CARIBBEAN: Where Do Most Caribbean Nationals In The U.S. Come From?

Guyanese and Trinidadians Of Queens, NY celebrate Phagwah or Holi, the Spring Festival, in March 2013.

Guyanese and Trinidadians Of Queens, NY celebrate Phagwah or Holi, the Spring Festival. They represent the top 5 largest number of Caribbean nationals in the US.

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. June 9 2017: While US Census forms currently does not allow Caribbean immigrants to self-identify, the agency’s American Community Survey, (ACS), does implement a partial survey of the foreign-born population in the United States, including immigrants from CARICOM countries. Here is the Census’ recent estimated count of top 5 list of people of Caribbean ancestry, from the most to the least, according to a News Americas Now analysis:

1: Jamaica

Jamaican immigrants and those with Jamaican ancestry are estimated to make up the majority of the Caribbean population in the U.S. with the ACS putting the number at 1,097,196.

2: Haiti

In the number two spot is Haitians, with the Census putting the number of Haitians across the US at 1,062,550.

3: Guyana

Coming in at third is Guyanese, with an estimated 251,101living across the US according to the Census data.

4: Trinidad & Tobago

In the fourth spot are immigrants from Trinidad and Tobago with the Census putting their total at 217,584.

5: British West Indies

Rounding out the top 5 are nationals of the British West Indies, which includes Turks & Caicos, the Cayman Islands, Montserrat and the British Virgin Islands. The Census puts their tally at 104,817.

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