Like much of Queens, which happens to be the fastest-growing borough of New York, entrepreneurial newcomers from around the world have made a home for themselves in Jamaica. Jamaica is also one of the most ethnically diverse neighborhoods in all of the United States.
For the past 30 years, Jamaica has seen an average of 5,000 new immigrants joining its community annually. This diversity of heritage is part of the recent over 32% over Jamaica's residents are multilingual! Jamaica, as a community that is a conflation of a cornucopia of cultures and ethnicities, is well known for being a beacon of tolerance. Take this sampling of a few of Queens most famous residents as evidence of just how unique this community it: at one point, Donald Trump, and rappers 50 Cent and Nicki Minaj have all called Queens home. This heterogeneity makes Jamaica an accurate symbol of the diversity within New York City.
Furthermore, millions of people have access to Jamaica through its plentiful transportation options. From the Long Island Railroad to the New York City Transit system, the ease of getting to and from Jamaica make it a desirable area for skilled and well-educated people to make a home.
A generally unknown fun fact about our community is that there is a larger population of college-educated workers within 45 minutes of Jamaica than either Wall Street or White Plains!