Río Grande Municipio, Puerto Rico

According to the 2000 Census, Río Grande Municipio, Puerto Rico has a population of 52,362 people. Of those, 34,577 (65%) are White, 8,445 (15%) are Black, and 51,721 (98%) are Latino[1]. However, 389 (or 1% of the 52,362 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 Río Grande Municipio a population of 51,973 with a demographic that is 66% White, 16% Black, and 99% Latino.

Reported in
Census 2000
Total 52,362 389 51,973
White 34,577 283 34,294
Black 8,445 103 8,342
Latino 51,721 352 51,369


[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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