West Indian Americans
with origin in the Dutch-
, and French-speaking
lands of the Caribbean
. Their population of 2,532,380 accounted for 0.83% of the U.S. population in 2008.
There were 44,952 Bahamian Americans in 2008.
There were 54,587 Barbadian Americans in 2008.
British West Indian
British West Indians comprised 84,921 in 2008.
Dutch West Indian Americans
Census Bureau figures for 2008 report 71,326 Americans under its category of "Dutch West Indian
", 69,090 of them U.S.-born, and 95.1% speaking only English at home. Their median age was 41.2 years, above the national median of 36.9. 13.6% of the group held bachelor's or higher degrees, versus the national average of 27.7%.
The number of Guyanese Americans was estimated to be 214,529 in the 2000 Census
The number of Grenadian Americans was estimated to be 25,924 in the 2000 Census
There were an estimated 805,691 Haitian Americans in 2008. They had a median age of 29.5 years, 7.4 years below the national average. With a 34.7% college or graduate school enrollment ratio, they surpassed the national average by eight percentage points.