Huge growth in Florida's Black immigrant population
One in ten Black people living in the U.S. are immigrants. Florida had the second-largest population in the country in 2019, according to new reporting from the Pew Research Center.
By the numbers: Pew found that Florida is home to roughly 800,000 Black immigrants, behind just New York nationally.
Of note: Florida’s Black immigrant population saw 81% growth from 2000 to 2019 with the addition of 350,000 people.
- That growth is larger than the entire 2019 Black immigrant populations of Colorado, Arizona, Washington, Nevada, Indiana and Ohio combined.
Details: The largest chunk of Black immigrants here live in South Florida — roughly 490,000 people in the Miami-Ft. Lauderdale-West Palm Beach area.
- That includes the nation's largest Black Haitian immigrant community, as more than 35% of Black Haitian immigrants live in South Florida.
Zoom in: Locally, some 50,000 Black immigrants lived in the Tampa-St. Pete-Clearwater metro area in 2019, up 25% from 2010.
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