Number of Jamaican People in the United States

In this article, we will explore the demographic data of Jamaican people in the United States, and look at historical data to see whether the Jamaican population is growing or declining.

First, let's take a look at the population of Jamaican people in the United States for the last 5 years.

Total U.S. Jamaican Population

Population Year
849,779 2019
843,679 2018
846,425 2017
833,885 2016
823,626 2015

The table above shows that between 2015 and 2019 the total Jamaican population has increased by 26,153 people.

If this growth were to continue at the same rate, the total population of Jamaican people by 2023 could be 875,932.

Total U.S. Jamaican Population By State

We can also look at the data for Jamaican people in each individual state and whether the Jamaican population increased or decreased between 2015 and 2019.

For more details on the historical population figures for each state, click the link in the table below.

State 2015 2019 Change (%)
Alabama 2,153 2,507 16.44%
Alaska 169 150 -11.24%
Arizona 2,394 2,600 8.60%
Arkansas 359 208 -42.06%
California 16,588 17,703 6.72%
Colorado 2,029 2,026 -0.15%
Connecticut 43,226 43,659 1.00%
Delaware 2,193 2,453 11.86%
District of Columbia 2,977 2,947 -1.01%
Florida 227,809 239,584 5.17%
Georgia 46,039 48,733 5.85%
Hawaii 546 528 -3.30%
Idaho 126 234 85.71%
Illinois 8,944 8,948 0.04%
Indiana 1,569 1,392 -11.28%
Iowa 338 553 63.61%
Kansas 765 857 12.03%
Kentucky 888 842 -5.18%
Louisiana 1,187 1,527 28.64%
Maine 759 596 -21.48%
Maryland 28,178 30,523 8.32%
Massachusetts 19,286 23,138 19.97%
Michigan 4,176 4,847 16.07%
Minnesota 1,965 1,641 -16.49%
Mississippi 958 968 1.04%
Missouri 1,635 2,577 57.61%
Montana 17 43 152.94%
Nebraska 237 274 15.61%
Nevada 1,536 2,291 49.15%
New Hampshire 764 1,111 45.42%
New Jersey 50,042 48,787 -2.51%
New Mexico 399 243 -39.10%
New York 273,275 264,900 -3.06%
North Carolina 10,137 11,509 13.53%
North Dakota 113 411 263.72%
Ohio 5,692 5,656 -0.63%
Oklahoma 707 1,207 70.72%
Oregon 514 631 22.76%
Pennsylvania 23,568 23,843 1.17%
Puerto Rico 47 19 -59.57%
Rhode Island 1,323 1,678 26.83%
South Carolina 5,014 5,299 5.68%
South Dakota 121 152 25.62%
Tennessee 2,449 2,466 0.69%
Texas 14,441 18,492 28.05%
Utah 398 645 62.06%
Vermont 232 514 121.55%
Virginia 11,508 12,789 11.13%
Washington 1,840 2,261 22.88%
West Virginia 520 623 19.81%
Wisconsin 1,496 2,158 44.25%
Wyoming 27 55 103.70%

Data Source(s)

All of the data on this page is sourced from the latest American Community Survey (ACS) 5-year estimates, from the United States Census Bureau. The latest year for the ACS is currently 2019.

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