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USVI 2020 U.S. Census

Population decreases in the USVI according to the 2020 U.S. Census Bureau.

According to the 2010 Census, the population in the USVI was 106,405 – as of April 1, 2020 the count was 87,146, a decrease of 18.1%. The Island Area Censuses gathered their data from America Samoa, Guam, The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and, the U.S. Virgin Islands.

While St. Croix’s population varied from 50,601 in 2010 to 41,004 in 2020, St. Thomas’s range was similar, 51,634 in 2010 and 42,261 in 2020. St. John, a much smaller populated island in general, dropped from 4,170 to 3,881.

Puerto Rico also had a reported 11.8 decrease from 2010.

So how do these numbers relate in terms of available housing units? Click here to access the Data Tables released by the Census Bureau.

In 2010 – St. Croix’s population was 50,601, with a recorded 25,275 housing units. 2020 numbers dropped to 41,004 with 25,470 housing units.

In February of 2012, Hovensa Oil Refinery closed, eliminating mass employment across St. Croix. And the Islands have experienced a couple acts of Mother Nature during this period as well, with the most activity in 2017 involving Hurricanes Maria and Irma. Not to mention the impact of COVID-19 in early 2020, and we have most certainly seen the start of a boost in the housing market…stay tuned for further updates on the territory’s population and other stats!

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