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June is Caribbean-American Heritage Month!

Estadísticas del censo agrícola de Puerto Rico 2018Caribbean Heritage Month commemoration was adopted by the U.S. House of Representatives in 2005 to recognize the significance of Caribbean people and their descendants in the history and culture of the United States. The resolution passed the Senate in Feb. 2006 and President George H.W. Bush issued the proclamation in June 2006. 

Since the declaration, the White House has issued an annual proclamation recognizing June as Caribbean-American Heritage Month. This year marks the fifteenth anniversary of June as National Caribbean American Heritage Month.

2018 Ag Census Statistics for the U.S. Virgin IslandsThis year's theme is Our Shared History, Our Shared Future. The commemoration of Caribbean American Heritage Month aims to remind Americans that our greatness lies in our diversity. Caribbean immigrants from founding father, Alexander Hamilton, to journalist, Malcolm Gladwell, have helped to shape the American dream.

Census Quick Facts

As of June 2019, the Caribbean-American population of the United States was almost 13.4 million (Note that these populations are not mutually exclusive, as people may be of more than one ancestry or ethnic group). Some of the largest Caribbean ancestry groups in the U.S. include:

  • 5,828,706 Caribbean American Heritage Month poster - June 2020Puerto Ricans
  • 2,381,565 Cubans
  • 2,094,222 Dominicanos
  • 1,171,915 Jamaicans
  • 1,084,455 million Haitians
  • 218,783 Trinidadians and Tobagonians
  • 68,234 Bajans
  • 65,946 Belizeans
  • 56,796 Bahamians
  • 21,341 U.S. Virgin Islanders

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