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Children in Puerto Rico: Results from the 2000 Census

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Publication Date: August 2003

Publisher(s): National Council of La Raza

Author(s): Mark Mather; Population Reference Bureau for KIDS COUNT-Puerto Rico; Mark Mather; Population Reference Bureau for KIDS COUNT-Puerto Rico

Special Collection: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Topic: Social conditions (Social conditions and problems)

Keywords: Hispanic population; Social inequality; Unemployment rate; Educational attainment

Type: Report

Abstract:

This report provides an overview of children in Puerto Rico, based on data from the 2000 U.S. Census. It documents the situation of children in Puerto Rico, how it compares with conditions of children living in the 50 states and the District of Columbia, and how the characteristics of children in Puerto Rico have changed over time. The census, conducted every 10 years, includes basic demographic information about age, gender, race, and Hispanic origin, as well as more detailed socioeconomic information about poverty, education, family structure, household characteristics, income, place of residence, and other characteristics. Data from the decennial census also provide information for local communities in Puerto Rico that are not available from any other source.