Country: Puerto Rico

Number of People Groups

13

People Groups Unreached

1 (7.7%)

Total Population

3,643,000

Unreached Population

1,500 (0.0%)

% Professing Christian

94.6%

% Evangelical

26.85 %

Largest Religion

Literacy Rate

99 %

10/40 Window

Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Professing
Christian
%
Evangelical
Afro-Puerto Rican 456,000 456,000 Spanish Christianity 93.00 % 25.00 %
 Americans, U.S. 84,000 188,897,000 English Christianity 77.00 % 28.90 %
 Amerindian, Detribalized 18,000 15,745,000 Spanish Christianity 60.00 % 25.00 %
 Chinese, general 3,000 8,449,000 Spanish Non-Religious 6.00 % 5.70 %
Cuban 7,600 9,196,000 Spanish Christianity 57.00 % 8.80 %
 Deaf Unknown Unknown Puerto Rican Sign Language Christianity 95.00 % 25.00 %
East Indian 4,200 115,000 Hindi Hinduism 15.00 % 1.00 %
 German Swiss 1,400 4,939,000 German, Swiss Christianity 83.00 % 4.40 %
 Italian 1,500 38,042,000 Italian Christianity 82.00 % 1.10 %
Jew, Spanish Speaking 1,500 306,000 Spanish Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Puerto Ricans, mixed 413,000 413,000 Spanish Christianity 95.00 % 25.20 %
Puerto Ricans, White 2,648,000 6,550,000 Spanish Christianity 96.00 % 27.60 %
 Spaniard 3,800 28,630,000 Spanish Christianity 77.00 % 1.00 %
  Totals:  13 3,643,000       1   94.58 % 26.85 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 38,000              
  UN Country Population (2016) 3,681,000              
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RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 26.9 %)
94.6 %
Ethnic Religions
1.7 %
Hinduism
0.1 %
Islam
0.0 %
Non-Religious
3.5 %
Other / Small Religions
0.0 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
14.4 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.8 %
Protestant
15.1 %
Roman Catholic
69.6 %
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

Search the Web
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

Ministry Listing
Below is a partial list of ministries that may work in Puerto Rico or North America and Caribbean. The lists below do not include all ministries at work in this country or region. This data is from circa 2006-2008 and is not being maintained by Joshua Project. There are likely many excellent ministries not listed here. Inclusion here is not an endorsement by Joshua Project.

Puerto Rico Statistics
People Groups 13
Unreached People Groups 1  (7.7%)
Population 3,643,000
Population in Unreached 1,500  (0.0%)
Urbanization 94%
Continent North America
Region North America and Caribbean
10/40 Window No
Country Code RQ
Official National Language Spanish
Secondary National Language English
Literacy Rate 99%
Estimated Illiterate Population 36,000
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Professing Christian 94.6%
Percent Evangelical 26.9%
Country Progress Level 5
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
Puerto Rico Prayer Cards

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