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ASIAN INDIAN ANCESTRY

Several terms - intended to differentiate this group from American Indians (or Native Americans) - are used for people who trace their heritage to India. The 2000 census referred to people of this ancestry as Asian Indian. People with this ancestry are sometimes referred to as "East Indians" or "Indo-Americans."

Indian immigration to the U.S. was quite low until quotas were dropped in 1965. Thousands of Indians then began moving to this country, primarily to the New York metro area.

In the 2000 census, 1,645,510 people in the U.S. claimed Asian Indian ancestry.

ePodunk mapped the top communities by percentage of population. The map and the following list show communities in which 1,000 or more people listed an ancestry group, and in which at least 4 percent of those people said they were of Asian Indian ancestry.

The links at left lead to information on other ethnicities.

Community Place type% Asian Indian
Edison, NJtownship17.75
Iselin, NJplace17.44
Plainsboro, NJtownship16.97
Dayton, NJplace15.72
Avenel, NJplace13.65
Livingston , CAcity13.04
Manhasset Hills, NYplace12.95
Herricks, NYplace12.78
Piscataway, NJtownship12.49
Garden City Park, NYplace12.46
Searingtown, NYplace12.24
Oak Brook, ILvillage10.91
Muttontown, NYvillage10.7
Fremont, CAcity10.63
South Brunswick, NJtownship10.48
Bellerose Terrace, NYplace10.38
Sunnyvale, CAcity10.2
Union City, CAcity9.26
Woodbridge, NJtownship9.19
West Windsor, NJtownship9.01
Cupertino, CAcity8.99
Santa Clara, CAcity8.95
Glendale Heights, ILvillage8.94
North Brunswick, NJtownship8.7
Albertson, NYplace8.67
Fords, NJplace8.58
Parsippany-Troy Hills, NJtownship8.39
Live Oak, CAcity8.38
Tierra Buena, CAplace8.33
Monmouth Junction, NJplace7.98
Burtonsville, MDplace7.97
Kerman, CAcity7.95
Farmington, MIcity7.8
Stafford, TXcity7.77
New Hyde Park, NYvillage7.76
North New Hyde Park, NYplace7.72
South Barrington, ILvillage7.26
Sugar Land, TXcity7.22
Scottdale, GAplace7.21
Milpitas, CAcity7.17
Yuba City, CAcity7.17
Burlington, MAtown7.03
Franklin, NJtownship7.02
Morton Grove, ILvillage6.97
Hoffman Estates, ILvillage6.81
Roselle Park, NJborough6.75
Hamtramck, MIcity6.69
Echelon, NJplace6.66
Schaumburg, ILvillage6.64
Sayreville, NJborough6.58
Schaumburg, ILtownship6.54
Skokie, ILvillage6.54
Kendall Park, NJplace6.54
Elmont, NYplace6.47
Lincolnwood, ILvillage6.43
Burr Ridge, ILvillage6.38
Carteret, NJborough6.33
Emeryville, CAcity6.29
Caruthers, CAplace6.28
Bergenfield, NJborough6.1
East Windsor, NJtownship6.1
Niles, ILtownship6.06
Hanover Park, ILvillage6.04
Foster City, CAcity5.97
Troy, MIcity5.92
Jersey City, NJcity5.92
Mount Prospect, ILvillage5.91
Herndon, VAtown5.89
Biola, CAplace5.88
Cerritos, CAcity5.86
Old Westbury, NYvillage5.84
Maine, ILtownship5.82
Queens, NYborough5.82
North Potomac, MDplace5.81
Cloverly, MDplace5.77
Woodridge, ILvillage5.72
Oakbrook Terrace, ILcity5.7
East Brunswick, NJtownship5.69
Lodi, NJborough5.49
Bloomingdale, ILtownship5.46
Voorhees, NJtownship5.45
Westmont, ILvillage5.36
Hatfield, PAtownship5.34
Elmsford, NYvillage5.33
Hurstbourne Acres, KYcity5.32
Old Bridge, NJtownship5.32
Scott, PAtownship5.32
Little Flock, ARcity5.26
King of Prussia, PAplace5.16
Englewood Cliffs, NJborough5.13
Randolph, NJtownship5.12
Carol Stream, ILvillage5.1
Elk Grove, ILtownship5.03
Hatfield, PAborough4.99
Mission Bend, TXplace4.99
Montgomery Village, MDplace4.96
Highland Park, NJborough4.96
Artesia, CAcity4.88
Calverton, MDplace4.84
Stanford, CAplace4.82
North Bergen, NJtownship4.81
Pomona, NJplace4.78
Elmwood Park, NJborough4.77
Addison, ILvillage4.76
North Valley Stream, NYplace4.76
Paramus, NJborough4.66
Canton, MItownship4.61
Niles, ILvillage4.59
Morrisville, NCtown4.57
Hicksville, NYplace4.55
Mountain View, CAcity4.53
Marlboro, NJtownship4.49
Congers, NYplace4.47
Colesville, MDplace4.46
Redland, MDplace4.46
Los Altos Hills, CAtown4.43
Newark, CAcity4.41
Bensalem, PAtownship4.4
Chantilly, VAplace4.4
Bridgewater, NJtownship4.39
Wayne, ILtownship4.35
South Floral Park, NYvillage4.31
Diamond Bar, CAcity4.27
Wheeling, ILvillage4.27
Saratoga, CAcity4.25
Darien, ILcity4.25
Westborough, MAtown4.25
Farmington Hills, MIcity4.24
Carrollton, TXcity4.22
North Hills, NYvillage4.19
Naperville, ILtownship4.12
Boxborough, MAtown4.11
Naperville, ILcity4.1
Gaithersburg, MDcity4.09
Little Ferry, NJborough4.06
Montville, NJtownship4.05
Bardonia, NYplace4.03
Duluth, GAcity4.01
Adelphi, MDplace4.01
Beltsville, MDplace4.01
Shrewsbury, NJtownship4.01
Willowbrook, ILvillage4
Matawan, NJborough4

Sources: 2000 Census, U.S. Census Bureau; Harvard Encyclopedia of American Ethnic Groups, ed. Stephan Thernstrom; Ancestry: 2000, U.S. Census Bureau (June 2004); We the People: Asians in the United States, U.S. Census Bureau (December 2004); ePodunk

Mapping by Daniel Shorter


-- November 2005

Other Asian Indian resources:

· Indo-American Society
· AsiaGenWeb
· India Genealogy Forum
· Immigration & ship records

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