Ukrainian Americans

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Ukrainian Americans
Українські американці
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Total population
0.35% of US population (2009)
Regions with significant populations
New York City Metropolitan Area,[2] 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[3]
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.[4] There are about one million Ukrainian Americans[5] 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.[6]

Characteristics[change | change source]

Now the number of Ukrainians and people of Ukrainian origin is about 976,314 people.[7] 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):[8]

Famous Ukrainian Americans[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Census 2006 ACS Ancestry estimates". Archived from the original on 2009-03-07. Retrieved 2012-04-01.
  2. "Yearbook of Immigration Statistics: 2010 Supplemental Table 2". U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Retrieved 2011-09-05.
  3. "Ukrainian American Demographics". Archived from the original on 2020-07-11. Retrieved 2021-01-01.
  4. The Ukrainians in America: 1608-1975. (1976). Compiled and Edited by Vladimir Wertsman. New York: Oceana Publications.
  5. US Census 2000
  6. Profile of Selected Demographic and Social Characteristics: 2000. U.S. Census Bureau
  7. Retrieved 2021-04-09. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  8. "American Community Survey".