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The U.S. Census Bureau revealed that Puerto Rico’s population is 5.7% lower than originally estimated

August 17, 2022 - 2:20 PM

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United States Census 2020 (The Associated Press)

The 2020 Census overcounted the Puerto Rico population by 5.7% or 174,000 people, the US Census Bureau revealed yesterday, the number further aggravated the total population the island lost in the last two decades, which could total 700,000 people, or 18.3%, according to estimates by demographer Judith Rodríguez.

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