Dominican Americans are people who self-identified as Hispanics of Dominican origin; this includes immigrants from the Dominican Republic and those who trace their family ancestry to the Dominican Republic. As per US Census 2020, an estimated 2.4 million Hispanics of Dominican origin resided in the United States.
Dominicans are the fifth-largest population of Hispanic origin living in the United States, accounting for 3.86% of the U.S. Hispanic population. Since 2000, the Dominican-origin population has increased by 200%, growing from 797,000 to 2.4 million in 2020. At the same time, the Dominican foreign-born population living in the U.S. grew by 120%, from 543,800 in 2000 to 1.2 million in 2020.
The Dominican population in the U.S., 2000-2020
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Dominican Population by U.S States
Dominican Americans make up 0.72% of the U.S. population and Dominicans are the fifth-largest population of Hispanic origin living in the United States after Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, Salvadorans, and Cuban. The largest state by Dominican population is New York (39.09%), New Jersey (14.59%), Florida (12.31%), and Massachusetts (8.26%).
Let’s have a look at the Top States with Dominican Population
|#||State||Pop. 2020||% of Total|
Source: US Census 2020
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Top U.S. metropolitan areas by Dominican population
Many metropolitan areas throughout the United States have significant Dominican American populations. The New York metro area has the largest Dominican population. Next comes the Boston metro area and Miami metro area.
|1||New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA||1,132,742|
|3||Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL||147,104|
|7||Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA||31,089|
|8||Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL||28,653|