The average January temperature on the island is 73 degrees, while the average July temperature is 79 degrees. Census Bureau report, the island of Puerto Rico has a population of 3,522,037.
Fifteenth-century Italian explorer and navigator Christopher Columbus, known in Spanish as Cristobál Colón, "discovered" Puerto Rico for Spain on November 19, 1493.As in many Latin American cultures, Roman Catholicism is the dominant religion, but Protestant faiths of various denominations have some Puerto Rican adherents as well. presidential election, however, the Puerto Rican delegate was granted the right to vote on the House floor.Puerto Rico is unique in that it is an autonomous Commonwealth of the United States, and its people think of the island as un estado libre asociado, or a "free associate state" of the United States—a closer relationship than the territorial possessions of Guam and the Virgin Islands have to America. S House of Representatives by a resident commissioner, which for many years was a nonvoting position. Because of the Puerto Rico's commonwealth status, Puerto Ricans are born as natural American citizens.Puerto Ricans have their own constitution and elect their own bicameral legislature and governor but are subject to U. Therefore all Puerto Ricans, whether born on the island or the mainland, are Puerto Rican Americans.Puerto Rico's status as a semiautonomous Commonwealth of the United States has sparked considerable political debate. In November of 1992 an island-wide referendum was held on the issue of statehood versus continued Commonwealth status.The city’s Puerto Rican population numbers over 121,000, according to 2010 census data, up 46 percent since 2000.