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Jayuya Municipio, Puerto Rico

According to the 2000 Census, Jayuya Municipio, Puerto Rico has a population of 17,318 people. Of those, 16,055 (94%) are White, 356 (2%) are Black, and 17,220 (100%) are Latino[1]. However, 161 (or 1% of the 17,318 people) are not residents by choice but are people in prison.

Even though prisoners cannot participate in the local community, the Census Bureau nevertheless counts them as residents of the county where they are incarcerated.

A more accurate description would not include the prisoners. This would give Jayuya Municipio a population of 17,157 with a demographic that is 93% White, 2% Black, and 99% Latino.

Reported in
Census 2000
Total 17,318 161 17,157
White 16,055 142 15,913
Black 356 19 337
Latino 17,220 161 17,059


[1]The numbers for Whites, Blacks and Latinos may not add up to the total number because we have not included racial groups other than Whites and Blacks and because the Census Bureau considers "Latino" to be an ethnicity, not a race. Most of the people reported as being Latino are also counted as being White or Black.

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