Korean Americans

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Korean Americans
한국계 미국인
Hangukgye Migukin
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Total population
0.5% of the US population (2008)[1]
Regions with significant populations
Los Angeles metropolitan area, New York City metropolitan area, Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, and other major American metropolitan areas.
English, Korean
Large non-religious and atheist segment. Predominantly Christian (chiefly Protestant)
Minority Buddhist
Korean Americans
한국계 미국인
Revised RomanizationHangukgye Migukin
McCune–ReischauerHan'gukkye Migukin

Korean Americans (Korean: 한국계 미국인; Hanja: 韓國系美國人; Hangukgye Migukin) are Americans of Korean descent. They are mostly from South Korea. A small amount are from North Korea. The Korean American community comprises about 0.5% of the United States population or about 1.6 million people and is the fifth largest Asian American subgroup, after the Indian American, Chinese American, Vietnamese American and Filipino American communities.[2] The U.S. has the second-largest Korean community in the world. The largest is in the People's Republic of China.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. S0201. Selected Population Profile in the United States, United States Census Bureau, archived from the original on 2011-11-19, retrieved 2008-10-26
  2. Barnes, Jessica S.; Bennett, Claudette E. (February 2002), The Asian Population: 2000 (PDF), U.S. Census 2000, U.S. Department of Commerce, retrieved 2009-09-30
  3. 《재외동포현황》 [Current Status of Overseas Compatriots], South Korea: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, 2009, archived from the original on 2010-10-23, retrieved 2009-05-21

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