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The Caribbean Immigrant Population In The U.S. Registers An Increase – A NAN First



By NAN Staff Writer

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Sept. 21, 2018: The Caribbean immigrant population in the mainland United States has seen an upward spike, the largest estimated numerical increases since 2010, according to latest U.S. Census numbers.

New numbers from the 2017 American Community Survey obtained by News Americas, put the number of non-Hispanic Caribbean immigrants in the US at just over 3 million.

That number, according to the U.S. Census, is a spike up of 676,023 from 2010. The new numbers come following the launch of the CaribID movement by NAN founder Felicia J. Persaud in the US in 2008, which was a national push for Caribbean nationals to “stand up and be counted.”

The largest number of Caribbean immigrants reported are from Jamaica, with just over 1.1 million while Haitians came in at just over 1 million.

The third largest group of Caribbean immigrants per the new ACS numbers are Guyanese, who are put at over 245,000 while Trinbagonians are ranked as the fourth highest, at just over 225,000.

West Indians from smaller islands like St. Lucia, St. Kitts & Nevis, Grenada, Antigua & Barbuda and St. Vincent & The Grenadines were not reported as separate nations in the ACS data but possibly lumped in as “West Indians.” That number in total was put at 295,318.

Other reported numbers were as follows:

British West Indians – 105,651

Belizeans – 65,072

Barbadians – 64,742

Bahamians – 56,789

Dutch West Indians – 36, 906

US Virgin Islanders – 20,035

Bermudians – 6,849

The American Community Survey (ACS) produces population, demographic and housing unit estimates.

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