Distribution of West Indian (except Hispanic groups): Jamaican People in the US

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Counties by Percentage of Population: West Indian (except Hispanic groups): Jamaican

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Top 20 Counties by % Population

# County Percentage
1Broward County, Florida5.99%
2Bronx County, New York4.54%
3Kings County, New York3.23%
4Rockdale County, Georgia3.15%
5Hartford County, Connecticut3.01%
6Queens County, New York2.86%
7Newton County, Georgia2.79%
8Westchester County, New York2.78%
9St. Lucie County, Florida2.55%
10Palm Beach County, Florida2.47%
11Stewart County, Georgia2.25%
12Essex County, New Jersey2.09%
13DeKalb County, Georgia1.91%
14Fairfield County, Connecticut1.67%
15Nassau County, New York1.64%
16Prince George's County, Maryland1.63%
17Orange County, Florida1.62%
18Dutchess County, New York1.51%
19Pope County, Illinois1.48%
20Osceola County, Florida1.47%

Top Counties by Population of West Indian (except Hispanic groups): Jamaican

# County Population
1Broward County, Florida114,388
2Kings County, New York84,114
3Queens County, New York65,758
4Bronx County, New York65,248
5Miami-Dade County, Florida37,003
6Palm Beach County, Florida35,681
7Hartford County, Connecticut26,965
8Westchester County, New York26,948
9Nassau County, New York22,194
10Orange County, Florida21,340
11Essex County, New Jersey16,609
12Fairfield County, Connecticut15,768
13Prince George's County, Maryland14,792
14DeKalb County, Georgia14,160
15Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania13,331
16Gwinnett County, Georgia13,162
17Los Angeles County, California11,635
18Suffolk County, Massachusetts11,174
19Hillsborough County, Florida10,694
20Suffolk County, New York10,416

Top States and Territories by Percentage

# State Percentage Population
1New York1.63%320,328
2Connecticut1.54%55,103
3Florida1.45%298,781
4Maryland0.69%41,413
5New Jersey0.69%61,017
6Georgia0.64%66,025
7District of Columbia0.62%4,271
8Massachusetts0.45%30,780
9Delaware0.33%3,162
10Pennsylvania0.27%35,020
11Virginia0.24%20,544
12Rhode Island0.22%2,321
13North Carolina0.18%17,989
14South Carolina0.14%6,914
15New Hampshire0.12%1,677
16Illinois0.12%14,992
17Nevada0.11%3,178
18Vermont0.11%671
19Texas0.1%28,202
20Ohio0.09%10,636
21Maine0.09%1,176
22Alabama0.09%4,254
23California0.08%32,266
24Michigan0.08%8,184
25Washington0.07%5,088
26Arizona0.07%4,809
27Alaska0.07%507
28Minnesota0.07%3,592
29Colorado0.06%3,537
30Hawaii0.06%885
31Louisiana0.06%2,888
32Tennessee0.06%4,017
33Mississippi0.05%1,632
34Wisconsin0.05%3,124
35North Dakota0.05%399
36Missouri0.05%3,086
37Kansas0.05%1,383
38West Virginia0.05%834
39Oklahoma0.05%1,770
40Indiana0.04%2,838
41Kentucky0.04%1,879
42Iowa0.04%1,209
43Utah0.03%982
44New Mexico0.03%662
45Nebraska0.03%589
46Oregon0.03%1,152
47South Dakota0.02%206
48Idaho0.02%354
49Arkansas0.02%629
50Montana0.02%201
51Wyoming0.01%85
52Puerto Rico0%87

Top States and Territories by Population of West Indian (except Hispanic groups): Jamaican

# State Population
1New York320,328
2Florida298,781
3Georgia66,025
4New Jersey61,017
5Connecticut55,103
6Maryland41,413
7Pennsylvania35,020
8California32,266
9Massachusetts30,780
10Texas28,202
11Virginia20,544
12North Carolina17,989
13Illinois14,992
14Ohio10,636
15Michigan8,184
16South Carolina6,914
17Washington5,088
18Arizona4,809
19District of Columbia4,271
20Alabama4,254
21Tennessee4,017
22Minnesota3,592
23Colorado3,537
24Nevada3,178
25Delaware3,162
26Wisconsin3,124
27Missouri3,086
28Louisiana2,888
29Indiana2,838
30Rhode Island2,321
31Kentucky1,879
32Oklahoma1,770
33New Hampshire1,677
34Mississippi1,632
35Kansas1,383
36Iowa1,209
37Maine1,176
38Oregon1,152
39Utah982
40Hawaii885
41West Virginia834
42Vermont671
43New Mexico662
44Arkansas629
45Nebraska589
46Alaska507
47North Dakota399
48Idaho354
49South Dakota206
50Montana201
51Puerto Rico87
52Wyoming85

Source Data

This data was sourced from the 2013-2018 American Communities Survey. As this is freely available government data, feel free to use and share these numbers and metrics.

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