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 5 years.

Total U.S. West Indian Population

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

The table above shows that between 2015 and 2019 the total West Indian population has decreased by 16,066 people.

If this growth were to continue at the same rate, the total population of West Indian people by 2023 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 2019.

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

State 2015 2019 Change (%)
Alabama 439 493 12.30%
Alaska 178 134 -24.72%
Arizona 504 629 24.80%
Arkansas 77 143 85.71%
California 3,646 3,161 -13.30%
Colorado 459 646 40.74%
Connecticut 4,560 3,422 -24.96%
Delaware 418 309 -26.08%
District of Columbia 586 572 -2.39%
Florida 26,404 23,437 -11.24%
Georgia 8,861 6,683 -24.58%
Hawaii 50 187 274.00%
Idaho 20 0 -100.00%
Illinois 1,053 1,054 0.09%
Indiana 532 387 -27.26%
Iowa 91 143 57.14%
Kansas 181 467 158.01%
Kentucky 468 214 -54.27%
Louisiana 460 605 31.52%
Maine 63 61 -3.17%
Maryland 6,319 6,242 -1.22%
Massachusetts 4,728 4,509 -4.63%
Michigan 709 739 4.23%
Minnesota 254 612 140.94%
Mississippi 231 127 -45.02%
Missouri 280 249 -11.07%
Montana 34 11 -67.65%
Nebraska 154 76 -50.65%
Nevada 339 347 2.36%
New Hampshire 128 107 -16.41%
New Jersey 7,232 8,017 10.85%
New Mexico 149 34 -77.18%
New York 81,164 69,952 -13.81%
North Carolina 2,707 2,702 -0.18%
North Dakota 18 2 -88.89%
Ohio 936 1,246 33.12%
Oklahoma 388 232 -40.21%
Oregon 215 129 -40.00%
Pennsylvania 6,576 6,631 0.84%
Puerto Rico 393 405 3.05%
Rhode Island 348 292 -16.09%
South Carolina 866 992 14.55%
South Dakota 23 199 765.22%
Tennessee 675 733 8.59%
Texas 5,188 4,656 -10.25%
Utah 355 169 -52.39%
Vermont 26 2 -92.31%
Virginia 2,908 3,934 35.28%
Washington 472 595 26.06%
West Virginia 46 232 404.35%
Wisconsin 370 313 -15.41%
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 2019.

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