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Despite newer dating DC rican men trends, metropolitan New York City continues to be the largest demographic and cultural center for Puerto Ricans in the mainland United States, with Philadelphia having the second-largest community. A large portion of the Puerto Rican population in the United States proper resides in the Northeast and Florida,  with Holyoke, Massachusetts and Buenaventura Lakes, Florida having the highest percentages of Puerto Rican residents of any municipalities in the country outside of Puerto Rico itself.
There are also ificant Puerto Rican populations in the Chicago metropolitan area and the South Atlantic statesfrom Maryland to Georgia and other states like Ohio, Texas and California. Puerto Ricans have been migrating to the continental United States since the 19th century and migrating since after the island territory was transferred from Spain to the United States and have a long history of collective social advocacy for their political and social rights and preserving their cultural heritage.
In New York City, which has the largest concentration of Puerto Ricans in the United States, they began running for elective office in the s, electing one of their own to the New York State Assembly for the first time in Important Puerto Rican institutions have emerged from this long history. The government of Puerto Rico has a long history of involvement with the stateside Puerto Rican community. The strength of stateside Puerto Rican identity is fueled by a of factors.
These include the large circular migration between the island and the mainland United States, a long tradition of the government of Puerto Rico promoting its ties to those stateside, the continuing existence of racial-ethnic prejudice and discrimination in the United States, and high residential and school segregation. During the 19th century, commerce existed between the ports of the eastern coast of the United States and Puerto Rico.
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Ship records show that many Puerto Ricans traveled on ships that sailed from and to U. Upon the outbreak of the American Civil War, some Puerto Ricans ed the ranks of the military armed forces. However, since Puerto Ricans were still Spanish subjects, they were inscribed as Spaniards.
During the nineteenth century it was mostly political exiles who came to the mainland. With its victory, the United States acquired Puerto Rico from Spain and has retained sovereignty since.
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The massive migration of Puerto Ricans to the mainland United States was largest in the early and late 20th century,  prior to its resurgence in the early 21st century. Puerto Ricans migrated in search of higher-wage jobs, first to New York City, and later to other cities such as Chicago, Philadelphia and Boston.
The absolute increase in the size of the Puerto Rican population of the New Dating DC rican men metropolitan area between and roughly approximates the total Puerto Rican population of the Orlando Metropolitan Areawhich enumerated overin The Puerto Rican populations of the Orlando and Philadelphia metropolitan areas approximate each other in following a distant second and third only to the New York metropolitan area in size. However, several neighborhoods in eastern North Philadelphiaespecially Fairhillhave some of the highest concentrations of Puerto Ricans in the United States, Fairhill having the highest when being compared to other big city neighborhoods.
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Philippe Bourgoisan anthropologist who has studied Puerto Ricans in the inner city, suggests that "the Puerto Rican community has fallen victim to poverty through social marginalization due to the transformation of New York into a global city. As ofabout " The struggle for legal work and affordable housing remains fairly low and the implementation of favorable public policy fairly inconsistent.
New York City's Puerto Rican community contributed to the creation of hip hop musicand to many forms of Latin music including BoogalooSalsaLatin house and Freestyle. Puerto Ricans in New York created their own cultural movement and cultural institutions such as the Nuyorican Poets Cafe. New York City also became the mecca for freestyle music in the s, of which Puerto Rican singer-songwriters represented an integral component. As of the U. Censusthere was an estimate ofPuerto Rican Americans living in Philadelphiaup from 91, in Puerto Ricans are the largest Latino group in the city and that, outside Puerto Rico, Philadelphia now has the second largest Puerto Rican population, estimated at overThough, unlike many other large northern cities, which have declining or slow-growing Puerto Rican populations, Philadelphia has one of the fastest-growing Puerto Rican populations in the country.
Puerto Ricans first arrived in the early part of the 20th century from more affluent families to study at colleges or universities. In the s there was an enclave around 35th and Michigan.
In the s two small barrios emerged known as la Clark and La Madison just North and West of Downtown, near hotel jobs and then where the factories once stood. These communities were displaced by the city as part of their slum clearance. Ina community group, the Young Lords mounted protests and demonstrations and occupied several buildings of institutions demanding that they invest in low income housing.
Orlando and the surrounding area has had a sizable Puerto Rican population since the s, as Florida as a whole has always had a decent sized Puerto Rican population.
Central Florida's Puerto Rican population began to skyrocket starting in the early s and accelerating in the s, with many New Yorkers of Puerto Rican ancestry Nuyoricans moving to Florida, ing the island-born Puerto Ricans. During this time, the s and early s, the overall migration patterns out from Puerto Rico to the US mainland began to switch and Orlando became the main destination from Puerto Rico by far, replacing New York City.
Puerto Ricans are largely spread out in the Orlando area, but the heaviest concentration is in the southern portions, like KissimmeePoinciana and many other areas in Osceola Countywhere Puerto Ricans make up the majority of the population. Inabout a quarter of a million Puerto Rican natives lived "stateside", or in one of the U. In March that figure had risen to about 1. That is, slightly less than a third of the 5 million Puerto Ricans living stateside were born on the island. Puerto Ricans have been heavily increasing in many other parts of the country too, such as Texas and Ohio.
Pennsylvania easily having the second largest numerical increase of Puerto Ricans for the past 10—15 years, showing an increase of overfrom to second only to Florida.
Connecticut having the highest percentage of Puerto Ricans in the United States, from to Pre-Maria the percentage went up about 1. Of smaller states with populations under 3 million, Rhode Island has the fastest growing of Puerto Ricans.
However, much of the stagnant population growth is due to an equal of Puerto Ricans leaving New York as there is Puerto Ricans moving to New York, as many people of Puerto Rican ancestry now living in other states are originally from the New York City area. Although Puerto Ricans constitute over 9 percent of the Hispanic population in the United States, there are some states where Puerto Ricans make up over half of the Hispanic population, including Connecticut, where 57 percent of the state's Hispanics are of Puerto Rican descent and Pennsylvania, where Puerto Ricans make up 53 percent of the Hispanics.
Other states where Puerto Ricans make up a remarkably large portion of the Hispanic community include Massachusetts, where they make up 40 percent of all Hispanics, Rhode Island at 39 percent, New York at 34 percent, New Jersey at 33 percent, Delaware at 33 percent, Ohio at 27 percent and Florida at 21 percent of all Hispanics in each respective state. Puerto Rican population by state, showing the percentage of Puerto Rican residents in each state relative to the Puerto Rican population in the United States as a whole.
Even with such movement of Puerto Ricans from traditional to non-traditional states, the Northeast continues to dominate in both concentration and population. The largest populations of Puerto Ricans are situated in the following metropolitan areas Source: Census :.
The top 25 US communities with the highest percentages of Puerto Ricans as a percent of total population Source: Census The 10 large cities overin population with the highest percentages of Puerto Rican residents include Census : .
Like other groups, the theme of "dispersal" has had a long history with the stateside Puerto Rican community. Duany had described this process as a "reconfiguration" and termed it the "nationalizing" of this community throughout the United States. New York City was the center of the stateside Puerto Rican community for most of the 20th century. However, it is not clear whether these settlement changes can be characterized as simple population dispersal. Puerto Rican population settlements today are less concentrated than they were in places like New York City, Chicago and a of cities in Massachusetts, Connecticut and New Jersey.
New York State has d its net in-migration of Puerto Rican Americans sincea dramatic reversal from being the only state to register a decrease in its Puerto Rican population between and Census Bureau to have increased from 1, in to 1, in Florida witnessed an even larger increase than New York State between andfromin toin with ificant migration from Puerto Rico, as well as some migration from Chicago and New York to Florida.
Orlando and to a lesser degree Philadelphia and Tampa have witnessed large increases in their Puerto Rican populations between and and now have some of the fastest growing Puerto Rican populations in the country.
According to the Pew Research CenterPuerto Rican arrivals from the island since are also less well off than earlier migrants, with lower household incomes and a greater likelihood of living in poverty. Since Hurricane Maria in SeptemberaboutPuerto Ricans and counting have left the island for the US mainland, either permanently or temporarily.
Nearly half of which went dating DC rican men the state of Florida alone, especially to the metropolitan areas of Orlando and Miami, and to a lesser degree Tampa and Jacksonville.
The other half are spreading out throughout the country, but went mostly to the metropolitan areas of Philadelphia, New York, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland and numerous smaller cities across the US Northeast. The population count was 5. This drop in Puerto Rico's population resulting in the increase in the stateside Puerto Rican population, is the result of Hurricane Maria and other recent natural disasters, as well as economic decline on the island, however many Puerto Ricans have since been moving back, though not enough to reverse the population decline in Puerto Rico.
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Residential segregation is a phenomenon characterizing many stateside Puerto Rican population concentrations. While blacks are the most residentially segregated group in the United States, a study shows that stateside Puerto Ricans are the most segregated among US Latinos. The U. Northeast Corridorcoined a "megalopolis" by geographer Jean Gottman inis the largest and most affluent urban corridor in the world, being described as a "node of wealth These shifts in the relative sizes of Latino populations have also changed the role of the stateside Puerto Rican community.
According to the US census, of the stateside Puerto Rican population, about Though, 1st-generation Puerto Rico-born migrants tend to be more traditional, while people born in the US mainland of Puerto Rican ancestry tend to merge traditional Puerto Rican culture with mainland American culture. It is very similar to other Caribbean Spanish variants. More Americanized Puerto Ricans speak the local English accent with little to no Spanish traces, sounding similar to other local groups including Black Americans or assimilated Italian Americans.