Cuban Americans

Cuban Americans (Spanish: cubanoestadounidenses[8] or Spanish: cubanoamericanos[9]) are Americans who trace their cultural heritage to Cuba regardless of race. The word may refer to someone born in the United States of Cuban descent or to someone who has emigrated to the United States from Cuba. Cuban Americans are the third largest Hispanic American group in the United States.

Cuban Americans
Total population
2,381,565 [1][2]
0.7% of the U.S. population (2019)[2]
Regions with significant populations
Over 70% concentrated in Florida: especially South Florida/Miami area, also Tampa Bay area

Significant longstanding numbers in California, Texas, New Jersey, New York and Georgia. Growing populations in Nevada and Kentucky (especially in Louisville),[3][4][5][6] as well as smaller growing populations in North Carolina, South Carolina, Louisiana, Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Ohio, Illinois, Colorado and Arizona.
Languages
Spanish (Cuban Spanish) • EnglishCubonics
Religion
Predominantly:
Roman Catholicism (49%)
Minority:
Protestantism (16%), Irreligion (26%)[7]
Related ethnic groups
Spaniards, Afro-Cubans, Latino Americans, Cuban Jews, Chinese Cubans

Many communities throughout the United States have significant Cuban American populations.[10] Florida (1.53 million in 2017) has the highest concentration of Cuban Americans in the United States,[11][12] standing out in part because of its proximity to Cuba, followed by California (110,702), New Jersey (99,987), Texas (86,183) and New York (78,478).

South Florida is followed by New York City; Tampa, Florida; Union County and North Hudson, New Jersey areas, particularly Union City, Elizabeth, West New York, and Houston, Texas.[10] With a population of 141,250, the New York metropolitan area's Cuban community is the largest outside Florida. Nearly 70% of all Cuban Americans live in Florida.[12]


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