Ricans were near parity among those who graduated high school or earned an equivalency diploma.

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