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 6 years.

Total U.S. Jamaican Population

Population Year
861,801 2020
849,779 2019
843,679 2018
846,425 2017
833,885 2016
823,626 2015

The table above shows that between 2015 and 2020 the total Jamaican population has increased by 38,175 people.

If this growth were to continue at the same rate, the total population of Jamaican people by 2025 could be 899,976.

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 2020.

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

State 2015 2020 Change (%)
Alabama 2,153 2,789 29.54%
Alaska 169 118 -30.18%
Arizona 2,394 3,028 26.48%
Arkansas 359 413 15.04%
California 16,588 19,346 16.63%
Colorado 2,029 1,960 -3.40%
Connecticut 43,226 43,622 0.92%
Delaware 2,193 3,459 57.73%
District of Columbia 2,977 2,886 -3.06%
Florida 227,809 245,427 7.73%
Georgia 46,039 49,922 8.43%
Hawaii 546 745 36.45%
Idaho 126 251 99.21%
Illinois 8,944 9,147 2.27%
Indiana 1,569 2,085 32.89%
Iowa 338 652 92.90%
Kansas 765 1,017 32.94%
Kentucky 888 971 9.35%
Louisiana 1,187 1,672 40.86%
Maine 759 839 10.54%
Maryland 28,178 32,253 14.46%
Massachusetts 19,286 23,646 22.61%
Michigan 4,176 4,975 19.13%
Minnesota 1,965 1,206 -38.63%
Mississippi 958 1,181 23.28%
Missouri 1,635 2,248 37.49%
Montana 17 62 264.71%
Nebraska 237 452 90.72%
Nevada 1,536 2,115 37.70%
New Hampshire 764 912 19.37%
New Jersey 50,042 49,557 -0.97%
New Mexico 399 385 -3.51%
New York 273,275 259,415 -5.07%
North Carolina 10,137 12,437 22.69%
North Dakota 113 484 328.32%
Ohio 5,692 5,544 -2.60%
Oklahoma 707 1,246 76.24%
Oregon 514 1,185 130.54%
Pennsylvania 23,568 24,069 2.13%
Puerto Rico 47 27 -42.55%
Rhode Island 1,323 1,328 0.38%
South Carolina 5,014 6,565 30.93%
South Dakota 121 152 25.62%
Tennessee 2,449 2,696 10.09%
Texas 14,441 18,806 30.23%
Utah 398 487 22.36%
Vermont 232 441 90.09%
Virginia 11,508 12,647 9.90%
Washington 1,840 2,844 54.57%
West Virginia 520 423 -18.65%
Wisconsin 1,496 1,671 11.70%
Wyoming 27 20 -25.93%

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 2020.

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