Belizean American

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Belizean Americans
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Total population
2010[1]54,925
0.00018% of the U.S. population.
2000[2] – 37,688
1990[3] – 21,205
Regions with significant populations
Los Angeles County, New York City, Chicago, Illinois, Houston, Texas
Languages
Predominantly Kriol
English, Garifuna, Spanish, American English
Religion
Predominantly Protestantism
but also Catholicism · Rastafarianism
Related ethnic groups
Afro-Caribbean, Kriols, Garinagu, Mestizos, Indians, African diaspora, Black people, Hispanic and Latino Americans

Belizean Americans are Americans who are of Belizean ancestry. These ancestors might be from the Central American country of Belize or of its diaspora.

Diaspora[edit]

About one out of every three Belizeans now live overseas and outside of Belize; the majority have migrated to Anglophone countries, especially the United States, where there are some 54,925 Belizeans,[1] and the United Kingdom, with around 3,000 Belizeans. Smaller numbers now live in Canada.

Kriols and other ethnic groups are emigrating mostly to the United States, but also to the United Kingdom and other developed nations for better opportunities. Based on the latest U.S. Census, Belizeans in the United States are primarily of the Kriol and Garinagu ethnic groups.[4] In 1990, there were about 10,000 Belizean Americans citizens in the United States.[3]

Notable Belizean Americans[edit]

See also[edit]

Demographics of Belize

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Total ancestry categories tallied for people with one or more ancestry categories reported 2010 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 9, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Table 1. First, Second, and Total Responses to the Ancestry Question by Detailed Ancestry Code: 2000". U.S. Census. U.S. Bureau of the Census. 2000. Retrieved December 9, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Selected Characteristics for Persons of Belizean Ancestry: 1990". U.S. Census. U.S. Bureau of the Census. February 18, 1998. Retrieved December 9, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Diaspora of Belize" Council on Diplomacy, Washington, D.C. and Consulate General of Belize.