· The 2000 Census estimates that there over 2,888,448 citizens of the U.S. that were born in the Caribbean.
· The 2000 Census estimates that there are over 1,928,658 people that identify themselves as “West Indian” in the United States.
· Over 492,000 Floridians identify their primary ancestry as “West Indian.” This is a +177% from 1990!
· In Florida, there are over 17,339 people from the Bahamas, over 1,800 from Barbados, over 609 from Belize, over 6,232 from the British West Indies, over 698 from the Dutch West Indies, over 267,689 from the Haiti, over 163,190 from Jamaica, over 18,115 from Trinidad & Tobago, over 1,610 from the U.S. Virgin Islands, and over 15,454 other West Indians.
· Florida leads the country in Haitian Residents, with more than a third of the U.S. total.
· Florida has the second largest population of Jamaicans in the U.S.
· Florida leads the nation in the Bahamian population, with two thirds, of the U.S. total.
· Florida has the second largest population of people from Trinidad & Tobago in the U.S.
Source: 2000 U.S. Census Bureau