Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Language Stats


  • Languages: A rank ordering of languages starting with the largest and sometimes includes the percent of total population speaking that language.
  • Major language(s): Country major languages.
  • Spanish speakers per 1000: . Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
English status National language. Bible 1535-1989. 1989
Languages Spanish, English 2008
Major language(s) Spanish, English (both official) 2013
Spanish speakers 3.44 million 1996 2nd out of 2
Spanish speakers per 1000 922.8 1996 2nd out of 2
Spanish status Some dialects are considered to be archaic. National language. Bible 1553-1979. 1979

SOURCES: Ethnologue; CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; British Broadcasting Corporation 2014; Ethnologue. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.