How many Haitians are currently living in the United States?
About 535,000 Haitians
According to a recent article on the Haitian Migration Debate, there are roughly 535,000 Haitians currently living in the United States. This number is four times higher than the 1980 statistic, which increased immediately after the fall of the Duvalier dictatorship in Haiti. A large number of Haitians in the US are legal permanent residents. Those who arrived before the earthquake were given an extended visa to live and work in the United States for 18 months.