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Abstract PIP: This report presents estimates of the population for July 1, 1980 to 1986 for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam, and The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Census counts for 1980 are also shown for each of the areas. Components of population change for these areas for the 1980-1986 period are also shown. Most of the statistics used to prepare the area estimates were obtained from the local governments of the outlying areas. Except for Puerto Rico, all of the areas estimated are growing at a rate well above that of the US (64\% from April 1, 1980 to July 1, 1986). Of the areas, Guam has exhibited the highest \% of growth since 1980--19.6\%. Although Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands have increased in population since 1890, both experienced population declines between 1985 and 1986. The Virgin Islands' population declined by 1.2\%, from 110,800 to 109,500, while Puerto Rico's decreased by 3\%, from 3,282,000 to 3,274,000.
This article was published in Curr Popul Rep Popul Estim Proj
and referenced in International Journal of Waste Resources