Puerto Rico Population Drops 4% Since Hurricane

New Census Bureau data shows Puerto Rico lost nearly 4% of its population after Hurricane Maria, the greatest population drop in the recorded history of the island, according to one demographer. Data released Thursday shows the U.S. territory’s population dropped by 129,848 people between July 2017 and July 2018. The hurricane struck two months into that period, in September 2017. The population loss was the result of deaths and people moving away, although emigration accounted for most...

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