West Indian Americans

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Caribbean Americans
Total population
13 million (about 4% of total U.S. population)
Regions with significant populations
mainly in the metropolitan area of New York and Miami, to a lesser degree Orlando, Tampa, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington and Atlanta, among others.
Majority in the states of New York, Florida, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Maryland and Georgia and the U.S. territories of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Smaller populations in Texas, California, Illinois, Ohio, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Louisiana and Rhode Island.
Languages
American English, English-based creole languages (Jamaican Creole, Jamaican Patois, Trinidadian Creole, Tobagonian Creole, Bajan Creole, Sranan Tongo, Virgin Islands Creole, etc.), French, French-based creole languages (Haitian Creole, Antillean Creole), Spanish
Religion
Predominantly: Christianity, Hinduism, Islam Minority: Yoruba, Rastafari, Traditional African Religion, Afro-American religions, Amerindian Religion, Buddhism, Judaism, Jainism, Baháʼí, East Asian religions
Related ethnic groups
Taíno, Arawak, English, French, Dutch, German, Asian, Caribbean Canadians, Black Canadians, Black British
Caribbean born Populations, 1960-2009[1]
Year Number
1960
193,922
1970
675,108
1980
1,258,363
1990
1,938,348
2000
2,953,066
2009
3,465,890

West Indian Americans or Caribbean Americans are Americans who can trace their ancestry to the Caribbean, unless they are of native descent. As of 2016, about 13 million — about 4% of the total U.S. population — have Caribbean ancestry.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Historical Census Statistics on the Foreign-born Population of the United States: 1850-1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 5 May 2014.
  2. "United States - Selected Population Profile in the United States (West Indian (excluding Hispanic origin groups) (300-359))". 2008 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2020-02-12. Retrieved 2010-03-18.