About Jamaica, NY
Jamaica can be confused for being an independent city, after all, there are plenty of musical and entertainment references to the Queens, New York neighborhood. For a neighborhood, it has a sizeable population which could rival most middle sized cities in other parts of the country. As of 2000, there were 216,866 people living within the confines of the Queens neighborhood. The neighborhood is diverse, and has recently seen an influx of immigrants change the composition of its demographics.