Gentrification in
Vieques
January 2007
Shelley Wilson & Abby Frazier
University of Vermont
Community
Range
Average
Median
Monte Santo
$195,000 - $825,000
$437,765
$425,000
Luján
$195,000 - $795,000
$460,000
$425,000
Puerto Real
$395,000 - $995,000
$817,000
$850,000
Destino
$165,000 - $595,000
$385,000
$395,000
Esperanza
$217,000 - $1,600,000
$476,154
$375,000
Isabel Segunda
$50,000 - $925,000
$352,233
$300,000
Santa María
$90,000 - $1,195,000
$313,490
$205,000
Las Marías
$85,000 - $300,000
$175,714
$185,000
PRRA
$200,000 - $725,000
$413,857
$422,000
Monte Carmelo
$25,000 - $349,000
$173,059
$180,000
Bravos de Boston
$110,000 - $1,195,000
$496,395
$412,500
Florida
$125,000 - $1,500,000
$518,750
$225,000
Villa Borinquen
$88,000 - $1,000,000
$326,833
$257,500
Pilón
$975,000 - $2,200,000
$1,287,000
$986,500
Martineau
$685,000 - $1,600,000
$1,195,000
$1,300,000
Los Chivos
$395,000 - $795,000
$622,500
$650,000
Community
# Homes for
Sale
% Under
$100,000
% Under
$150,000
Monte Santo
17
0%
0%
Luján
4
0%
0%
Puerto Real
5
0%
0%
Destino
3
0%
0%
Esperanza
13
0%
0%
Isabel Segunda
15
13%
20%
Santa María
10
10%
40%
Las Marías
7
14%
29%
PRRA
7
0%
0%
Monte Carmelo
17
29%
47%
Bravos de Boston
20
0%
10%
Florida
4
0%
25%
Villa Borinquen
30
3%
17%
Pilón
4
0%
0%
Martineau
3
0%
0%
Los Chivos
4
0%
0%
Reasons for Gentrification
Vieques Labor Force Participation
36%
64%
Population (over
age 16) In Labor
Force
Population (over
age 16) Not In
Labor Force
US Labor Force Participation
Population (over
age 16) In Labor
Force
36%
64%
Population (over
age 16) Not In
Labor Force
“When the Navy left, land on Vieques was cheap and
plentiful, at least from the perspective of foreign
investors.”
- Local Realtor
Reasons for Gentrification
Income in Vieques and US
45,000
40,000
35,000
30,000
25,000
20,000
15,000
10,000
5,000
0
Vieques Per
Capita
Income
US Per
Capita
Income
Vieques
Median
Household
Income
US Median
Household
Income
Reasons for Gentrification
Vieques Individual Poverty
US Individual Poverty
12%
35%
65%
Individuals Below
Poverty Level
Individuals Below
Poverty Level
Individuals Above
Poverty Level
Individuals Above
Poverty Level
88%
“Vieques slid seamlessly from social justice
talking point to hot tourist destination.”
- Liv Gold
Reasons for Gentrification
Vieques Family Poverty
US Family Poverty
9%
39%
61%
Families Below
Poverty Level
Families Below
Poverty Level
Families Above
Poverty Level
Families Above
Poverty Level
91%
“Purchases by foreign investors, renters, and second-home buyers are
happening while 600 homeless or underhoused Puerto Rican families
bide their time on a waiting list for Section 8 housing assistance.”
-Liv Gold
“After decades of resistance, American
capital might accomplish what
American bombs never could – the
erosion and eventual eviction of
Viequense population and culture.”
Nilda Medina
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