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  1. Public Schools
    NG
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    C
  7. Jobs
    D-
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    NG
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    B
Carolina is a city in Puerto Rico with a population of 140,072. Carolina is in Carolina Municipio. Living in Carolina offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. Many young professionals and retirees live in Carolina.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$144,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$615
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    32%
  • Own
    68%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
C
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    13%

Working in Carolina

Jobs
D-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$29,561
National
$55,322
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Carolina Reviews

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Carolina, PR has a lot to offer. It is located in the metropolitan area. It has Puerto Rico's main airport, tourist areas, a lot of restaurant options, hotels, malls, two large movie theaters and a small one, a few museums, popular beaches, parks, multiple gyms, multiple pharmacy options, different hospitals including the state university' hospital, supermarkets, mega-stores, one state university campus, the main Campus of a private university, multiple industry zones including the pharmaceutical.

Nightlife is very limited and monotonous, there is not much to do during the night. Safety must greatly improve. Maintenance to public infrastructure is necessary. Jobs opportunities are mostly related to the service industry, not much opportunities for young professionals in different fields.
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Unfortunately, Carolina is a city completely dependent on the use of cars. For the most part composed of only fast foods, shopping malls and large chain superstores and drugstores such as Walmart, Walgreens and CVS. In the case of titans such as the ones just mentioned, these corporations force local shops and pharmacies out of business. In fact, Puerto Rico in general has the highest number of Walmarts and Walgreens' stores in the world. As a result, Carolina has lost it's identity and charm. Becoming a prime example of the induced americanization of the US territory. And the only interesting part of Carolina, is the zone of Isla Verde which, unsurprisingly, is located right next to the Puerto Rican International Airport. Mistakenly publicized as located in San Juan, when in reality is to prevent from being associated with Carolina's bad reputation.
Love living here! Ive been living since 1995. Everything is nearby malls, hospitals, schools, museums and more.