The Miami Herald
Wed, Aug. 13, 2008

Florida's Puerto Rican population

According to a joint 2006 study by the University of Puerto Rico and Hunter College's Center for Puerto Rican Studies:

In 1990, Florida surpassed New Jersey as the No. 2 mainland destination for Puerto Ricans, behind New York.

In 1990, 2 percent of mainland Puerto Ricans lived in Florida. By 2000, it was 14 percent.

During the 1990s, the number of Puerto Ricans in Orlando increased 142 percent.

  2000 2006
Miami-Dade  80,327 88,579
Broward 54,938 68,695
Florida 482,027 682,432
Source: U.S. Census Bureau 2000 and 2006; American Community Survey