According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in 2016, Florida had the second largest concentration of Puerto Ricans in the United States (1,067,747) after New York (1,081,110). Florida and New York were the only states with more than one million Puerto Ricans during this year. Puerto Ricans accounted for 5.2 percent of the total population in Florida, and 20.8 percent of the state’s Hispanic or Latino population in 2016. In other words, one in every five Latinos in Florida was Puerto Rican. The state of Florida has one of the most diverse Latino populations in the country. As of 2016, the Puerto Rican population was the second largest group of Latinos in Florida after Cubans (29.1%), and together they comprised half the state’s Latino population. The other half of the Latino population was comprised of South Americans (16.8%), Mexicans (14.2%), Central Americans (10.9%), Dominicans (4.3%), and lastly other Latinos (3.9%).
Puerto Ricans in Florida: 2010-2016