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Afro-Caribbean American

A West Indian American or Caribbean American is an American who is from, or whose ancestors are from, the Dutch-, English-, and French-speaking lands of the Caribbean, including Caribbean South America. The 2,532,380 West Indian Americans accounted for 0.83% of the U.S. population in 2008.[1]

Antiguan and Barbudan Americans

Main article: Antiguan and Barbudan American

According to the 2000 Census, there were 15,199 Americans originating in or whose ancestors came from Antigua and Barbuda.[2]

Bahamian Americans

Main article: Bahamian American

There were 44,952 Bahamian Americans in 2008.[3]

Barbadian Americans

Main article: Barbadian American

There were 54,587 Barbadian Americans in 2008.[3]

Belizean Americans

Main article: Belizean American

There were 49,872 Belizean Americans in 2008.[3]

Bermudian Americans

Main article: Bermudian American

British West Indians

There were 84,921 British West Indians in America in 2008.[4]

Dutch West Indian Americans

Census Bureau figures for 2008 report 71,326 Americans under the category of "Dutch West Indian", 69,090 of them U.S.-born, and 95.1% speaking only English at home. Their median age was 41.2 years, above the national median of 36.9. 13.6% of the group held bachelor's or higher degrees, versus the national average of 27.7%.[5]There do noted the number of Americans whose origins are in the Dutch West Indian, according the 2000 US Census, was of 35,359. In this Census, also a total of 1,970 people afirmed just are of Aruban descent. [2]

Guyanese Americans

Main article: Guyanese American

The number of Guyanese Americans was estimated to be 214,529 in the 2000 Census.[6]

Grenadian Americans

Main article: Grenadian American

The number of Grenadian Americans was estimated to be 25,924 in the 2000 Census.[7]

Jamaican Americans

Main article: Jamaican American

Jamaican Americans numbered 949,844 in 2008. Their median age was 34.0, near the national median of 36.9, and they had a college or graduate school enrollment rate of 33.7%, well above the national rate of 26.7%. Most Jamaican Americans (575,960 of them) immigrated to the United States.[8]

Kittian and Nevisian

Main article: Kittian and Nevisian American

Kittian and Nevisian Americans formed a population of 6.368 people in the 2000 Census.[2]

Trinidadian and Tobagonian Americans

Americans with origin in Trinidad and Tobago were estimated at 197,592 as of 2008. They had a median age of 34.0 years, and a 38.6% college or graduate school enrollment ratio, consisting of 43.5% for females and 31.1% for males.[9]

Saint Lucian Americans

Main article: Saint Lucian American

Surinamese Americans

Main article: Surinamese American

There were 2,833 Surinamese Americans in 2000.[3]

Vincentian Americans

Main article: Vincentian American

Virgin Islander Americans

There were 16,020 Virgin Islander Americans living on the U.S. mainland in 2008.[3]


There were also 272,883 West Indian Americans classified simply as "West Indians", rather than by specified countries of origin.[10]

See also

Further reading

  • Black Identities: West Indian Immigrant Dreams, by Mary C. Waters


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