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Where do they live[edit]

An anon IP earlier made the paragraph which doesn't have anything written, but here is a bit of info. on where the majority of Costa Ricans in America live, courtesy of the web site www.everyculture.com Costa Rican Americans that I found in the article history page. + 71.102.5.6 (talk) 23:20, 6 July 2008 (UTC):

<<As Costa Ricans immigrate to the United States, they tend to establish their residences in the states of California, Florida, Texas, and the New York City/New Jersey area. The geographical preferences of Costa Ricans, evident in the statistics from the Immigration and Naturalization Service, are consistent with the findings of the 1990 census. The latter reports the largest concentration of Costa Rican Americans in Los Angeles and its surrounding areas (23,625). The next largest group is located in the New York City area, including parts of Connecticut, New Jersey, and Long Island (12,985). The third largest group is in Miami and surrounding areas, in the Hialeah district, and in Fort Lauderdale (9,987). The concentration of Costa Rican Americans in the Houston and Galveston area of Texas (2,534) is also evident in the 1990 census. There is also a significant Costa Rican American population in the Chicago, Illinois and Gary, Indiana areas (1,845).>>

It is thought that Torrance, California near Los Angeles has the largest Costa Rican expatriate community in the US, but the article's listing shown Irwindale instead (was that near Torrance?). Costa Ricans along with other Central and South American immigrants came through the ports of San Pedro and Long Beach to find a new life in America since the 1920's. + 71.102.11.193 (talk) 14:18, 23 June 2010 (UTC)
Irwindale is a small municipality located in the San Gabriel Valley east of L.A., faces other ethnoburb communities or majority Latino (esp. Mexican and Central American) areas.

Here is an excerpt about the Costa Rican community concentrated in the El Camino College area. Torrance is also known for diversity of East Asian, other Latino and European ethnic groups, and even many Polynesians and American Indians, Arab-Americans and Persian Americans. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torrance,_California#Miscellaneous

Costa Ricans live in all 50 states, a great majority of them came to find employment in a variety of career professions, notably the hotel lodging hospitality industry in coastal and resort towns in Florida and California. Ticos as they call themselves, over half (55-60%) are of mostly European descent, Costa Rica was called the "little Europe on the isthmus of America" as a passage for immigrants from Europe and elsewhere. Today, a large American expatriate community developed in a country known for tourism and fairly low-cost retirement living. 71.102.26.168 (talk) 00:54, 10 June 2011 (UTC)

Costarriceses americanos[edit]

Geez, at least learn how to write costarricense, is with double R, you are a fake tico my friend.


Acaso no es estupido decir tico-americano, por la siguiente razon Costa Rica queda en America, entonces al ser tico ya es americano lol, o a menos que para variar el yanqui se refiere como americano y entonces el termino correcto seria tico-gringo o tico-yanqui. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 186.15.38.43 (talk) 19:44, 2 November 2010 (UTC)

Translation from Spanish to English, being the English language wikipedia: Perhaps he is not stupid to say tico-American, for the following reason Costa Rica is in America, then to the being tico or is American lol, or unless to vary the Yankee it talks about as American and then I finish correct to serious tico-gringo or tico-Yankee. I knew of the nickname "Ticos" used by many Costa Ricans, and alike other Latin Americans, their preference to call themselves "Americanos" for the fact their country is located in Central America in between North and South America. There was a "Tico-Town" section in Torrance, CA with the nearby parts of Gardena; Lawndale and Lomita developed a large concentration of Costa Ricans and other Central Americans, which is the demographic trend in Los Angeles for quite some time. 71.102.26.168 (talk) 00:44, 10 June 2011 (UTC)


A true Costa Rican will never ever call an US citizen: "american/americano" it's offensive for us. The whole continent is named America, so we already consider ourselves Americans even living in CR, just as British are Europeans or Japaneses are Asians. I really doubt costa ricans living in USA embrace the term costa rican-american. Is just absurd and offensive. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 181.28.119.224 (talk) 13:39, 20 January 2012 (UTC)

If you are so offended by English, why live in an English speaking country?Correctron (talk) 05:35, 18 April 2014 (UTC)

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