How many Haitians live in the United States?

According to the 2010 U.S. Census there were 881,488 Haitian Americans living in the U.S.

According to the Migration Policy Institute, "In 2015, there were 676,000 Haitian immigrants in the United States."


Where do the majority of Haitians live in the United States?

According the the 2010 U.S. Census, Florida ranked as the Number 1 State with 424,101 residents which is almost half of the population.

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, ranked Number 1 for the metropolitan areas with the largest Haitian populations


Is Haitian Creole poorly spoken French?

Haitian Creole and French have similar pronunciations and share many lexical items. In fact, over 90% of the Haitian Creole vocabulary is of French origin.[1] However, many cognate terms actually have different meanings. For example, as Valdman mentions in Haitian Creole: Structure, Variation, Status, Origin, the word for "frequent" in French is fréquent; however, its cognate in Haitian Creole frekan means 'insolent, rude, and impertinent' and usually refers to people.[2]

  1. Lagarde, François (2007). "5. Langues § 1. Locaters § 1.2. Immigrés". Français aux Etats-Unis (1990–2005): migration, langue, culture et économie. Transversales (in French). 20. Bern, Switzerland: Peter Lang International Academic Publishers. p. 137. ISBN 978-3-03911-293-7. LCCN 2008271325. OCLC 122935474. le français et le créole haïtien ... sont des langues différentes « non-mutuellement intelligibles »
  2. Valdman, Albert (2015). Haitian Creole : structure, variation, status, origin. Equinox: Equinox. p. 14. ISBN 978-1-84553-387-8.