Puerto Rican Community: Nationwide Identity, Gender Roles, and Religion Today more Puerto Ricans go on the U.S. Mainland compared to Puerto Rico, together with island’s population is continuing to shrink since the unemployment that is high sends residents—mostly educated professionals—stateside in search of work. Between 2010 and July 2011, the population dropped 19,100 to 3.7 million april. About 45 per cent associated with island’s...