June is Caribbean-American Heritage Month. According to the American Community Survey (2012-16), 5-year estimates, more than 200 thousand people in the 20-county Atlanta Metro region can claim Caribbean ancestry. People with Jamaican and Puerto Rican ancestries represent the two largest cohorts of Caribbean-Americans in the region, with estimated populations of over 54 thousand each.
To help visualize where Caribbean-Americans are living in the metro region, we created the maps below. Click on the tabs to view the breakdown by specific Caribbean country, territory, or region of origin.
* Other Caribbean ancestries include Dutch West Indian, Trinidadian & Tobagonian, U.S. Virgin Islander, West Indian, Other West Indian, Bahamian, Barbadian, Bermudian, and British West Indian
Data Source: US Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 5-year estimates, 2012-16