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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 Saint Thomas.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the 2020 population is 87,146. 71.4% of the population is Black or African American, 13.3% is white, 1.0% is Asian, 0.04% is American Indian and Alaska Native, 6.3% is other, and 7.5% is mixed. 69.8% of the population speaks English, 56.9% speak Spanish, 29.3% speak French or Haitian, or Cajun, and 13.8% speak another language.

The median household income for residents of the U.S. Virgin Islands in 2019 was $40,408, 78.3% of residents completed high school and 5.5% of the labor force is unemployed.

For additional resources and information, see Atlantic Territory and Commonwealth.

Data Sources
U.S. Census 2020

Last Reviewed: 11/16/2018