Census Bureau data indicated that, in 2016, Pennsylvania was the state with the fourth most Puerto Ricans (444,263), accounting for 8.2 percent of the Puerto Rican population in the United States. Puerto Ricans accounted for 3.5 percent of the total population in Pennsylvania, and 49.4 percent of the state’s Hispanic or Latino population in 2016. In other words, one in every two Latinos in Pennsylvania was Puerto Rican. As of 2016, the Puerto Rican population was the largest group of Latinos in Pennsylvania, followed by Mexicans (17.7%), Dominicans (11.5%), South Americans (7.1%), Central Americans (6.6%), and Cubans (2.5%). Other Latinos comprised 5.3 percent of the state’s Latino population in 2016.
Puerto Ricans in Pennsylvania: 2010-2016