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This report reveals that the Puerto Rican population of New York City has declined sharply since 2012 while the Dominican population of the City has increased. Using data from the 2012, 2017 and 2022 American Community Survey’s one-year samples, this study shows that there was an overall decline of the Puerto Rican population of -19% between 2012 and 2022. Over the same period of time, the Dominican population rose 9.4%.


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Citation information: Bergad, Laird W. (2024). New York City’s Puerto Rican Population Experienced a Sharp Decline Between 2012 and 2022 While The Dominican Population Increased. New York, NY: Center for Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies at the CUNY Graduate Center.



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