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ITALIAN ANCESTRY

The greatest migration from Italy to the U.S. occurred between 1880 and 1920. Most immigrants came from southern Italy.

In the 2000 census, 15,638,348 people in the U.S. claimed Italian 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 25 percent of those people said they were of Italian ancestry.

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Community Place type% Italian
Johnston, RItown46.7
Hammonton, NJtown45.9
Frankfort, NYvillage44.7
East Haven, CTtown43.1
Roseto, PAborough41.8
Franklin Square, NYpopulated place40.0
North Massapequa, NYpopulated place38.9
Frankfort, NYtown38.5
Totowa, NJborough37.7
Lowellville, OHvillage37.4
Fairfield, NJtownship37.2
North Providence, RItown36.6
Thornwood, NYpopulated place36.5
South Hackensack, NJtownship36.3
Hawthorne, NYpopulated place36.2
Nutley, NJtownship36.0
Jessup, PAborough35.9
Revere, MAcity35.7
East Hanover, NJtownship35.6
Harrison, NYvillage34.9
Harrison, NYtown34.9
Deer Park, NYpopulated place34.9
West Paterson, NJborough34.3
Valhalla, NYpopulated place34.2
Lyndhurst, NJtownship33.8
North Haven, CTtown33.7
Staten Island, NYborough33.5
Buena, NJborough33.5
Old Forge, PAborough33.5
Saugus, MAtown33.2
North Branford, CTtown33.0
Garden City South, NYpopulated place32.9
Lyncourt, NYpopulated place32.8
Massapequa Park, NYvillage32.2
Roseland, NJborough32.0
Follansbee, WVcity31.8
Pittston, PAtownship31.4
Dunmore, PAborough31.3
Bethpage, NYpopulated place31.3
Taylor, PAtownship31.2
Carlstadt, NJborough31.2
Shrub Oak, NYpopulated place31.1
Lake Grove, NYvillage30.9
Wood-Ridge, NJborough30.9
Lindenhurst, NYvillage30.9
Hasbrouck Heights, NJborough30.8
Bohemia, NYpopulated place30.7
Selden, NYpopulated place30.7
Independence, LAtown30.7
West Long Branch, NJborough30.5
Holbrook, NYpopulated place30.5
Island Park, NYvillage30.5
Cranston, RIcity30.4
Holtsville, NYpopulated place30.2
Malverne, NYvillage30.2
Milton, NYpopulated place30.2
Massapequa, NYpopulated place30.2
South Farmingdale, NYpopulated place30.2
Mechanicville, NYcity30.1
West Babylon, NYpopulated place30.1
Netcong, NJborough30.1
Eastchester, NYtown30.1
Gibbstown, NJpopulated place30.1
Ronkonkoma, NYpopulated place30.1
Tuckahoe, NYvillage30.0
North Great River, NYpopulated place29.8
Newfield, NJborough29.8
Seaford, NYpopulated place29.8
Saddle Brook, NJtownship29.8
Islip Terrace, NYpopulated place29.7
Cedar Grove, NJtownship29.7
Plainedge, NYpopulated place29.7
Farmingville, NYpopulated place29.7
Mount Morris, NYvillage29.7
Mahopac, NYpopulated place29.6
Orange, CTtown29.6
Nesconset, NYpopulated place29.6
Greenfield, ILtownship29.5
Hauppauge, NYpopulated place29.4
Shirley, NYpopulated place29.4
Lodi, NJborough29.4
Carmel, NYtown29.3
Greenwich, NJtownship29.3
Marlborough, NYtown29.2
Mount Sinai, NYpopulated place29.2
Glen Head, NYpopulated place29.2
Solvay, NYvillage29.2
Raritan, NJborough29.2
West Caldwell, NJtownship29.1
West Islip, NYpopulated place29.1
New Hyde Park, NYvillage28.9
Wolcott, CTtown28.9
Terryville, NYpopulated place28.9
Everett, MAcity28.7
Glendora, NJpopulated place28.7
Belleville, NJtownship28.7
North Babylon, NYpopulated place28.7
Highland, NYpopulated place28.7
North Patchogue, NYpopulated place28.7
Gates, NYtown28.6
Little Falls, NJtownship28.6
Moonachie, NJborough28.5
Centereach, NYpopulated place28.5
Kings Park, NYpopulated place28.4
Lynbrook, NYvillage28.4
Glasco, NYpopulated place28.2
Kenilworth, NJborough28.0
Commack, NYpopulated place28.0
Farmingdale, NYvillage28.0
Lake Mohegan, NYpopulated place27.9
Manorville, NYpopulated place27.9
Westerly, RItown27.8
Ellwood City, PAborough27.8
Stoneham, MAtown27.8
Brockway, PAborough27.7
Lloyd, NYtown27.7
Oceanport, NJborough27.7
Smithtown, NYtown27.7
Lavallette, NJborough27.7
Pittston, PAcity27.6
Valley Stream, NYvillage27.6
North Haledon, NJborough27.6
Rocky Point, NYpopulated place27.6
Yorktown, NYtown27.5
Sharpsburg, PAborough27.4
Hughestown, PAborough27.4
East Williston, NYvillage27.3
Harbor Isle, NYpopulated place27.3
Medford, MAcity27.3
Longport, NJborough27.3
Folsom, NJborough27.3
Lake Ronkonkoma, NYpopulated place27.3
Turnersville, NJpopulated place27.3
Saint James, NYpopulated place27.3
Derby, CTcity27.2
Watertown, CTtown27.2
West Hills, NYpopulated place27.2
New Castle, PAcity27.0
Armonk, NYpopulated place27.0
Port Reading, NJpopulated place26.9
Verona, NJtownship26.9
East Islip, NYpopulated place26.9
North Merrick, NYpopulated place26.9
Hazleton, PAcity26.8
North Wantagh, NYpopulated place26.6
Greenville, RIpopulated place26.6
Hawthorne, NJborough26.5
Copiague, NYpopulated place26.5
Buchanan, NYvillage26.5
Beekmantown, NYtown26.5
Levittown, NYpopulated place26.4
Seneca Falls, NYvillage26.4
Canastota, NYvillage26.3
East Patchogue, NYpopulated place26.3
Wethersfield, CTtown26.2
Bardonia, NYpopulated place26.2
Carle Place, NYpopulated place26.1
Mount Pleasant, NYtown26.1
Ridge, NYpopulated place26.1
Inwood, NYpopulated place26.1
Mamaroneck, NYvillage26.1
Oakdale, NYpopulated place26.1
Rochelle Park, NJtownship26.1
North Lindenhurst, NYpopulated place26.1
East Rochester, NYvillage26.0
East Rochester, NYtown26.0
Barnum Island, NYpopulated place26.0
Bayville, NYvillage26.0
East Norriton, PAtownship25.9
Mastic, NYpopulated place25.9
Washington, NJtownship25.9
Forked River, NJpopulated place25.9
Head of the Harbor, NYvillage25.9
Lake Carmel, NYpopulated place25.7
West Sayville, NYpopulated place25.7
Berkeley, NJtownship25.7
Babylon, NYtown25.6
Ocean Gate, NJborough25.6
Mount Morris, NYtown25.5
Rotterdam, NYtown25.5
Yorktown Heights, NYpopulated place25.5
Blackwood, NJpopulated place25.5
Pelham, NYvillage25.5
Winthrop, MAtown25.4
Hazlet, NJtownship25.4
Plandome Heights, NYvillage25.4
Shenorock, NYpopulated place25.4
Union Vale, NYtown25.3
Rye Brook, NYvillage25.3
Silver Creek, NYvillage25.3
Brookhaven, NYtown25.3
Belford, NJpopulated place25.3
Mount Ephraim, NJborough25.3
North Bellmore, NYpopulated place25.3
Middle Island, NYpopulated place25.2
Smithfield, RItown25.2
Moriches, NYpopulated place25.2
Clark, NJtownship25.2
Medford, NYpopulated place25.2
Elmwood Park, ILvillage25.2
Coram, NYpopulated place25.1
North New Hyde Park, NYpopulated place25.1
Highland Heights, OHcity25.1
Riverdale, NJborough25.1
East Rutherford, NJborough25.1
Mastic Beach, NYpopulated place25.1
Southeast, NYtown25.0

Sources: 2000 Census, U.S. Census Bureau; Harvard Encyclopedia of American Ethnic Groups, ed. Stephan Thernstrom; Ancestry: 2000, U.S. Census Bureau (June 2004); ePodunk

Mapping by Daniel Shorter


-- October 2005

Other Israeli Ancestry resources:

· Italian American Museum
· Italian Historical Society of America
· Italian Collections - Library of Congress
· Italy databases
· Italy Events and Time Periods - FamilySearch
· Italy Genealogy Forum
· Immigration & ship records

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