|Regions with significant populations|
|New Jersey, New York City, Miami, Boston, Los Angeles|
|Chechen, American English, Russian|
The first Chechen settlers arrived in the US in the 1950s and 1960s. They are a small minority group with a population numbering only several hundred, as of 2013. Exact statistics are difficult to obtain because Chechens are categorized as Russians in asylee reports. The estimated 150 Chechen families live mainly in Paterson, New Jersey, and form part of the larger North Caucasian community there. Other most significant Chechen communities are in Boston, Washington, D.C., New York City, and Los Angeles areas.
- Andrew Meier (April 19, 2013). "The Chechens in America: Why They're Here and Who They Are". The Daily Beast. Retrieved April 30, 2013.
- Bishop, Tricia (April 28, 2013). "Chechens in U.S. feel shame, fear over Boston bombing". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved May 4, 2013.