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Puerto Rico, Metropolitan Area

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METROPR indicates the metropolitan area in Puerto Rico in all sample years. METROPR is harmonized by name and does not account for boundary changes over time.

The full set of geography variables for Puerto Rico can be found in the IPUMS International Geography variables list. For cross-national geographic analysis on the first and second major administrative level of any country refer to GEOLEV1, and GEOLEV2. More information on IPUMS-International geography can be found here.

Comparability — General

The identified metropolitan areas vary between samples. Metropolitan areas consist of a central city with a minimum population of 50,000 and contiguous municipalities with a high degree of economic and social interaction with the core.


  • All households


  • Puerto Rico: 1970, 1980, 1990, 2000, 2005, 2010