0.35% of US population (2009)
|Regions with significant populations|
|New York City Metropolitan Area, Rust Belt (Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Illinois), Midwest (Minnesota, North Dakota), Greater Los Angeles Area, Alaska, Washington state, Maryland, Florida, Virginia, Texas, Arizona, Colorado, North Carolina, Georgia|
|American English, Ukrainian, Russian|
|Predominantly Ukrainian Orthodox and Ukrainian Greek Catholic, with Protestant and Jewish minorities|
|Related ethnic groups|
|Ukrainians, Ukrainian Canadians, Ukrainian Australians, British Ukrainians, Rusyn Americans, Belarusian Americans, Russian Americans, other Slavic peoples especially East Slavs|
A Ukrainian American is a citizen of the United States with ancestors from Ukraine. There have been Ukrainian people living in North America since the early 1600s. There are about one million Ukrainian Americans and many live in the North East and the West of the United States, in states like New York, Pennsylvania, California, New Jersey, Illinois and Washington.
Characteristics[change | change source]
Now the number of Ukrainians and people of Ukrainian origin is about 976,314 people. A lot of them were born in the United States, and only about 20% are direct immigrants. About a third of people of Ukrainian origin speak Ukrainian and about 143 thousand (15%) use it in everyday life.
States with the largest number of people using the Ukrainian language in the family (2006—2008):
- New York (state) — 22,462
- California — 17,350
- Washington, DC — 17,175
- Illinois — 12,043
- Pennsylvania — 10,188
- New Jersey — 10,078
- Ohio — 9,112
- Oregon — 5,261
- Florida — 5 141
- Michigan — 4,523
- Connecticut — 3,190
- Massachusetts — 2,963
- Georgia — 2,464
- North Carolina — 1 996
- Wisconsin — 1,771
- Maryland — 1,683
- Minnesota — 1,674
- South Carolina — 1,126
- Texas — 1,157
- Virginia — 1,056
- Colorado — 1,046
- Tennessee — 1,046
Famous Ukrainian Americans[change | change source]
- Bill Titla who is an American animator who has worked on Walt Disney animated films as "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs", "Pinocchio", "Fantasy" and "Dumbo";
- Joe Schuster who is one of the authors of comics about Superman;
- Igor Sikorsky who is an aircraft designer, creator of helicopters;
- Volodymyr Dzhus who was an inventor of a new type of fastening in aviation "Jus Festener" and founder of the company of the same name, president of the Ukrainian Institute of America, philanthropist;
- Tom Coastal who became a World Aerobatics Champion;
- Milla Jovovich who is a famous film actress;
- Chuck Polanik is a satirical writer and freelance journalist;
- David Duchovny is a film actor;
- Mila Kunis and Olga Kurylenko who are film actresses;
- N.Gregory Mankiw who is economist and was a Chairman of the Board of Economic Advisers (2003-2005);
- Kateryna Yushchenko is the wife of the 3rd President of Ukraine;
- Kvitka Tsisyk is a singer;
- Natalia Yaresko who was a Minister of Finance of Ukraine (December 2, 2014 - April 14, 2016);
- Jan Kum who is an American programmer and entrepreneur of Ukrainian Jewish origin, developer of WhatsApp messenger.
References[change | change source]
- "Census 2006 ACS Ancestry estimates". Factfinder.census.gov. Archived from the original on 2009-03-07. Retrieved 2012-04-01.
- "Yearbook of Immigration Statistics: 2010 Supplemental Table 2". U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Retrieved 2011-09-05.
- "Ukrainian American Demographics". Archived from the original on 2020-07-11. Retrieved 2021-01-01.
- The Ukrainians in America: 1608-1975. (1976). Compiled and Edited by Vladimir Wertsman. New York: Oceana Publications.
- factfinder.census.gov US Census 2000
- Profile of Selected Demographic and Social Characteristics: 2000. U.S. Census Bureau
- data.census.gov https://data.census.gov/cedsci/deeplinks?url=https://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/ADPTable?_bm=y&-geo_id=01000US&-ds_name=ACS_2006_EST_G00_&-_lang=en&-_caller=geoselect&-format=. Retrieved 2021-04-09. Missing or empty
- "American Community Survey".