List of ethnic enclaves in North American cities

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Ethnic enclaves in North American cities
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New York City is home to the largest overseas Chinese population of any city proper in the Western Hemisphere, with over half million. Multiple large Chinatowns in Manhattan, Brooklyn (above), and Queens are thriving as traditionally urban ethnic enclaves, as large-scale Chinese immigration continues into New York,[1][2][3][4] with the largest metropolitan Chinese population outside of Asia.[5]
Broad Avenue, Koreatown (팰리세이즈 파크 코리아타운) in Palisades Park, Bergen County, New Jersey, USA,[6] where Koreans comprise the majority (52%) of the population.[7]
India Square in Jersey City, New Jersey, USA, is one of at least 24 Indian American enclaves characterized as a Little India which have emerged within the New York City Metropolitan Area, with the largest metropolitan Indian population outside Asia, as large-scale immigration from India continues into New York.[8][9][10][11]

This is a list of ethnic enclaves in North American cities. An ethnic enclave in this context denotes an area primarily populated by a population with similar ethnic or racial background. This list also includes historic examples which may no longer be an ethnic enclave.

List by world region and national origin[edit]

African American[edit]

Asia (East, South and Southeast)[edit]

Cambodia[edit]

Manhattan's Chinatown, home to the highest concentration of Chinese people in the Western Hemisphere,[12][13][14][15][16] is the oldest of at least 9 Chinatowns in the New York City Metropolitan Area.

China[edit]

Main article: Chinatown
Chinatown, San Francisco
Toronto's downtown Chinatown

Hmong[edit]

India[edit]

Bangladesh[edit]

Sri Lanka[edit]

Japan[edit]

Main article: Japantown

Korea[edit]

Main article: Koreatown

Laos[edit]

Pakistan[edit]

Pakistani and other South Asian shops in Gerrard Street, Toronto
Main article: Little Pakistan

Philippines[edit]

Main article: Little Manila

Taiwan[edit]

Thailand[edit]

Vietnam[edit]

Little Saigon, Orange County, California

Europe[edit]

Albania[edit]

Armenia[edit]

Belgium[edit]

Croatia[edit]

Czech Republic[edit]

Denmark[edit]

Eastern European Jewish[edit]

Finland[edit]

France or Franco-American[edit]

Germany[edit]

Greece[edit]

Main article: Greektown

Iceland[edit]

Ireland[edit]

Italy[edit]

Main article: Little Italy

Jewish (of many nationalities)[edit]

Louisiana Creole/Cajun/Louisiana People[edit]

Lithuania[edit]

Malta[edit]

  • The Junction, Toronto, Ontario. Little Malta is in the western part of this Toronto neighbourhood.

Netherlands[edit]

Poland[edit]

Portugal[edit]

Romania[edit]

Russia[edit]

Scandinavia[edit]

Scotland[edit]

Serbia[edit]

Slovenia[edit]

Spain[edit]

Sweden[edit]

Switzerland[edit]

Ukraine[edit]

United Kingdom (Cornwall)[edit]

Wales[edit]

Horn of Africa[edit]

Middle East and Central Asia[edit]

Latin America and Caribbean[edit]

Central/South America[edit]

Mexico[edit]

West Indies and Caribbean[edit]

williamburg, Bronx, NY(80%jamaican, and other caribbean islands)

flatbush,crown heights, flat lands, canarsie, Brooklyn, NY (the largest caribbean population in the northeast coast)

Harlem (West side)(edgecomb, amsterdam, st. nick), NY(small caribbean community, mostly Jamaican)

Bridgeport, Connecticut (west, east,and south mix with spanish, and caribben population

Others[edit]

American ethnic enclaves: Ajijic and the Lake Chapala region, Mexico; los Cabos, Baja California; Puerto Valalrta, and many others

Canada[edit]

Native Americans[edit]

Pacific Islanders[edit]

See also Samoans and Guamanians.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Yearbook of Immigration Statistics: 2013 Supplemental Table 2". U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Retrieved 2014-07-06. 
  2. ^ "Yearbook of Immigration Statistics: 2012 Supplemental Table 2". U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Retrieved 2014-04-05. 
  3. ^ "Yearbook of Immigration Statistics: 2011 Supplemental Table 2". U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Retrieved 2014-04-05. 
  4. ^ John Marzulli (May 9, 2011). "Malaysian man smuggled illegal Chinese immigrants into Brooklyn using Queen Mary 2: authorities". New York: © Copyright 2012 NY Daily News.com. Retrieved 2014-04-05. 
  5. ^ "Chinese New Year 2012 in Flushing". QueensBuzz.com. January 25, 2012. Retrieved 2014-04-05. 
  6. ^ Asian Americans: Contemporary Trends and Issues Second Edition, Edited by Pyong Gap Min. Pine Forge Press – An Imprint of Sage Publications, Inc. 2006. Retrieved 2012-11-15. 
  7. ^ KAREN SUDOL AND DAVE SHEINGOLD (October 12, 2011). "Korean language ballots coming to Bergen County". © 2012 North Jersey Media Group. Retrieved 2012-11-15. 
  8. ^ "Yearbook of Immigration Statistics: 2013 Supplemental Table 2". U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Retrieved 2014-07-06. 
  9. ^ "Yearbook of Immigration Statistics: 2012 Supplemental Table 2". U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Retrieved 2013-05-26. 
  10. ^ "Yearbook of Immigration Statistics: 2011 Supplemental Table 2". U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Retrieved 2013-05-26. 
  11. ^ "Yearbook of Immigration Statistics: 2010 Supplemental Table 2". U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Retrieved 2013-05-26. 
  12. ^ "Chinatown New York City Fact Sheet". www.explorechinatown.com. Retrieved 2011-12-19. 
  13. ^ "Chinatown". Indo New York. Retrieved 2011-12-19. 
  14. ^ Sarah Waxman. "The History of New York's Chinatown". Mediabridge Infosystems, Inc. Retrieved 2011-12-15. 
  15. ^ David M. Reimers. Still the golden door: the Third ... – Google Books. Books.google.com. Retrieved 2011-12-15. 
  16. ^ Lawrence A. McGlinn, Department of Geography SUNY-New Paltz. "BEYOND CHINATOWN: DUAL IMMIGRATION AND THE CHINESE POPULATION OF METROPOLITAN NEW YORK CITY, 2000, Page 4". Middle States Geographer, 2002, 35: 110-119, Journal of the Middle States Division of the Association of American Geographers. Retrieved 2012-12-11. 
  17. ^ http://www.urbanphoto.net/blog/2007/12/01/chinatown-is-changing/
  18. ^ http://hamptonroads.com/2009/11/little-seoul-warwick-boulevard
  19. ^ http://www.epodunk.com/ancestry/Finnish.html
  20. ^ Jamaican American#US communities with high percentages of people of Jamaican ancestry
  21. ^ http://www.indyweek.com/indyweek/raleighs-cuban-community-their-stories-their-views-on-obamas-new-diplomacy/Content?oid=1215911
  22. ^ Cuban American#Immigration policy

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