Ten Facts About Puerto Rico and its Citizens

• Puerto Rico is a U.S. territory with Commonwealth status whose residents are U.S. citizens by birth since 1917 (CIA World Factbook, 2012).

• While its residents are U.S. citizens, Puerto Ricans cannot vote in the U.S. general presidential elections because Puerto Rico is not a state (U.S. Constitution).

• Currently, more than 10,000 active duty military personnel from Puerto Rico serve across the branches of the U.S. Armed Forces (Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration).

• Since 1917, more than 200,000 American citizens from Puerto Rico have served in the U.S. Armed Forces, serving in every conflict since World War I (Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration).

• Puerto Rico will award a total of 23 delegates after Sunday's primary -- 20 at-large delegates will be allocated proportionally while the last three will remain unbound to any candidate (CBS, 2012).

• Puerto Rico's total population is 3,998,905 (CIA World Factbook, 2012).

• The unemployment rate in Puerto Rico is 15.1 percent (U.S. Department of Labor, 2012).

• More than half - 51.6 percent - of Puerto Ricans have private insurance coverage (U.S. Census Bureau, 2010).

• More than 20 percent of Puerto Ricans have a bachelor's degree, whereas only 16 percent of Puerto Ricans residing in the mainland have a bachelor's degree (Pew Hispanic Center, 2010).

• Florida is gaining a net 7,300 Puerto Ricans a year, far more than any other U.S. state (U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey, 2011).

List compiled by the Hispanic Leadership Network. Website: http://hispanicleadershipnetwork.org

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