|Regions with significant populations|
|Florida, Texas, California, Illinois, New York, Connecticut|
|American English, Spanish, Italian, German, French|
|Predominantly Roman Catholic Church
Protestantism, Judaism, Agnosticism, Atheism, Others
|Related ethnic groups|
|Hispanic and Latino Americans, Italians, Spaniards, French, Germans|
Prior to the 1970s, the Argentines that emigrated to the United States were classified in the category of "Other Hispanics", therefore, Argentine immigration statistics do not exist until that time.
Early Argentines that settled in the United States arrived primarily in the 1960s, looking for greater economic possibilities. The majority of them held academic degrees, and many were medical doctors and scientists. However, immigrants in the late 1970s arrived fleeing the political persecution of the Dirty War. They numbered 44,803 people.
This new immigrant group had an educational level lower than earlier immigrants. The majority of Argentine immigrants are directed to metropolitan areas, especially New York, where 20 percent of them lived in the 1970s. In the 1980s, that percentage increased to just over 23 percent, and the 1990 U.S. Census recorded that New York City had 17,363 Argentine Americans and Los Angeles, 15,115.
Immigration to New York City was popular because of the existing Argentine and Italian communities, as many Argentines are of Italian origin. With the goal of helping its Argentine population, the government of the city created several organizations such as the Argentine-American Chamber of Commerce, which promotes business ventures between Argentina and the United States. The 1990 U.S. Census recorded 92,563 Argentines, evidencing that nearly half of the Argentine immigrants arrived in the last two decades alone.
The profile of the Argentine American population is generally similar to the overall U.S. population's. Among the key differences, however, is educational attainment. Argentine Americans exhibit a rate of 39.5% of holders of bachelor's, graduate, or professional degrees, contrasted with the 27.5% of the overall U.S. population. The difference is more marked among women: 40.2% for Argentine American females, and 26.7% for all U.S. females. Another major difference is the fact that 69.1% of Argentine Americans are immigrants, which contrasts sharply with the 12.6% of the overall U.S. population.
Argentine Americans had a median household income of $55,044. Again, this is higher than the national figure, which was $50,740.
The most noticeable Argentine American populations are in the metropolitan areas of Florida (mainly South Florida), Texas (mainly Houston and Dallas), California, Illinois, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Western Pennsylvania.
Some idea of their ancestral origins is supplied by the demographics of Argentina, which portray a nation that is as much of Italian as Spanish ancestry, but with significant German, British, French, Amerindian, Slavic, and Semitic components.
Only data for immigrant Argentine Americans are available. The twenty U.S. communities of 500 or more people which have the highest percentages of Argentine immigrants are:
- Miami Beach, FL 4.4%
- Sunny Isles Beach, FL 4.1%
- Plantation Mobile Home Park, FL 4.0%
- Bay Harbor Islands, FL 3.5%
- North Bay Village, FL and Key Biscayne, FL 3.4%
- Deer Park, CA 3.3%
- Harbor Hills, NY 3.0%
- Surfside, FL 2.6%
- Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, FL 2.4%
- Acton, CA 2.3%
- Aventura, FL 2.1%
- Islandia, NY and The Crossings, FL 2.0%
- Thomaston, NY and Ojus, FL 1.9%
- Doral, FL 1.8%
- East Richmond Heights, CA 1.7%
- Lebanon, IL 1.6%
- Mayland-Pleasant Hill, TN 1.5%
- Sunnyslope, CA, Herricks, NY, and La Habra Heights, CA 1.4%
- Lawrenceville, NJ and Cutler, FL 1.3%
- Gardiner, NY, Miami Shores, FL, Flower Hill, NY, and Groton Long Point, CT 1.2%
Notable Argentine Americans
- Carlos Alazraqui
- Marcelo Balboa
- Alexis Bledel
- Fernando Caldeiro
- Andrés Cantor
- Gregory Chaitin
- Roy Cortina
- Italo Jose Dejter
- Ariel Dorfman
- India Eisley
- Fernando Fiore
- Julie Gonzalo
- Martín Gramática
- Enrique Gratas
- Albert Hammond, Jr.
- Kevin Johansen
- Fernando Lamas
- Lorenzo Lamas
- Julio "Jimmy" Ledezma
- Paz Lenchantin
- Cecilia Lueza
- Pablo Mastroeni
- Raul Midón
- Eduardo Montes-Bradley
- Gerardo L. Munck
- Jacqueline Obradors
- Andrés Oppenheimer
- César Pelli
- Liliana Porter
- Claudio Reyna
- Gustavo Santaolalla
- Eduardo D. Sontag
- Sebastian Spreng
- Adrián Suar
- Carlos Sueldo
- Nancy Sutley
- Diana Taurasi
- Argentine Australian
- Demographics of Argentina
- Hispanic and Latino Americans
- Latin American migration to the United Kingdom
- White Hispanic and Latino Americans
- White Latin American
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- Everyculture: Argentine Americans. posted by Julio Rodriguez. Retrieved in December 11, 2011, to 12:20 pm.
- "United States - Selected Population Profile in the United States (Argentinian)". 2007 American Community Survey. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-11-30.
- CELS - Informe 1998
- "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Argentina (population 500+)". city-data.com. Retrieved 2008-07-16.