U.S. Virgin Islands
The U.S. Virgin Islands is a group of four main islands
and many smaller islands, located between the Caribbean
Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, east of Puerto Rico. It
is an organized, unincorporated territory of the United
States, and its residents are U.S. citizens. The Virgin
Islands has a landmass of 346 square kilometers. The
capital, Charlotte Amalie, is located on the island of
The total estimated population is 105,870 (CIA, 2021).
76% of the population is African-American/Black, 15.6% is
white, 1.4% is Asian, 4.9% is other, and 2.1% is
mixed. 71.6% of the population speaks English, 17.2%
speaks Spanish or Spanish Creole, 8.6% speaks French or
French Creole, and 2.5% speaks another language.
The median household income for residents of the U.S.
Virgin Islands in 2009 was $37,254, 68.9% of residents
completed high school and 5.7% of the labor force is
For additional resources and information, see Atlantic Territory and
CIA World Fact Book: Virgin Islands;
U.S. Census 2010
Last Reviewed: 11/16/2018