Number of West Indian People in the United States

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

First, let's take a look at the population of West Indian people in the United States for the last 6 years.

Total U.S. West Indian Population

Population Year
149,442 2020
156,828 2019
158,840 2018
160,738 2017
166,730 2016
172,894 2015

The table above shows that between 2015 and 2020 the total West Indian population has decreased by 23,452 people.

If this growth were to continue at the same rate, the total population of West Indian people by 2025 could be 172,894.

Total U.S. West Indian Population By State

We can also look at the data for West Indian people in each individual state and whether the West Indian 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 439 657 49.66%
Alaska 178 83 -53.37%
Arizona 504 1,033 104.96%
Arkansas 77 317 311.69%
California 3,646 2,702 -25.89%
Colorado 459 407 -11.33%
Connecticut 4,560 3,029 -33.57%
Delaware 418 330 -21.05%
District of Columbia 586 704 20.14%
Florida 26,404 21,252 -19.51%
Georgia 8,861 6,782 -23.46%
Hawaii 50 234 368.00%
Idaho 20 0 -100.00%
Illinois 1,053 1,168 10.92%
Indiana 532 391 -26.50%
Iowa 91 97 6.59%
Kansas 181 451 149.17%
Kentucky 468 371 -20.73%
Louisiana 460 819 78.04%
Maine 63 41 -34.92%
Maryland 6,319 6,267 -0.82%
Massachusetts 4,728 3,443 -27.18%
Michigan 709 698 -1.55%
Minnesota 254 583 129.53%
Mississippi 231 92 -60.17%
Missouri 280 157 -43.93%
Montana 34 44 29.41%
Nebraska 154 65 -57.79%
Nevada 339 413 21.83%
New Hampshire 128 149 16.41%
New Jersey 7,232 8,008 10.73%
New Mexico 149 33 -77.85%
New York 81,164 66,158 -18.49%
North Carolina 2,707 3,110 14.89%
North Dakota 18 11 -38.89%
Ohio 936 1,185 26.60%
Oklahoma 388 220 -43.30%
Oregon 215 198 -7.91%
Pennsylvania 6,576 6,266 -4.71%
Puerto Rico 393 425 8.14%
Rhode Island 348 269 -22.70%
South Carolina 866 1,048 21.02%
South Dakota 23 206 795.65%
Tennessee 675 725 7.41%
Texas 5,188 4,509 -13.09%
Utah 355 81 -77.18%
Vermont 26 1 -96.15%
Virginia 2,908 3,558 22.35%
Washington 472 639 35.38%
West Virginia 46 159 245.65%
Wisconsin 370 279 -24.59%
Wyoming 6 0 -100.00%

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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