Puerto Rico Population 2013

puerto-rico-population-2013Puerto Rico Population 2013

The current population of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, a territory of the United States, is estimated to be about 3.667 million, which is a decrease of about 1.1% from the last record of the population. The population is the 130th most populous country (or territory) in the entire world. Based on the total land area and the total population of the territory, the population density of Puerto Rico is about 1,082 people per square mile.

Demographics of Puerto Rico

The median age of all those living in the territory of Puerto Rico is 36, which is a much higher median age than those living in the United States. Also about 37% of those in the territory are married. About 22% of the population has a bachelor’s degree.

The largest ethnic, racial demographic in the territory of Puerto Rico is the Spanish group, which makes up about 76% of the population. The Black or African American group makes up about 7% of the population. Lastly, about 4.4% of the population identifies as some mixed race.

The life expectancy for males is about 75.5 years, while the life expectancy for females is about 83 years. Also, the fertility rate is about 1.6 children born per woman each year. Lastly, the maternal mortality rate is about 20 deaths per 100,000 live births.

Religion in Puerto Rico

The Constitution of Puerto Rico guarantees the Freedom of Religion for all different faiths. However, the major religion in the territory now is the Roman Catholic Church, which makes up about 85% of the territory. The many Protestant churches make up about 8% of the territory. Those who do not affiliate with a religious organization make up about 2.3% of the territory.

Sports in Puerto Rico

The most popular sport in Puerto Rico is baseball. The baseball season in the country takes place from November to January. This allows many players to also participate in Major League Baseball in the United States of America. Another big sport in Puerto Rico is boxing. The Coliseo de Puerto Rico, otherwise known as the Coliseum, hosts many of the major boxing events. Seven Puerto Ricans are currently in the Boxing Hall of Fame. Lastly, despite the controversy surrounding it, cockfighting is a popular sporting event/activity in the territory.

Economy of Puerto Rico

Over the course of the past few years, the annual Gross Domestic Product has decreased in value. The most recent estimate of the GDP is $64.8 billion, which is a decrease of about 5.8% from the previous year. Also, the unemployment rate has been increasingly worse from year to year. In 2011, the unemployment rate was estimated to be about 16%. Dairy production and livestock are the major sources of income, specifically in terms of the agricultural sector of the economy. Tourism is also another large portion of the economy of the territory.

Puerto Rico Population Rise

Historical Population of Puerto Rico

Over the course of the past decade, the population of the territory of Puerto Rico has stayed fairly steady, despite decreasing for the most part since the beginning of the turn of the century.  However, the population of Puerto Rico has been greater than the population of Jamaica at least since the turn of the century.

Year Population
2000 3,811,000
2001 3,819,000
2002 3,824,000
2003 3,826,000
2004 3,827,000
2005 3,821,000
2006 3,805,000
2007 3,783,000
2008 3,761,000
2009 3,740,000
2010 3,722,000
2011 3,707,000

Guam Population 2013

guam-population-2013Guam Population 2013

The most recent estimate for the population of the territory of Guam is 182,111, which is an increase of about 1.2% from the last record of the population.  The population of Guam has been greater than the population of the United States Virgin Islands over the course of the last half of a century.  Based on the total land area and the total population of the territory, the population density of Guam is about 871 people per square mile.

Demographics of Guam

The largest ethnic demographic in the territory of Guam is the Chamorro group, which makes up about 37% of the population. The Chamorro people are the earliest inhabitants of the Mariana Islands, thought to be of Mayo-Polynesian descent. The next largest ethnicity is those who identify as Filipino, which makes up about 26% of the population. Other Pacific Islanders make up about 11% of the population. Those that identify as white make up about 7% of the population.

Average Age in Guam

The median age in the territory is about 27.4 years. A little less than 10% of the population is under the age of 5 years. Also, about 2% of the population is 65 years and older. Also, about 99% of the population is considered literate (the population count is those over the age of 15 years).

Religion in Guam

The largest religious affiliation in the territory of Guam is the Roman Catholic Church, which makes up about 85% of the population. The remaining 15% of the country is a mixture of faiths and those that do not participate in religious affiliations.

Economy of Guam

Two of the major components of the economy in Guam are the military and tourism. The military has shown a larger build-up and growth in the course of the last few years, which has caused an increase in that sector of the economy. Also, tourism, which is normally a very positive factor of the economy, had decreased due to the earthquake and tsunami in Japan in 2011. However, tourism has slowly begun to rise from year to year since the largest downfall in tourism. Also, the dependence on imports makes up about 43% of the Gross Island Product. Since the large spike in inflation in 2006, the inflation has decreased significantly. Lastly, the job growth in Guam has been fairly steady, overall and in the private sector and the government. Because of this, though, the unemployment rate has been decreasing. The last rate recorded was 11.8%, which is a decrease from 13.3% in 2011.

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There are two major higher education schools in the territory of Guam: University of Guam and Pacific Islands University. The University of Guam receives land grants from the United States government. The Pacific Islands University is a private, Christian, liberal arts institution, located in Mangilao.

Welcome to Guam

Historical Population of Guam

The population of Guam has increased continually over the past half of a century.  Although there have been slight deviations in the growth rate, the population growth had been fairly steady over the years.

Year Population
1960 67,436
1965 75,911
1970 85,459
1975 95,380
1980 106,572
1985 119,464
1990 133,914
1995 145,559
2000 155,147
2005 168,565
2010 179,896

Idaho Population 2013

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The United States Census Bureau estimates that the population of Idaho in 2013 was 1,595,728, which is ranked the 38th largest population in the United States. This estimate shows a 1.8% increase since the last census in 2010, also conducted by the United States Census Bureau. The population density of the state is 19.2 people per square mile, ranked 44th largest density in the United States.

Idaho Population Projections

By the year 2020, the population is expected to reach approximately 1.74 million people, which is an approximate 9% increase from the current population. By the year 2030, the population is expected to reach 1.97 million people, which is an approximate 23% increase from the current population.

Idaho Land Mass

The state of Idaho is approximately 429 miles long and 305 miles wide with a square area of 83,574 square miles, making it the 14th largest state in the Untied States. Of the 83,574 square miles, only 823 square miles are covered by water. The highest point in the state of Idaho is Borah Peak, which reaches 12,662 feet above sea level. The lowest point in the state is the Snake River in the northwestern section near Lewiston, which reaches 710 feet above sea level. The geographic center of Idaho is in Custer County on the Yankee Fork River, southwest of Challis. Idaho is bordered by six states in total: Nevada, Utah, Montana, Wyoming, Washington, and Oregon. Idaho is also bordered by Canada on the northern border of the state.

There are three distinct areas of land in the state of Idaho: Rocky Mountains, the Columbia Plateau, and the Basin and Range Region. The Rocky Mountains Region is the largest of the three regions. It starts from the narrow strip at the top of the state and extends south along the border shared with Wyoming. The highest point in the state is in this region, specifically in the Lost River Range, which extends at least 70 miles. This area is home to snow-capped mountains. The Columbia Plateau starts at the bottom of the Idaho Panhandle and follows the Snake River across the southern portion of the state. Idaho’s leading crops, beets and potatoes, are grown in this region along the Snake River Plain. Lastly, the Basin and Range Region is in the southeastern portion of the state. It contains many grassy plateaus and deep valleys.

Idaho Demographics

Of the approximate 1.6 million people in the state of Idaho, about 50% of the population is female and 50% is male. Also, approximately 94% of the population identifies as white (including Hispanic or Latino). But, out of that 94%, only about 12% do identify as Hispanic or Latino and the other 82% as Caucasian. Those that identify as Black or African American make up only 1% of the entire population of the state of Idaho. The rest of the population is made up of those that identify as Asian, American Indian, Native Hawaiian, other Pacific Islanders, Alaskan Native, or those that identify as two or more races. These other races make up only about 5% of the Idaho population.

Idaho Religion

The population of Idaho identifies as religious at a slightly higher rate than the national average. About 51% of the state population identifies as religious, compared to the national average of 49%. Out of the 51%, about 26% identify as members of the Church of Latter Day Saints, otherwise known as Mormonism, making it the largest denomination in Idaho. The next largest denomination in the state is Catholic. About 8% out of the 51% identifies as Catholic. All other Christian denominations make up around 16.5% out of the total 51%. Judaism, Islam, and Eastern religions make up only about 0.5% out of the total 51%.

Idaho Regions

idaho-population-2013-economyIdaho Economy

The unemployment rate in the state of Idaho is approximately 6.2%, which is a 0.1% increase from the last measurement of unemployment. While the rate increased slightly, the number of jobs in each sector has been increasing. The number of new business claims has for the first time since 2006 increased. The service industry makes up the largest portion of Idaho’s economy. The biggest portion of this industry is the wholesale and retail trade industry. Beef cattle are the most valuable farm product and the potato is the main source of agricultural income.

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Missouri Population 2013

missouri-population-2013Missouri Population 2013

The United States Census Bureau estimates that the population of Missouri in 2013 was 6,021,988, which is ranked the 18th largest population in the United States. This estimate shows a 0.6% increase since the last census in 2010, also conducted by the United States Census Bureau. The population density of the state is 87.1 people per square mile, ranked the 30th largest density in the United States. The population of Missouri is expected to reach 6.8 million people by the year 2030, which is an approximate 12.9% increase from the current population.

Missouri Land Mass

The state of Missouri is approximately 300 miles long and 240 miles wide with a square area of 69,709 square miles, making it the 21st largest state in the country. Of the 69,709 square miles, only 811 square miles are covered by water. The highest point in the state of Missouri is Taum Sauk Mountain, reaching 1,772 feet above sea level. The lowest point in the state is at the St. Francis River, which reaches 230 feet above sea level. The geographic center of Missouri is located in Miller County, 20 miles southwest of Jefferson City. Missouri is bordered by eight states: Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky, and Illinois.

Missouri is broken up into four distinct geographic land areas: Dissected Till Plains, Osage Plains, Ozark Plateau, and the Mississippi Alluvial Plain. The Dissected Till Plains is the area to the north of the Missouri River. It is made up of rich soil made for growing corn. It is also made up of many slow rivers and streams. The western part of the state is made up of the Osage Plains. This area is mainly flat with some soil for farming as well. The soil may not be as rich as that which is in the Dissected Till Plains, but it is still good for growing corn and grains. The Ozark Plateau is the largest land area in the state, made up of many forested hills and mountains. The St. Francois Mountains are in the southeastern portion of the Ozark Plateau and is the jagged section of Missouri. The highest point in the state is in the Ozark Plateau. Lastly, the Mississippi Alluvial Plain is in the Boot Heel of the state, made up of farmland made for farming cotton, soybeans, and rice.

Missouri Demographics

Of the approximate 6.02 million people in the state of Missouri, about 51.0% of the population is female, while 49.0% is male. Also, approximately 84% of the population identifies as white (including Hispanic or Latino). But, out of that 84%, about 4% do identify as Hispanic or Latino and the other 80% as Caucasian. Those that identify as Black or African American make up only 12% of the entire population of the state of Missouri. The rest of the population is made up of those that identify as Asian, American Indian, Alaskan Native, Hawaiian, other Pacific Islanders, or those that identify as two or more races. These other races make up about 4% of the Missouri population.

Missouri Religion

The population of Missouri identifies as religious at a rate equal to the national average. About 49% of the state population identifies as religious, which is also the national average of religious population. Out of the 49%, about 17% identify as members of the Baptist Church, making it the largest denomination in the state of Missouri. The next largest denomination in the state is the Catholic Church, making up about 12% of the population. All the other Christian denominations make up about 19.2% of the population. Those who identify as Jewish, Islamic, or Eastern religions only make up 0.8% of the population.

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missouri-population-2013-sportsMissouri Sports

The state of Missouri has professional teams in three of the major sports: baseball, football, and hockey. The state actually has two professional baseball teams: St. Louis Cardinals and the Kansas City Royals. The St. Louis Cardinals are based out of St. Louis and play at Busch Stadium. The Kansas City Royals are based out of Kansas City and play at Kauffman Stadium. The state also has two football teams: St. Louis Rams and the Kansas City Chiefs. The St. Louis Rams are based out of St. Louis and play in the Edward Jones Dome. The Kansas City Chiefs are based out of Kansas City and play in the Arrowhead Stadium. Lastly, the state only has one hockey team: the St. Louis Blues. The Blues are based out of St. Louis and play in the Scottrade Center.

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Tennessee Population 2013

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The United States Census Bureau estimates that the population of Tennessee in 2013 was 6,456,243, which is ranked the 17th largest population in the United States. This estimate shows a 1.7% increase since the last census in 2010, also conducted by the United States Census Bureau. The population density of the state is 153.9 people per square mile, ranked the 21st largest density in the United States.

Tennessee Population Projection

The population of Tennessee is expected to reach 6.6 million people by the year 2015, which is an approximate 2.2% increase from the current population. By the year 2020, the population is expected to reach 6.86 million people, which is an approximate 6.3% increase from the current population. By the year 2025, the population is expected to reach 7.13 million people, which is an approximate 10.4% increase from the current population. By the year 2030, the population is expected to reach 7.397 million people, which is an approximate 14.6% from the current population.

Tennessee Land Mass

The state of Tennessee is approximately 440 miles long and 120 miles wide with a square area of 42,146 square miles, making it the 36th largest state in the country. Of the 42,146 square miles, only 926 square miles are covered by water. The highest point in the state of Tennessee is Clingman’s Dome, reaching 6,643 feet above sea level. The lowest point in the state is at the Mississippi River, which reaches 178 feet above sea level. The geographic center of Tennessee is located in Rutherford County, 5 miles northeast of Murfreesboro. Tennessee is bordered by eight states: Missouri, Mississippi, Alabama, Kentucky, Arkansas, Georgia, Virginia, and North Carolina.

Tennessee is broken up into six distinct geographic land areas: Blue Ridge, Appalachian Ridge and Valley Region, Appalachian Plateau, the Highland Rim, the Nashville Basin, and the Gulf Coastal Plain. The Blue Ridge is in the eastern portion of the state and is mainly made up of mountains. The highest point in the state is the Blue Ridge. The Appalachian Ridge and Valley Region is to the west of the Blue Ridge and is made up fertile valleys and contains the Great Valley. To the west of this region is the Appalachian Plateau and it is covered with mountains, characterized by their flat tops. Lookout Mountain is in this part of the state and seven states can be seen from this mountain. The Highland Rim is to the west of the Appalachian Plateau. This area is just an elevated plain above the Nashville Basin, which is fertile farmland. Lastly, the Gulf Coastal Plain is to the west of the Highland Rim. This area makes up the majority of the state. This area is made up of many different types of terrain, ranging from hills, the Delta region, and flood plains.

Tennessee Demographics

Of the approximate 6.46 million people in the state of Tennessee, about 51.2% of the population is female, while 48.8% is male. Also, approximately 79% of the population identifies as white (including Hispanic or Latino). But, out of that 79%, about 4% do identify as Hispanic or Latino and the other 75% as Caucasian. Those that identify as Black or African American make up only 17% of the entire population of the state of Tennessee. The rest of the population is made up of those that identify as Asian, American Indian, Alaskan Native, Hawaiian, other Pacific Islanders, or those that identify as two or more races. These other races make up about 4% of the Tennessee population.

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tennessee-population-2013-nashvilleTennessee Religion

The population of Tennessee identifies as religious at a rate slightly higher than the national average. About 56% of the state population identifies as religious, compared to the national average of 49%. Out of the 49%, about 33% identify as members of the Baptist Church, making it the largest denomination in the state of Tennessee. The next largest denomination in the state is the Methodist Church, making up about 7% of the population. All the other Christian denominations make up about 8.3% of the population. Those who identify as Jewish, Islamic, or Eastern religions only make up 0.7% of the population.

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