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Puerto Ricans in the United States
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Total population
Increase5,791,453
1.77% of the U.S. population (2018)
Regions with significant populations
Majority concentrated in the Northeast region and the southern state of Florida
New York, Florida, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Jersey

Smaller numbers in other parts of the country, including other parts of the Northeast like Rhode Island, Delaware and Maryland. Also major cities in Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia and Texas down South, Ohio, Illinois and Wisconsin in the Midwest and California and Hawaii out west, among other areas.
Languages
Spanish and English
Religion
majority Roman Catholic and Protestant, minority African diasporic religions
Related ethnic groups
Criollos, Mestizos, Mulattos, Taíno, Europeans, Africans

Puerto Ricans in the United States, also called Stateside Puerto Ricans, or Puerto Rican Americans, are Puerto Ricans in the United States proper (the 50 states and the District of Columbia), who are born in or trace family ancestry to the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico.

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