Croatian Americans

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Croatian Americans
Američki Hrvati
Total population
414,714[1]1.2 million+ (est.)[2]
Regions with significant populations
Pennsylvania, Illinois, Ohio, California, North Carolina, Pacific Northwest, New York, Wisconsin, Indiana, Michigan, Florida, Tennessee, Louisiana, and Missouri
American English and Croatian
Predominantly Roman Catholicism
Related ethnic groups
Slavic Americans, Croatian Canadians, European Americans

Croatian Americans (Croatian: Američki Hrvati) are Americans that have partial or full ancestral origin from Croatia. In 2012, there were at least 414,714 American citizens who have Croatian descent.

Croatian Americans are closely related to other European Americans, and are closest to other Slavic Americans. Most Croatian Americans are of the Roman Catholic faith, but other Christian faiths are commonly followed. The places with the most Croatian Americans are Chicago, Cleveland, New York City, Southern California, and Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh is the home of the Croatian Fraternal Union, which was made to help Croatian Americans in the area. Croatia's State Office for the Croats Abroad estimated that there are up to 1.2 million Croats and their descendants living in the United States.

Demographics[change | change source]

Numbers[change | change source]

As of 2012, there are 414,714 Croat Americans. It is estimated that there are over 1.2 million.

In the 2006-2010 American Community Survery, the states with the most Croatian Americans were:

History[change | change source]

  • 1880 estimate: 20,000
  • 1980 estimate: 252,970
  • 1990 estimate: 544,270
  • 2000 estimate: 374,241
  • 2005 survey: 401,208

References[change | change source]

  1. "Table B04003 - Total ancestry categories tallied for people with one or more ancestry categories reported - 2012 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates". US Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 12, 2020. Retrieved January 23, 2016.
  2. "Croatian Diaspora in the United States of America". Republic of Croatia State Office for Croats Abroad. 2013. Archived from the original on February 6, 2019. Retrieved January 23, 2016.