Data Center Mission
The Data Center is Centro’s repository of data on Puerto Ricans in the United States. It strives to provide comprehensive sources for socio-economic and demographic data on the Puerto Rican population. Our staff gathers the most up-to-date data from publically available sources, such as the U.S. Census Bureau. Using statistical software, these data are analyzed, packaged and made available to the public, including research projects taking place at Centro. These data are freely available for research, education and other publically-minded individuals, upon request.
The Data Sources section describes available sources that contain Puerto Rican-specific data; that is, data that has been collected on or from Puerto Ricans in a systematic manner. Procedure files, variable definitions, along with weighted and un-weighted frequencies processed by the data team, are also available upon request.
Data Sheets are short documents that provide the most up-to-date demographic information about the Puerto Rican population in the United States. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau is summarized through a series of charts, tables and maps to illustrate major points and changes within the Puerto Rican population. These data sheets are recurrent projects that are released by our Data Center in response to the release of data by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Data Briefs are descriptive and topical summaries about the experience of the Puerto Rican population in the United States. These Data Briefs include charts, tables, and narratives that describe the Puerto Rican population in the context of other, broader populations. Examples of Data Brief topics include subject of current pertinence: a human development index, disconnected youth, migration, poverty, and stop & frisk.