Country: Puerto Rico

Number of People Groups

14

People Groups Unreached

1 (7.1%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

2,729,000

Population in Unreached

1,100 (0.0%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

94.6%

% Evangelical

32.21%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

2.2%
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Primary Religion Progress
Scale
% Christian
Adherent
% Evangelical Est. Workers
Needed *
Afro-Puerto Rican 339,000 339,000 Spanish Christianity 93.00 % 30.89 % -
 Americans, U.S. 62,000 191,659,000 English Christianity 77.00 % 28.90 % -
 Amerindian, Detribalized 14,000 15,612,000 Spanish Christianity 60.00 % 25.00 % -
 Chinese, general 2,300 15,621,000 Spanish Non-Religious 6.00 % 5.70 % -
 Cuban 5,700 9,132,000 Spanish Christianity 57.00 % 8.80 % -
 Deaf 21,000 46,968,000 Puerto Rican Sign Language Christianity 95.28 % -
East Indian 3,100 117,000 Hindi Hinduism 15.00 % 1.00 % -
 French 1,900 50,163,000 French Christianity 67.00 % 1.00 % -
 German 1,200 66,128,000 German, Standard Christianity 64.00 % 3.00 % -
 Han Chinese, Cantonese 1,700 79,350,000 Chinese, Yue Non-Religious 12.00 % 9.00 % -
 Jew, Spanish Speaking 1,100 296,000 Spanish Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Puerto Ricans, mixed 307,000 307,000 Spanish Christianity 95.00 % 31.14 % -
Puerto Ricans, White 1,967,000 5,920,000 Spanish Christianity 96.00 % 34.10 % -
 Spaniard 2,800 28,972,000 Spanish Christianity 77.00 % 1.00 % -
  Totals:  14 2,729,000         1 94.56 % 32.21 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 204,000                
  UN Country Population (2019) 2,933,000                
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Provinces Estimated
Population
Adjuntas 15,000
Aguada 32,000
Aguadilla 47,000
Aguas Buenas 22,000
Aibonito 20,000
Añasco 22,000
Arecibo 74,000
Arroyo 15,000
Barceloneta 19,000
Barranquitas 23,000
Bayamón 161,000
Cabo Rojo 39,000
Caguas 110,000
Camuy 27,000
Canóvanas 37,000
Carolina 137,000
Cataño 22,000
Cayey 37,000
Ceiba 11,000
Ciales 15,000
Cidra 33,000
Coamo 32,000
Comerío 16,000
Corozal 29,000
Culebra 1,400
Dorado 29,000
Fajardo 29,000
Florida 10,000
Guánica 15,000
Guayama 35,000
Guayanilla 17,000
Guaynabo 76,000
Gurabo 35,000
Hatillo 32,000
Hormigueros 13,000
Humacao 45,000
Isabela 36,000
Jayuya 13,000
Juana Díaz 39,000
Juncos 31,000
Lajas 20,000
Lares 24,000
Las Marías 7,600
Las Piedras 30,000
Loíza 23,000
Luquillo 15,000
Manatí 34,000
Maricao 4,900
Maunabo 9,300
Mayagüez 69,000
Moca 31,000
Morovis 25,000
Naguabo 21,000
Naranjito 23,000
Orocovis 18,000
Patillas 15,000
Peñuelas 19,000
Ponce 128,000
Quebradillas 20,000
Rincón 12,000
Río Grande 42,000
Sabana Grande 19,000
Salinas 24,000
San Germán 28,000
San Juan 305,000
San Lorenzo 32,000
San Sebastián 32,000
Santa Isabel 18,000
Toa Alta 57,000
Toa Baja 69,000
Trujillo Alto 58,000
Utuado 25,000
Vega Alta 31,000
Vega Baja 46,000
Vieques 7,200
Villalba 20,000
Yabucoa 29,000
Yauco 32,000
Provinces:  78 2,874,000
UN Country Population 2,933,000

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 284,199,000 10,414.0 % 97.3 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.1 % 0.0 % 1.4 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 758,319,000 27,787.4 % 70.6 % 24.5 % 1.7 % 0.1 % 2.3 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 204,211,000 7,483.0 % 93.4 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 3.4 % 2.6 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 113,627,000 4,163.7 % 81.8 % 1.5 % 9.2 % 0.7 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
2,729,000
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Language Code # Peoples
Primary
Language
# Unreached
Primary
Language
Scripture
Status
NT Text
Online
NT Audio
Online
Jesus Film
Online
Audio
Recordings
Online
Gospel
Tract
Online
Chinese, Yue yue 1 0 Complete Bible
English eng 1 0 Complete Bible
French fra 1 0 Complete Bible
German, Standard deu 1 0 Complete Bible
Hindi hin 1 0 Complete Bible
Puerto Rican Sign Language psl 1 0 Translation Needed
Spanish spa 8 1 Complete Bible
Totals: 7 14 1   6 6 6 6 5

MAJOR RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 32.2 %)
94.6 %
Ethnic Religions
1.7 %
Hinduism
0.1 %
Islam
0.0 %
Non-Religious
3.6 %
Other / Small Religions
0.0 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
14.3 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.8 %
Protestant
15.0 %
Roman Catholic
69.0 %
Notes:

Major Religions: Religion percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all people groups who live in each country. The number of individuals who practice each religion, by people group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total population to derive the religion's percentage.

Christianity Segments: Christian segment percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all the people groups who live in each country. The number of individuals who practice each segment of Christianity, by people group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total number of Christians to derive the Christian segment's percentage.

Networking Possibilities

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There are many agencies and churches looking for additional staff to help them in their mission and calling in Puerto Rico. Internet searches are probably the best way to find these organizations. The following are some example search topics you might try:

  • Church planting agencies in Puerto Rico
  • Christian ministry in Puerto Rico
  • Business as mission
  • Christian literature distribution
  • Evangelism agencies
  • Christian discipleship
  • Short term Christian missions
  • Long term Christian missions
  • Urban ministries
  • Christian media opportunities
  • Bible translation opportunities
  • Relief and development agencies
  • Clean water projects
  • Christian medical outreaches

Puerto Rico Statistics
People Groups 14
Unreached People Groups 1  (7.1%)
Population 2,729,000
Population Annual Growth Rate -0.1%
Population in Unreached 1,100  (0.0%)
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 94.6%
Percent Evangelical 32.2%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 2.2%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 1
Country Progress Level 5
Urbanization 94%
Continent North America
Region America, North and Caribbean
10/40 Window No
Country Code RQ
Official Language(s) SpanishEnglish
Literacy Rate 99%
Estimated Illiterate Population 27,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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