Virgin Islands

Population: 
109666

During the 17th century, the archipelago was divided into two territorial units, one English and the other Danish. Sugarcane, produced by slave labor, drove the islands' economy during the 18th and early 19th centuries. In 1917, the US purchased the Danish portion, which had been in economic decline since the abolition of slavery in 1848.

Ethnicity: 
black 76.2%, white 13.1%, Asian 1.1%, other 6.1%, mixed 3.5% (2000 census)
Religion: 
Baptist 42%, Roman Catholic 34%, Episcopalian 17%, other 7%

Country information from the CIA World Factbook.