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Dominican Americans

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

YearPopulation
2000797,000
20101,509,000
20151,866,000
20202,393,718

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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

#StatePop. 2020% of Total
1New York935,75939.09%
2New Jersey349,28114.59%
3Florida294,56012.31%
4Massachusetts197,7398.26%
5Pennsylvania181,1567.57%
6Connecticut67,3202.81%
 United States2,393,718 

 

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.

#Metro AreaPopulation
1New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA1,132,742
2Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH149,160
3Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL147,104
4Providence-Warwick, RI-MA53,798
5Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL51,850
6Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD48,347
7Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA31,089
8Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL28,653
9Reading, PA26,585
10Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ25,924
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