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Garifuna dancers at the 13th Annual Honduran Independence Parade, September 13, 2009.

Population 32,358 people living in New York City were born in Honduras.
Source: 2000 United States Census
Neighborhoods Morrisania/Belmont
Mott Haven/Hunts Point
High Bridge/South Concourse
Source: 2000 United States Census
Religion(s) Roman Catholic, Evangelical Protestant
Language(s) Spanish, Garifuna
History
In 1998, Hurricane Mitch devastated Honduras, resulting in a huge wave of emigrants from the already impoverished country. The Temporary Protection Statute extended temporary immigration status to 105,000 Honduran refugees as a result of the hurricane. It remains to be seen how recent political events will affect Honduras’ emigration rate. Source: http://earthops.org/immigration/honduran-wave1.html

Population Facts:

  • Honduran households are “disproportionately female-headed. Source: “The Newest New Yorkers Briefing Booklet” (2000), http://www.nyc.gov/html/dcp/pdf/census/nny_briefing_booklet.pdf.
  • Just over four-in-ten Dominicans and Hondurans had completed high school. Source: “The Newest New Yorkers Briefing Booklet” (2000), http://www.nyc.gov/html/dcp/pdf/census/nny_briefing_booklet.pdf
  • Both males and females generally had low labor force participation rates and earnings. Source: “The Newest New Yorkers Briefing Booklet” (2000), http://www.nyc.gov/html/dcp/pdf/census/nny_briefing_booklet.pdf

Fun Facts:

  • Every year, at around September 15, there’s a Honduran Independence Parade and Festival in the Bronx.
  • They love to hang out in Ferry Point Park on weekends when the weather is nice.
  • They are crazy about soccer.