When you look at the numbers, the Venezuelan population in the United States has been rapidly growing. It’s clear that the U.S. is a hot spot for immigration, and this community is thriving.
To help illustrate this, here are a few key statistics regarding how large this population was in recent years:
- 1980: 33,000 people
- 1990: 42,000 people
- 2000: 107,000 people
- 2010: 184,000 people
- 2018: 394,000 people
This is clearly massive growth, with most of it coming in the past two decades. What this looks like in the future remains to be seen, but the exponential growth curve implies that the population will soon be well over 500,000 and on the way to 1,000,000.
But what about New York specifically? Is there a large population here?
The third-highest state
Yes, the Venezuelan population in New York is very notable, and it is actually the third-largest in the United States. The only states with a larger population during the census were Florida and Texas. If you are thinking of immigrating to the US under the Temporary Protected Status that was recently given to Venezuala, you will be joining a vibrant community of many people who share your same experiences, goals, dreams and culture. If immigration seems intimidating, knowing that this is the community you can be a part of may help.
Once you decide that it is time to enter the U.S. and live in New York, just make sure you know about all of the steps you must take to immigrate legally and to help the process go smoothly.