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PUERTO RICAN ANCESTRY

Although Puerto Rico is part of the U.S., the census lists Puerto Rican as an ancestry for those living in the 50 states.

In the 2000 census, 3,406,178 people in the U.S. claimed Puerto Rican heritage. Many have settled in the New York metro area or in Florida.

ePodunk mapped the top communities by percentage of population. The map and the following list show communities in which 1,000 or more people listed an ancestry group, and in which at least 6 percent of those people said they were of Puerto Rican ancestry.

The links at left lead to information on other ethnicities.

Community Place type% Puerto Rican
Yeehaw Junction, FLpopulated place36.64
Holyoke, MAcity36.5
Hartford, CTcity32.56
Camden, NJcity28.85
Perth Amboy, NJcity27.79
Poinciana, FLpopulated place27.76
Azalea Park, FLpopulated place24.79
Lancaster, PAcity24.34
Bronx, NYborough23.96
Kissimmee, FLcity23.66
Vineland, NJcity23.61
Reading, PAcity23.46
Springfield, MAcity23.18
Bridgeport, CTcity23.06
Lawrence, MAcity21.95
New Britain, CTcity21.94
Willimantic, CTpopulated place20.92
Windham, CTtown19.52
Egg Harbor City, NJcity19.36
Ellenville, NYvillage17.85
Southbridge, MAtown17.62
Woodbine, NJborough17.6
North Bay Shore, NYpopulated place17.2
Interlachen, FLtown17.08
Buena, NJborough17.04
Dunkirk, NYcity17.04
Union Park, FLpopulated place16.98
Waterbury, CTcity16.92
Allentown, PAcity16.58
Meriden, CTcity16.55
Pine Castle, FLpopulated place16.4
Woodlynne, NJborough16.31
Paterson, NJcity16.09
Lorain, OHcity15.35
Brentwood, NYpopulated place15.31
Chelsea, MAcity15.29
Haverstraw, NYvillage14.77
Newark, NJcity14.49
New Haven, CTcity14.3
West Haverstraw, NYvillage14.22
Bethlehem, PAcity14.15
Victory Gardens, NJborough13.78
Passaic, NJcity13.44
Dover, NJtown13.27
New London, CTcity13.17
Deltona, FLcity13.14
Mullica, NJtownship12.96
Central Islip, NYpopulated place12.68
Lebanon, PAcity12.48
Jersey City, NJcity12.4
Wildwood, NJcity12.29
Prospect Park, NJborough12.22
York, PAcity12.18
Hoboken, NJcity12.08
Middletown, NYcity12.08
Central Falls, RIcity11.88
Penns Grove, NJborough11.87
Fort Dix, NJpopulated place11.72
Monticello, NYvillage11.59
Amsterdam, NYcity11.57
Freemansburg, PAborough11.33
Haverstraw, NYtown11.27
Miami Gardens, FLpopulated place11.2
Union City, NJcity11.01
North Bellport, NYpopulated place11.01
Pleasantville, NJcity10.97
Plattekill, NYtown10.96
Sheffield, OHtownship10.88
Kapaau, HIpopulated place10.87
Newburgh, NYcity10.86
Elizabeth, NJcity10.77
Fitchburg, MAcity10.74
Wawarsing, NYtown10.73
Carteret, NJborough10.7
Trenton, NJcity10.48
Beacon, NYcity10.4
Dannemora, NYvillage10.37
Town 'n' Country, FLpopulated place10.35
East Hartford, CTtown10.33
Pennsauken, NJtownship10.15
Scotchtown, NYpopulated place10.08
Princeton, FLpopulated place10
Rochester, NYcity9.96
Worcester, MAcity9.9
New York, NYcity9.85
Groveland, NYtown9.81
Belleville, NJtownship9.55
East Chicago, INcity9.53
New Hanover, NJtownship9.52
Bristol, PAborough9.47
Coolbaugh, PAtownship9.41
Maybrook, NYvillage9.31
Yonkers, NYcity9.23
Campbell, OHcity9.23
Orlando, FLcity9.16
Lowell, MAcity9.13
Dannemora, NYtown9.07
Tice, FLpopulated place9.06
Atlantic City, NJcity8.97
Livingston Manor, NYpopulated place8.93
Millville, NJcity8.91
Vails Gate, NYpopulated place8.89
Long Branch, NJcity8.86
Leisure City, FLpopulated place8.85
Haledon, NJborough8.83
Milan, NYtown8.73
Lockhart, FLpopulated place8.68
Brooklyn, NYborough8.64
Goldenrod, FLpopulated place8.59
Citrus Ridge, FLpopulated place8.55
Liberty, NYvillage8.53
Islandia, NYvillage8.51
Casselberry, FLcity8.26
Marcy, NYtown8.25
Saint Cloud, FLcity8.23
Harrisburg, PAcity8.14
Wallkill, NYtown8.13
Cape Vincent, NYtown8.1
Chesterfield, NJtownship8.03
Hammonton, NJtown7.89
North Bergen, NJtownship7.81
Manhattan, NYborough7.79
Bay Shore, NYpopulated place7.78
Washingtonville, NYvillage7.71
Orlovista, FLpopulated place7.69
Thiells, NYpopulated place7.61
Lehman, PAtownship7.57
Mastic, NYpopulated place7.55
Fort Ann, NYtown7.54
Fountain Hill, PAborough7.54
Highland City, FLpopulated place7.51
Fallsburg, NYtown7.49
Thompson, NYtown7.32
Providence, RIcity7.32
Altamonte Springs, FLcity7.3
Richmond West, FLpopulated place7.28
Lancaster, PAtownship7.25
Chicopee, MAcity7.19
Citrus Park, FLpopulated place7.13
New Bedford, MAcity7.1
Moravia, NYtown7.1
Pine Hills, FLpopulated place7.08
Islip, NYtown6.91
Buena Vista, NJtownship6.9
Collings Lakes, NJpopulated place6.89
Leominster, MAcity6.88
Oviedo, FLcity6.87
Bayonne, NJcity6.86
Collins, NYtown6.85
Gordon Heights, NYpopulated place6.85
Bridgeton, NJcity6.84
South Miami Heights, FLpopulated place6.82
Mount Hope, NYtown6.82
Harriman, NYvillage6.75
Mastic Beach, NYpopulated place6.75
Fern Park, FLpopulated place6.74
Shirley, NYpopulated place6.65
Mount Ivy, NYpopulated place6.64
Cutler Ridge, FLpopulated place6.56
South Toms River, NJborough6.55
New Brunswick, NJcity6.54
Homestead, FLcity6.53
Peekskill, NYcity6.48
Woonsocket, RIcity6.47
Staten Island, NYborough6.43
Chester, NYtown6.42
Apopka, FLcity6.4
Malone, NYtown6.37
Somers, CTtown6.3
Liberty, NYtown6.3
Lehigh Acres, FLpopulated place6.28
Patchogue, NYvillage6.28
Calcium, NYpopulated place6.25
Taft, FLpopulated place6.24
Browns Mills, NJpopulated place6.23
Tunkhannock, PAtownship6.22
Wharton, NJborough6.21
Lakewood, NJtownship6.18
Swedesboro, NJborough6.13
West New York, NJtown6.1
Weehawken, NJtownship6.09
New Windsor, NYtown6.04
Bithlo, FLpopulated place6.03
Asbury Park, NJcity6.03
Philadelphia, PAcity6.03

Sources: 2000 Census, U.S. Census Bureau; Harvard Encyclopedia of American Ethnic Groups, ed. Stephan Thernstrom; Ancestry: 2000, U.S. Census Bureau (June 2004); We the People: Hispanics in the United States, U.S. Census Bureau (December 2004); The Hispanic Population: 2000 Census Brief, U.S. Census Bureau (May 2001); ePodunk

Mapping by Daniel Shorter


-- November 2005

Other Puerto Rican Ancestry resources:

· Puerto Rico Genealogy Forum
· Puerto Rican/Hispanic Genealogical Society

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