Ancestry Maps


Jamaican  ancestry map The ePodunk map shows U.S. cities with the highest percentages of people of ancestry. Learn about cities with genealogy and find in-depth community information about the ancestry cities.


In the 2000 census, 736,513 people in the U.S. claimed Jamaican ancestry.

ePodunk mapped the top communities by percentage of population. The map and the following list show communities in which 1,000 or more people listed an ancestry group, and in which at least 3 percent of those people said they were of Jamaican ancestry.

The links at left lead to information on other ethnicities.

Community Place type% Jamaican
Blue Hills, CTneighborhood23.9
Lauderdale Lakes, FLcity18.8
Lauderhill, FLcity17.6
South Floral Park, NYvillage15.5
Miramar, FLcity15.4
Bloomfield, CTtown12.9
Mount Vernon, NYcity12.9
Lakeview, NYpopulated place12.7
North Lauderdale, FLcity11.1
Uniondale, NYpopulated place11.0
El Portal, FLvillage8.5
Roosevelt, NYpopulated place8.2
Pembroke Park, FLtown8.0
North Valley Stream, NYpopulated place7.9
Hartford, CTcity7.9
Sunrise, FLcity7.6
Miami Gardens, FLpopulated place6.3
North Amityville, NYpopulated place6.1
South Miami Heights, FLpopulated place6.0
Hempstead, NYvillage5.9
Elmont, NYpopulated place5.9
Lake Park, FLtown5.8
Carol City, FLpopulated place5.8
East Orange, NJcity5.7
Gordon Heights, NYpopulated place5.7
Ives Estates, FLpopulated place5.7
Golden Glades, FLpopulated place5.7
North Miami Beach, FLcity5.5
New Cassel, NYpopulated place5.3
Bronx, NYborough5.2
Chillum, MDpopulated place5.2
Pembroke Pines, FLcity5.1
Wheatley Heights, NYpopulated place5.1
Englewood, NJcity5.0
Irvington, NJtownship4.9
Poughkeepsie, NYcity4.8
Langley Park, MDpopulated place4.6
Bridgeport, CTcity4.5
Windsor, CTtown4.5
Orange, NJtownship4.3
South Bay, FLcity4.3
Spring Valley, NYvillage4.2
Goulds, FLpopulated place4.1
Tamarac, FLcity4.1
Royal Palm Beach, FLvillage4.1
New Carrollton, MDcity4.0
Plantation, FLcity4.0
Cottage City, MDtown4.0
Mangonia Park, FLtown3.9
Redan, GApopulated place3.9
Somerset, NJpopulated place3.9
Brooklyn, NYborough3.8
Naranja, FLpopulated place3.8
Stone Mountain, GAcity3.8
Mount Rainier, MDcity3.7
Adelphi, MDpopulated place3.7
Pine Hills, FLpopulated place3.7
Baldwin, NYpopulated place3.7
Poinciana, FLpopulated place3.7
Westbury, NYvillage3.6
Inwood, NYpopulated place3.6
Paterson, NJcity3.5
Brentwood, MDtown3.5
Teaneck, NJtownship3.4
North Miami, FLcity3.3
Plainfield, NJcity3.3
Richmond West, FLpopulated place3.2
Haverhill, FLtown3.1
Opa-Locka, FLcity3.0
Margate, FLcity3.0

Sources: 2000 Census, U.S. Census Bureau; Harvard Encyclopedia of American Ethnic Groups, ed. Stephan Thernstrom; Ancestry: 2000, U.S. Census Bureau (June 2004); ePodunk

Mapping by Daniel Shorter

-- October 2005

Other Jamaican Ancestry resources:

· Jamaica Genealogy Forum
· Immigration & ship records

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