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Haitian  ancestry map The above map shows U.S. cities with the highest percentages of people of Haitian ancestry. Move your mouse over points on the map to see city names and percentages, and to link to in-depth community information.

HAITIAN

Most Haitians have come to America in the decades since immigration restrictions were loosened in 1965. They settled primarily on the Northeastern seaboard, and in Florida.

In the 2000 census, 548,199 people in the U.S. claimed Haitian ancestry.

ePodunk mapped the top communities by percentage of population. The map and the following list show communities in which 1,000 or more people listed an ancestry group, and in which at least 2 percent of those people said they were Haitian.

The links at left lead to information on other races and ethnicities.

Community Place type% Haitian
Golden Glades, FLpopulated place33.5
North Miami, FLcity33.0
El Portal, FLvillage23.0
Spring Valley, NYvillage23.0
North Miami Beach, FLcity19.9
Lauderdale Lakes, FLcity15.7
Lake Park, FLtown14.5
Ives Estates, FLpopulated place13.9
Immokalee, FLpopulated place13.8
Pine Hills, FLpopulated place12.1
Belle Glade, FLcity11.5
Orange, NJtownship11.4
New Cassel, NYpopulated place11.3
Irvington, NJtownship11.1
North Valley Stream, NYpopulated place10.8
Elmont, NYpopulated place10.7
Delray Beach, FLcity10.5
Biscayne Park, FLvillage9.2
Mangonia Park, FLtown9.1
Lauderhill, FLcity9.1
Uniondale, NYpopulated place8.5
Miami Shores, FLvillage8.3
Lake Worth, FLcity8.1
Roselle, NJborough8.0
Nyack, NYvillage7.8
South Nyack, NYvillage7.6
Ramapo, NYtown7.0
Oakland Park, FLcity7.0
Fort Lauderdale, FLcity6.9
Florida City, FLcity6.7
North Lauderdale, FLcity6.7
Wilton Manors, FLcity6.7
Boynton Beach, FLcity6.5
Asbury Park, NJcity6.4
Fort Pierce, FLcity6.4
Randolph, MAtown6.2
West Little River, FLpopulated place6.0
Miramar, FLcity6.0
Pompano Beach, FLcity5.9
Miami, FLcity5.5
Pomona, NYvillage5.4
Pembroke Park, FLtown5.4
South Floral Park, NYvillage5.4
Lakeview, NYpopulated place5.4
Lantana, FLtown5.2
Wheatley Heights, NYpopulated place5.1
Homestead, FLcity5.1
Wyandanch, NYpopulated place5.0
East Orange, NJcity4.9
Brockton, MAcity4.8
Fort Myers, FLcity4.7
Maplewood, NJtownship4.5
Naranja, FLpopulated place4.3
West Palm Beach, FLcity4.2
Roosevelt, NYpopulated place4.2
Baldwin, NYpopulated place4.0
Leisure City, FLpopulated place3.6
Miami Gardens, FLpopulated place3.6
Deerfield Beach, FLcity3.5
Nanuet, NYpopulated place3.5
West Orange, NJtownship3.4
Linden, NJcity3.3
Brooklyn, NYborough3.3
Boston, MAcity3.3
West Haverstraw, NYvillage3.3
Margate, FLcity3.2
Pleasantville, NJcity3.2
Country Club, FLpopulated place3.1
Hempstead, NYvillage3.1
Haines City, FLcity3.0
Avon Park, FLcity3.0
Ojus, FLpopulated place3.0
Palm Springs, FLvillage2.9
Everett, MAcity2.9
Cambridge, MAcity2.9
Stamford, CTcity2.9
Opa-Locka, FLcity2.9
Brentwood, NYpopulated place2.8
Lake Alfred, FLcity2.8
Sunrise, FLcity2.8
Bunche Park, FLpopulated place2.8
Jewett City, CTborough2.7
Goulds, FLpopulated place2.7
Georgetown, DEtown2.7
Elizabeth, NJcity2.7
Monsey, NYpopulated place2.6
Mount Ivy, NYpopulated place2.6
Pine Castle, FLpopulated place2.6
South Orange, NJtownship2.6
Baldwin Harbor, NYpopulated place2.6
Gordon Heights, NYpopulated place2.6
Hillside, NJtownship2.5
Somerville, MAcity2.5
Carol City, FLpopulated place2.5
Plantation, FLcity2.5
Taft, FLpopulated place2.5
Malden, MAcity2.5
Chestnut Ridge, NYvillage2.4
Westbury, NYvillage2.4
Dennis Port, MApopulated place2.3
Winter Haven, FLcity2.3
New Hempstead, NYvillage2.3
Highland Falls, NYvillage2.2
Coral Springs, FLcity2.1
Haverstraw, NYtown2.1
East Massapequa, NYpopulated place2.1
Riviera Beach, FLcity2.1
Yeehaw Junction, FLpopulated place2.0

Sources: 2000 Census, U.S. Census Bureau; Harvard Encyclopedia of American Ethnic Groups, ed. Stephan Thernstrom; Ancestry: 2000, U.S. Census Bureau (June 2004); ePodunk

Mapping by Daniel Shorter


-- October 2005

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