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Cuban Population in United States

Cuban Americans are people who self-identify as Hispanics of Cuban origin; this includes immigrants from Cuba and those who trace their family ancestry to Cuba. As per the US Census 2020, an estimated 2.4 million Hispanics of Cuban origin resided in the United States.

Cubans are the fourth-largest population of Hispanic origin living in the United States, accounting for 3.87% of the U.S. Hispanic population. Since 2000, the Cuban-origin population has increased by 105%, growing from 1.2 million to 2.47 million in 2029. At the same time, the Cuban foreign-born population living in the U.S. grew by 55%, from 853,000 in 2000 to 1.32 million in 2020. 

The Cuban population in the U.S., 2000-2020


Estimated population of Cuban Americans in 2024 is 2.6 million

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Cuban Population by U.S. States

Cuban Americans make up 0.72% of the U.S. population and Cubans are the fourth-largest population of Hispanic origin living in the United States after Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, and Salvadorans. The largest state by Cuban population is Florida (64.23%), Texas (5.15%), California (4.31%), and New Jersey (4%).

Let’s have a look at the Top States with Cuban Population

# State Cuban % of Total
1 Florida 1,541,559 64.23%
2 Texas 123,565 5.15%
3 California 103,500 4.31%
4 New Jersey 94,260 3.93%
5 New York 83,771 3.49%
  United States 2,400,152  

Source: US Census 2020

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Top U.S. Cities by Cuban Population

Many metropolitan areas throughout the United States have significant Cuban American populations. Miami metro area has the largest Cuban population. Next comes the New York metro area and Tampa metro area.

#Metro Area Population 2020
1Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL1,240,468
2New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA150,233
3Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL150,621
4Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL63,327
5Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA59,000
6Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX50,405
7Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL44,331
8Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV29,634
9Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI27,896
10Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL22,850
Cuban population in U.S. 2024 | US Cities by Cuban Population