Dominican Americans

Dominican Americans

About Dominican Americans

A Dominican American is any American who has origins in the Dominican Republic. Although their emigration began in the nineteenth century, waves of migration of Dominicans in the United States emerged in the 60's especially, after the fall of the Trujillo regime. In 2010, there were approximately 1.41 million people of Dominican descent in the US, including both native and foreign-born. Immigration records of Dominicans in the United States date from the late 19th century, and New York City has had a Dominican community since the 1930s.