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Jamaicans No. 1 in US  Homeownership amongst Latin American and Caribbean Immigrants

Jamaicans No. 1 in US  Homeownership amongst Latin American and Caribbean Immigrants
Written by Xavier Murphy

Jamaica is at the head of a list of Latin American and South American nations in the number of immigrants to the United States who are home owners. In a report from the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) published by News America, immigrants from Latin American and Caribbean nations are among the top foreign-born home owners in the US. The report, which is based on data from the US Census Bureau for 2014 and 2015, shows that 53 percent of an estimated 706,000 Jamaicans living in the US own their homes. This is the highest percentage o ,home owners of any immigrant population from the Americas. Second on the list is Cuba with 52 percent of the 1.1 million Cuban immigrants living in the US owning their homes. In third place is Colombia, which has more than 48.3 percent of the estimated 707,000 Colombian immigrants being home owners in the US. The remaining nations in the top ten with the highest level of home ownership among their immigrants to the US are Mexico with almost 45 percent of its 11.4 million immigrants living in the US owning their own homes; Haiti with 43 percent of an estimated 606,000 Haitian nationals living in the US being home owners; Brazil with nearly 41 percent of its 336,000 estimated immigrants in the US owning homes; El Salvador, with 40 percent of its estimate 1.3 million US immigrants owning their homes; Ecuador with nearly 39 percent of its estimated 424,000 immigrants being home owners in the US; and Guatemala, with some 29 percent of its estimated 916,000 nationals living in the US owning their homes there.

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Xavier Murphy