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Demographic & Various Information on Jamaicans and Caribbean nationals living in US, Canada and UK

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The Jamaican and Caribbean nationals has an impact in the communities they live in worldwide. We have compiled various demographic information /statistical information on the Jamaicans/Caribbean nationals living in the US, Canada and UK. It is estimated that 2.6 million Jamaicans live abroad (not including offspring) with a buying power of $45 billion (US). Please feel free to contact us with any statistical information and the source you would like published here.

USA

  • According to the IBT The total Caribbean population and those of Caribbean descent in the U.S. may be as high as 22 million.
  • In 2013, $1.8 billion was sent to Jamaica by Jamaicans worldwide, part of the $8 billion remitted to the Caribbean, according to a study released in 2014 by the Inter-American . Development Bank and the International Fund for Agricultural Development and by Bank of Jamaica. The remittances to Jamaica in 2013 represents 15 percent of Jamaica’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
  • Open Doors reports states that in 2014 Caribbean students make up 1.2% of international students studying in the US
  • In 2013/2014 international students contributed over $ 27 billion to the US Economy –  Source U.S. Department of Commerce
  • US Census: Top 5 Caribbean Immigrants in the US (This does not include offspring):
    • Jamaicans – 1 Million
    • Haitians – 908, 000
    • Trinidadian &  Tobagonian – 196,000
    • Barbadian/ Bajans-  62000
    • Bahamian – 53000
  • The Pew Hispanic Center estimated that in 2012 there were approximately 5000,000 unauthorized Caribbean immigrants in the USA.

UK

  • There 150,000  in the United Kingdom in 2008 – Source UK Census
  • Department of International Development 2006 research found that of the 50 plus developing countries receiving money from the UK, the five largest recipients were Nigeria, India, Pakistan, Jamaica and Ghana.
  • In the 2011 UK Census those who identified as Black Caribbean has was 1.1 % of the population. The UK population in 2011 was approximately 56.1 million. – Source BBC
  • In the 2011 UK Census, Jamaicans at two percent represented the sixth biggest group born outside the UK. – Source BBC

Canada

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